In order to address the problem of judicial misogyny from a reformative point of view, the court recommended gender sensitisation for judges as well as public prosecutors.
However, it is difficult to accept that such training modules would be enough to eliminate the deep-rooted misogyny at all levels of the judiciary.
Advocate Karuna Nundy believes that while the present judgment barred specific, patriarchal deviations from the law that damage women, it doesn’t go far enough.
The gender sensitisation training shall also be inclusive of the various complexities of gender. Gaurav Rana, a criminal lawyer practising in Pune, told The Quint that gender sensitisation should include the unequal treatment faced under the law by the non-mainstream genders, such as the transgender community.
While the present judgment is a welcome step towards making the criminal justice system more inclusive and considerate towards the unique lived experience of women, the questions still remain on how such…