SHOULD THE MILITARY ALLOW WOMEN TO SERVE IN COMBAT ROLES?
Why women cannot be allowed to serve the Indian military in combat roles? I don’t know how this question is raised? When we follow gender equality then how can we raise this question? Actually, India being a secular country, there would be contradictory statements and thoughts. There being contradictory statements and thoughts, Indians think that women are physically weak and so they can’t serve the Indian military in combat roles. I believe few men are pulling women down to somewhere satisfy their manly ego. If women are capable of doing it those few men will surely try pulling them down. Why is it said that women are the weaker sex, this is not merely because of the physical difference but few men trying to satisfaction the manly ego. I believe God has given each individual their own talents and their own specializations. So why human beings are segregated on the basis of their sex/gender? Who knows a woman can be stronger than man, as I said it merely depends upon each individual. So why capable women can’t serve the Indian military in combat roles? Not all men are the same, the same way all women are also not the same. So not all women are physically weak and not all man are not physically stronger. So I believe women should be given a chance to prove their abilities and talents. Why always women are given the burden of the respect of her family, one side we say women are respect of our family and the other side we hold responsible women for the negative impact on the family. Why does this question arise? Female should not be considered the weaker gender. Why can’t women work in combat roles? As I said every individual have their own personality so to serve the Indian Military women can work in combat roles. Women are equally deserving to serve in combat roles in Indian Military alike men. Each and every citizen of India has the right to serve this country in every possible and legal manner. When we talk about equality it does include women as well. 50% of the Indian population do consist of women. So how can we deny the rights of half of the population? It’s better to accept that every individual is different in their own way. So why not we accept equality and give women equal rights? Why we Indians raise so many questions on women’s success? Why don’t we raise the question on men’s success? Why men are so good or adorable? Or women are so cruel or brutal? I ask why people think in such a way that should women’s serve in combat roles? Why we raise this question? Why women are not given equal opportunity alike men. Article 14 of our Constitution says that no one is more or less in the eyes of law. Every person is equal in the eyes of law. So then why to categorize women into weaker sex? If women are given chance I believe they’ll do upright our country as one of the strongest countries.
As we believe goddesses are more appreciable as compared to gods, it is not applicable only to goddesses it is also applicable to human beings as well. Man would be there without a woman. We always say women not to wear these type of clothes, if she wears in which she is comfortable then the woman is treated characterless or she has done some big crime. But we never tell men not to look at women in such a manner, we always restrict women but not men. I ask why this discrimination? Why can’t this discrimination abolish? Why can’t equality overrule discrimination? Why women cannot serve in combat roles? Women are not so weak. If women can bear the pain of giving birth to a child then how can we say that women are not strong? No man can bear the pain, the pain is equal to the pain in which 206 bones are broken. So now who is stronger? So now cannot women serve in combat roles? Just merely because of the irrational belief that women are weaker than men. I believe if we offer women the opportunities they will definitely shine in their own way and few in combat roles as well. Why women are not sent alone on night shifts? It is not because women are afraid of the darkness it is merely because of a few men who do not respect women and have such ill thoughts about them. All because of these few men women are not able to grow in several fields. Women are so dedicated to each and every work they perform. We many female tops in their curriculum, it is because women want to learn and they are dedicated to the work as well. Females can work at their households and office as well, but if we ask men to handle many other tasks they won’t be able to do it. Females are multi-talented. So I believe women are capable of serving Indian Military in combat roles, I don’t think there is any requirement of any more discussions. As women why are we supposed to give many explanations? Where did we go? Why did we go? With whom did we go? And what not? And I feel men would be asking for the explanations. Why men are not required to give an explanation? Or if we ask anything about their current situation few men will practice domestic violence and few will ignore those questions. Men are dominating over women. But no women are allowed to ignore those questions. I feel that few capable women are not serving in combat roles merely because of the questions which will be raised by dominating men. And women feel instead of giving answers to those questions it is better not to serve in combat roles. That is so intolerable. I conclude by telling this single line “Each and every individual of this country shall serve the country in every possible and legal manner”. I believe women shall and should serve our military in combat roles.