Not A Single Woman Judge In The High Court Of Five States: Indian Justice Report

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New Delhi, January 28, 2021: A report has been published explaining the appointment of women judges in all the states of the country. According to the report, the highest number of women judges are appointed in Telangana state, while the lowest is in Jharkhand. Apart from this, there are five states where not a single female judge has been appointed in the High Court till August 2020.

The second edition of the Indian Justice Report states that the highest number of women judges is 46.2 percent in the subordinate courts in Telangana. At the same time, the lowest 12.1 percent of women judges have been appointed in the subordinate courts in Jharkhand, while not a single woman judge has been appointed in the high courts of five states.

According to the report, the share of women judges in the High Courts has increased from 11 percent on average to 13 percent, while in the subordinate courts it has increased from 28 percent to 30 percent.

The report states that over a period of two years, the share of women judges has increased in 12 high courts and 27 subordinate courts. This means that one in three women judges are at subordinate courts. At the same time, one of the nine judges in the High Courts is a female judge.