History Is Made. Supreme Court Now Has 3 Women Judges!
The Monday has started on a good note for us ladies. For the first time in history, the Supreme Court of India has 3 women judges. This happened when the Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee was elevated to the position of a Supreme Court judge. This landmark moments marks a series of firsts. It’s also the most number of women judges that the Supreme Court has had at a time. While it is monumental, it is also telling that having only 3 women judges is a first for us.
Justice Banerjee is currently the senior most judge from Calcutta and was appointed as the CJ of Madras HC on March 5, 2017. She has many years of experience under her belt, she was directly appointed as the permanent judge of Calcutta HC on February 5, 2002 and will now serve the apex court for approximately four years.
We definitely think this is a step in the right direction. In a country where women are struggling to find their voice, having representation in key areas will, perhaps, bring issues to light.