Out of 35 Candidates, Five Muslims Made it to Assam Judicial Service


Waquar Hasan | Caravan Daily

GAUHAHATI — Gauhati High Court on Friday has made public the results of Assam Judicial Service 2019 selecting 35 candidates for the judicial service. Out of 35 candidates, five are Muslims which is being considered a great success at a time when the community is beleaguered in the state due to communlisation of the NRC process.

“On basis of the performance in the Main Written Examination and Viva-Voce, the Gauhati High Court has been pleased to select the following 35 (thirty five) candidates, in order of merit, for appointment in Grade-III of Assam Judicial Service,” the high court administration has informed about the results through the notification.

Among these 35 candidates, Jyoshiobi Dutta ranked 1st, Tahmina Laskar and Vishek Bhuyani got 2nd and 3rd ranks respectively. The five Muslims who have been able to make to the list are Sahidulla Ahmed (4th), Ali Haydar Khan (13th), Muzakkir Ahmed (17th) and Sharmina Khatun Barbhuiya (21st).

“The selected candidates shall furnish certificates, given not more than six months prior to the date of the application, from 2 (two) respectable persons, unconnected with his/her college or university and not related to him/her, testifying to his/her character. The certificates shall be handed over to the undersigned on or before 25-10-2019 during office hours,” the authority asked the qualified the candidates to submit their required documents to the authority before October 25.

Talking to Caravan Daily, one of the qualified candidates Tahmina Laskar, who ranked 2nd, said that this success is very important to her as she has been making efforts for years. This is her fifth attempt in which she could get succes to it. Earlier, she cleared the written test two times but could not clear the viva-voce. Laskar, who hails from Assam’s Hailkandi district, credits the success to her hard-work. She made preparations for the exam while she was doing private job. In the day, she worked and in the night she studied for the exam.

“It is very important for me. If you look at for how long I have been preparing for this exam, you can understand how important it is for me,” Laskar said.

Explaining as to why she had been making so much efforts for the judicial service, she said “there are two things. One, people hardly get opportunity to serve their own state and people. We can criticize the system as much as we want. But when we ourselves are on the position of contributing, it becomes big contribution”. She added that it helps the system to be changed and reformed.

She expressed her happiness over the selection of five Muslims as there is representation from Muslims too in the field. But she believes that it does not matter from which community the successful candidates are. What matters is the hard-work put in by the candidates.

Apart from Laskar and Dutta, these are top ten candidates – Vishek Bhuyan, Sahidulla Ahmed, Mayurakshi Roy Medhi, Jaya Sharma, Dr Geetanjali Debi, Dipjyonti Hazarika, Priyanka Purkayastha and Maridusmita Sarkar.


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