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As nine judges take oath, Supreme Court has four women sitting judges

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Aug 2021, 11:22 pm

New Delhi/IBNS:  Nine new judges took the oath of office as Supreme Court judges on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana posed for images with his colleagues at the oath taking ceremony.

The nine new judges including women who were administered the oath of office are Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justice Vikram Nath, Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, Justice Hima Kohli, Justice B V Nagarathna, Justice C T Ravikumar, Justice M M Sundresh, Justice Bela M Trivedi and Justice P S Narasimha.

At present, the Supreme Court has four women sitting judges.

This elevation is also significant as the Supreme Court is set to get its first woman Chief Justice in Justice Nagarathna.

Daughter of former Chief Justice of India E S Venkataramiah, Nagarathna is in line for the post in September 2027.

To ensure Covid protocols, the swearing-in ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Supreme Court's additional building complex and not the CJI's courtroom where it is traditionally held.

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