The Women in Olive Green: Socio-Legal Analysis of Permanent Commission for Women in Indian Army

  • Ayasha Yadav
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  • Ayasha Yadav

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

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Women around the globe are fighting to make their mark in society. The defence forces of any nation is among the most prestigious organization reflecting the strength of a nation. The government of India granted women a permanent commission in the Army following judgement passed by the apex court. This decision struck down the multiple hurdles women faced while climbing the promotion ladder in defence services. The olive green uniform should not see the person donning it as a man or woman but as a soldier. This paper analyses the changing role of women in defence services. Furthermore, the impact of these changes is assessed in the backdrop of feminine jurisprudence along with various domestic and international legal developments. The changing gender roles, along with traditional and contemporary developments, are also discussed.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1163 - 1176


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