SC judge Indira Banerjee demits office, hopes appointment of more women as judges | India News

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NEW DELHI: Outgoing senior woman Supreme Court judge Justice Indira Banerjee Friday hoped that more women would be appointed as judges of the top judiciary in the coming days.
Justice Banerjee, who is the fifth senior-most judge in the apex court would be demitting office after serving for over four years.
Besides her, other women judges in the apex court are Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and Bela M Trivedi.
Justice Banerjee was the eighth woman judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court and now with her retirement, there would be three women judges in the apex court.
The Supreme Court, which came into being on January 26, 1950, has seen very few women judges since its inception and in the last over 72 years — only 11, starting with Justice M Fathima Beevi in 1989.
Other female judges appointed to the apex court were — Justices Sujata V Manohar, Ruma Pal, Gyan Sudha Misra,…

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