SHRC seeks status report of probe into 1994 Kupwara massacre

SHRC seeks status report of probe into 1994 Kupwara massacre

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday called for a latest status of investigation report regarding the massacre of 27 civilians at Kupwara on 27 January 1994. SHRC chairperson Justice (Rtd) Bilal Nazki issued notice to the government on a petition filed by rights activist Ahsan Untoo. On the eve of India’s Republic […]

SHRC asks Div Commissioner for report on arrest of JeI, JKLF workers

SHRC asks Div Commissioner for report on arrest of JeI, JKLF workers

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday sought a report from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir regarding the arrests of Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) workers in the past three months. Commission Chairperson Rtd Justice Bilal Nazki directed the officer to file his report within four weeks. A petition had been moved […]

HC tells govt to notify State Forest Service rules

HC tells govt to notify State Forest Service rules

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed the state government to notify State Forest Service rules. Justice Rashid Ali Dar while hearing a petition of Assistant Wildlife wardens employees directed state to notify ‘State Forest Service’ as required in terms of Rule 2(g)(i) of the Indian Forest Service(Recruitment) Rules, 1966 read with Regulation 5 of […]

HC notice to state govt after petition challenges PSA on Mushtaq Veeri

HC notice to state govt after petition challenges PSA on Mushtaq Veeri

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday issued notice to J&K Government asking it to file a counter affidavit to a petition challenging the slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on religious scholar Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri. The petition was moved by the father of Veeri through his counsel Shafkat Nazir, who submitted before the court […]

SHRC notice to state on Mushtaq Veeri’s PSA

SHRC notice to state on Mushtaq Veeri’s PSA

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Thursday issued notice to Commissioner Secretary, Home Department, and Director General of Police ( DGP), with respect to shifting of Moulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri from Kathua to Srinagar. The Commission member Dilshada Shaheen issued notice to the officers to respond to the contentions of a petition which stated […]

Minor boy’s killing: SHRC seeks report about Hajin encounter

Minor boy’s killing: SHRC seeks report about Hajin encounter

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora to submit a detailed report on the killing of a 12-year-old boy in Hajin during a counter-insurgency operation. Commission member Dilshada Shaheen issued notice to the officers for filing their report […]

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Srinagar: A trial court at Srinagar Wednesday heard partial arguments on the charges framed against journalist Asif Sultan and other nine accused in a case involving allegations of “hatching criminal conspiracy, harbouring militant and giving support to the proscribed militant organisation”. The TADA court after hearing the partial arguments from defence counsel Abdullah Pandith called […]

HC seeks details of posts available at Food Safety dept

HC seeks details of posts available at Food Safety dept

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Wednesday directed Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME) to file an affidavit indicating the number of appointments, and vacant posts at the Food Safety Department, besides any in pipeline. The Division Bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Tashi Rabstan passed the direction after noting that it was […]

HC nod to allotment process for 632 petrol outlets in J&K

HC nod to allotment process for 632 petrol outlets in J&K

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday permitted state authorities to go ahead with allotment process for establishing 632 petrol outlets in Jammu and Kashmir. The court today made it clear that authorities were free to go ahead with the allotment process but the response called for on a petition challenging the allotment process had […]