HC asks govt to stop harassing militants’ families

HC asks govt to stop harassing militants’ families

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Saturday directed the government not to cause unnecessary harassment to the families of militants. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir passed directions to the Jammu and Kashmir Government that unnecessary harassment to militant families be stopped and advised the government that it was bound to protect them. The court […]

Court asks amicus curie to submit expert report on Rajbagh bridge

Court asks amicus curie to submit expert report on Rajbagh bridge

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday gave two weeks time to amicus curie to submit technical and expert opinion on the construction of Rajbagh Bridge but directed the state to work out on the proposal further. The court observed that if it found the technical report not favouring the bridge, the court […]

Government-run orphanages lack basic facilities, high court pulls up SW authorities

Government-run orphanages lack basic facilities, high court pulls up SW authorities

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Friday pulled up the social welfare department for utter negligence in handling the affairs of state-run orphanages. The court expressed displeasure on deficiencies in the report presented before the division bench on the facilities available at the orphanages. The government was asked to take the issues plaguing the orphanages […]

HC asks for report on rebuilding of burned schools

HC asks for report on rebuilding of burned schools

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on the state government over the issue of schools burnt during the 2016 uprising, the J&K High Court on Thursday gave the government four weeks to finalise the entire process required to re-construct the schools and directed the commissioner secretary to forward a report to the finance secretary for the same. […]

HC asks government to wake up to transgender community’s problems

HC asks government to wake up to transgender community’s problems

SRINAGAR: The high court on Thursday directed the state government to file objections to a public interest litigation seeking protection of rights of transgenders in Jammu and Kashmir. A division bench headed by chief justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey passed the direction in view of the petitioners of the PIL seeking […]

Govt confident of winning case, hires Fali Nariman

Govt confident of winning case, hires Fali Nariman

Srinagar: The J&K government has hired eminent constitutional lawyer Fali Nariman as the leading counsel to argue its case in the Supreme Court against the abrogation of Article 35A. J&K Advocate-General Jahangir Iqbal Ganaie told Kashmir Reader that “Article 35A cannot be removed as it was passed through a Presidential Order in 1954. Modifications can […]

Remove illegal constructions, lilies from Dal Lake: HC

Remove illegal constructions, lilies from Dal Lake: HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) and other departments concerned to remove fresh illegal structures constructed in and around the Dal Lake. The court sought a status report on these directions on the next date of hearing. The court also directed the Superintendent of […]

HC seeks govt response on parks and gardens

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Secretary Housing and Urban department, VC-SDA, Commissioner SMC and Director Floriculture to file their response to a public interest litigation seeking details on various parks and gardens in Kashmir. The PIL ‘The court on its own motion’ Vs state floriculture department is seeking […]

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