The discrimination against women was inhuman during the British days. The women Telegraphists had to compulsorily resign from the service and they will not be eligible for pension. Such a case was quoted in the Telecom Recorder of ITA in October 1929.
On contracting marriage, Miss S.M.Arbuthnot, Telegraphist, Ootacamund was compelled to resign. Although she had ten years of pensionable service, pension was denied to her. The case was taken by the ITA,
This is only but one case. Many such cases were there. Either job or marriage! This was the inhuman condition.
Further, the women Telgraphists were not allowed to become Telegraph Masters. This condition was fought and defeated. In the same ‘the marriage condition’ was also removed later after much agitation.