In a First, CUK Law Students Form ‘Bar Association’



CUK LLB Students
CUK “Students’ Bar Association” led by Mudasir Choudhary (4th from left).

The Students of law at ‘School of Legal Studies’, Central University of Kashmir, at its Nowgam campus, Monday constituted “Students’ Bar Association” – a first of its kind in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to one of its members, on 07 June 2015, elections were held to elect President, Vice-President, General Secretary and Treasurer to the ‘Governing Council’ of the Students’ Bar Association. “The students of the School of Legal Studies including students of LLM and PhD scholars participated in the election process,” he said.

“Mudasir Choudhary, student of BA-LLB (8th Semester) was elected as the President of the SBA, he secured 102 votes out of total 150 votes cast against his opponent Jagjit Singh who got 46 votes,” he informed.

Accordingly, Fida Hussain from BA-LLB (6th Semester) was elected as Vice-President unopposed. Basharat Ali, student of BA-LLB (4th Semester) was elected as General Secretary of the SBA by securing 81 votes against his opponent Inam Ashraf Bulbul who got 70 votes. Mehraj Ahmad student of BA-LLB (2nd Semester) was elected as Coordinator of the Association by securing 100 votes against his opponent John Wani who got 49 votes.

“The election process was facilitated by Election Committee constituted under Article 10 of the constitution of the SBA. Election Committee comprised of Jahangir Rasool, PhD Scholar, Yahya Ibrahim, student LLM, Najm ul Nisa, student LLM, Usmaan Saleem Tak, Class Representative (CR) BA-LLB (8th Semester), Isar Mir, CR BA-LLB (6th Semester), Arbaz Muzaffar, CR BA-LLB (4th Semester) and Muzamil Ahmad, CR BA-LLB (2nd Semester),” the member further said.

Detailing about the students’ body, he said, “Students’ Bar Association is a body of law students constituted to promote collective interest of students in academic and co-curricular activities. Aims and objectives of the SBA are envisaged in Article 3 of the constitution of the Students’ Bar Association which include organizing events and encouraging services for the benefit of its members, providing a platform for the expression of views and interests of its members, publication of magazines and bulletins, creating and maintaining a congenial atmosphere of learning, promoting equality of opportunity and a safe and relaxed environment for all its members, promoting unity of spirit among its members and to enhance relations between its members and the members of other institutions of higher education and the entire community.”

SBA is not affiliated to any political party or organization whatsoever, he asserted. “The Constitution of SBA prohibits any kind of political activism and prescribes for expulsion of any member who is found indulging in any political act of any nature under the name of Students’ Bar Association.”

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