J&K: Valley Gets 1st Woman Judge In History


Srinagar: Justice Geeta Mittal takes oath as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it. Justice Mittal was till now the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Governor of J&K N.N. Vohra administered the oath of the office to the new judge at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.

Governor N.N. Vohra administered Oath of Office to Justice Gita Mittal as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at an impressive Oath Ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

The Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of the J&K High Court was read out by the Registrar General of the High Court.

After administering Oath Governor congratulated Justice Mittal and wished her a highly successful tenure as Chief Justice of the State High Court.

Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, former Chief Ministers; B.B. Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisors to Governor; serving and retired Judges of Supreme Court and J&K High Court; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; D.C. Raina, Advocate General; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police; high ranking Civil, Judicial and Police officers; senior Advocates; members of Justice Mittal’s family and a large number of her friends were present on the occasion.