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Supreme Court library to Get Woman Lawyer’s Portrait for First Time

The Supreme Court will place a portrait of a woman lawyer in one of its libraries for the first time in the 67-year history of India’s top court.


  • A colour photograph of barrister Kapila Hingoran will be seen alongside images of judicial luminaries MC Setalvad, CK Daphtry and RK Jain in the court’s second library.
  • She was known in legal circles as the Mother of PIL
  • Hingorani, the first Indian woman to graduate from Cardiff Law School in Britain
  • She was the first lawyer to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the top court in 1979.
  • The Supreme Court had just three woman lawyers when she began practising there. She was 86 when she died in 2013 after a remarkable career spanning nearly 60 years.


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