While we claim to ‘worship’ mothers ( well, atleast the mothers of male children) do we really respect mothers or motherhood?
How does the society ensure that motherhood does not come in the way of self reliance and basic human rights for women? (Do we give this a thought?)
Instead, it seems, many of us expect some parents (only women) to look upon parenting as a sacrifice, social obligation and duty.
But here is a small ray of hope.
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Mothers hardly match the authority a father commands in official documents necessary to prove a person’s identity. While the father’s name prominently figures in government documents, the mother is usually given the go-by.
The Supreme Court is all set to change that.
The petition, filed by journalist Madhav Kant Mishra from Allahabad, says ignoring the parenthood of the mother in government documents is in gross violation of the Fundamental Right to Equality under Article 14 of the Constitution. It sought an ordinance making the mother’s name compulsory in documents.
Do we really respect mothers?
Sometimes also used to control women’s freedom and choices:
Some other points that SC has raised in the past: