Representation of Women in Indian Judiciary
Keywords:Women in Indian Judiciary
India is one of those countries in the world where women are treated like a goddess and worshipped. This tradition is been followed for a very long time. With the formation of society and social norms, eventually, every person’s role in the society also gets decided and they were expected to work accordingly. For example, the women restricted themselves to the household taking care of the family and raising children while the men earned wealth and bread. Unfortunately, this practice created a misconception in people’s minds that the women’s place is within the boundaries of her home. Even the people of the twenty-first century cannot digest the contradictory ideology. Although, in India, many politicians, writers and social activists have tried their best to completely eradicate this evil practice from our society. Moreover, in this process, the judiciary in India has played a remarkable role. The true essence of equality became reality when the courts punished people practicing discrimination based on sexual orientation of any person. It struck down unneeded and biased laws to save the dignity of women. Although, there are some places where the effectiveness of these laws lacks like the laws regarding marital rape, property rights etc. The judgements given by courts affect people because these decisions become a new norm that must be followed by them, the fear of punishment makes the people follow the court’s rules and regulations. The crimes against women have not decreased despite the effective working the three pillars of our country. Apart from these crimes women and girls also have to go through discrimination in the family, offices and workplaces. One drawback of the courts is that it lacks the required representation of women. Moreover, if more women started litigation and get appointed as judges, the perspective of other people will also change. It will empower them as well as other women. A stereotype that women cannot effectively practice their power or that men are superior to women will also eradicate in no time.
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