Sindhu Sharma became the first woman to be appointed as the judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court after the announcement was made by the Centre on Friday.

Who is she?

Sharma did her LL.B from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

She enrolled with the Bar in 1996, and has since then practiced in the district courts and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

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She became the Assistant Solicitor General of India in 2014. She was the first woman to hold the position from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The appointment was for three years.

Besides Sharma, judicial officer Rashid Ali Dar was also appointed to the High Court.

Appointment process

The government had to decide on four names for appointment to the high court. These consisted of three lawyers and one judicial officer.

She became the Assistant Solicitor General of India in 2014. She was the first woman to hold the position from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The appointment was for three years.

The list had names of Sharma, Dar as well as Wasim Sadiq Nargal and Nazir Ahmed Beig.

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Recently Gita Mittal was appointed the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir. Justice Mittal had been the acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. Her appointment was signed off by President Ram Nath Kovind. The appointment would come into effect from the day she resumes charge of the office of Chief Justice. She has been functioning as the acting Chief Justice in the Delhi High Court since April 2017.

In another move, 60-year-old Indira Banerjee became the eighth woman judge the Indian Supreme Court ever had.

The apex court will now have three woman judges after the elevation of Justice Indira Banerjee.

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Kriti Dwivedi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

 

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