Appointment of 2 Kashmiri lawyers as HC judges hit

The appointment of two advocates from Kashmir Valley as judges of J&K High Court has been hit, while the appointment of third lawyer from Jammu region has been deferred.
Appointment of 2 Kashmiri lawyers as HC judges hit
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The appointment of two advocates from Kashmir Valley as judges of J&K High Court has been hit, while the appointment of third lawyer from Jammu region has been deferred.

The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recalled the recommendation for appointment of Nazir Ahmad Beig as High Court judge after the Government of India asked it to reconsider the proposal.

"As regards Nazir Ahmad Beig, advocate, having regard to all relevant factors and the material placed in the file, the collegium considers it appropriate to recall its recommendation for his elevation. The collegium, therefore resolves to recommend that the proposal for his elevation need not be processed any further," reads the resolution of the collegium.

Recommended by the High Court collegium on August 24, 2017, Beig's name was approved by the Apex Court's collegium on April 6, 2018, and sent to the Government of India for consideration. However, the Government of India asked the SC collegium to reconsider its decision.

The collegium has remitted the proposal for appointing Showkat Ahmad Makroo, advocate, as High Court judge to the Chief Justice of J&K High Court.

"As regards Showkat Ahmad Makroo, advocate, having regard to all relevant factors and the material placed in the file, the collegium is of the considered view that the proposal for his elevation deserves to be remitted to the Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. The collegium recommends accordingly," reads the resolution.

The collegium has deferred the proposal for elevation of Wasim Sadiq Nargal as judge of the High Court and decided to seek specific information in detail on the basis of which the proposal for his elevation has been sent, for reconsideration to it by the Government of India.

Nargal's name was also approved by the Supreme Court's collegium on April 6, 2018.

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