Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicWomen judges

Topic: women judges

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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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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