All-woman bench set up to hear matters in SC

One-liner: Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud constituted an all-woman bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters on Thursday.

Third time: This is the third occasion in the history of the apex court that an all-woman bench has been constituted. The two-judge bench is currently sitting in Court number 11 of the top court.

32 matters listed: The bench has 32 matters listed before it, starting with 10 transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and followed by 10 bail matters.

First all-woman bench: The first all-woman bench was set up in 2013 when a bench of Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai was constituted followed by a bench of Justices R Banumathi and Indira Banerjee in 2018.

3 women judges: There are three women judges in the top court at present, including Justice Kohli, B V Nagarathna, and Trivedi. Justice Nagarathna is also set to become the first woman Chief Justice in 2027.

Bottom line: The apex court currently has a strength of 27 judges, including the CJI, against a sanctioned strength of 34.

Source: PTI