All-woman bench to hear pleas involving matrimonial disputes, bail matters in SC

All-woman bench to hear pleas involving matrimonial disputes, bail matters in SC

This is the third occasion in the history of the apex court that an all-woman bench has been constituted

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud has constituted an all-woman bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters on Thursday.

This is the third occasion in the history of the apex court that an all-woman bench has been constituted.

The two-judge bench is currently sitting in Court number 11 of the top court.

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The bench has 32 matters listed before it, starting with 10 transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and followed by 10 bail matters.

The first all-woman bench was set up in 2013 when a bench of Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai was constituted followed by a bench of Justices R Banumathi and Indira Banerjee in 2018.

There are three women judges in the top court at present including Justice Kohli, B V Nagarathna, and Trivedi.

Justice Nagarathna is also set to become first woman Chief Justice in 2027.

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