HC takes suo motto cognisance about defunct Trauma hospital in Ramban

HC takes suo motto cognisance about defunct Trauma hospital in Ramban

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court registered a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) after taking a suo motu cognisance of a news report about a Trauma hospital at Ramban being non-functional for last 10 years. The court of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal issued notice to the government through Secretary, Health and Medical education […]

HC upholds Bar president Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

HC upholds Bar president Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday upheld the Public Safety Act detention of president Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association Mian Abdul Qayoom while leaving up to him to decide whether he wants to shun “secessionist ideology” or not. The court while taking the stand of Advocate General, DC Riana on record left it to […]

Ensure interaction between parents and their children: HC

Ensure interaction between parents and their children: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed Member Secretary, Legal Services Authority, to ensure that parents are able to interact with their children in domestic abuse cases through video if physical visits are not possible due to the coronavirus situation. The direction was passed after Amicus Curiae in the matter, Monika Kohli, drew attention of […]

Separate law for safety of doctors not feasible, GoI tells J&K High Court

Separate law for safety of doctors not feasible, GoI tells J&K High Court

Srinagar: The Government of India (GoI) has informed the J&K High Court that a separate legislation for safety of healthcare workers cannot be enacted as similar demands from other professionals would arise. Assistant Solicitor General of India (ASGI) Vishal Sharma filed in the High Court a communication dated May 12, 2020, received by him from […]

HC asks govt to respond on Gowhar Geelani’s plea to quash FIR

HC asks govt to respond on Gowhar Geelani’s plea to quash FIR

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has issued notice and directed the government to file objections after a fresh plea was filed by journalist and author Gowhar Geelani against the transfer and investigation of his case to Sadder police station. Geelani while filing the fresh plea through his counsel Salih Pirzada questioned the order dated April […]

CAT bench being set up in J&K: GoI to HC

CAT bench being set up in J&K: GoI to HC

Srinagar: Immediate steps are being taken to constitute a bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government of India (GoI) informed High Court. Assistant Solicitor General of India (ASGI), Vishal Sharma, informed the court that the GoI is taking immediate steps to constitute a bench of CAT in J&K while further […]

J&K High Court satisfied with govt measures for domestic violence victims

J&K High Court satisfied with govt measures for domestic violence victims

Srinagar: The J&K High Court expressed satisfaction over the measures taken by the government to mitigate the sufferings of victims of domestic violence including women, elderly persons, children and transgenders. The court of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal expressed satisfaction after a detailed report was filed by social welfare department (SWD) about […]

Kashmir doctors blame themselves for losing goodwill, say do not want any law for their safety

Kashmir doctors blame themselves for losing goodwill, say do not want any law for their safety

Srinagar: The Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) through a report has informed J&K High Court that they do not want any separate law for safety and safeguarding of medical professionals as it will prove deterrent to the doctor-patient relationship. The association said that if a new law is framed, “the people will avoid using healthcare […]

Govt faces ire from High Court over post-lockdown plan

Govt faces ire from High Court over post-lockdown plan

Orders for fresh report next hearing Srinagar: The J&K High Court expressed deep concern and dissatisfaction over the action of authorities on the issue of educating and disseminating information to public post removal of lockdown restrictions. The court rejected the report filed by Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical department on May 8 by […]

Ensure veterinary services, HC directs municipal corporations

Ensure veterinary services, HC directs municipal corporations

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed the municipal corporations of Jammu and Srinagar to place a detailed action taken report regarding stray cattle and maintenance of veterinary services for animals. The court passed the direction after noting that veterinary services for animals need to be ensured during the current lockdown. The court recorded that […]