Inspirational Female Lawyers in India

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Mishi Choudhary

She is considered the best technology lawyer who is also a human activist. She established SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) in India to protect the human rights and benefits of Internet users. Under her leadership, SFLC has conducted landmark litigation, petitioned the Indian government on free speech and internet issues, and campaigned for Facebook and WhatsApp to fix some of their platform’s issues that were used to annoy women.

Vrinda Grover

She has actively dealt with cases of domestic violence and cases involving sexual minorities, also played a leading role in drafting the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) of 2012, the 2013 Criminal Law Amendment, Prevention of Torture Bill of 2010. As a lawyer, she appeared in some of the well-known human rights cases and represented victims and survivors of community massacres, torture in detention, sexual minorities, trade unions and political activists.

Indira Jaising

Jaising is known for her legal activism in promotion of human rights causes. She committed her life to fighting for respect for human rights and therefore constituted Lawyers Collective, a human rights organization, with her spouse Anand Grover in the year of 1981. She has litigated numerous cases relating to human rights. discrimination against women, including the case of Mary Roy. She represented the injured parties of the Bhopal tragedy before the Supreme Court of India in their compensation claim.

Meenakshi Arora

One of the lawyers whose determined efforts led to the inclusion of the Vishakha Guidelines which subsequently culminated in the development of the Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace Act 2013. She was one of the committee members. who drafted the regulation for protection and redressal of female lawyers from sexual harassment in the Supreme Court. She was counsel for one of the petitioners in the Nitisha v Union of India case.

Karuna Nundy

She contributed to the gender justice movement in India and was instrumental in the search for justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. She helped in drafting the Criminal Law Amendment Bill , 2013. Her work focuses on commercial litigation, constitutional law, arbitration and legal policy.

Meenakshi Lekhi

Lekhi has been instrumental in drafting committees for bills like Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace. She was one of the lovable archetypes of the victim in the Shanti Mukan Hospital rape case. She, being a good debater in Parliament, has made her representation in many debates on issues of the highest national importance in Lok Sabha, such as the Triple Talaq Bill.

Menka Guruswamy

An active contributory to protect a provision in the Right to Education Act requiring all private schools to recognize disadvantaged children. She is known to have played an important role in numerous other landmark cases before the Supreme Court, including the Augusta Westland corruption case, the Section 377 case, the Salwa Judum case and the bureaucratic reforms.