Indian SC exposes army’s ‘systemic discrimination’

DM Monitoring

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India in a verdict has exposed the discriminatory approach of the country’s army towards its women officers, terming the induction criteria as “arbitrary and irrational”.
Being the so-called ‘world’s largest democracy and second largest military’, the moral character of Indian Army with a history of cases of sexual harassment has once again come under fire, this time for the reason of prejudice and bigotry.
In the course of hearing before SC, the women officers had contended that their assessment for permanent commission was not done like their male counterparts who were considered after completion of 5 years of service. The Supreme Court directed the Indian army to reconsider the pleas of women Short Service Commission officers for grant of permanent commission within two months.