Supreme Court gets all-woman judge bench, third time in history

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Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday set up a two woman judge bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi, for the third time in history, reported India Today.

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.

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, reads the report.

The Supreme Court now has a working strength of 27 judges, against a sanctioned strength of 34.

In 2020, the Chief Justice of Madras High Court Amreshwar Pratap Sahi constituted its first-ever all-women full Bench (comprising three judges) to answer a reference made to it by a division bench (comprising two judges), reads the report by India Today.

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