Men troops are filing for no women commanders

Men troops are filing for no women commanders

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Manjari Sharma started this petition to SUPREME COURT

The Centre has released a statement to the supreme court stating that women aren’t suitable for command posts in the Army because the male officers aren’t ‘mentally capable’ of accepting women officers. It states that the position distracts women from ‘greater family demands’ with absences from pregnancy, motherhood and their household obligations. Quoted by an army officer, ‘It would be a situation of physical and mental stress for the army’ and can be avoided by keeping women away from direct combat.

Why has this statement been issued?  The central justify their stance by referring to inherent physiological differences between men and women including their physical performance. They state that ‘lower physical standards’ can cause the capacity of women officers to cause issues and slowness in commanding units. The Supreme Court, however, states that a transformation in mindset is necessary with increasing opportunities for women.                                                                            

This situation is a legal and pretty way to justify sexism in a military background by maintaining that male and female officers cannot be treated equally due to their physical standards. It also plays on the presumed domestic roles of women in society to explain how a woman officer can’t be distracted from such responsibilities, borderline trying to seat women in a place of birth givers and mothers, incapable of holding down a job. By referring to their unacceptance, this statement further encourages such a backward attitude in an atmosphere that should be about ‘reshaping norms and attitudes’ as stated by news articles.

Sign this petition to ensure that women troops are encouraged more than ever to be a part of the Indian army instead of being declined their rightful position! 

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