Structure of legal profession feudal, patriarchal and not accommodating of women: CJI Chandrachud

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New Delhi: Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Saturday said the structure of legal profession is “feudal, patriarchal and not accommodating of women” and there is a need to have a democratised and merit-based process for entry of more women and marginalised sections of society.

Justice Chandrachud, who took charge as CJI on Wednesday, said there are numerous challenges before the judiciary and first among them is of expectation as every social and legal matter and a large number of political issues come within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

“One thing which we need to understand is that the judiciary has a feeding pool. The feeding pool which determines who enters the judiciary is largely dependent on the structure of the legal profession.

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