The National Panthers Party Supremo & Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court, Prof.Bhim Singh expressed shock on the unfortunate death of the former Chief Minister of J&K, Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi. He described Justice Farooqi as a great jurist, most honest, dedicated and uncompromising judge in the history of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the lawyers’ fraternity that Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi had to suffer lot of embracement and bear pain of injustice to him by the power that be. Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqiwas shifted on the intervention of J&K Govt. from J&K to Allahabad where his performance remained par excellence. When he returned to J&K as Chief Justice he held the decision of the government headed by Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah as void and unconstitutional, which had unilaterally reduced the salaries of the newly recruited (gazetted & non-gazetted) employees to a half. Justice Farooqi on a petition by the then MLA, Prof.Bhim Singh, Justice Farooqi quashed the Govt. Order thus added to his woes. Justice Farooqi as a Justice and Chief Justice in J&K came to the rescue to the victims of the state. Prof.Bhim Singh recollected that Justice Farooqi was transferred from J&K to Sikkim as Chief Justice. He admired Justice Farooqi’s courage and commitment to the cause of justice and his resistance against all kinds of discrimination and injustice when he refused to join as Chief Justice in Sikkim. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the lawyers’ fraternity that it was he (Bhim Singh) who got the then Chief Justice of India, Shri P.N. Bhagwati to speak on telephone to Justice Farooqi promising him that Justice Farooqi shall be brought to the Supreme Court in case he obliged by taking charge in Sikkim. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Chief Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi refused the bargain because, he felt the coming generations should understand the work and duty of a judge. He preferred resigning his job as Chief Justice. Prof.Bhim Singh regretted that such a great judge and jurist who never compromised with the power that be remained neglected after his retirement. He said the people of J&K particularly the lawyers’ fraternity, have lost a champion of civil liberties, freedom of judiciary and a great friend and guide. He expressed heart-felt condolences to the family of Justice Farooqi and his admirers.

The National Panthers Party Supremo & Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court, Prof.Bhim Singh expressed shock on the unfortunate death of the former Chief Minister of J&K, Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi. He described Justice Farooqi as a great jurist, most honest, dedicated and uncompromising judge in the history of J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the lawyers’ fraternity that Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi had to suffer lot of embracement and bear pain of injustice to him by the power that be. Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqiwas shifted on the intervention of J&K Govt. from J&K to Allahabad where his performance remained par excellence. When he returned to J&K as Chief Justice he held the decision of the government headed by Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah as void and unconstitutional, which had unilaterally reduced the salaries of the newly recruited (gazetted & non-gazetted) employees to a half. Justice Farooqi on a petition by the then MLA, Prof.Bhim Singh, Justice Farooqi quashed the Govt. Order thus added to his woes. Justice Farooqi as a Justice and Chief Justice in J&K came to the rescue to the victims of the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh recollected that Justice Farooqi was transferred from J&K to Sikkim as Chief Justice. He admired Justice Farooqi’s courage and commitment to the cause of justice and his resistance against all kinds of discrimination and injustice when he refused to join as Chief Justice in Sikkim. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the lawyers’ fraternity that it was he (Bhim Singh) who got the then Chief Justice of India, Shri P.N. Bhagwati to speak on telephone to Justice Farooqi promising him that Justice Farooqi shall be brought to the Supreme Court in case he obliged by taking charge in Sikkim. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Chief Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi refused the bargain because, he felt the coming generations should understand the work and duty of a judge. He preferred resigning his job as Chief Justice.

Prof.Bhim Singh regretted that such a great judge and jurist who never compromised with the power that be remained neglected after his retirement. He said the people of J&K particularly the lawyers’ fraternity, have lost a champion of civil liberties, freedom of judiciary and a great friend and guide. He expressed heart-felt condolences to the family of Justice Farooqi and his admirers.