Women breaking free from the shackles of discriminatory laws

Arvind Jain writes that it is ironical that even today, whether explicitly or implicitly, unmarried women are preferred for employment in the government and the private sectors and married women are considered ineligible

IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE

‘WOMEN WILL HAVE TO USE LEGAL WEAPONS TO PROTECT THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS’

C.B. Muthamma (1924-1999) was the first woman to be appointed to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the first woman ambassador of India. Her father passed away when she was just 9. All her life, she fought for gender rights. Slain by the System is one of her talked-about books.

Muthamma felt hurt and humiliated by the fact that 32 years after Independence and 29 years after the enforcement of the Constitution, married women were considered ineligible for appointment to the IFS and female members of the service were required to obtain written permission from the government before getting married. Why? Just because they were women – slaves of half of humanity.

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