Farheen Fatima Becomes First Muslim Woman as Advocate-On-Record of Supreme Court

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Farheen Fatima Becomes First Muslim Woman as Advocate-On-Record of Supreme Court

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New Delhi: Advocate Farheen Fatima has become the first ever Muslim woman as Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court. She passed the Advocate-on-Record Examination 2022 conducted by the Supreme Court of India. She hails from Kareli Allahabad (Prayagraj).

Fatima has been practicing in the Supreme Court of India ever since she completed her graduation in law. She did her schooling at St. Anthony’s Convent School, Prayagraj with flying colours and did law from Dehradun.

Speaking with Islamic Voice, the suave advocate said, “Yes it’s my childhood dream”.

“When I was a kid, I noticed most of the big personalities in public life had one thing in common. They were all lawyers. So, I decided to go for law as I found them more intelligent, knowledgeable, and socially aware than others”, Fatima said when asked why she prefers the law profession.

Recently, she was honored by the Indian Council of Jurists and All India Bar Association for achieving this feat.

Congratulating Farheen Fatima for her feat, the National President of Urdu Development Organization’s president Dr. Syed Ahmad Khan said that it is undeniably admirable that even at this trying time, our daughters are making steady progress towards achievement in all spheres of life.

Fatima is also an Honorary Member of the Legal Wing of All India Unani Tibbi Congress. She is the niece of UDO National General Secretary Dr. Faraz Uloom and the grandchild of Bahrul Uloom, 103-year-old founder and patron-general of the Urdu Development Organization.

She also makes clear that she is not the first female Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court; rather she is the first female advocate from her hometown to ever become AoR.