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India needs more women judges, but judiciary has a long way to go

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Alarming gender disparity in judiciary: 4 women judges out of 33 in SC, 66 out of 627 in HCs

The count of 4 women judges in SC since 31 August 2021 is the highest ever. CJI Ramana has also said women have a right to 50% reservation in the judiciary.

Supreme Court’s 9 new judges — 3 women, 1 OBC, 1 SC and from 9 different states

SC Collegium proposed names of nine judges — including 4 HC chief justices, 4 HC judges and 1 senior advocate — in a resolution on 17 August, 22 months after the last recommendation.

CJI Ramana wants diversity in Indian judiciary but several reasons stand in the way

While examining diversity across police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid, the India Justice Report 2020 points out that data for diversity among judges remains unavailable.

Why SC collegium failed to elevate Karnataka judge who could become first woman CJI

The SC collegium failed to reach a consensus on the elevation of Justice B.V. Nagarathna to the SC before her senior, the Chief Justice of Karnataka HC, Justice A.S. Oka.

Firm & meticulous, Justice Indu Malhotra retires after short SC stint of less than 3 years 

Justice Malhotra, appointed as SC judge in April 2018, was among two women judges in the apex court. She was the first woman lawyer to be directly elevated to the top court.

India’s district court judges don’t show in-group bias against women, Muslims: Study

Eight scholars from American, Swiss and French universities and World Bank looked into the dataset of cases heard during 2010–2018 in India’s 7,000+ district and subordinate trial courts.

3 women lawyers resolved India’s biggest insolvency case. Now they want more women in courts

Shally Bhasin, Ruby Ahuja and Misha represent a change in India's legal landscape, where finding female role models is hard, but are also reminders that more needs to change.

Sexism in Indian judiciary runs so deep it’s unlikely we will get our first woman CJI

A judge in Madras High Court once passed a comment on my short haircut. I protested but other male lawyers made me apologise. This is what women lawyers face.

Need to have more OBC, SC, ST judges: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind raises concern over low number of women judges as well, calls for speedy justice delivery.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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