The SC judgment comes at a time when the armed forces are grappling with a huge number of cases where officers are being prosecuted for “stealing the affections of a brother officer’s wife”—the common euphemism for adultery.
The BJP-led Maharashtra government launched Manodhairya Yojana with much fanfare and made it its showcase initiative, offering a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to rape and acid-attack survivors, to be given in instalments.
The examination was conducted by DSSSB on October 13 and the multiple choice question number 61 in the Hindi Language and Comprehension paper had allegedly used some derogatory terms for describing the Dalit community.
On September 28, a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Temple saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination.
The courts to take up sensitive cases like the Ram temple on priority and expressed confidence that all legal hurdles would be removed soon in this regard, said RSS General Secretary (Sarakaryavyah) Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi.