Court Peon’s Daughter is Magistrate
Nagpur: In a distinguished event that brought cheer to the face of a Nagpur Court peon, his daughter cracked the competitive Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) examination and is set to become a Judicial Magistrate at a court near Nagpur.
Amrina Kasim, 25, who is the daughter of Ghulam Pathan, a class-IV staff in the judiciary, appeared for the competitive examination for becoming a magistrate and cleared it in the first attempt itself. The examination was held in April 2015.
Before clearing this exam, she finished her five years’ law degree from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law in 2011 and started practising under former judge-turned-advocate Shyamnayan Abhyankar, who also guided her for the tough JMFC selection test.
She was felicitated on October 17 in Nagpur in a programme organised by the District Bar Association to felicitate newly-selected judicial officials and their families.
Expressing delight after fulfilling her father’s dream she said at the podium, “I used to tell my father that ‘mujhe woh wali (judge’s) chair chahiye” (I want that the judge’s chair). Today I am happy that ‘woh wali’ chair is within reach now.”
She assigned much of the credit to her father in reaching this level and said, “My father’s conversation would revolve around examinations and results and not ‘rishtey’ (marriage proposals) which is common for an educated woman in her 20s in our community.”
She received appreciation from the senior members of city’s judiciary who were present during the felicitation. She is set to take her charge as one of the JMFCs in the Bhandara court later this month.