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Himachal Pradesh HC Rejects Plea of Woman Forest Guard against Transfer Order [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Jul 2020 11:16pm

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While dismissing a writ petition filed by a woman forest guard challenging a transfer order, the Himachal Pradesh High Court said that “Today women are capably manning the posts in all walks of life in this country” 

The petitioner had stated before the Court that she had not served a span of three years at the present place of posting and that, as a 24- year- old spinster, she was not in a position to join the station since she resides with her family. At the hearing, the counsel submitted that the petitioner belongs to the 'weaker sex' and urged that the transfer order be set aside. 

The case was presented before a division bench of Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua. The bench stated that “To say the least, ( the plea) is absurd, fallacious and if accepted would not only violate the statutory provisions of the Constitution, more particularly, Articles 14 and 16 thereof, but hosts of other laws of the Country. The petitioner has failed to realize that there has been a great advancement and the woman has demonstrated their ability to perform various taxing and hazardous duties which till now were wrongly and illegally considered to be the exclusive privilege of men. Today women are capably manning the posts in all walks of life in this country.” 

“It was the women who themselves approached the Court seeking permanent Commission in the Army, which was being denied to them by the Government of India,” said the bench… Continue Reading...


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