“The Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination against any person or community, be it on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth” quoted Mrs Damini who has filed a petition which seeks to allow women to enter the Supreme Court.
Recently, a former Supreme Court employee accused Chief Justice Gogoi of sexually harassing her in an affidavit that she has sent to all the judges of the court. Soon after the allegations, CJI Gogoi reportedly asked other judges to keep women off their staff. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi claimed that several judges had requested that “only male staff” be posted at their residential offices, so as to avoid a potential situation of the kind in which the CJI finds himself.
CJI Gogoi’s statement created unrest among females, and a team of women headed by Mrs Damini later filed a petition to allow women to enter the Supreme Court. The case is likely to be heard after elections.
Given how the apex court intervened in the Sabarimala issue, and permitted certain people who sought to desecrate the Sancto Sanctorum to enter the shrine, the petition should be upheld and decided in favour of women. In an unrelated note – Karma is a bitch.