'Women need reservation in judiciary'

'Women need reservation in judiciary'

Former advocate general of Karnataka Ravivarma Kumar said on Sunday that women need reservation in the judiciary system.

Addressing a gathering during a session on 'Janapara Chaluvali', organised as part of the 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Maharaja's College Centenary Hall, he said that the injustice faced by women in the judiciary system can be addressed by providing reservation for them.

"Since the judiciary system came into existence, no woman has been appointed as Chief Justice of India. Nearly half of the country's population is women and reservation is essential," he stressed.

He called upon organisations to launch an agitation on such issues.

Writer Chandrashekar, who spoke about 'Kannada Chaluvaligalu', pointed out that Kannada chaluvali began from Adikavi Pampa.

"Further, saints, sharanas and dasas strengthened it. Mysuru gave rise to modern agitations," he said.

While farmer leader Chamarasa Malipatil expressed his views on 'Raitha Chaluvaligalu', Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president Varalakshmi spoke about 'Karmika Chaluvaligalu' and women activist L G Meera presented her views on 'Mahila Chaluvaligalu'.

Satish Kulakarni presided over the session.

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