Meenakshi Arora

Meenakshi Arora

Senior advocate, Senior Counsel in Supreme Court

Ms. Meenakshi Arora completed her Bachelors in law from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and was called to the bar at Gujarat in the year 1984. After being registered as an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India in the year 1989, she commenced her independent practice in the year 1990. She represented the Election Commission of India as the Standing Counsel from the year 2006 to 2013 and played an integral part in the electoral and institutional reforms that influenced our country’s democracy. In September 2013, she was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court. Although her practice in law riveted around Election Laws, Constitutional Law and Commercial laws, Ms. Arora has pioneered women’s empowerment movement through reforms in legal, institutional and socio-economic domains in the landmark case of Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan (1997) 6 SCC 241, wherein comprehensive guidelines to prohibit sexual harassment at workplace were laid down by the Supreme Court and in Sakshi v. Union of India and Ors. (2004) 5 SCC 518, wherein certain directions to make the trial procedure more victim-friendly for children were laid down.

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