Gender Inequality in Indian Judiciary: Need for Reforms

  • Chanchal and Dr. Pardeep Singh
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  • Chanchal

    Research Scholar at Central University of Haryana, India

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Due to gender discrimination, violence against women, other types of women's repression, and the patriarchal social structure, there is a low percentage of women participating in government services. Long-standing gender discrimination in government institutions prevents women from using these services and also results in the denial of justice when women complain about the violation of their legal rights to these institutions. The presence of men in government institutions deters women from asserting their legal rights by implying that they would lose their chastity, reputation, prestige, and other qualities that are dependent on their status as women. When it comes to equitable representation of women on benches, India's higher court offers a grim picture after 72 years of independence. India's public debate focuses on issues like the backlog of cases, the insufficient number of judges, and the preponderance of caste- or religion-based nominations of judges, but not on the importance of having a diverse court that represents both genders equally. Due to several societal and educational barriers, women were formerly unable to access constitutional courts; now, with equal access to education, the number of women choosing a career in law is increasing. From then, this study will explore the pervasive diversity aspect that rules India's higher judiciary according to tradition. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the presence and impact of gender diversity in the process of choosing Supreme Court justices.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 244 - 253


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