Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (SJA) conducted one-day training programme for all Munsiffs and judicial magistrates of 2010 and 2013 batches who are posted in Jammu province, here today.
Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, Judge J&K High Court; Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Jan; Ramesh Kumar Wattal, District and Sessions Judge and Abdul Rashid Malik, Director SJA were the resource persons for the special training programme on proficiency in Urdu language and order writing.
"Director SJA said Urdu is an indispensable part of judicial system and embodies a very rich and creative legacy relating to court proceedings. Justice Janak Raj Kotwal emphasized upon the judicial officers to become conversant with Urdu and its use in the interim and final orders as the use of Urdu invariably saves time and is also very important from the point of view of witnesses, evidence, pleadings and other stake holders," a spokesperson of SJA said.
"Justice Muzaffar Jan, former Judge J&K High Court highlighted the cannons of judicial ethics and the duty of judicial magistrates at the time of granting remand. Ramesh Kumar Wattal stressed the importance of proficiency in Urdu in judicial proceedings by referring to the history and background of rich culture of Urdu language in the court administration," the spokesperson added.
"Abdul Rashid Malik deliberated upon the duties and responsibilities of Magistrates in light of directions passed in judgment of Supreme Court in a case u/s 498-A RPC titled Arnesh Kumar v/s State of Bihar."