Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Justice Jaswant Singh

Justice Jaswant Singh was a retired judge of the Supreme Court, who come for Shri Nathji’s darshan and receives a new zest for life from him. He had been in a state of acute sorrow due to the death of several of his loved ones, but the moment he came before Shri Nathji peace entered his heart. He said to Shri Nathji amidst tears:
“You have taken away all my worries ever since you have taken me in your boat! Now there is only one worry left– that you may not ask me to leave the boat! Kaheen naav se utaar naa denaa!” And Shri Nathji said to him:
“If I did that, I would be proving that I had made a mistake! But there is no mistake in the divine selection!”
When Shri Nathji celebrated the World Prayer Day on the 23rd of June 1985, Justice Jaswant Singh was on stage along with Mr.A.M. Phiri and Shri D.N. Sinha. (As seen highlighted in the photo on top)There He calls Shri Nathji as “the Saviour of Mankind.”
Shri Anil Dev, son of Justice Jaswant Singh was also devoted to Shri Nathji.  
At 23rd June Fuction of1987 at Sapru Hall, Justice Jaswant Singh spoke of the love of Shri Nathji for the people of the world, which made Him take upon Himself the ills and sorrows of the suffering humanity around him, and called him a Fountain of Love and the Saviour of Mankind.
Also there was a time in Delhi, when Shri Nathji had been eating the ‘samosa’-like biscuits which Justice Jaswant Singh has been sending every day. Shri Nathji even waits eagerly for their arrival. It is like Lord Krishna eating the bananas of Vidur. Although the only biscuits that Shri Nathji ever ate were the usual Glucose biscuits, and at times the Cream Crackers, yet here he was eager to eat these home-made biscuits sent by the learned judge–which were an offering of love.
 In Word Prayer Day  Justice Jaswant Singh pays his tribute to Shri Nathji and says:
“He has saved the world from certain nuclear destruction… Whenever I am in any difficulty in life I think of Him and my difficulty is removed..”
Justice Jaswant Singh was born on 25th January, 1914. He Matriculated from Government High School, Mirpur securing 4th position in the school. He Joined Forman Christian College, Lahore, in 1929 wherefrom he graduated in 1933 and later obtained degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1935 from the Punjab University, Lahore, securing very high Ist Division. He was also awarded a certificate of honour in F.E.L. Class . He Joined the Bar as a Pleader at Jammu in March, 1936. He was admitted and enrolled as a Vakil of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir in May 1938.  He was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court in March 1942. He was appointed as Public Prosecutor, Jammu in August 1944 and remained so upto December, 1944. He worked as Public Prosecutor, Mirpur, from 19-3-1945 to 15-5-1945; as Public Prosecutor, Srinagar, from 20-5-1945 to 14-11-1945; as Public Prosecutor, Mirpur, from 7-12-1945 to 1-6-1946; as Public Prosecutor, Srinagar, from 1-6-1946 to 19-9-1946; as Public Prosecutor, Jammu, from 28-9-1946 to 15-5-1947; and was appointed as 2nd Assistant to the Advocate General on 18-5-1947. He was appointed Assistant Advocate General , Jammu & Kashmir on 1-8-1948. He functioned as Acting Advocate General from 1949 and became full fledged Advocate General of the State in 1956 which post he held upto 2-12-1967 except for two months from 16th March, 1967 to 15th May 1967 when he became the Acting Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. He enrolled as Advocate of the Supreme Court of India in 1955 – unanimously elected as the President of the Bar Association, Jammu, in 1966-67. He conducted several intricate cases involving important questions of law and Constitution both before the Supreme Court and the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir.  Became permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 3-12-1967 and Chief Justice of that Court on 2-4-1975. He was Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 23-1-1976 and retired on 24/01/1979.

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