Advocates & Solicitors

She is one of the few states of India which saw, separation of judiciary from the executive with setting up of five sessions divisions court on 16 March 2006 and two district and sessions judge courts on 17th December 2007, but few Arunachalees have succeeded through their calibre. Though many Arunachalee women are serving as judges now and many have passed LLM, but few have been practicing in the Supreme Court of India, the highest seat of law in the country

Advocate Jyoti is one of them. Born in remote Nafra of Kameng district, after schooling from Nafra, Bomdila and Itanagar’s Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth (classes XI to XII) reaching national capital Delhi to pursue higher education as well as building legal career poses tough challenges. But she has proved right the common adage: “Hum Kisise Kum Nehi”

Jyoti, after obtaining BA LL.B, LLM (criminal law) in Delhi, started practicing from Patiala Court, New Delhi in 2016. She carved a niche for herself in the legal arena of the country by one after another accomplishment in criminal law. Daughter of Thaching Zongluju and Ayamu Zongluju, Jyoti has three sisters.

Besides numerous laurels in legal jurisprudence, she also obtained a diploma on ‘Child Protection: Children’s Rights Theory and Practical” from Harvard University and a PG Diploma on ‘Cyber Law, Child Protection, and Women Empowerment. While practicing in the Supreme Court of India, she is also a Ph. D scholar now. A multi-faceted personality, she is a distinguished member of the International Council of Juris, London, and has created an identity for her humanitarian service as legal advisor of many NGOs, particularly Helping Hands, for her hand-holding approach on many social issues.

Spreading sensitization in the society is also one of her many strong initiatives as she offers legal expertise as a guest lecturer of Delhi Police

Her activities also include economic reforms as she is the legal advisor of the North East Chamber of Commerce in Delhi NCR and disciplinary panel member of the National Anti-Doping Agency of India.

Well aware of the difficulties faced by the people for seeking justice in Supreme Court, she recently opened a bar in the state with eight assistants to help litigants. These selfless services to the society and the country as a whole won Jyoti North-East Unsung Heroes Award-2019 and India Inspirational Award 2020 as a woman quietly making a difference in the society

In fact, I personally know judge Jaweplu Chai, present member-secretary of Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority, as the first woman judge of Arunachal Pradesh since 2013 and judicial magistrate first class-cum-session court judge Tenzing Metho who are judges with a difference and their rise to the higher pedestal is a forgone conclusion. But one wonders if young advocate Jyoti is in making as Arunachals  Ram Jethmalani, who was an institution in criminal jurisprudence?