Rashid Paul

HC dismisses petition seeking reservation of one parliamentary seat for SC, STs each in J&K

HC dismisses petition seeking reservation of one parliamentary seat for SC, STs each in J&K

Srinagar: The High Court has dismissed a petition seeking direction to Government of India to reserve one parliamentary seat for the scheduled tribes and scheduled castes (SC &ST) each in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The petition was filed by Chaman Lal Kanathia and others claiming to be the members of SC and […]

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HC raps govt for failing to finalize upgraded jail manual for J&K         

HC raps govt for failing to finalize upgraded jail manual for J&K         

By: Rashid Paul Srinagar: Given the “sub-human conditions” obtaining in prisons across Jammu and Kashmir and the administration clamouring since 2019 that the reformed Jail Manual was at the last stage of finalization, the J&K High Court Wednesday observed that nothing concrete has been brought on record to justify the official stance. Chief Justice Pankaj […]

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HC appreciates respondent authorities for cancelling the deed 

HC appreciates respondent authorities for cancelling the deed 

“Pahalgam fake & fraudulent gift deed case”

Srinagar: High Court today appreciated the action of cancellation of fake and fraudulent gift deeds manipulated by some senior government officers at Pahalgam tourist resort. “The respondents”, the bench observed “have acted upon the directions of the court and have cancelled the mutation entries reported to have been manipulated on the basis of the fake […]

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HC asks Army to pay compensation to laborer incapacitated in bomb blast while working for it

HC asks Army to pay compensation to laborer incapacitated in bomb blast while working for it

Dismisses GoI’s, Army’s appeal against earlier court order in this regard

Srinagar: A division bench of J&K High Court today dismissed an appeal by the Government of India (GoI) and the Officer Commanding 15 Corps at Srinagar against a single bench order that had awarded compensation in favor of a Kashmiri laborer incapacitated in a 2002 bomb blast while working for the Army. The laborer Mohammad […]

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Non-migrant Hindus can’t be treated as Kashmiri Pandits: HC

Non-migrant Hindus can’t be treated as Kashmiri Pandits: HC

Justice Sanjeev Kumar dismisses petition filed by Rajeshwar Singh and others

Srinagar: The J&K High Court today dismissed a petition praying all the Hindus who did not migrate like many non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits, be treated as Kashmiri Pandits. The petition was filed by one Rajeshwar Singh and some other persons seeking a command to the authorities to treat all the Hindus who did not migrate like […]

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J&K HC orders retrieval of 1058 kanals of Kahcharai land in Chichilora village from illegal occupants

J&K HC orders retrieval of 1058 kanals of Kahcharai land in Chichilora village from illegal occupants

Srinagar: There is common refrain among the rural communities in Kashmir of ‘Kahcharai’ (grazing land) being usurped by a mafia in collusion with officers from Revenue department. Taking a prompt action on a petition of the similar nature, the J&K High Court Saturday directed the authorities to retrieve the 1058 kanals of Kahcharai land of […]

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HC stays CAT order on ‘contentious’ height criteria for selection of Range officers in Forest dept

HC stays CAT order on ‘contentious’ height criteria for selection of Range officers in Forest dept

Srinagar: J&K High Court on Thursday stayed the operation of a Central Administrative Tribunal order that “failed” to appreciate a contention by some female candidates on the “gender discriminatory” nature of a 1970 Rule that seeks equal height among men and women in the appointments for the posts of range officers. The court directed the […]

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Unable to trace missing infant snatched away from mother by her in-laws: Police tells HC

Unable to trace missing infant snatched away from mother by her in-laws: Police tells HC

Court directs it to use whatever measures are needed to locate the baby

Srinagar: Police have not been able to trace of the 25-day-old female baby allegedly snatched away from her mother by her in-laws. The baby was supposed to be handed over to her mother by 4.30 pm today in the High Court. “No clue with regard to her place of confinement could be got,” a report […]

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HC directs police to recover and restore infant ‘abducted by father’ to mother’s custody

HC directs police to recover and restore infant ‘abducted by father’ to mother’s custody

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Tuesday directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, to take every measure to ensure recovery of the 24-days-old baby who has been taken away from her mother by her in-laws. Acting on a petition by one Mahrukh Iqbal of Jammu, married in an ‘influential’ family in Nishat area of […]

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Islamic Banking: HC asks J&K admin to petition

Islamic Banking: HC asks J&K admin to petition

Srinagar: The High Court on Thursday granted last opportunity to the J&K administration to file counter affidavit in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking introduction of Islamic Banking in the union territory. The Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sanjay Dhar directed the counsel for the respondent agencies of the administration “to file counter-affidavit within […]

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