Centre has notified the appointment of Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Indu Malhotra's appointment as a Judge of Supreme Court of India. At the same time the Centre has sent back the recommendation for elevation of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, Justice K.M. Joseph as a Supreme Court Judge.
She will be the first woman lawyer directly appointed from the Bar to the Supreme Court.
At present the Supreme Court has only one woman Judge- Justice R.Banumathi. Only six women judges have made it to the Supreme Court since Independence. In the first 39 years of the Supreme Court, no woman was appointed to it. In 1989, Justice Fathima Beevi was appointed as the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Sujatha Manohar, Justice Ruma Pal, Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Justice Ranjana Desai are the other women judges appointed to the apex court.
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