Jammu & Kashmir High Court orders KCCI elections

Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Friday ordered fresh elections to elect the new Executive Committee for the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and has nominated Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and two retired judges to oversee the election process. In an order issued by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey on 18 September, 2020, copy of which lies with Rising Kashmir, in the case between Kashmir Chamber of Commerce, represented by senior advocate Z. A. Shah, versus Zubair Mahajan and others, represented by Advocate Syed Faisal Qadri, the court further held that the Committee elected in 2018, “which had of its own extended its term for another year, which too is coming to an end by 28.09.2020, shall be ordered to seize to exist with effect from the evening of 27.09.2020.” “With a view to ensuring that all tasks are performed honestly and in a fair and transparent manner,the High Court proposes to nominate the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, as an overall supervising Officer to oversee the performance of all these tasks by the said committees, with the assistance of two retired Judicial Officers of the rank of Principal District Judge, namely, Javed Ahmad Kawoos and Abdul Wahid, who shall have to be paid such amounts as their charges as may be determined by the Court out of the funds of the Company for rendering such assistance”, the High Court further ordered.