Zaffar Qureshi elected HCBA President
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Aug 30: Advocate Zaffar Amin Qureshi was Thursday elected as President of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association. The election was conducted today at Saddar Court Complex here.
For various posts, 11 candidates were in the fray while five candidates were declared elected for different positions for a term of one year. Qureshi won over Advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga by a margin of 104 votes. He secured 338 votes while Ronga got 234 out of the total 577 polled votes. Five votes were rejected.
Advocate Ajaz Qadir Bedar has been declared as successful for the post of Vice-President. He conquered over Advocate Bashir Ahmad Dar. Bedar got 337 votes against his rival Dar who secured 234 votes.
For the post of General Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Bhat won over G N Shaheen and Shoukat Ahmad Khan. Bhat, Shaheen and Khan got 308, 180 and 83 votes respectively.
Shabir Ahmad Bhat has been elected as Joint Secretary. He won over his rival Javid Samad by a margin of 14 votes. Bhat secured 288 votes while Samad got 274 votes. Bilal Ahmad Wani was declared as successful against his rival, Muzaffar Ahmad Rather. Wani secured 319 votes while Rather got 240 votes.
Soon after he was elected, Zaffar Amin Qureshi said that he would work for the young lawyers who voted for him.
“The senior lawyers have coursed through the junior phases of their life and are well settled. But the junior lawyers are struggling to tide over difficulties in the field of practice. I will work to bolster them to emerge as successful,” Qureshi told Greater Kashmir.
Qureshi said the HCBA has already mapped a resolution vis-a-vis the movement and it will stick to it.
The HCBA election commissioner B R Keng told Greater Kashmir that the oath ceremony for the newly elected members will be held on September 1.
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