- Gay female couple shown celebrating Karva Chauth
- Dabur withdrew the ad after protests in the past
- Due to public opposition, that advertisement had to be removed.
- Difference between law and actual status of women in society
Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court said that due to intolerance of the public, a company had to withdraw the advertisement of Karva Chauth recently. He said this in a program on empowerment of women through legal awareness on the occasion of inauguration of legal awareness program organized by National Legal Service Authority (NALSA).
Justice Chandrachud said that you must know that two days ago a company had to remove the advertisement of Karva Chauth. There was an advertisement for celebrating Karva Chauth for homosexuals, but due to public opposition, that advertisement had to be removed. DY Chandrachud expressed displeasure over the withdrawal of Karva Chauth advertisement featuring a gay couple due to intolerance of the public and said that there is a need to change the mindset of men and women.
Also said that awareness about women’s rights can be meaningful only when our young generation becomes aware of it. Justice Chandrachud said that for the rights and empowerment of women, domestic violence laws and laws to prevent sexual harassment at workplace have been made.
Many laws have been made for women but there is a difference between the law and the actual status of women in the society. Justice Chandrachud said that women and men need to change their mindset.
An advertisement of Dabur India Limited’s product Fem Cream Bleach depicting a homosexual female couple celebrating Karva Chauth and looking at each other through a sieve was said to be objectionable. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had directed to take legal action against the company. Dabur had recently withdrawn the said advertisement.