|Early Times Report|
Jammu, May 16: Today a farewell function was organized by J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu to bid farewell to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir designated as chief justice, High Court of Manipur & Meghalaya who have been transferred on account of their elevation as Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur & Meghalaya respectively.
The function started with the presentation of bouquets to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir, Justice Alok Aradhey, Justice D.S. Thakur, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice Sanjay Gupta and Justice J.R. Kotwal by, besides, Advocates namely Ajay Sharma Seema Shekhar, Sudershan Sharma, Vikram Sharma, S. Baldev Singh, Pranav Kohli, Vishal Goel, Masood Choudhary, R.P. Sharma, Veenu Gupta, Monika Kohli, Vishal Sharma, Rozina Afzal and Gourav Jamwal. This apart, mementos were also presented to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir by the senior Advocates namely U.K. Jalali, D.C. Raina, Sunil Sethi, K.S. Johal, Surinder Kour and team of office bearers led by B.S. Slathia, Sr. Advocate, President, besides, Sachin Gupta Vice President, Prem Sadotra General Secretary, Himanshu Sharma Joint Secretary and Chetan Misri Treasurer.
While addressing the august gathering, President B.S. Slathia, Senior Advocate said that Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir their remarkable sense of justice and fairness combined with simplicity and brilliance, have been their hallmarks as a Judges of High Court. Slathia further stated that Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir always treated all the lawyers equally and did not believe in the face law, which quality of them was admired by all the members of the Association. Slathia also expressed his grave concern to the challenges being faced by the institution of the judiciary, from within and outside the institution, for upholding its independence. He further stated that the Association shall leave no stone unturned to fight such forces unitidily and defeat any such move from any quarter.