The Supreme Court having left with only one woman judge is “deeply worrying” and must promptly receive serious introspection, Justice DY Chandrachudsaid on Saturday.
He was speaking at the farewell ceremony of Justice Indu Malhotra, the first woman lawyer to be appointed directly as a judge of Supreme Court, who retires on Saturday.
“Her retirement means that the Supreme Court now has only one female judge on the bench. As an institution, I find that this is a deeply worrying fact,” Chandrachud said. “We must ensure the diversity of India finds reflection in making up of our court,” he further said.
“As members of legal fraternity we do our bit to ensure that it doesn’t remain as hard as it was for Justice Malhotra for women to climb upper echelons of our profession,” he said.