SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) directed the state government to file a compliance report within six months with regard to 2,080 unmarked graves identified at Poonch and Rajouri, the twin districts of Jammu. The commission also directed the government to present before it a comprehensive forensic report, including DNA testing, on all the […]

No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC

No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Thursday quashed a home department order that terminated the recruitment process for various non-gazetted and class-IV posts in the Fire and Emergency Services Department last year. A number of aggrieved candidates had challenged the government order (no. 381-Home of 2016) dated 5 July 2016, whereby the Home Department terminated the […]

DySP lynching case: Defense lawyer picks holes in police claims

DySP lynching case: Defense lawyer picks holes in police claims

Srinagar: In the DySP lynching case, Advocate Nazir Ronga, said on Thursday that the prosecution witnesses listed by police have recorded different stories of the case, which are contradictory in nature and appear that “they have least knowledge of the occurrence of the incident.” Ronga was arguing on framing of charges and admitting the accused […]

Masarat Alam presented in Srinagar court

Masarat Alam presented in Srinagar court

Srinagar: Muslim League chairman and general secretary of the Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani, Masarat Alam Bhat, was produced on Wednesday before the Forest Court, Srinagar, in 2006 case. Advocate Shabir Ahmed Bhat, who represents the Muslim League chairman, submitted before court that Alam should be shifted from Jammu jail to Srinagar as his […]

Condition of prisoners in J&K jails: Government asked to file compliance on apex court orders

Condition of prisoners in J&K jails: Government asked to file compliance on apex court orders

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks time to the state government to file compliance report on the condition of prisons in the state. The division bench comprising Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed Principal Secretary Home, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Prisons, […]

High court denies bail to man accused of attempting rape on minor

High court denies bail to man accused of attempting rape on minor

Srinagar: The High Court on Wednesday denied bail to a man accused of attempting rape on a 5-year-old girl. Dismissing the bail application of accused, Imtiyaz Ahmed Bhat, Justice MK Hanjura said the petitioner has not referred to any material as would lead the court to believe that there has been a change in the […]

HC disposes of petition on Tosa Maidan firing range

HC disposes of petition on Tosa Maidan firing range

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Tuesday disposed of a public interest litigation on injuries due to artillery firing and shell explosions at Tosa Maidan, saying all court directions have been complied with and there is nothing left in the matter. Mohammad Altaf Khan representing the petitioners had said, “There is no detailed […]

SHRC urges victims of braid-chopping to record statements

SHRC urges victims of braid-chopping to record statements

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday asked the victims of braid-chopping incidents that they must record their statements before the police or SHRC help investigations and track down the culprits. A report submitted by Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) before the SHRC said that despite strenuous efforts and measures taken (by […]

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