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Honour for India

By Our Legal Correspondent

NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. Hemant Batra, the incumbent Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law (SAARC-LAW), a regional apex body of SAARC has been re-elected to the post in the elections held at Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 29 for a two-year term. According to an official release, Mr. Batra was re-elected for his outstanding contribution towards attainment of the objectives of SAARC and SAARC-LAW.

The outgoing President of SAARC-LAW, Dhara Wijayatilake, Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Sri Lanka proposed his name and senior advocate and spokesman of the Congress, Abhishek Manu Singhvi seconded his name.

Mehmood Y. Mandviwalla, a leading barrister from Pakistan has been elected president, Dr. Singhvi, vice-president to represent India, Prof. Habib-ur-Rehman, vice-president to represent Pakistan and A.F.M. Mesbahuddin, former High Court judge of Bangladesh took over as treasurer. The other members of the Executive Council include P.N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, Nasim Hasan Shah, former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Prof. Kank Bikram Thapa from Nepal and senior lawyer, K.K. Venugopal.

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