SRINAGAR: Justice Gita Mittal was sworn in as the on Saturday, becoming the first woman judge in the history of the court to occupy the post. She was administered the oath of office by Governor of Jammu and Kashmir at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.
In a historic appointment, government issued the notification in this regard on Friday. Along with the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Jammu And Kashmir has also got two judges, including a woman. Justice Mittal was till now the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
In a series of other appointments, Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, a judge of the Rajasthan HC, has been elevated as the chief justice of the Orissa HC.
The first lady Usha Vohra, former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, advisors to the Governor and serving and retired Judges of the Supreme Court and the J&K High Court were present on the occasion along with senior officials from the administration and the police.