The President was talking at an occasion to establish the framework stones of the new National Law University at Prayagraj, Allahabad and the new structure complex of the Allahabad High Court.
The President went on to say that in order to live up to our Constitution’s principles, the Allahabad High Court has to hire more women. He went on to use the Supreme Court as an example, stating that for the first time in history, the Apex Court has four female justices out of a total of 33.
The Supreme Court currently has only 4 of the 33 female judges. Three of the four judges, Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and Bela Trivedi, were appointed on August 31 on the recommendation of the Supreme Court on August 17, which was quickly appointed by the central government. Since its establishment, there are only 11 female judges out of the more than 250 judges in the Supreme Court.
Last week, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana bemoaned the lack of female representation in the court while speaking at an event sponsored by the Bar Council of India to honour him.
The President went on to say that women have shown to be better able to administer justice and have excelled at work while juggling other obligations.
India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, UP Governor Anadiben Patel and UP CM Yogi Adityanath were also present at the event.