Home » National » First time in independent India, Supreme Court has four sitting women judges

First time in independent India, Supreme Court has four sitting women judges

Newdelhi:31/8/21:Previously, the highest number of sitting women judges in the apex court was three when Justices R Banumathi, Indu Malhotra, and Indira Banerjee served as judges simultaneously for about two years.

With the swearing-in of nine new judges to the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, the top court for the first time in its 70-year history has four sitting women judges

The four are Justices Indira Banerjee, Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and Bela Trivedi.

While three of the four were sworn in on Tuesday, Justice Banerjee has been a Supreme Court judge since August 2018.

Previously, the highest number of sitting women judges in the apex court was three when Justices R BanumathiIndu Malhotra, and Indira Banerjee served as judges simultaneously for about two years between August 2018 and July 2020.

Justice R Banumathi, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Indira Banerjee
Justice R Banumathi, Justice Indu Malhotra, and Justice Indira Banerjee

Out of the four current women judges, Justice Nagarathna will go on to become the first woman Chief Justice of India when she assumes the post in 2027.

Justice Banerjee was elevated as Supreme Court Judge on August 7, 2018 and will retire next year on September 23, 2022.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

x

Check Also

CJI NV Ramana to arrive in Odisha on 2-day visit

Bhubaneswar, Sep 23: Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana will be on a 2-day visit to Odisha starting from Friday. During his visit, the CJI will offer prayer at ...