Indu Malhotra, first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as SC Judge

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Attorney General, K K Venugopal, CJI, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court,  Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph

In a first, Supreme Court collegium has selected senior advocate Indu Malhotra as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the apex court. Malhotra holds the distinction of being only the second woman in Supreme Court’s history to be designated as a senior advocate in 2007. In all, Malhotra is going to be the seventh woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court. At present, Justice R Banumathi is the lone woman judge in the apex court.

Along with Malhotra, Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC KM Joseph has also been promoted as Supreme Court justice.

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