High Court forbids police from any coercive action against Gowhar Geelani

High Court forbids police from any coercive action against Gowhar Geelani

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed police not to take coercive steps till June 24 against author and senior journalist Gowhar Geelani in any matter. The direction was passed after the petitioner’s counsel, Salih Pirzada, submitted that Geelani was being harassed even though he was cooperating with the investigating agencies. He also submitted that the petitioner […]

HC quashes PSA detention of Sagar

HC quashes PSA detention of Sagar

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention order of senior National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar after the court recorded that the grounds of detention of the detenu are so fragile that they do not justify his detention in view of the law laid down by the Supreme Court. It was said […]

HC dismisses Akhtar’s plea for quashing defamation case against him

HC dismisses Akhtar’s plea for quashing defamation case against him

Srinagar: The J&K High court on Monday dismissed plea of senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Naeem Akhtar Andrabi seeking quashing of defamation case filed by former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in 2010. The court while dismissing the plea directed the parties to appear before trial court on 20 July, 2020. In the complaint before […]

HC gives last chance to file report on professionals

HC gives last chance to file report on professionals

Srinagar: The J&K High Court granted one last opportunity to the Union Ministry of Home affairs to file a status report detailing out the information regarding the complaints received from professionals other than healthcare workers who have reported violence, threat or abuse. The court said if the report was not filed by the next date, […]

HC closes PIL on school fees, says govt has addressed issue

HC closes PIL on school fees, says govt has addressed issue

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday disposed of a plea seeking suspension/ waiver of fee collection in government and private schools during Covid-19 lockdown, on the grounds that the government had already taken measures to address the issue. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul disposed of the plea after it was […]

HC reserves verdict on Sagar’s detention under PSA

HC reserves verdict on Sagar’s detention under PSA

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a plea seeking quashing of the Public Safety Act slapped on National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar. Justice Sindhu Sharma reserved his judgement after Additional Advocate General (AAG) BA Dar placed the detention record before the court. Advocate Shuja-ul-Haq, representing the senior NC leader, […]

Court directs CMO Kupwara to conduct survey of pregnant women

Court directs CMO Kupwara to conduct survey of pregnant women

SRINAGAR: A sessions court Kupwara on Saturday directed Chief Medical Officer of district Kupwara to conduct a survey through ASHA workers for verifying the number of pregnant women in every locality of the district to ensure women receive proper health care facilities during and after delivery. The direction was passed after Advocate Mir Umar told […]

HC seeks status report about complaints from professionals apart from doctors

HC seeks status report about complaints from professionals apart from doctors

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has sought a status report about complaints received by Government of India from professionals other than healthcare workers who have reported violence, threat or abuse. This information has been sought by the court after the Ministry of Health and medical education had declined to pass legislation for safety and care […]

Provide assistance to victims of domestic abuse: HC tells govt

Provide assistance to victims of domestic abuse: HC tells govt

Srinagar: The J&K High Court called on the government to provide possible help in cash or in kind to the victims of domestic abuse. The direction was passed after the court was informed that in several maintenance cases, husbands have been unable to pay maintenance amounts as they have lost employment avenues due to COVID-19. […]