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Women armed forces officers hail HC verdict

delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2010 00:52 IST

Women officers of the armed forces today hailed the landmark judgement by the Delhi High Court allowing them permanent commission saying they can now join and continue like their male counterparts in the defence forces.

"This will definitely change things in the way (future) to come. This will go a long way in changing things and outlook of women in the army," Wing Commander Pushpanjali said.

"It was very important for us and we feel great on this victory because it is not only for the future of lady officers who are there in the army, it is also for those who would be joining the army," an army lady officer told to a news channel here.

Showing gratefulness to the judiciary, another woman officer, Seema, said the judgement has restored their faith in the system.

"First of all i am thankful to the judiciary. It (judgement) has restored the faith in our system. I am feeling so great about being woman," she remarked.

Rekha Palli, the advocate who argued the case for the women officers, described the judgement as a major victory for her.

"For me it's a major victory because i could see nothing except gender bias in permanent commission not being granted to lady officers," she said.