Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to process the compensation claim made by Jamiat Ahle-Hadees (JAH) Kashmir in lieu of the Moominabad land taken by the government for construction of district court complex.
Disposing of a writ petition by JAH, the court directed that the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir considers the compensation request pending before him on merit, “and disposed of at the earliest and in any case within two months from the date a copy of this order is made available in the office of the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir”.
The court noted that the land used for construction of District Court Complex at Moominabad is claimed to have been in possession of the petitioner, and was taken over by the government promising adequate compensation in return. A government order No.40- Rev/S of 2008 dated 18.02.2008, has been referred to in the matter.
Earlier, JAH counsel Rouf Parray told the court that the petitioner has approached the authorities, including Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, several times, but nothing has been done.
He said that the petitioner would feel satisfied, if the writ petition is disposed of at this stage by directing the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to take a decision on the pending request of the petitioner organization.
Justice Sanjeev Kumar recorded his submission and disposed of the petition by directing Divisional Commissioner to consider the request, if any pending before him, on merit at the earliest.