Srinagar: Chief Justice (retd) Mian Jalal-ud-din, who served as state’s top judge from 15 February 1978 to 22 February 1980, passed away at his Baghat-i-Barzulla residence on Sunday night.
According to Kashmir High Court Bar Association, the former chief justice never believed in harming anyone with his pen or by his words.
Paying tributes him, executive council of the lawyers met here and recalled the role and the contributions of Mian Jalal-ud-din in dispensation of justice as Judge and Chief Justice of the high court.
“Late Mian Jalal-ud-din was a man of simple habits and God fearing. He never believed in harming anyone with his pen or by his words. He possessed great qualities of head and heart and the judgments delivered by him reflected his great legal acumen,” the Bar said.
The Executive Committee members offered Fateh for the departed soul and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul his peace and give courage and fortitude to his family members including R. A. Jan, former advocate general who resigned recently, and advocate Shamas Jalal at this hour of grief.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed also expressed grief over the demise of Mian Jalal-ud-Din.
In his condolence message, the Chief Minister described late Mufti Jalal-ud-din as an authority over matters of jurisprudence. He said in his death the state has lost a great statesman who contributed immensely in the field of judiciary and rose to occupy the chair of Chief Justice of J&K State.
Mufti Sayeed conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Mian Jalal-ud-Din was succeeded by late Mufti Baha-ud-Din. The later had resigned in 1983 in protest against his transfer to Sikkim High Court, emplacing that Government of India had no jurisdiction to transfer a J&K High Court Judge to any part of India as the State had a special status under Article 370. Late Mufti Baha-ud-Din was chairman of the panel which drafted Constitution of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in 1990s.