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Mumtaz Becomes The First Muslim Woman District Judge In Karnataka

Rashida Bakait

BENGALURU—Mumtaz, a resident of the Udupi district, excelled in judicial exams to become the first Muslim woman district judge in the Karnataka state. The judicial exams were held in February-March 2021, earlier this year.

Mumtaz is the daughter of Abdul Rahman and Atijamma of Mulki. She bagged the top rank among the 12 candidates who managed to crack the exam to become district judges.

She completed her schooling at Bharath Matha High School, Punaroor, in Mangaluru, and went to Pompei College, Aikala, for Pre-University education. She completed her LLB degree from SDM Law College in Mangaluru and acquired a master’s degree in law from Mysuru.

She began her career in law by working as a junior to former MLC Ivan D’Souza. She was appointed as Assistant Public Prosecutor at the Bhatkal Judicial Magistrate First Class(JMFC) court in 2010 and was later transferred to Udupi JMFC Court. In 2018, she was promoted as Assistant Director of Prosecution (ADP) at the Udupi Superintendent of Police office and was currently working for the same position.

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