We live in a country where mothers are worshipped. Yet, the arrival of a girl-child is often seen as a sad news. We all agree on gender equality, yet women are struggling to be at par with men in both their personal and professional lives.
The concerns are real. Several legal and education documents such as degree certificates demand a father’s name to be filled in. This has led to a lot of problems for divorced and single mothers. It is only recently that the High Court has made it acceptable to fill in only a mother’s name for a passport application, as women protested against the patriarchal system. According to the 2015 United Nations Human Development Report, India was ranked 130th out of 155 nations in the world when it came to gender equality.