People from North East India have been looking for a safe haven in the country, where they are free from any discrimination, sexual harassment etc, and many felt Bengaluru is the safest metro city. But with a number of attacks taking place against the North East community, they might well have to rethink.
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.