Kerala High Court to set up an all women bench on International Women's day
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For the first time, Kerala High court has constituted an all-women bench on the International Women's day. This is the first time an all-women judge bench has been set up in the Kerala High Court.
It will hear a review petition filed by the Kerala government on the case relating to the contribution of the Guruvayur Devaswom Fund to the state government’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Justice Anu Sivaraman, Justice V Shircy and Justice M R Anitha are the members of the women’s only full bench.
Important for Exam
The Kerala High Court is a joint High Court of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep .
The seat of the High Court is Kochi, Kerala .
Women Judge in India
The first woman judge in India was Anna Chandy, who was born in Travancore, now in Kerala.
She was appointed as a judge in a munsif court in Travancore, Kerala in 1937.
She was appointed as the Kerala High Court Judge in 1959.
The first woman judge of the Supreme court in India was M. Fatima Bibi, also from Kerala. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989.
The first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India was Leila Seth. She was appointed as the chief Justice of the Himachal High Court in 1991.
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