Duty of State to protect life of citizens if perception of threat: HC on plea by BJP corporator

Duty of State to protect life of citizens if perception of threat: HC on plea by BJP corporator

Srinagar: Ruling on a petition by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, seeking security cover due to threat perception from unknown elements, the J&K High Court on Monday said that it is the constitutional obligation of the State to protect the life and liberty of citizens if there is […]

HC dismisses plea by ex-bank officer charged with corruption

HC dismisses plea by ex-bank officer charged with corruption

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of an ex-Branch Manager of Bombay Mercantile Cooperative Bank, charged with corruption offences, seeking quashing of the FIR and proceedings before the trial court against him. The petitioner, Khazir Mohammad Tunda, through senior advocate Mian Qayoom had questioned the FIR as well as proceedings including […]

HC grants bail to Pakistani woman convicted by trial court

HC grants bail to Pakistani woman convicted by trial court

srinagar: The J&K High Court has granted bail to a Pakistani woman who was convicted of an offence under Section 14-A of Foreigners (Amendment) Act, 2004, by the trial court in 2019. The High Court recorded that the applicant, Faiza Begum, had been sentenced to imprisonment of three years and a fine of Rs 10,000. […]

Invoking right to representation under Article 22, HC quashes PSA detention of 4 persons

Invoking right to representation under Article 22, HC quashes PSA detention of 4 persons

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Saturday quashed four Public Safety Act (PSA) detention orders after reiterating that the detaining authority must explain satisfactorily the inordinate delay in executing the detention order, otherwise the order will be untenable in the eyes of law. The court referred to Article 22(5) of the Indian Constitution and said […]

HC notice to govt on plea of paramedical students

HC notice to govt on plea of paramedical students

Srinagar: The J&K High Court issued notice to government through the health and Medical education department, Paramedical Council and Principles of AMT Colleges to file objections in a plea moved by paramedical students challenging notification issued by Controller Para Medical Council to conduct offline examination of the students. The aggrieved 253 students while challenging the […]

Public Order, Security of State unrelated ‘expressions’, says HC while quashing PSA detention

Public Order, Security of State unrelated ‘expressions’, says HC while quashing PSA detention

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday held that the “detaining authority cannot pass a detention on two expressions” while quashing a Public Safety Act (PSA) detention order against a resident of Shopian district. The court noted that the expressions, ‘law and order, ‘public order’, and ‘security of the State’ are distinct concepts and not […]

HC dismisses PIL on Shopian fake encounter

HC dismisses PIL on Shopian fake encounter

Also turns down plea for human rights commission in J&K Srinagar: The J&K High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) related to the Shopian fake encounter, on the grounds that a plea by the victims’ families was already pending before the court for ‘consideration’. The court pointed out that the claim made in […]

HC quashes PSA detention of 5 Kashmiri men

HC quashes PSA detention of 5 Kashmiri men

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Friday quashed Public Safety Act (PSA) detention orders against five Kashmiri men. The detention order under PSA against Khalid Hussain Malik was quashed by the High Court after the government admitted that the detention order was passed on 18 March, 2018, but was executed on 4 August, 2019, while […]

HC quashes PSA of OGW

HC quashes PSA of OGW

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday quashed a Public Safety detention order against an alleged Over Ground Worker (OGW) of militant outfits including Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad. The Division Bench of Justice Rajnesh Oswal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar while setting aside a single bench judgement of 28 May, 2018 recorded that the single judge […]

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