HC notice to govt on plea challenging inquiry report on journalist Mudasir Ali’s death

HC notice to govt on plea challenging inquiry report on journalist Mudasir Ali’s death

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday issued notice to government authorities on a plea challenging the expert committee report on the alleged medical negligence that led to the death of journalist Mudasir Ali in 2020. The court issued notice to Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Health and Medical Education department, Directorate of Health […]

No physical hearing in courts: Chief Justice

No physical hearing in courts: Chief Justice

Srinagar: In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh directed for virtual hearing in all the courts falling in Jammu and Kashmir region. “However, physical hearing in respect of any matter will be at the discretion of the Bench concerned and it […]

Revision petition can be filed at one place: HC

Revision petition can be filed at one place: HC

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday held that if an application of revision has been made by any person, either to the High Court or to the Sessions Judge, no further application by the same person shall be entertained by either of them. “This means that if a person […]

Div Com not empowered to issue orders under section 144: HC

Div Com not empowered to issue orders under section 144: HC

Only magistrates authorised by govt can issue the order Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday ruled out that under section 144 CrPc, Divisional Commissioner has no powers to issue orders in urgent cases, apprehending nuisance or danger to public life. “It is the magistrate specially empowered by the state […]

Constitute committee to manage Gurudwaras within 4 weeks: HC to Govt

Constitute committee to manage Gurudwaras within 4 weeks: HC to Govt

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Thursday passed a slew of directions to the government with regard to the administration and management of Sikh Gurudwaras in J&K, in particular in district Srinagar. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while deciding the pleas filed by the earlier office bearers of Sikh Gurudwaras recorded that […]

Medically examine minor rape victim to decide about termination of unwarranted pregnancy: HC orders health official

Medically examine minor rape victim to decide about termination of unwarranted pregnancy: HC orders health official

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday directed Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal to get a minor rape victim examined by a team of doctors immediately and take a decision with regard to the termination of the unwanted pregnancy that the child is bearing based on the opinion of the Board […]

HC acquits official in graft case

HC acquits official in graft case

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday acquitted a government official for corruption charges after setting aside the trial court conviction order passed in the year 2015. Ghulam Mohammad Dar, a government official filed a plea before court challenging the conviction order passed by Anti-corruption court Srinagar in the year […]

Pattan Magistrate ‘crossed limits of sobriety and moderation’ in remarks against govt officers: HC

Pattan Magistrate ‘crossed limits of sobriety and moderation’ in remarks against govt officers: HC

Justice Dhar says courts should avoid passing strictures and disparaging remarks against officials Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday held that courts should avoid passing strictures and disparaging remarks against government officials, particularly when they have not been afforded an opportunity of explaining or defending themselves. The court noted […]

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