Jammu Tawi, April 26
Newly elected Bar Association of Jammu today sought early filling up of vacancies of judges lying vacant in J&K High Court.
Speaking at function organized to felicitate by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Jammu Wing, to welcome Chief Justice of J&K High Court Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, newly elected BAJ president B S Slathia sought early filling up of vacancies of judges to relieve litigants.
“Cases are being delayed due to shortage of Judges,” said Slathia adding that there should be no room for the adage ‘Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.’
He said, “speedy disposal and trial has to be the fundamental right of the people and it cannot be fulfilled without filling up the vacant posts of Judges.”
The BAJ president further said that the Jammu Wing of J&K High Court was established in 1928 and since there is no female judge in the State High Court.
Function was also attended by Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice J R Kotwal, Justice B S Walia and Advocate General Jehangir Ganaie.
The others who graced the occasion included the former judges of the High Court, district and session judges, members of subordinate judiciary, the law secretary besides former advocate generals and members of the JKHCBA.
The gathering was also addressed by Chief Justice.
The function was anchored by Prem Sadotra Gen Secretary JKHCBA and the vote of thanks was extended by Sachin Gupta, Vice President JKHCBA.
Himanshu Sharma, Joint Secy, JKHCBA and Chetan Mishri, treasurer JKHCBA were also present on the occasion.