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 Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said that on Supreme Court’s direction, this petition is treated as PIL and respondents be issued notices for the same.
The court issued notices to commissioner secretaries, J&K, Tourism, Forest, Housing, and Revenue.
Senior advocate Zaffar Shah was appointed as the Amicus Curie.