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BJP government disrespected women by arguing they don't deserve command posts in Army: Rahul Gandhi

BJP government disrespected women by arguing they dont deserve command posts in Army: Rahul Gandhi
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed the BJP government disrespected Indian women by arguing in Supreme Court that women Army officers did not deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men.

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed the BJP government disrespected Indian women by arguing in Supreme Court that women Army officers did not deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men.

He also lauded the women for at standing up and proving the government wrong.

"The government disrespected every Indian woman, by arguing in the SC that women Army officers didn't deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men," he said on Twitter.


The Supreme Court in its order termed the Centre's argument of physiological limitations and social norms for denying them command posts "disturbing".

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said there will not be any absolute bar on giving them command postings.

It said women officers in the past have brought laurels to the country and change of mindset is required on the part of the government to put an end to gender bias in armed forces.

The top court said despite there being no stay on the 2010 Delhi high court verdict allowing grant of permanent commission to women officers, the Centre showed scant regard in implementing the directive in past one decade.

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