Judge Bibi Rehana Mungly-Gulbul the current No 2 of the Judiciary, who will be the 12th Chief Judge, will make history by being the first woman to hold this position, 54 years after independence.
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Under Article 77 (2) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic endorsed the appointment of Judge Bibi Rehana Mungly-Gulbul as Senior Puisne Judge, following the retirement of Nalini Matadeen this month. this.
The Chief Judge, Asraf Caunhye, also retiring in November, the Senior Puisne Judge will succeed him to become the first woman in the country to occupy such a position.
The Judiciary already has 15 women and 8 men judges. The wife of lawyer Raouf Gulbul took up her official duties yesterday.
She will hold this position for another six months before being appointed chief judge in November, and therefore after the departure of Asraf Caunhye, who will turn 67 on November 18.
Nalini Matadeen, the wife of former chief judge Keshoe Parsad Matadeen, retired this month.