The recent Supreme Court ruling in the National Legal Services Authority vs. Union of India, recognising the rights of transgender community and considering them as third gender other than male and female is the latest such decision reaffirming dynamic view of the court in effectively producing significant social reforms in the country.
Let some sense to prevail. It's high time we shunned the medieval mindset and patriarchal prejudices of treating women as per one's whims and fancy. The stark reality we are facing everyday which calls for justice and some sense to prevail in the way women receive societal treatments- stalking, staring, groping, voyeurisms, assault and rape.
The drama over the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, India's Deputy Consul General in New York, and thereafter full-fledged row over the diplomatic immunity reflects many missing links in the award of diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Conventions.
Team Anna's move is praiseworthy for giving the nation a much-awaited fillip. But at the same time a question looms large over the 'sacrosanct' move of Team Anna: Will the civil society-turned political outfit be able to provide the desired leadership to the nation?