Petition on wetlands turned into PIL

Petition on wetlands turned into PIL

Srinagar: The High Court on Wednesday changed the title of a writ petition, “M.K Balakrishanan vs. Union of India” (civil no.230/2017) to a public interest litigation “Court on its own motion on wetlands vs. J&K state & others”. On Supreme Court’s direction, the court changed the title of the petition pertaining to wetlands.. Chief Justice […]

Court finds implementation of Juvinile Act inadequate

Court finds implementation of Juvinile Act inadequate

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Tuesday came down heavily on state government for not implementing the Juvenile justice Act in letter and spirit. The court directed the government to come up with an updated status report within two weeks. The court observed that the affidavit filed by state was inadequate and doesn’t […]

Court sets deadline for reducing weight of schoolbags

Court sets deadline for reducing weight of schoolbags

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed state to file compliance report within four weeks with regard to easing the burden of school children saddled under heavy school bags. The court observed that for easing the burden of school bags there is a need of comprehensive policy to be followed at schools […]

Asiya Andrabi admitted to chest hospital after court quashes PSA detention

Asiya Andrabi admitted to chest hospital after court quashes PSA detention

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday quashed Public Safety Act against Dukhataran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson, Asiya Andrabi, and her aide Fehmeeda Sofi. A single bench of M K Hanjura while quashing Asiya’s PSA detention observed that life and liberty of the citizens of the state are of paramount importance. Both Andrabi and Sofi were admitted […]

SW impractical on implementation of women specific schemes

SW impractical on implementation of women specific schemes

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to amend the form and affidavit of State Marriage Assistance scheme within two weeks. The court observed that the affidavit presented by state government was unsatisfactory and without details of girls benefited by the scheme. “Show us the clear picture. Otherwise don’t take up […]

HC seeks maps of highways across Kashmir

HC seeks maps of highways across Kashmir

Srinagar: The High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to present detailed maps of national highway networks across Kashmir in the next hearing. The court said that the updated report should indicate distance as well as jurisdiction. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Civil Society Tral through advocate G N Shaheen, a division […]