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 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—(KNO)            

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