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Indu Malhotra first woman from the bar to get elevated to SC


New Delhi, Indu Malhotra was on Friday sworn in as a Supreme Court judge, taking the SC judges strength to 25, still short of six judges. She is the first senior woman lawyer from the bar to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court as a judge in the 68-year history of the Indian judiciary. Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra in presence of all Judges, except Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, who is on leave. The judges strength in the Supreme Court has risen to 25, including Ms Malhotra, still short of six judges. Ms Malhotra is the seventh woman judge to be sworn in as a Supreme Court judge.

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