All-women bench constituted in Supreme Court for the third time in history

Current Affairs

  • Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud set up a two woman judge bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi, for the third time in history.
  • The bench of Justices Kohli and Trivedi will hear a batch of cases pertaining to the transfer of cases as well as matrimonial cases, which includes 10 transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and followed by 10 bail matters.
  • The bench will hear 10 transfer petitions, ten10 bail cases, nine civil cases and three criminal cases, according to Bar and Bench.
  • Last month, the chief justice had said that every bench of the Supreme Court will hear 10 transfer and bail petitions each on all working days to reduce cases on the supplementary list.
  • It was in 2013 when the top court had an all-woman bench when Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai sat together.
  • At present, the apex court has only three women judges: Justices Kohli, B V Nagarathna, and Trivedi. Justice B V Nagarthana will become Chief Justice of India in 2027 for 36 days.
  • At present, there are only three women judges in the Supreme Court – Justices BV Nagarathna, Kohli and Trivedi.
  • Justice Nagarathna is also slated to become India’s first woman chief justice in 2027.

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