Calcutta HC stays patriarchal exclusion of married daughters from availing Compassionate Appointment scheme

Meera Emmanuel August 8 2019
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An amendment to exclude married daughters from availing compassionate appointment under the West Bengal Public Distribution System (Maintenance and Control) Order, 2003 has been stayed by the Calcutta High Court.

Justice Shekhar B Saraf stayed a notification issued to this effect, while making critical note of the patriarchal arguments made by the counsel defending the amendment. He observed, 

"The socio-economic-cultural argument canvassed by Mr. Bandyopadhyay, in my view, is a patriarchal . . .

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