JAMMU : The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir today held full court reference to pay homage to late Javed Ahmed Kawoosa, Senior Advocate.

Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh alongwith Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Puneet Gupta, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mohammad Akram Choudhary joined the reference from Jammu bench while Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Justice Sanjay Dhar and Justice Mohan Lal participated through virtual mode from Srinagar bench. Along with them Advocate General, D.C. Raina; N.A. Ronga, Advocate, Chairman, J&K High Court Bar Association, Kashmir; M K Bhardwaj, President, High Court Bar Association, Jammu; Senior Advocates; ASGI, Jammu and Srinagar; members of the Bar, Judicial officers, Officers of the Registry, Member Secretary, J&K Legal Service Authority, Director, J&K Judicial Academy and members of the bereaved family participated in the reference proceedings though physical and virtual mode.

The Registrar General conducted the proceedings of the full court reference.

The Advocate General, in his address, expressed his condolence to the bereaved family.

Thereafter, Chief Justice expressed his condolence and paid tributes to departed soul who breath his last on 7th March, 2022.

Chief Justice said that Javed Ahmed Kawoosa was a thorough gentleman and a fine human being, apart from being an accomplished lawyer. He enjoyed a very good reputation at Bar. He was widely respected and was able to handle difficult cases with ease. He had represented the State Government, various Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Institutions and Insurance Companies in District Courts and the High Court.

Chief Justice further said that with the demise of Javed Ahmed Kawoosa, we have lost a noble soul and a lawyer of eminence. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss to the family and to the legal fraternity equally.

On the occasion, one minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul. The participants prayed to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and bestow immense strength to the members of the family to bear this irreparable loss.

After the Reference, Court work was suspended for the rest of the day.