HC seeks copy of SC order on pellet guns

HC seeks copy of SC order on pellet guns

Srinagar: The J&K High court on Thursday asked senior counsel Zaffar Shah to produce the Supreme Court order on pellet guns, after Shah told court that the apex court has passed directions that it would hear ‘the ban on pellets guns in Kashmir’, while cases with respect to compensation of victims and probe into the […]

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Srinagar: A fresh application was moved before the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday to charge and prosecute Major Leetul Gogoi for using a civilian as human shield in Budgam on April 9 last year. The application was moved by human rights defender Ahsan Untoo, who stated before the commission that eleven months had […]

KAS prelims row: HC upholds inclusion of dropped candidates for mains

KAS prelims row: HC upholds inclusion of dropped candidates for mains

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday upheld the order of a writ court directing Public Service Commission (JKPSC) to include 429 candidates dropped in the revised list for main examinations. The PSC had filed a petition before division bench challenging the December 30 order issued by single bench (writ court). After hearing the counsels […]

Create posts for e-courts by Feb 20: HC to government

Create posts for e-courts by Feb 20: HC to government

Srinagar: Expressing displeasure over non-creation of e-court staff, the J&K High Court Wednesday directed state government to create the posts by February 20. Hearing the petition on district court complexes, the division bench comprising of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said, “We are not satisfied with the response from state counsel. […]

‘Provide maintenance staff for Srinagar court complex within 10 days’

‘Provide maintenance staff for Srinagar court complex within 10 days’

Srinagar: The High Court Wednesday directed the state government to provide staff for maintenance and cleanliness of the vast Srinagar district court complex within ten days. “For maintenance of Moominabad district court complex, Srinagar compliance report should be filed before this court clearly indicating therein as to what has been done otherwise huge district court […]

HC tells CBI to file charge-sheet in JKCA scam within month

HC tells CBI to file charge-sheet in JKCA scam within month

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to produce charge-sheet in the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam within one month. The division bench comprising of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Sanjeev Kumar granted one month to CBI to produce the challan and closure report of […]

HC upholds sentence to husband-wife duo for rape of minor

HC upholds sentence to husband-wife duo for rape of minor

Srinagar: The High Court on Thursday upheld a trial court’s 2003 conviction of a husband wife duo for kidnapping and rape of a minor girl. Justice M K Hanjura upheld the verdict of additional sessions judge Srinagar against Bashir Ahmad Matoo and his wife Dilshada. Dismissing the objections raised by the petitioners like the time […]

HC cracks whip on tardy progress of juvenile care

HC cracks whip on tardy progress of juvenile care

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to furnish a plan of action regarding the care and rehabilitation of unclaimed and abandoned children. The court said, “Abandoned children have come to our notice. Government has to provide them care and support.” The court directed the state government to file a status […]

HC seeks govt reply on objections to transgender policy

HC seeks govt reply on objections to transgender policy

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to Law Department to respond to the objections raised by stakeholders to the state draft policy for transgender community. Hearing a PIL on transgender community, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said that before finalizing the […]