Category: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

In jail: Construction worker & leading lawyer

Source: One is a 19-year-old construction worker charged with aiding militants against Indian troops, the other is one of Kashmir’s most prominent lawyers, accused of being “an incorrigible secessionist”. Despite their different backgrounds, Uzair Maqbool Malik and Nazir Ahmad Ronga have something in common: they are among hundreds of people who have been detained

J&K HC Asks Agra Central Jail to Let J&K Detenus Meet Visiting Relatives

Source: New Delhi: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey of Jammu and Kashmir high court’s Srinagar bench on Thursday directed the Agra Central Jail in charge to let a detenu’s brother-in-law meet him. Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie is a resident of Ari Gohal in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akad Mattan and has been detained in the Agra jail. His brother-in-law Sajjad Ahmad Bhat will now be able to meet him. The

J&K courts dispose of over 8,400 cases despite restrictions, communication clampdown

Source: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court and other lower courts in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh have disposed of over 8,400 cases in the last 23 days despite the strict clampdown on communication and other restrictions, The Times of Indiahas reported. An overwhelming number of cases – 7055 – have been disposed

Companies polluting Gulmarg must pay for waste-management: J-K HC

Source: Srinagar, Jul 26 The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has called for putting in place a mechanism to make companies, whose products lead to pollution at the ski-resort of Gulmarg, contribute towards waste-management at the tourist spot. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to preserve the environment of Gulmarg, a division bench

Jammu and Kashmir HC to decide validity of NIA Act in state: Parliament may have trespassed into residuary power of Assembly

Source: Earlier this month, a petition was filed before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging the application of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act to Jammu and Kashmir. Further, a bill to amend the NIA Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 15 July which seeks to strengthen the existing law. In light of this, the

Authorities in J&K use tear gas, pellets to disperse locals protesting against garbage dump

Source: Srinagar: Over the past several months, solid waste management has posed several challenges for the people and administration of Jammu and Kashmir. While citizens blame municipal authorities for failing to address the issue effectively, officials with the civic body claim that little is being done on the part of residents to segregate waste at