Justice BV Nagarathna is in Line to Become First Woman Chief Justice of India

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Justice B.V. Nagarathna is going to break the glass ceiling as she is in line to become the first women chief justice of India. Justice BV Nagarathna is currently serving as a Judge of the Karnataka High court. It has been disclosed that her name is included among the be one of the names proposed by the Supreme court Collegium after meetings this week.

Indian judiciary has long been expecting a significant women representation. The statistics have been really unfair. The apex court has the only one-woman judge, Justice Indira Banerjee, who is preparing to retire in September 2022. It has been revealed that the Supreme Court Collegium led by the Chief Justice of India N V Ramana has suggested nine names to the government on Tuesday for the appointment as judges to the top court.

The list includes the names of three women judges, including one who could become the first woman Chief Justice of India. The women judges whom names have been proposed by SC include Justice B V Nagarathna of the Karnataka High Court; Justice Hima Kohli, Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court; and Justice Bela Trivedi of the Gujarat High Court.

Furthermore, Justice B V Nagarathna once stated: “India’s Patriarchal Society doesn’t know how to treat empowered women” and she may now become the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027. She started as a lawyer in Bengaluru and was chosen as an additional judge in the Karnataka HC in February 2008. She became a permanent judge two years later. Justice B V Nagarathna has provided some extraordinary judgments about the need to control electronic media, temple laws, and women issues.