Category: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

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

Submit report about digitisation of revenue record: High Court to Govt

Source: The High Court on Wednesday directed the state Government to submit detailed report about status of digitization of revenue record in J&K. The Court issued the directions in response to a Public Interest litigation, seeking details records about status of digitisation of revenue record project, expenditure incurred on it and present position of

High Court shows concern over safety, security of mine workers The High Court on Monday sought to know about the steps the government has taken to implement the statutory provisions as well as the rules and regulations of mining in Jammu and Kashmir.  Hearing a Public Interest Litigation petition filed by Peoples’ Forum, a non-governmental organisation, through senior advocate M I Qadri, division bench