Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM
The Lady of justice, Leila Seth in the year 1954 had decided to study law during her stay in London accompanied by her husband. She was all the most interested to study Montessori Learning where she had plans to open a nursery school after going back to India. Her attention was then diverted towards an advertisement which had the law classes’ details and in the year 1958, Leila had become the first woman to top the British bar in the history. At the very young age of 27, Leila was a mother who had defeated almost 580 other applicants standing in front of her.
Justice Leila Seth was a part of many important committees and she also had strong focus to be reckoned with the Indian judiciary system. She had strong beliefs and she open spoke about sensitive issues such as homosexuality. She has achieved huge success and became the first woman Judge in Delhi High Court in the year 1978. She was also the first woman to be appointed as the Chief Justice of a state High court in India In the year 1991. The strong and unique personality has passed away on Friday and she was 87 years old. There are few quotes said by her that proves her sensitive and progressive outlook. Have a look at them.
- “Women know how to handle men, without letting their ego hurt; they have been doing this with their husband and children since ages.”
- The most important things-justice, equality, liberty, secularism – these are concepts if you teach your child when six or seven, they kept for the rest of their lives. Children have to realize you have to share with others. It’s not just enough to make money.”
- We have the right to equality and if you teach people the right to equality and you teach people that you don’t extinguish legal or sexual autonomy of a woman after marriage, and then things will change.”
- We are not well off and did not have a lot of money. But the money spent on books was always well spent.”
- I consciously never took on matrimonial and custody cases as there were regarded fit only for woman lawyers.”
- People would say are your children settled, by which they meant job and marriage. None of my children were settled. And I thought what I had done? Had I brought them up the wrong way? And I thought, no, if I had to bring them up again, me ‘d does exactly the same.”