NEW DELHI: A all-woman judge bench has been set up by the Supreme Court.
The all-woman judge bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi was set up by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud.
The all-woman judge bench of Justices Kohli and Trivedi will hear a batch of cases pertaining to transfer of cases, matrimonial cases followed by 10 bail matters.
It is only for the third time in history that an all-woman judge bench has been set up by the Supreme Court.
The first time the Supreme Court had an all-woman bench was in 2013, when Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai sat together.
The second occasion came in 2018, when Justices R Banumathi and Indira Banerjee shared a bench on September 5.
The apex court currently has only three women judges: Justices Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and Trivedi.
Justice Nagarathna is likely to become India’s first woman Chief Justice in 2027.