Even though Geeta Luthra has been handling matters related to arbitration, representing public sector undertakings handling myriad faces of law including criminal law, constitutional law, economic offenses, money laundering and human rights, there is one that tops the list of her priorities – women’s rights and prevention of crime against women.
She has been an advocate of gender rights in employment and migration and change in rape laws. Geeta Luthra has been engaged as an arguing counsel in leading judgments with regard to the rights of husband and wife in Hindu laws, the right of maintenance, application of various acts that govern the rights of the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).
She has a lead judgment on the right to employment of transgender in the
paramilitary forces in India on grounds of discrimination and has argued matters
regarding the rights of women tribal to the property because of Article 15 of the
Constitution of India. She was also engaged as Special Senior Counsel for the DelhiGovernment in a matter wherein the Head of an academic institution was suspended for sexual harassment at the workplace.
L TO R; Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group;Ms Geeta Luthra,Senior Advocate,Supreme Court of India
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