50 judges, lawyers from SC, Delhi HC, J&K participated in Legal Eagle Golf tournament

Srinagar: About 50 judges, lawyers and other legal fraternity from Supreme Court (SC), Delhi and J&K High Courts participated in the β€œLegal Eagle Golf β€œ tournament here on Saturdy.
J&K Chief Justice Justice Gita Mittal inaugurated tournament here at Royals Springs Golf Course in which around 50 judges, lawyers and other legal fraternity from Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and J&K High Court participated.
The event was organised by the Jammu Kashmir High Court (HC) and co-sponsored by the State’s Tourism Department and J&K Bank.
Among the participants included Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice Bashir Ahmad Khan, former Advocate Generals Altaf Naik and Jahangir Iqbal Ganai, senior advocates of the HC, U K Jalali, Javed Ahmad Kawoos and Zubair Zargar.
After the tee-off, Justice Gita Mittal said the tournament is usually held outside the state and they brought it here to send a message across the globe that Kashmir is absolutely safe for travellers and that any tournament can be held here.
She said the tournament has become a platform for a union of legal experts, judges, senior and young lawyers. β€œWe have started it here and this tradition will continue for long time,” she said.
She said many lady senior judges have also participated in the tournament who after seeing this golf course will also invite other female golfers to play golf here.
She said there was a need to highlight the role of the woman that they can play their part in the society.
β€œWe wanted lady golfers also to participate and they have turned up in good number here. This will also promote golfing among the women,” she said.
Managing Director, Golf Development and Management Authority, Ghalib Mohiuddin said this is a high-profile tournament in which senior judges and lawyers are participating.
β€œIf we can host high-profile judges and lawyers here who can play without any security and enjoy to the fullest, it would send a positive message across that Kashmir is safe for everybody,” he said.
He said this tournament would give a fillip to the overall tourism activity of the State.
Mohiuddin said it was encouraging that the Delhi High Court Bar Association members and judges from Supreme court are part of the tournament.
β€œThere is no denying the fact that RSGC is one of the best golf courses in India and one of the best in Asia. The negative perception that Kashmir is not safe is a deterrent for travellers to visit Kashmir. However, with the successful conclusion of this tournament, a positive message will go across that this beautiful land is also safe for travellers,” he said.
Director Tourism Department, Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani said the department is providing full support and cooperation to the event.
β€œJ&K state is a golf circuit. We have so many golf course here which needs to be promoted through such activities,” he said.
Deputy Director Tourism Publicity Reyaz Ahmad Shah was also present on the occasion.


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