Bandipora youth selected as member of ICJ

SRINAGAR: A law professional from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has been selected as a member of the London based International Council of Jurists (ICJ).
Irshad Ahmad Dar, 27, a law graduate hailing from Saderkoot Bala area of Bandipora district had applied for the membership of the ICJ, which claims to promote legal professionalism and work for establishing rule of law and also provide legal aid to the less privileged.
Dar, who has done his LLB from the Kashmir Law College, Nowshehra Srinagar old Kashmir Reader that he had applied for the ICJ membership last year August lockdown in Kashmir.
With authorities blacking out all communication channels in the valley on August 4, Dar lost correspondence with the India office of the ICJ. And it was only in October when authorities restored post-paid mobile services in Kashmir, Dar got to know from the ICJ about his selection.
Dar called his selection as ICJ member as very special – given the international recognition of the council.
He said that it could give him an opportunity to interact with veterans of law at ICJ, which he said, strives for establishing the rule of law.
President, International Council of Jurists, Dr Adish C Aggarwala called Dar’s selection as ICJ member as “very big for him”.
Dar, he said, was very much interested to work for the rule of law and was selected two months back.

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