The Supreme Court has banned the use of gender stereotype words in arguments and decisions. Supreme Court has launched Handbook to Combat Gender Stereotypes for women.
On March 8, on Women's Day, CJI DY Chandrachud talked about launching a handbook on the use of objectionable words for women in legal matters.
Releasing the handbook on August 16, the CJI said that with this handbook it would be easier for judges and lawyers to understand the word orthodox.
A list of objectionable words has been given in this handbook. It can be used to make arguments and give orders in the court. This handbook is also for lawyers and judges.
CJI Chandrachud said that the purpose of this handbook is not to criticize or doubt any decision, but to tell what is stereotyping and what is the harm from it so that the use of objectionable language against women in the court can be avoided. This book will soon be available on the website of the Supreme Court.
CJI Chandrachud said that a committee headed by Calcutta High Court Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya has prepared it. The committee consisted of retired Justice Gita Mittal, Justice Prabha Sridevan and Professor Jhuma Sen, who is faculty at the University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata.
The Chief Justice said in March that we are about to launch a legal glossary of gender-inappropriate words.
In the event on Women's Day, the CJI had said that I have seen such decisions in which a woman was written as a mistress when she was in a relationship. There were many such cases in which women have been called thieves.