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To begin with, a person becomes eligible for higher judiciary when he becomes a law graduate with minimum seven years of experience in litigation. It is high time that women in India are given recognition for higher judiciary in the country.
Till today the number of women judges in higher court have been limited. In high courts women judges constitute only 11.5% and in the Supreme Court there are currently four women justices out of 33. Gender attributes and stereotypes are the reason that women have not been able to excel in the legal profession till date.
This is the need of the hour that we have more women judges in society today as it will not only empower women but also encourage the young budding lawyers to aim for the same.
Women judges address the issues related to women atrocities with more caution and so there is a need for women in higher judiciary. To implement the principle of equality at ground level it here becomes necessary that women are also given an opportunity to participate and prove their capabilities to be appointed to the higher judiciary and empower them to maintain law and order in the country as a whole.
The patriarchy setup of Indian society is the prime reason that women have been deprived of many opportunities including the elevation to higher judiciary.