T. Geenakumari

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Adv. Dr.

T. Geenakumari
അഡ്വ. ടി. ഗീനാകുമാരി
Former Chairperson of Kerala University Union
Personal details
Born (1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 46)
Kallara, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)

T. Geenakumari (May 21, 1975) is an advocate, women's movement activist, politician and writer in Kerala.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born on 21 May 1975 as the daughter of Thankappan Pillai and Indira. Her father was the CPI(M) Kallara local committee secretary.[1] She did her graduation in NSS College, Nilamel and her LL.B from Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. Geenakumari obtained her PhD from National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.[1]

Political career[edit]

She was the Central Committee member, State Vice President and State Joint secretary of the Students' Federation of India (SFI). She served as the Chairperson of the University Union of Kerala University.[1] In 1994, while the State Joint Secretary of SFI, she was pictured in newspapers with a head wound inflicted by police during a demonstration.[1]

She has served as one of the director board members of the Kerala State Women's Development Corporation[2][3] and Corporation director of Thiruvananthapuram District Court.[4]

Advocate career[edit]

Kumari is a lawyer with a practice that includes the Kerala High Court.[5] The focus of her practice includes family law cases.[6][7]

Her work as an advocate includes filing a contempt of court petition with the Supreme Court on behalf of two women against Sabarimala temple authorities.[8] The petition, filed with Advocate AV Varsha, was in response to attempts to block the women from entering the temple.[9][10][11]

She has also appeared for the prosecution in the Venjarmoodu double murder case.[12]


  • Geenakumari, T (October 2019). Susheela Gopalan Jeevithakatha. Chintha Publishers. Retrieved 27 March 2021. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Biju, K G (March 8, 2017). "മെക്‌സിക്കന്‍ അപാരതയുടെ കാലത്ത് 'മുന്‍ എസ്എഫ്‌ഐക്കാരി ഗീനാ കുമാരി'യ്ക്കു പറയാനുള്ളത്". Narada News. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  2. Staff Reporter (August 11, 2017). "She-toilet on District Court premises". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  3. Edex Live (July 16, 2019). "School students in Thiruvananthapuram can now get sanitary napkins for free". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  4. "Ex-MLA appointed". The Hindu. December 2, 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  5. "Alimony to women is not a welfare scheme but a right: Activists". The Indian Express. December 21, 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  6. "T'puram is Kerala's divorce capital too". News18. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  7. Singh, Kirti (2013). Separated and Divorced Women in India. Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd. ISBN 978-81-321-0952-5. Retrieved 27 March 2021. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. Babu, Ramesh (January 3, 2019). "Sabarimala row spills to Kerala streets, cops respond with Op Broken Window". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  9. "Sabarimala: Contempt petitions in SC against prevention on women entry". Mathrubhumi. October 24, 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  10. Correspondent (November 12, 2018). "Comments of Pillai, tantri not contempt of court: Solicitor General". OnManorama. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  11. "Sabarimala: Supreme Court declines urgent hearing on contempt plea against authorities". The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. January 3, 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  12. "Congress Workers Involved In Venjaramoodu Double Murder Get Life Term In Another Killing". Deshabhimani. March 26, 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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