Gender Equality- Access to the Places of Worship
Army Institute of Law, Mohali
Defining the word ‘gender’ is a simple task but, when we emphasize on the meaning of ‘equality’ then it is a bit complex task. In simple language, Gender means any sex – be it male, female or any transgender and Equality means treating everyone equal in the eyes of law irrespective of any caste, colour, race, sex, religion, and region. A blend of these two words leads to a wider concept of “Gender Equality”. ‘Access’ means entry or way to reach a particular thing and ‘Worship place’ denotes any place to which some religious sentiments are attached or is specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or any religious study. By putting some legal reflections on these terms, we get some wider connotations related to Gender equality and Access to worship places. According to our Indian Constitution, Equality before the law means that equality among equals and that the law should treat everyone equal be it while giving punishments or while protecting rights. The right to sue and be sued, for the same kind of action should be same for all citizens of full age.