The Supreme Court collegium of India headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has made a landmark decision by picking Indu Malhotra as a Supreme Court Judge. The history of Supreme Court has witnessed six-woman judges since independence and all six of them were elevated from high courts.
Anyhow Indu Malhotra isn’t a newcomer in the domain. She has practiced in Delhi for the last 35 years. A Delhi University alumni, she stood first in the advocate-on-record test and has also authored a treatise on ‘Lawson Industrial Disputes’ and ‘Commentary on the Law and Practice of Arbitration in India’.
Indeed Indian Judiciary has high hopes on Indu Malhotra and she has followed the footsteps of Fathima Beevi, Sujata V Manohar, Ruma Pal, Gyan Sudha Misra, Ranjana P Desai and sitting judge R Banumathi.
No doubt, this elevation will be a befitting reply to all criticism regarding gender discrimination in Indian Judiciary. Certainly, things are changing and one can only hope that India will witness more judges of the caliber of Indu Malhotra in the days to come.