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(Bhopal) “Over the past several years, my students and I have organised talks, round table discussions, essay competitions and national seminars on issues related to gender justice. I have also organised legal literacy camps for women in surrounding villages so that my students could get an experience of working with women who are living without any knowledge of their own rights. We also worked as a service provider under the domestic violence law. The Gender Justice Cell, created by my students and me, had contributions from both boys and girls. My students also conduct field studies on the impact of the law that they are going to practise some day. These students are going to be the Lawyers and Judges of the future, and so if they are free from societal biases, which are actually responsible for the suffering of women, it will serve society well.  I consider my students to be my children. I not only have a duty to teach them, but also to help them become humane individuals. Whether …
(Bhopal) “I am a teacher. I teach Political Science, Law, Women & Human Rights, and International Space Law. Both my parents died almost at the same time, while I was still pursuing my education. Things were quite difficult for my siblings and me but we stayed together and cared for each other. We all worked together for each other's success and helped one another in taking important decisions. The circumstances had put us in a tight spot but we overcame all problems. I was able to pursue my higher studies and get a job.
In India, the society generally prompts us towards gender-related work. If you are a woman, the kind of treatment you are given at all levels, be it family or society or formal institutions, makes you feel that you are a secondary consideration in society. Also, the status of women in India is highly dependent on their marital status. Oftentimes their individual talent and persona is disregarded.  Furthermore, a girl's parents are always thinking that they …