Justice Abhilasha Kumari of the Gujarat High Court was on Friday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. As Kumari will be retiring on February, she will hold the post only for a short period of 13 days.
A simple ceremony was held at the Durbar Hall of Imphal Raj Bhawan where Manipur Governor, Dr. Najma Heptullah administered the oath of office to Justice Abhilasha Kumari.
Justice Abhilasha Kumari is the first woman to be sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.
Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, Justice Kumari is a Delhi University graduate. After her graduation, Kumari obtained her law degree for Himachal Pradesh University and joined the Bar in 1984, practicing in the Himachal Pradesh High court ever since.
After the oath-taking ceremony, Kumari while talking to reporters said that she will work with her best efforts so as to satisfy the people of the state during her brief tenure as the Chief Justice. Also, she added that despite her short tenure, she wanted to set an example to the people that a woman can hold a top job in a Constitutional institution.
The oath-taking ceremony was also attended by the state’s CM Biren Singh, deputy CM Joykumar, Speaker of Manipur Assembly Y. Khemchand, Opposition leader and former CM O.Ibobi Singh, Bar Council members and other top govt officials.