Srinagar: The President of India on Tuesday ordered appointment of prominent lawyer Javed Iqbal Wani as judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
A notification as per news agency KNO, in this regard was issued by union ministry of Law and Justice today . It is after a gap of seven years that a Kashmiri Muslim has been appointed as judge of J&K High Court.
Before this appointment, Justice Ali Muhammad Magray was the last Kashmiri Muslim appointed as judge of the High Court in 2013. Wani is the son- in-law of jailed Bar Association President Mian Qayoom.