A Gendered and Non-Inclusive Statute - POSH Act, 2013
By Manya Gupta, Jindal Global Law School, Haryana.*
India is a developing nation on both an economic and social level. The civilization has made great strides in its evolution, and now fresh perspectives on advancement are appearing. One of them is the expansion of LGBTQIA+ rights and their acceptance as members of our society; after the Navtej Singh Johar ruling, the legislation significantly contributed to this development. We now live with the liberal notion that the future has no gender and so does the law. Indian laws are frequently subject-focused and idealized to just effect a certain segment of society, but they neglect to acknowledge that other people must also deal with their implications. The law should not have any gender in terms of providing protection and redressal from various social evils but rather be inclusive and neutral while doing so. Hence, this research paper focuses on one such issue in legal framework that the POSH Act, 2013 has put forward recently.
* The author is a first year Law Student pursuing B.A. LL.B. (2022-2027) from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana.