Advocate Farooq Ahmad Ganai was elected as the new president of the Doru Bar Association on Wednesday. Ganai defeated his nearest rival, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Rather, by 9 votes, clinching the important post in this south Kashmir township.
The election of the Bar Association was held today at the Doru Munsiff Court complex and the results were announced by afternoon. Out Of 30 voters, 29 exercised their franchise.
Two candidates, advocate Farooq Ahmad Ganai and Bashir Ahmad Rather were in the fray for the president’s post. Ganai secured 19 votes while B A Rather got only 10 votes.
Advocate Mudasir Ahmad Khan was elected as Secretary. He defeated his rival Candidate Advocate Mubashir Ahmad Malik by one vote.
Ganai, a seasoned lawyer has over 15 years of experience in practising criminal law. He completed his law degree from University of Kashmir in 2003. He has been writing on various legal and political issues in major national and international media organisations.
Soon after this win, Ganai, while talking to News Bridge, asserted that he will work for the welfare of the bar members and the society in large.
“Our main issue is the reconstruction of Court building which was damaged in fire in 2016 and the construction of bar chambers,” He said adding that, “I will soon approach the higher authorities in this matter and will also demand the upgradation of this court to Sub-Judge level”.
While praising the Govt for bringing out important legal schemes for the benefit of people, Ganai rued that such schemes lack awareness and doesn’t reach to needy.
“From time to time, administration has been launching schemes for the welfare of people, but due to the lack of awareness, such schemes remain hidden in the files. One of my key mission will be to take those schemes to the people, who need them,” he added.
While highlighting the importance of advocates in the society, the new President of Doru bar Association sought schemes for the welfare of legal community.
“I urge Govt to bring out the schemes for the welfare of advocates, so that this important pillar of society remains strengthened and deliver justice in right pattern”, he concluded.