High Court dismisses petition challenging Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Friday dismissed the petition challenging Public Safety Act (PSA) detention of Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom. The court of Justice Tashi Rabstan while dismissing the plea held that the grounds of detention are precise, pertinent, proximate and relevant. While giving references to Supreme Court verdicts […]

PIL in High Court to stay ‘Shikara’

SRINAGAR: A fresh public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the J&K High Court against Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming film “Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits”. The Litigation was moved before court by demanding a stay on its release and deleting some of the scenes which portrays Kashmiri Muslims in bad shape. “Shikara” the […]

Welfare schemes for poor girls: HC gives specific directions

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction at the government’s implementation of schemes meant for poor girls, and closed a petition regarding this issue. “It has been noticed that the respondents are implementing both the schemes (State Marriage Assistance and Hunar) in letter and spirit, therefore, the Court feels it necessary to close […]

No dumping of waste at source of Jhelum in Verinag: High Court

SRINAGAR: Closing down a litigation related to the issue, the J&K High Court on Tuesday directed authorities to ensure that no encroachment or dumping of waste takes place at the source of Jhelum river in Verinag. The court passed these directions after going through the report of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Verinag Development Authority (VDA), […]

Govt lifts ban on pre-paid mobile phones in J&K

Restores low-speed mobile internet across Jammu and north Kashmir’s Kupwara, Bandipora

Srinagar: The government on Saturday announced restoration of pre-paid mobile services across Jammu and Kashmir and low-speed internet on mobiles in Jammu and two districts of Kashmir. However, only ‘white-listed’ websites excluding news websites can be accessed by users. Announcing the decisions in Jammu, Principal Secretary Planning, Rohit Kansal, who is also the government spokesperson […]

Advocate Mir Shafkat Hussain passes away

SRINAGAR: Mir Shafkat Hussain, a noted lawyer of J&K High Court who was best known for fighting cases of persons arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday morning. Battling a lung disease for a long, Hussain was operated by the doctors three […]

HC asks Tihar jail authorities to provide medical treatment to Bar President

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed Tihar jail authorities to provide adequate medical treatment and attention to Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom. The direction was passed after petitioner’s counsel Zaffar Shah informed the court that Qayoom is suffering from a coronary disease, prostate malfunctioning and hypertension. He informed the court that […]

HC quashes detention of political detainee from Kulgam

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir HC on Tuesday overturned the PSA detention of National Conference youth leader Ishtiyaq Ahmad Ganie on the ground that the detaining authority has failed to mention in the detention order about the petitioners right to make representation. The Court of Justice Ali Mohamd Magray gave a reference to the judgement […]

HC asks government to amend existing vehicle registration rules

‘People getting new vehicles have to give documentary evidence on parking spaces’

Srinagar: In order to ensure that there is effective mechanism in place to deal with private and public parking of vehicles, the High Court on Monday directed the government to come up with a policy by amending the existing norms about registration of vehicles. The court said that the owners of vehicles to be registered […]

HC gives six weeks to government for clearing new jail manual

Asks DG prisons to carry out disability audit

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Thursday gave six weeks time to government to place its decision about the approval of a new jail manual. The division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sindu Sharma observed that every time when the case is listed, adjournment are sought to the effect that […]

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