Srinagar Law Journal was started by its Founder-Editor, Mr. Hakim Ishtiaq Hussain in the year 1979.
While writing first Editorial for the Journal in July, 1979, he wrote:
‘The small beginning, we have made, is the result and outcome of a long-awaited earnest desire on our part to serve the cause of justice by placing before all persons connected with legal profession the latest word said about the law. In reality this is our goal. We assure the members of legal profession that we shall try to do our best and prove worthy of them’.
Appreciating the requirements of the Bench and the Bar in the State, he wrote:
‘It will strive to place before the reader the latest word on law. It will also publish articles contributed by eminent jurists pertaining to subjects of general legal interest. It will report notes on important Supreme Court cases. Our aim is to make the journal so complete and self-sufficient, so that the lawyer practicing in the State will not have to turn to other journals for reference and he will not be handicapped for fishing out the law. Nothing relevant for the lawyers shall be left out and the journal will serve as a reliable and comprehensive reference book for him. In short, the journal will go a long way in solving the present problems of the members of the Bar and the Bench’.
Following the vision of our Founder-Editor, and taking a step towards fulfilling his dream, SLJ Publications, acknowledging the role of technology in the service of justice, is starting an online blog in order to keep its esteemed readers up-to-date with latest judgments not only from the High Court of J&K and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, to start with, but also with the latest judgments of the Supreme Courts of the United States and the United Kingdom.
We hope that we will be successful in our endeavour and will serve the great cause of justice