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ON CLOUD NINE: P. Ramakrishnan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, honouring spouses of senior advocates in Tiruchi on Wednesday. V. Ramamurthy, First Additional District Judge, is also seen. Photo: R. Ashok.
ON CLOUD NINE: P. Ramakrishnan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, honouring spouses of senior advocates in Tiruchi on Wednesday. V. Ramamurthy, First Additional District Judge, is also seen. Photo: R. Ashok.

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Lawmakers are aware of poor social status of women: judge

TIRUCHI: Though judiciary has been active in raising the status of women to those of men, an attitudinal change on the part of the society is imperative for reinforcing equality, the Principal District and Sessions Judge, P. Ramakrishnan has said.

He was addressing the judicial members at the `International Women's Day' celebrations organised by Women Advocates Association on the district court campus on Wednesday.

Pointing out the legal provisions available for making laws in support of women, Mr. Ramakrishnan said lawmakers were aware of poor social status of women and framed the constitution in favour of women.

"Women must be aware of such provisions in law that are acting as saviours of many workingwomen and homemakers. On the other hand, they must learn to exercise their rights with restraint and the judicial protection should not be taken for granted."

As the social hierarchy in the country had forced women to limit themselves to family conditions for long, women had to fight against all odds to come out of the shackles. Situations have changed to appreciable levels, but the status of rural women is still a far cry from those of their urban counterparts.

The First Additional District Judge, V. Ramamurthy, urged the urban women to lend a help handing to rural and unlettered women and equip them with self-confidence and life skills.

The Additional Sub Judge N. Uma Maheshwari, the president of the Tiruchi Bar Association, S. K. Mani, the president of Criminal Court Advocates Association, A. Murugesan, advocate S. B. A. Rajeswari, senior advocates, A. V. Natarajan and D. Stanislaus, offered felicitations.

Marking the occasion, Lalitha Natarajan and Nirmala Stanislaus, spouses of Mr. Natarajan and Mr. Stanislaus were honoured for "being supportive factor of their husbands' endeavours."

The president of Women Advocates Associationm, N. Chellam Thamizharasan, chaired the session.

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