Rashid Paul

Amid coronavirus pandemic, families of Kashmiri political prisoners demand they be set free

Amid coronavirus pandemic, families of Kashmiri political prisoners demand they be set free

Srinagar: With COVID-19 continuing its deadly march all over the world, Kashmiri political prisoners’ plight is giving sleepless nights to their families, who are worried about their well-being, and demand that they be set free. Around 5200 persons were detained (official data) post-August 05, 2019 in the Kashmir when Government of India withdrew the special […]

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Lack of high-speed mobile Internet thwarting fight against COVID-19: Health experts

Lack of high-speed mobile Internet thwarting fight against COVID-19: Health experts

‘Keeping Kashmir under communication bar in these testing times is worst insensitivity’

Srinagar: The government ban on high speed mobile Internet here is preventing medical experts in Kashmir to combat the COVID-19 and other serious health issues confronting the population. As the coronavirus is secretly spreading its deadly tentacles in Kashmir, medicos in the Valley are finding it difficult to combat the challenge which has claimed thousands […]

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J&K Admin tells HC it is fully prepared to combat Coronavirus challenges

J&K Admin tells HC it is fully prepared to combat Coronavirus challenges

“2090 hospital and non hospital beds identified for quarantine of the suspected patients”

Srinagar: Pursuant to a court direction to contain the killer Coronavirus disease in J&K, the authorities in a report today claimed that they are fully prepared to combat the challenges thrown by the pandemic. In its status report filed before the J&K High Court the administration also claimed that orders imposing restrictions of assembly of […]

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Drug de-addiction funds: HC seeks personal appearance of Union Secy

Drug de-addiction funds: HC seeks personal appearance of Union Secy

Directs J&K H&ME dept to update its report about establishment of de-addiction centers

  Rashid Paul Srinagar, Mar 18: The J&K High Court on Wednesday ordered personal appearance of the Secretary, Social Justice and Woman Empowerment, Government of India (GoI), for not furnishing details of funds provided to Jammu and Kashmir for drug de-addiction centres. The direction was passed after reading through the records which revealed that no […]

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Have no competence to impose restrictions in places of worship: J&K High Court

Have no competence to impose restrictions in places of worship: J&K High Court

DG Prisons asked to file report about steps taken in prisons to deal with coronavirus threat

Srinagar, Mar 17: Observing that the court does not have competence to impose restrictions in places of worship amid the coronoavirus pandemic, the J&K High Court Tuesday directed the authorities to consider appropriate measures on the issue. The observation and direction followed a suggestion by Monica Kohli, amicus curie in a public interest litigation seeking […]

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HC quashes detention of auto-rickshaw driver

HC quashes detention of auto-rickshaw driver

“The detaining authority has not applied his mind while passing the impugned order”

Srinagar March 16: The J&K High Court today quashed the detention of an auto-rickshaw driver from Bandipora taken into custody during the arrest spree following abrogation of the autonomy of J&K on 5th of August 2019. The “simpleton” auto driver Mudasir Ahmad Wani son of Gh Ahmad Wani was one among scores detained by the […]

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HC directs subordinate courts not to entertain any claims of compensation

HC directs subordinate courts not to entertain any claims of compensation

Srinagar March 14: The J&K High Court has directed subordinate Courts not to entertain any claims of compensation in the four widening of the Banihal Ramban part of the Srinagar Jammu Highway, which has ran over time and the costs. “All the concerned subordinate Courts within whose jurisdiction the land acquisition and compensation cases are […]

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Coronavirus threat: HC directs CS to file to PIL seeking measures to pandemic

Coronavirus threat: HC directs CS to file to PIL seeking measures to pandemic

Srinagar March 12: The J&K High Court today issued notice to Chief Secretary of J&K and directed him to file the reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking effective measures to combat the pandemic Coronovirus in the union territory. A division bench issued notice to Chief Secretary of J&K and directed him to file […]

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HC dismisses plea seeking ban on use of pellet guns

HC dismisses plea seeking ban on use of pellet guns

However, directs administration to ensure all injured are extended adequate medical treatment for whatever injury they sustain

Srinagar: The J&K High Court today dismissed a 2016 petition seeking prosecution of state forces alleged of using pellet guns on non combatants in Kashmir. Fourteen civilians were killed by pellet guns in Kashmir in 2016 said a report by the Amnesty International. Around 3,800 were injured with many blinded (including infants) between 2016 to […]

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J&K HC agrees with parking plans and tariffs proposed by govt

J&K HC agrees with parking plans and tariffs proposed by govt

Srinagar, Mar 10: The J&K High Court on Tuesday assented the parking categories and tariffs proposed by the divisional administration of Kashmir to tackle the traffic mess in the city. A division bench including Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and D S Thakur hearing a public interest petition examined the status report by the administration on […]

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