An apostle of women’s rights, Former Chief Justice K.K. Usha of Kerala HC departs for heavenly abode

Former Chief Justice K.K. Usha of Kerala High Court breathed her last breath yesterday.

She served her term as the Judge of Kerala High Court from 25-02-1991 to 03-07-2001, wherein she served as the Chief Justice of the High Court from 2000 to 2001.

Post-retirement she was appointed as president of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.

Between 2005 and 2006, she headed an enquiry by the Indian People’s Tribunal (IPT) to investigate the communal situation in Orissa.

Justice Usha represented India at the International Convention of the International Federation of Women Lawyers in Hamburg, Germany in 1975.

She was India’s representative at the United Nations’ Joint Seminar on ‘Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women‘ organised by the International Federation of Women Lawyers and the International Federation of Women of Legal Careers.

Justice Usha was the second woman to have served as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.

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