All you need to know about Arunachal Pradesh’s 1st woman judge- Jaweplu Chai

All you need to know about Arunachal Pradesh’s 1st woman judge- Jaweplu Chai

TNT News Desk | December 11, 2018

Jaweplu Chai is an Indian female judge currently posted in Arunachal Pradesh, in the Northeastern part of India. In 2013, at the age of 40, Chai became the first woman judge of Arunachal Pradesh. She was posted as an additional district and sessions' judge at Basar in West Siang district.

Here are some things you ought to know about Jaweplu Chai

## Jaweplu brought great pride to not only the Mishmis in Arunachal but to the state as a whole when she topped the merit list of Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service surpassing Ito Basar and Yomge Ado in a written competition held in Guwahati in March 2013

## Her father was a political assistant (an honorary post with the government) and used to interact with several eminent people

## She completed her primary schooling from TCM Government Upper Primary School, higher education from Government HS School, Tezu, and did her BA and law course at Shillong in Meghalaya. She then went on to acquire an LLB degree from Shillong Law College in 1998

## Over the next 13 years, Chai built up a good practice at the Guwahati High Court Naharlagun Permanent Bench and Session Courts, until she was selected as a session's judge in her home state

## After her father's death, the struggle continued fighting adverse conditions. When she graduated from NEHU, Shillong, Chai wanted to start some business "just like everybody else."

## However, a close friend of hers as well as another officer encouraged Jaweplu to study further and make her community proud

## It was only then when she decided to listen to their suggestions and studied hard to becoma a lawyer. Today, she is glad she did! She credits her success to her family, including three elder sisters

## A lot of Chai's sense of fairness is inspired by the traditional justice system of her tribe. The Kebangs (village councils), which have been dealing with disputes in villages across Arunachal Pradesh for centuries, are known for their success in resolving local disputes with ease

She certainly is one woman who believes that if one is true to oneself and raises one's voice against injustice fearlessly, God and the law will be on our side!

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