“Good women are sexually chaste”; “motherhood duty of women:" Supreme Court's 12 “don’t dos” for judges while writing judgments, holding court

"Judges have an important responsibility to base their decisions on law and facts in evidence, and not engage in gender stereotyping," the Supreme Court said.
Gender Stereotyping
Gender Stereotyping

Little would the Madhya Pradesh High Court judge who authored a 4-page long order on July 30, 2020 have known about how much his order would divulge about the institutionalised patriarchal notions which are shared as much by members on the Bench as the layperson.

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