Jammu and Kashmir High Court

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court
Established 1943
Country  India
Location Srinagar (Summer) and Jammu (winter)
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized by Constitution of India
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of India
Judge term length Till 62 years of age
Number of positions 14
Website www.jkhighcourt.nic.in
Chief Justice
Currently Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar
Since 8.6.2012

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Hindi: जम्मू और कश्मीर उच्च न्यायालय) is the High Court of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was established on 28 August 1943 by letters patent issued by the Maharaja of Jammu Kashmir. The seat of the court shifts between its summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 14.

History[edit]

The High Court of the Jammu and Kashmir state was established on the basis of the Order No. 1 issued by the Maharaja on 26 March 1928. The Maharaja appointed Lala Kanwar Sain as the first Chief Justice and Rai Bahadur Lala Bodh Raj Sawhney and Khan Sahib Aga Syed Hussain as Puisne Judges. The seats of the High Court were at Jammu and Srinagar. On 10 September 1943, letters patent were conferred on the High Court by the Maharaja.

The Chief Justice[edit]

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court following the elevation of Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla to the Supreme Court. However, in the buffer period, Justice Virender Singh served as the Acting Chief Justice.

List of former Chief Justices[edit]

# Chief Justice Term
1 Kanwar Sain 27 April 1928–16 February 1931
2 Birjor Dalal 16 February 1931–24 November 1936
3 Abdul Qayoom 24 November 1936–20 July 1940
4 Rachpal Singh 13 August 1940–6 March 1942
5 Ganga Nath 24 June 1942–23 October 1945
6 S.K. Ghose 29 March 1946–29 March 1948
7 Janki Nath Wazir 30 March 1948–2 December 1967
8 Syed Murtaza Fazl Ali 3 December 1967–1 April 1975
9 Raja Jaswant Singh 2 April 1975–23 January 1976
10 M.R.A. Ansari 23 January 1976–8 November 1977
11 Mian Jalal-ud-Din 15 February 1978–22 February 1980
12 Mufti Baha-ud-Din 7 March 1983–23 August 1983
13 V.Angarial Khalid 24 August 1983–24 June 1984
14 Adarsh Sein Anand 11 May 1985–23 October 1989
15 S.S. Kang 24 October 1989–14 May 1993
16 S.C. Mathur 10 October 1993–17 March 1994
17 S. Sagir Ahmed 18 March 1994–22 September 1994
18 M. Ramakrishna 10 October 1994–15 June 1997
19 Bhawani Singh 16 June 1997–21 February 2000
20 B.P. Saraf 21 February 2000–22 August 2001
21 H.K. Sema 12 September 2001–8 April 2002
22 B.C. Patel 16 May 2002–4 March 2003
23 S.N. Jha 4 February 2004–11 October 2005
24 B.A. Khan 25 January 2007–31 March 2007
25 Aftab Alam 7 June 2007–10 November 2007
26 K.S. Radhakrishnan 7 January 2008–28 August 2008
27 Manmohan Sarin 4 September 2008–19 October 2008
28 Barin Ghosh 3 January 2009–13 April 2010
29 Dr. Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia 13 April 2010–6 April 2011
30 Shri Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla 2011–2 April 2012

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