By no means confronted gender-based discrimination in IAF: Former Flt. Lt.Gunjan Saxena tells HC

New Delhi: Former Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena Thursday instructed the Delhi Excessive Courtroom that she has not confronted any discrimination on the premise of her gender within the Indian Air Power (IAF), which is a really progressive establishment.

She maintained that IAF gave her a possibility to serve the nation, together with within the Kargil Struggle and she’s going to eternally stay grateful for the alternatives given to her by the power. Saxena made the submissions in her affidavit in a go well with filed by the Centre searching for a decree of everlasting injunction towards the Netflix, Dharma Productions and others from broadcasting or releasing in theatres or some other digital platform the movie ‘Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Woman’, with out grant of no-objection certificates (NOC) from it.

In accordance with the Centre, the movie which was streaming on Netflix depicts the IAF in poor gentle and dents its picture because it reveals that the power is gender-biased, which isn’t right.

Saxena, in her affidavit filed earlier than Justice Rajiv Shakdher, clarified that the film just isn’t a documentary however is simply impressed by her life and it’s clear from the 2 disclaimers positioned firstly of the movie which supplies a message to inspire younger girls to affix IAF.

“The Deponent (Saxena) doesn’t declare that every little thing that’s proven within the film has occurred along with her in her actual life. Nonetheless, the deponent believes that the message sought to be conveyed by the film is to inspire younger girls to affix the Indian Air Power and, on a broader canvas, the purpose is to encourage younger girls to pursue their desires, to not doubt themselves and to work onerous in direction of their objectives,” she mentioned within the affidavit filed by advocate Aditya Dewan.

She added that whereas she has no management over the train of ‘inventive liberties’ in the course of the making of the film, “it stays a undeniable fact that in as far as the deponent is anxious, at an institutional stage, the deponent has not confronted any discrimination on the premise of her gender. The IAF fairly gave the deponent a possibility to serve the nation, together with within the Kargil Struggle.”

The retired officer mentioned she has utmost respect for IAF and can’t touch upon the Centre of the power’s notion concerning the film in query as all people’s notion is completely different.

The excessive court docket had earlier issued notices and sought response of Dharma Productions Personal Restricted, which produced the movie, its administrators Karan Yash Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar, CEO Apoorva Mehta, Zee Leisure, director of the film Sharan Sharma, Netflix Leisure Companies India LLP, M/s Netflix and Gunjan Saxena on the Centre’s go well with to take away the film from all OTT platforms.

The court docket has additionally sought response of the events on the interim software searching for interim injunction to take away the film from all OTT platforms. 


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