Law & Governance

CJI NV Ramana Speaks About Gender Gap In Indian Judiciary

BP World Bureau | Sep 07 2021 10:55:15 AM
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NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India NV Ramana spoke about the gender gap, misrepresentation, and discrimination faced by women working in the Indian judiciary. 

While speaking at a felicitation function held by the Bar Council of India (BCI), he said that there is only 11% representation of women in the Indian judiciary.

Majority of women advocates in the Indian judiciary struggle to reach a specific goal, especially in front of the Supreme Court judges.

There is only 11% of women representation at the Supreme Court Bench, which includes the women judges who were recently inducted; Justices BV Nagarathna, Hima Kohli, and Bela M Trivedi.

Read: 4 Women Judges In Supreme Court, Highest Number Ever 

He mentioned some of the major struggles women face. Many of the courts across India still don't have toilets for women. 

Most male advocates do not respect their female colleagues and do not treat them with dignity.