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. 

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