The Appointment of Three Female Supreme Court Justices
The recent appointment of three female Supreme Court justices,
and the report states that one of them.
Nagartana India’s first female chief justice
can once be described as a historic moment.
Judges Homa Kohli, Judges Bella M Trivedi
and Justice P in Nagarthana were sworn in on 1 September.
Photo of Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Ramana with his female colleagues.
Three new appointees and Justice Indira Banerjee who has been serving on the Supreme Court since 2018.
It was widely shared and titled on social media.
Law Minister Crane Rejigo described
it as a historic moment for gender representation.
This is a proud moment,
India’s ambassador to the United States said.
And a few of the new judges tweeted
congratulations on their significant day.
No doubt the appointments are welcome,
as they eliminate gender differences in the Supreme Court of India.
But critics say the celebrations are premature unless there is a gender imbalance in India’s justice system.
It was recently dubbed the Old Boys Club by a retired judge.
Attorney Sneha Kalita said the motive for a potentially large
first lady for judges was particularly wrong.
Even if everyone could plan,
Justice Nagarthan will take over the duties of the Supreme Court in 2027,
about a month before his retirement.
Ms Kalita said it would be a matter of ceremony to have a woman as Chief Justice,
but the appointment was only symbolic and would have no effect.
When the new chief justice takes office, he said, his time is essential.
Usually the first two months are spent on administrative work.
What will he do in a month?
The Chief Justice will be in name only.
Kalita is a member of the Association of Women Lawyers
who petitioned the Supreme Court for fair representation of women in court.
Since 1950, when the Supreme Court was created,
it took Fatima’s wife 39 years to become the country’s first female Supreme Court justice in 1989.
I opened a locked door.
But there are still obstacles
In the past 71 years, only 11 or 4.2 percent of the Supreme Court’s 256 justices have been women.
The Supreme Court asked the accused rapist.
Will you marry her?
As a judge, he described a rapist’s victim as extraordinary
The current 34-member Supreme Court includes four women.
Of the 677 judges in 25 state high courts,
81 are women, five of whom are missing.
Ms Kalita said that women were never represented in the higher judiciary.
We represent half the population of India,
Why don’t we have half a seat in the judiciary?
If you do not get enough qualified district court judges,
you should be selected from the bar of the Supreme Court where
there are very good female lawyers.
recently called for more female judges to be appointed.
Judge Ramna said that after 5 years of independence,
it is expected that at least 50 per cent of women will be represented in the judiciary at all levels.
He said the matter should be brought up and considered.
Court judges in the United Kingdom are women and state judges in the United States are women.
There are three women on the ICJ panel,
and they make up 15 to 20 percent of the total.
In December, India’s chief legal officer, Attorney General K.K.
Venugopal told the Supreme Court that more women judges should be appointed in a more balanced
and empathetic manner in cases of sexual violence.
A woman is ordered to bring sweets home and apologize for torturing a woman.
The court ruled that the survivor was not in dispute.
Is this the correct position for torture?
Female lawyers repeatedly challenged orders as judges either embarrassed victims or advised them to bargain in rape cases.
Gender experts say the lack of trust in court does not end with more women judges.
Namita Bhandari, Gender Editor at the news website Article 14,
wrote recently in the Hindustan Times,
Female judges do not always base their gender on their gender.
It was a judge who acquitted a 39-year old man of child sexual abuse
because there was no initial contact.
Peer panel of two women
But Ms Bhandar said the judiciary cannot protect the upper class,
the influential race and the men of the religious majority
and the door must be opened.
Creating space for a voice that unites our democracy.
And although not all women can be good judges,
Ms. Kalita said that more and more people
should be encouraged to join the legal profession.
If we want to find a free nation, we must achieve gender equality in the judiciary, he said.
More female Supreme Court justices will encourage more women to join the law
And when there is gender equality in the society, the society benefits a lot.