The issue of gender justice and women empowerment has been a concern in many nations and
in many an arena for some centuries. Though there has been formal removal of institutionalized
discrimination, yet the mindset and the attitude ingrained in the subconscious have not been erased.
Women still face all kinds of indignity and prejudice. The malady sometimes pounces with ungenerous
monstrosity giving a free play to the inferior endowments of nature in a man thereby making the whole
concept a ridicule, destabilising the entire edifice. The recent incident in the Capital of the Nation not
only exhibits how such treatment is basically an anathema to the concept of gender justice but also
exposes the barbaric mindset annihilating the values of basic civilization. The days of yore when women
were treated as fragile, feeble, dependent and subordinate to men, should be a matter of history.
Gender equality and women empowerment are the call of the day and attempts are to be made to
achieve satisfactory results. Everybody should be prepared to fight for the idea and actualize the
conceptual vision in practicality.
Women Empowerment and Gender Justice– Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India