Rashid Paul

HC imposes cost of Rs 25 K on SE Department

HC imposes cost of Rs 25 K on SE Department

Srinagar June 10: The J&K high Court today imposed a cost of rupees Rs 25,000 on the J&K School Education department for filing inordinately delayed appeal against a single bench judgment that quashed a government order suspending a government school principal in 2013. “We find no merit in the appeal and dismiss it with costs […]

 Rashid Paul

HC dismisses petition of PHE’s 106 casual laborers seeking continuity of their jobs

HC dismisses petition of PHE’s 106 casual laborers seeking continuity of their jobs

Srinagar, Jun 07: The J&K High Court on Friday dismissed a petition by 106 casual laborers in Public Health Engineering (PHE) department seeking continuation on the posts held by them till their regularization. Justice A M Magray who adjudicated their case (filed in 2017) observed that the petitioners have miserably failed in establishing their claims […]

 Rashid Paul

HC raps SMC for failing to curb stray dog menace

HC raps SMC for failing to curb stray dog menace

Srinagar, May 29: “No concrete steps at all have been taken by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to reduce the menace of stray dogs in the city by reducing availability of energy-rich garbage to them”, the J&K High Court observed Wednesday. The court had on May 01, 2019, directed the Commissioner SMC to curb the menace […]

 Rashid Paul

HC asks govt to take final call on expired leases at Gulmarg

HC asks govt to take final call on expired leases at Gulmarg

‘Inform court of your decision within 6 weeks’

Srinagar, May 28: The J&K High Court Tuesday directed the government to take a final call on the matter related to expired leases to individuals and business houses at the ski resort Gulmarg and place its decision before the court within six weeks. The direction followed a compliance report by the State government which said […]

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HC raps Chief Engineer I&FC for disobeying court orders

HC raps Chief Engineer I&FC for disobeying court orders

Directs stopping his salary

Srinagar, May 27: The J&K High Court on Monday directed stopping payment of salary to Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control (I&FC), Kashmir for non-compliance of court orders regarding regularization of the service of an employee in the department. The court while hearing a service writ petition titled Tahira Banu versus State, directed that “the […]

 Rashid Paul

HC bans transfer of land, residential flats by rehabilitated Dal-dwellers to third parties

HC bans transfer of land, residential flats by rehabilitated Dal-dwellers to third parties

Srinagar, May 22: In order to arrest the land transfer scandal at rehabilitation sites for Dal-dwellers, the J&K High Court today directed prohibition of all land and residential flat transfers, alienations and parting of possessions by allottees to third parties. The court directed Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to take immediate steps towards prohibiting […]

 Rashid Paul

HC dismisses petition seeking refixing of polling date for Anantnag LS constituency

HC dismisses petition seeking refixing of polling date for Anantnag LS constituency

Srinagar, May 21: The J&K High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition by a candidate seeking refixing of the polling date for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency for which polling concluded on 6th of this month. The petition was filed by one Shams Khawaja, a contestant to the parliamentary seat in south Kashmir, pleading that he was […]

 Rashid Paul

HC asks govt to explore possibility of setting up more observation homes for child delinquents

HC asks govt to explore possibility of setting up more observation homes for child delinquents

Srinagar, May 16: The J&K High Court Thursday directed the State government to examine the possibility of setting up more observation homes to facilitate production of children (in conflict with law) before the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs). The respondents shall examine the possibility of setting up more observation homes to facilitate production of children before […]

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HC takes suo moto cognizance of Bandipora rape case

HC takes suo moto cognizance of Bandipora rape case

Asks IGP to file status report by Friday; directs media to follow statutory prohibitions against disclosure of identity of victim

Srinagar May 15: The J&K High Court on Wednesday registered the rape of a minor girl child at Bandipora  as a writ petition in public interest and directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir to report to the court steps being taken for effective investigation into the matter besides protection to the victim and […]

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HC orders inquiry by CB into alleged rape in police custody

HC orders inquiry by CB into alleged rape in police custody

Srinagar May 11: In a case of alleged rape of a woman in a police station by cops at Jammu the J&K High Court today directed an inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the complaint by the Crime Branch of J&K Police While disposing off the case, Justice Sanjeev Kumar observed that he found no […]

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