Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nevada Ramana on Tuesday resented the “too low” representation of women at all levels in the legal field, and promised that he would take over their request to represent them above 50 percent on the bench with his colleagues. colleagues. Referring to the pressures of being the ICC, Judge Ramana said, “Sister Hema Kohli inquired with concern if I was under pressure. Yes, I am under pressure. Being the Chief Justice is stressful. I cannot avoid it. I have to deal with it.” Speaking at a congratulatory ceremony for Justice Hema Kohli on her promotion to the Supreme Court, the ICC said he was accused of “inciting revolution” by asking women to seek more representation for themselves using a modified quote from Karl Marx.
“Karl Marx’s modified quote, ‘You have nothing to lose but your chains,’ which I used when I addressed you last time, led to a complaint to the highest authority. He told the crowd that I had been accused of inciting revolution.” On the bench due to the under-representation of women. I promise to meet your demands with my brothers in colleges, and I assure the congregation of female lawyers here.
On the issue of women’s under-representation in the judiciary, he said that, on average, women make up only about 30 percent of judges in the lower judiciary. “In some states there are too many female judges, while in other states the representation is very poor,” he said. India’s Chief Justice has said that the proportion of female judges in the high courts is only 11.5 per cent, while in the Supreme Court there are four female judges out of the 33 female judges in office. “The situation of female lawyers in the country is no better. He noted that of the 1.7 million registered defenders, only 15 per cent are women.
In order to advance women in law and litigation, he said, the focus should be on increasing the number of girls who choose to study law after school. That’s why I last time recommended some form of a standardized reservation policy for girls to enter law schools across the country, he said. The ICC also quoted the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that “Women belong in all places where decisions are made…Women should not be the exception.” He stated that there are many barriers that women face in a legal profession, including bias, lack of judicial infrastructure, etc.
“The persistence of certain attitudes about the role of women in society – this issue is a problem that women face regardless of the type of work,” he said. colleagues or litigants, and said that this bias affects not only women advocates, but also women advocates.
This creates a completely unwelcome atmosphere inside the courtrooms for women. He believed that it was the duty of all lawyers and judges to ensure that a friendly environment was created in the courtrooms. He noted that judicial infrastructure, or lack thereof, is another obstacle for women in the profession, adding that crowded and overcrowded small courtrooms, absence of restrooms, childcare facilities, etc. are all impediments.
“Nearly 22 percent of the courts in the country do not have restroom facilities,” he said. “All of these cases cannot be resolved in one day. Many of them will take years, even generations. But it must be done. There can be no denying that the involvement of women As female judges and lawyers in the country it will greatly improve the justice system, and women can bring a different perspective to the law which will enrich the legal field.”
He asked female lawyers and judges at the top of the profession to raise their voices about changes that could be made to improve working conditions and the representation of women in the legal profession. He said, “I will support such initiatives with all my heart. The Chief Justice of India also appealed to women to encourage their children to speak their mother tongue.
“As someone who was educated in Telugu language until I joined the course of law, I would like to address all of you mothers. Please encourage your children to speak your native language. He said this will help them to think better and learn better. The event was attended by Supreme Court Justice Indira Banerjee and court judges. Delhi High District Judge Rika Bali and Judge Pratibha Singh.
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