Saturday, April 15, 2017

Feminine Justice

Something exceptionally coincidental has occurred in the field of Indian judiciary. The three oldest High Courts namely Calcutta, Bombay and Madras are now headed by female chief judges. So also is the Delhi High Court.

Dr.Manjula Chellur is the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. The next senior-most judge also is a lady. The Calcutta High Court is headed by Ms.Nishita Nirmal Mhatre. Ms.Indira Banerjee adorns the post in the Madras High Court and Ms. Gita Mittal in Delhi.

All these are eminent judges and are not beneficiaries of chivalry. It is believed that females are less corrupt. It is therefore possible that Indian judiciary is becoming more honest.