Colleges affiliated with varsity cannot offer admission on their own: HC

Colleges affiliated with varsity cannot offer admission on their own: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday prohibited private colleges from offering admissions on their own when they are already affiliated with a university for the same. The court held that any admission made in violation of the University Statute would not be binding on the University and that the University would be under no […]

Hurriyat leader Tawheedi’s PSA detention struck down by HC

Hurriyat leader Tawheedi’s PSA detention struck down by HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday quashed the PSA detention order of Hurriyat leader and Acting Chairman of the Muslim League, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, on the grounds that the detaining authority had violated Article 22 (5) of the Constitution by not considering ‘his representation’. The court recorded that the non-consideration of the representation of […]

High Court declares petition on soil extraction as PIL

High Court declares petition on soil extraction as PIL

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday treated a petition on the issue of soil extraction as Public Interest Litigation after the court recorded that it is an issue concerning state land. The petitioner Mohammad Maqbool Dar, a resident of Delina Baramulla submitted before the court that on May 22, additional Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla passed […]

HC changes order, approves of Ayush hospital in Srinagar

HC changes order, approves of Ayush hospital in Srinagar

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to consider an application for grant of permission to the Health and Medical Education Department for construction of an ‘already sanctioned’ 50-bed Ayush Hospital in Harwan area, in proximity of the Dal Lake. The court was hearing an application from […]

HC seeks list of unauthorised buildings in Gulmarg, Tangmarg

HC seeks list of unauthorised buildings in Gulmarg, Tangmarg

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday directed government authorities to file a fresh affidavit indicating details of the buildings/ structures which are unauthorised in Gulmarg and Tangmarg tourist spots. Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) related to the conservation and preservation of Gulmarg, directed […]

Article 22 violated, says HC as it quashes PSA detention of Pulwama resident

Article 22 violated, says HC as it quashes PSA detention of Pulwama resident

Srinagar: “It is the failure of the detaining authority not considering representation of a detenue which indisputably amounts to violation of the provisions of Article 22(5) of the Constitution,” the J&K High Court said on Wednesday while quashing the detention order under PSA (Public Safety Act) of a Pulwama resident. Justice Javed Iqbal while hearing […]

HC upholds proprietary rights conferred prior to Roshni Act

HC upholds proprietary rights conferred prior to Roshni Act

Srinagar: “The government cannot deny grant of proprietary rights, existing prior to the coming into force of the Roshni Act,” the J&K High Court said on Tuesday while deciding a plea. In a 45-page judgement, a division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul held that if such proprietary rights were […]

Cop’s plea against eviction from govt quarters dismissed by HC

Cop’s plea against eviction from govt quarters dismissed by HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday dismissed the plea of a police officer seeking a direction to authorities to not evict him and his family from an allotted government accommodation in view of perceived threat to his life. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while dismissing the plea recorded that the petitioner cannot re-agitate the matter […]

HC tells NGO to approach authorities for relief to migrant workers

HC tells NGO to approach authorities for relief to migrant workers

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday disposed of a plea, on the very first hearing, that sought eradication of bonded labour and mitigation of the crisis faced by migrant daily workers in view of the pandemic situation. Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul while disposing of the plea, filed by a […]

PIL on Covid unheard by HC for 2 weeks now

PIL on Covid unheard by HC for 2 weeks now

Srinagar: At a time when coronavirus cases and deaths are surging in Jammu and Kashmir, a plea on the COVID-19 crisis filed two weeks before the J&K High Court is not being heard or listed for ‘unknown reasons’, as per the lawyers who filed the plea. One of these lawyers, Habeel Iqbal, told Kashmir Reader […]