2 The Kazis Act

Power to appoint Kazis for any local area

Wherever it appears to the State Government that any considerable number of the Muhammadans resident in any local area desire that one or more Ka’zi’s should be appointed for such local area, the State Government may, if it thinks fit, after consulting the principal Muhammadan residents of such local area, select one or more fit persons and appoint him or them to be Ka’zi’s for such local area.

If any question arises whether any person has been rightly appointed Ka’zi’ under this section, the decision thereof by the State Government shall be conclusive.

The State Government may, if it thinks fit, suspend or remove any Ka’zi’ appointed under this section who is guilty of any misconduct in the execution of his office, or who is for a continuous period of six months absent from the local area for which he is appointed, or leaves such local area for the purpose of residing elsewhere, or is declared an insolvent, or desires to be discharged from the office, or who refuses or becomes in the opinion of the State Government unfit, or personally incapable, to discharge the duties of the office.