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Senior Advocate Mahalakshmi Pavani

Appointment of 11 women as Senior Advocates a watershed moment: Sr. Adv. Mahalakshmi Pavani writes on Women's Day
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Appointment of 11 women as Senior Advocates a watershed moment: Sr. Adv. Mahalakshmi Pavani writes on Women's Day

The appointment of 11 women as Senior Advocates marks a watershed in Supreme Court’s history, but also compels one to rethink the issue of women’s reservation, writes Sr. Adv. Mahalakshmi Pavani.

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There should be no quota within quota, asserts Sr Adv Mahalakshmi Pavani over I.N.D.I.A bloc's demand for sub-quota within Women’s Reservation Bill Interview
There should be no quota within quota, asserts Sr Adv Mahalakshmi Pavani over I.N.D.I.A bloc's demand for sub-quota within Women’s Reservation Bill

The last thing we want is to divide our women into sub-quotas. Senior Advocate Mahalaxmi Pavani has asserted that the demand for sub-quota within Women’s Reservation Bill is not relevant here. Woman is Woman, and we should not segregate them on the bases of caste!

Glorification of Women versus Belligerent Female Foeticide in India Vantage Points
Glorification of Women versus Belligerent Female Foeticide in India

In Voluntary Health Assn. of Punjab v. Union of India, (2013) 4 SCC 1, the Supreme Court in its watershed judgment on female foeticide decided it to be the most aggravated form of dehumanization of the human race. The court was observed to have stated that the "Law prohibits it; Scriptures forbid it; philosophy condemns it; ethics deprecate it; morality decries it, and social science abhors it.” It’s time the executive pulled up its socks and tightened the noose around implementation of the PC & PNDT Act. The duality around women with exhalation of deities and contrasting blatant disregard for their basic human rights needs to break the confounds of mere academic debate and reinforce the tenets on which the Constitution of India rests.

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