Justice Abhilasha Kumari-First woman chief Justice of Manipur High court

  • Justice Abhilasha Kumari on 9 February, 2018 was sworn-in as new Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur.
  • She is the first first woman to become the chief justice of the Manipur high court.
  • She is also the third full-time chief justice of Manipur high court.
  • Justice Abhilasha Kumari is the daughter of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
  • She has served as a Gujarat high court judge and chief justice of Tripura high court. 
  • High Court of Manipur was established on 23 March 2013.
  • The Centre in 2013 had constituted three new High Courts in the northeast; Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura taking the total number of High Courts in the country from 21 to 24.

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