3 Women Sworn In As Supreme Court Judges. Justice BV Nagarathna Could Become First Female Chief Justice of India
From the Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics to the judicial system, Indian women have been having a good month, becoming forces to reckon with. With every passing day, there is some or the other news that talks about how an our ladies are creating history in a specific fields. The latest feat? The Supreme Court of India got nine newly appointed judges today. And three of them are women judges! This is indeed a historic moment for the Indian judicial system, which has always run low on the number of female judges. But now, with Justices BV Nagarathna, Hima Kohli, and Bela M Trivedi being sworn in, this becomes quite a landmark moment for gender representation in the Indian judiciary.
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With these three new appointees—Justice BV Nagarathna, Justice Hima Kohli, and Justice Bela M Trivedi— there are now a total of four women judges in the Supreme Court. This is the highest ever so far among the 33 judges. Since the beginning, the Supreme Court has had a total of eleven women judges, including the three new women judges.
First time in independent India, Supreme Court has four sitting women judges
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) August 31, 2021
According to Live Law, of the three women judges, Justice BV Nagarathna is in line to become the first-ever female Chief Justice of India. Justice BV Nagarathna, from Karnataka High Court, is the daughter of former Chief Justice of India, ES Venkataramiah. If the appointments are chosen in turn of seniority level, then there is no stopping the historic moment where Justice Nagarathna becomes the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027.
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It is really pathbreaking to watch three exceptional women and exemplary judges creating history in the Indian judicial system. They are an inspiration to all the young women advocates who dream of becoming Supreme Court judges and even aspire to one day become the Chief Justice of India. The road to that destination is through hard work and practice. And these three women judges have proved that gender does not matter if you’re focused on your goal.