Madras High Court judge apologises to women litigants after lawyer posed humiliating questions to them during cross-examination

Justice Bharatha Chakravarthy said that such misogyny was not an individual mistake of the lawyer, but a reflection of society's collective failure.
Madras High Court judge apologises to women litigants after lawyer posed humiliating questions to them during cross-examination

In a rare gesture, Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy of the Madras High Court called out the prevalent misogyny among the Bar and in society in general, while apologising to four women litigants for the “insensitivity” shown by a lawyer who posed “humiliating questions" during their cross-examination in a property suit [Leelavathi v. Kamala].

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