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Sawhney addresses women advocates, promises overhaul in J&K Bar Council
4/15/2019 10:36:38 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Apr 15: The campaigning for the J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu's Elections is going on in full swing with candidates busy holding meetings with lawyers to garner votes.
In this connection A K Sawhney Advocate the candidate for the post of President J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu held an interactive meeting with lady lawyers in the ladies Bar room here.
Several senior lady lawyers were present in the meeting namely Surinder Kour, Asha Koul, Suman Mala, Vijay Angral, Deepali, Leena Devi, Nigam Bhardwaj and others.
A K Sawhney Advocate - Presidential candidate told the lawyers that his only agenda for contesting the elections for the post of President of esteemed association is that he wants the J&K Bar Council's first elections to be held and the powers be transferred from the High Court to the elected Bar Council of the State. Advocate Sawhney Advocate who has been the former Bar President of HCBA Jammu also narrated his journey of professional life as how despite being a refugee he by his dint of hardwork had risen from a scratch to a leading lawyer. He narrated to the audience that in his college days he worked as a truck conductor and side by side continued with his studies and from there he became a Munsiff.
He further shared with the audience that after an year he resigned from the post of Munsiff and accepted the challenge of law practise and how he faced ups and downs in life.
He said the only mission of his life which is unfinished is to see an elected Bar Council in J&K and for which he is contesting the elections to pursue his struggle for an elected Bar Council of J&K.
He explained how the Bar Council would function and also have its members in the Bar Council of India. He said that where there are elections for the Parliament, Assembly and even local bodies there from 1961 the elections to the Bar Council have not been held despite Supreme Court's orders.
He also mentioned that how the Jammu Bar has unitedly fought against the injustice to the lawyers and people of the region and state in general and reminded them of several agitations.
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