Kolkata: Arshi Hashmat of Kolkata topped West Bengal State Judicial Service Examinations-2014. She is second Muslima to achieve the fiat. In 2008, another Muslim daughter, Bushra Adil had topped the the list.In all 19 Muslims have been selected in the list of 117 successful candidates..
As per results declared on Dec 30, 19 of total 117 candidates belong to Muslim community. Seven of whom are female. Most of them came from unprivileged families. Another girls students who succeeded the test include Nasrina Parvin (rank-19); Yesmin Ara Khatun (rank-24); Zeba Parvin (33); Najmus Sahar (86) and Shahina Shams(rank-113_.
Arshi Hasmat is youngest among her five sisters and one brother. She is second in her sisters who have passed this test. Her elder Sister is now a Magistrate in the state. Hashmat has been a meritorious student all along. She secured 82.25% in her SS examinations from the Kendriya Vidyalay, Fort William Complex, Kolkata. Graduated in law from Jogesh Chowdhury Law College and is currently doing her LLM at Calcutta University.
Her father S. K Hasmat passed away when she was a student of class IXth. Family had to face hardships but she completed her education with other sisters and brother. The credit goes to their mother, Kaniz Fatma, who has studied upto high school.
Arshi is down to earth girl. She dons the scarf and is regular in Slat. She insists the besides her mother, she was inspired to continue education by the teachings of Holy Quran. She is confident girl. When she was going for crucial interview, a friend of her advised to remove her scarf, but she did not. She faced the interview in full Islamic dress and answered all questions with confidence and clarity. That impressed the panel. She is an eloquent orator, speaks Urdu, Bengali and English fluently.S.K. Zafar Ali, (ranked 45) is a hero of another remarkable story. He did his schooling in Hindi medium schools. Graduated in Law from Hazra Law College and is now studying in first year LLM at Aliah University. His father is an ordinary laborer in a Jute Mill. Zafar aspires to join the judiciary as “a Judge who delivers justice and keeps the flag of law of the land high.” He also endures to start a law academy exclusively for Hindi and Urdu School Students. (Inputs from 2CN)