Rashid Paul

Encroachment at Verinag: HC issues notices to Union, State governments

Encroachment at Verinag: HC issues notices to Union, State governments

Srinagar July 08: The J&K High Court on Monday issued a notice to Union of India and state government in a public interest litigation (PIL) showing concern about the encroachments and pollution facing Verinag spring, the main source of river Jhelum. Earlier a two judge bench directed registration of a communication dated 12th June 2019 […]

 Rashid Paul

HC allows Army to construct Transit Camp in Sonamarg

HC allows Army to construct Transit Camp in Sonamarg

Srinagar, Jul 04: After banning all types of constructions in Sonamarg in 2017, the J&K High Court Thursday permitted the Army to raise construction for a Transit Camp in the ecologically fragile tourist resort of central Kashmir. “Without prejudice to the rights and contentions of both sides, the petitioner (Indian Army) is permitted to raise […]

 Rashid Paul

HC halts constructions, repairs on all private properties in Gulmarg

HC halts constructions, repairs on all private properties in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jul 03: The J&K High Court today over-ruled the Tourism department permissions and directed an immediate halt on constructions as well as repairs on all private properties in the ski resort of Gulmarg. The direction followed a report by the Registrar Judicial which said “in the garb of permissions obtained by the property owners […]

 Rashid Paul

HC flays ‘sickening irregularities’ in land acquisition for Pahalgam Golf Course

HC flays ‘sickening irregularities’ in land acquisition for Pahalgam Golf Course

Seeks report from govt

Srinagar, Jul 02: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed the government to submit a report into the case relating to ‘sickening irregularities’ in the process of acquisition of land for expansion of Golf Course at Pahalgam. A division bench hearing a public interest petition directed the concerned authorities to inform the court about the […]

 Rashid Paul

Kashmir arts industry takes beating as exports, earnings decline steadily

Kashmir arts industry takes beating as exports, earnings decline steadily

Facing penury, distressed artisans take to other vocations

Srinagar, Jun 24: Unique in their artistic beauty the handicrafts of Kashmir are hanging by a thread. The volume of exports has plummeted to an all-time low and artisans are giving reality precedence over the art. In 2014-15, Kashmir exported different handicraft items worth Rs 1287.04 crores to various parts of the world. The figure […]

 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 […]

 Rashid Paul

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 […]