J&K to have first elected Bar Council in 30 years: Bhim Singh

J&K to have first elected Bar Council in 30 years: Bhim Singh

The Supreme Court of India had directed the High Court of J&K to frame rules and consider to elect J&K Bar Council. He said this order was passed by the Supreme Court of India on a writ petition fi

Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice N.V. Ramana today granted four weeks to Bar Council of India to examine and submit the final report on the rules for J&K Bar Council ‘which have been framed by the full bench of J&K High Court under the direction of Supreme Court of India. 

In a statement NPP founder and senior advocate Prof Bhim Singh said “The Supreme Court directed the Bar Council of India to file its affidavit with approval note so that the rules to hold election to the Bar Council of J&K may be held for the first time ever since Advocates Act, 1961 was framed by the Parliament of India” he added.

 The Supreme Court of India had directed the High Court of J&K to frame rules and consider to elect J&K Bar Council.   He said this order was passed by the Supreme Court of India on a writ petition filed by him.

 As per the statement,  Prof Bhim Singh had filed the writ petition in 2013 seeking intervention of the Supreme Court to get elected Bar Council in the state as the present Bar Council is chaired by the Chief Justice of J&K High Court with the judges of the High Court as its members since Advocates Act, 1961 was extended to the State of J&K.