Y V Chandrachud Memorial Lecture: SC Judge Speaks About Women’s Rights, Dignity

Y V Chandrachud Memorial Lecture: SC Judge Speaks About Women’s Rights, Dignity

by The Daily Eye Team February 16 2017, 2:19 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 6 secs

Individual dignity is a priceless possession and cherished value for the collective. The dignity of an individual has many aspects like liberty, equality, constitutional fraternity, availability of atmosphere of physical and mental excellence and many such things,” said Justice Dipak Misra, Supreme Court judge. Present as the chief guest on Saturday at the Law Day event at the Symbiosis Law School where he delivered the annual Justice Y V Chandrachud Memorial Public Lecture on ‘Expansive Horizon of Individual Dignity’, he highlighted the importance of dignity in life and its implications. “I have met Justice Chandrachud for over three times and each time I found him to be highly dignified and yet humble and unassuming which left me perplexed with the degree of dignity he possessed and his concern for human rights,” said Misra. Going on to speak about several issues predominant in the society such as gender parity, he elaborated on a specific judicial case that was filed in the interest of hairdresser women from the film fraternity who were allotted jobs based on their gender and did not allow them to pursue the career of makeup artists which was primarily male dominated. The court then passed an act of equality that would allow women to pursue their interest.


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