HC quashes order by BDC chairman asking Sarpanch to prove majority

HC quashes order by BDC chairman asking Sarpanch to prove majority

Srinagar: The High Court of J&K and Ladakh on Thursday quashed the order passed by the Chairman, Block Development Council Meelyal (in Kupwara), asking an elected Sarpanch to show her majority in the Panchayat as per the rules and provisions of the Panchayati Raj Act. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while setting aside the order left it […]

HC’s suo motu PIL on cases pending against legislators

HC’s suo motu PIL on cases pending against legislators

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the directions of the Supreme Court with regard to monitoring progress of trial of cases pending against sitting/former legislators. Treating the matter as a PIL, “Court on its own motion vs Union of India and others”, the court […]

HC dismisses plea on Srinagar Master Plan

HC dismisses plea on Srinagar Master Plan

Srinagar: The High Court on Friday disposed of a public interest litigation seeking implementation of the Srinagar Master Plan 2015-35 in true spirit. A bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul while disposing of the plea recorded that the Master Plan for the city, as prepared for the year 2015-35, is […]

HC disposes of plea of Shalimar residents to lift construction ban

HC disposes of plea of Shalimar residents to lift construction ban

Srinagar: The High Court on Friday disposed of a plea filed by the inhabitants of Mohalla Ghat Shalimar seeking lifting of the ban on raising of constructions in the area. The court while hearing the plea, which also sought directions to the respondents to take steps for the rehabilitation of the petitioners or to acquire […]

‘Only Almighty can save us’, notes HC on govt’s delay in not implementing its order

‘Only Almighty can save us’, notes HC on govt’s delay in not implementing its order

Srinagar: ‘Only Almighty can Save us’, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh said after recording lackadaisical approach of government authorities in implementation of court orders. The court of Sanjeev Kumar noted that for more than eight years, respondents have failed to pay due payments to one Ghulam Hassan Wani for the execution […]

Consider demand for quotas, concessions to Kashmiri Pandits: HC to J&K Govt

Consider demand for quotas, concessions to Kashmiri Pandits: HC to J&K Govt

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary, J&K, to consider representations of an association of Kashmiri Pandits Sangarash Samiti seeking special quota in professional colleges, besides certain concessions and facilities to the community living in and outside Kashmir region. A bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal […]

HC declines to include other ‘Hindus’ in Kashmiri Pandit category

HC declines to include other ‘Hindus’ in Kashmiri Pandit category

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday declined to accept other ‘Hindus’ as Kashmiri Pandits for benefits under the package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants given effect to by the Rules of 2009 read with SRO 425 of 2017. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while pronouncing the judgement in a […]

HC quashes Div Com’s order on probe against Tyndale principal

HC quashes Div Com’s order on probe against Tyndale principal

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir “acted without any competence and jurisdiction,” the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir held after quashing the order passed by the Divisional Commissioner for initiating a probe against the Principal and Chair of Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson School for alleged fraud and malpractices. On 6 March, 2020, the former Divisional […]

Court grants bail to two in Kashmirfight blog case

Court grants bail to two in Kashmirfight blog case

Srinagar: A special court at Srinagar on Saturday directed in-charge Central Jail Srinagar to release two persons, whom police described as mastermind, in running a blog ‘Kashmirfight’. The Court of additional Sessions Judge TADA/POTA, Srinagar- Manjeet Singh said, “You (in-charge Central Jail) are directed to release the accused’s namely Nazish Yasrab Rehmani and Javaid Khalid […]

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