Death of former CJ J&K High court condoled

Srinagar – According to Press Release issued by Register General, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, a Full Court Reference on the sad demise of Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang, former Chief Justice, High Court of J&K, has been held at Srinagar Wing of the High Court on 15thOctober, 2012 at 12.15 P.M.

It was attended by  Justice Bilal Nazki, former Chief Justice, former Judges, Sh. M. I. Qadri, Learned Advocate General and the Law Officers, Assistant Solicitor General, Officers of this Court, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Sh. Qadri, Learned Advocate General offered the condolences and stated that Justice Kang was a great Jurist and Noble soul.  His Judgments are lucid, incisive and profound.  He delivered many land mark judgments as a Chief Justice of this High Court.

His Lordship the Chief Justice expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the members of bereaved family and said that Justice Kang, by all reckoning, was an outstanding, illustrious and multifaceted personality. This all is reflected from the life sketch of this great soul. The sharp intellect, acumen and knowledge of Justice Kang stands exhibited in a large number of judgments delivered by His Lordship as a Chief Justice of this Court, which occupy a place of prominence in all reputed Law Reports. He has left an indelible imprint on the legal landscape of the Country. His Lordship was an eminent Jurist and a great human being too. His Lordship held reigns of State Judiciary as Chief Justice from 1989 to 1993, which was a crucial time for the State. But His Lordship steered the State Judiciary deftly with His administrative skills. His Lordship carved out a place for himself in the history of Country in line with able Administrators and eminent Judges.  His death has created a great vacuum in legal field, which cannot ever be filled up.  It is an irreparable loss to the legal fraternity in particular and the society as a whole in general. His memories will linger on in our minds for all times to come.

One minute’s silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

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