By Debayan Roy, Legal Practitioner, Law Graduate (AKK New Law Academy- 2009-2014).
A ‘Defence’ tale of Hypocrisy and Deprivation
Across the bullet proof glass enclosure, sat two dignitaries. One was riding on the hope of millions to usher in an era of economic growth and development and the other was the president of the world’s ‘super economy’. Amidst the enthusiastic ocean of Indians, and the pomposity of the Republic Day parade, what went unnoticed was perhaps the shadow of subtle hypocrisy engulfing the march of the Naval Contingent of 144 sailors led by Lt. Commander Sandhya Chauhan. As the march began, one couldn’t help but notice the pride beaming across the face of our Prime Minister, and as the First Lady discussed how India as a country has grown beyond the excruciating shackles of women discrimination, the tale of hypocrisy and deprivation towards the “pink” gender in the Indian Defense Services was waiting to unfold. (more…)