#GoodNews: SC to Witness an All-Woman Bench on 5 & 6 September

The Supreme Court has seen a total of eight woman judges in its entire history.

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For the second time in the history of the Supreme Court, India will see an all-woman bench, reported Bar and Bench. Two women judges Justice R Banumathi and Justice Indira Banerjee will be part of a bench on 5 and 6 September.

The first time this happened was in 2013. According to the report Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai had then sat together because another judge was absent.

This time around, the two lady judges will be occupying courtroom 12 of the Supreme Court, reported Bar and Bench.

The Supreme Court has seen a total of eight woman judges in its entire history, with Justice Fathima Beevi being the first. Justice Beevi was elevated to the Supreme Court in 1989.

This is also the first time, reported Bar and Bench, that the Supreme Court has three sitting woman judges.

(With inputs from Bar and Bench.)

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