Curbs in Kashmir: There has to be balance between personal liberty & national security

There has to be a balance between personal liberty of an individual and national security, the Supreme Court said Tuesday while hearing the pleas that have raised issue of curbs in the Kashmir Valley after the abrogation of provision of Article 370. The top court’s remarks came after the Jammu and Kashmir administration said that […]

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Supreme Court seeks report from J&K High Court on claims about people being unable to approach court

Terming as “very very serious” the claim that people are finding it difficult to approach the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the Supreme Court Monday decided to verify it by asking the Chief Justice there to “forthwith” submit a report in this regard. “If you are saying so, we are bound to take serious note […]

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Jammu & Kashmir High Court disposing off Cases daily since Aug 5, says Spokesperson

On Thursday, J-K High Court refuted a media report published on Aug 27 which stated that the Court is not functioning smoothly. “The news report of newspaper is totally baseless as the High Court is functioning normally & the cases are being heard & disposed off regularly,” the spokesperson of Jammu & Kashmir High Court […]

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Remember your bond, solve dispute amicably: Delhi HC to sisters

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“Sisters never fight” was the counsel of the Delhi High Court to two siblings embroiled in 25-year-old property dispute as the judges took them down the memory lane reminding them of their bond and asked them to resolve the issue amicably. Asking the sisters to “build a bridge of trust”, the bench sent the matter […]

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Jammu and Kashmir HC quashes J-K’s order on weeding out so called ‘deadwood’

In a setback to the state government, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed its order of compulsory retirement of six officials under its policy of weeding out the so called “deadwood”. Justice Alok Aradhe set aside the June order of compulsorily retirement and directed the state to reinstate the petitioners and award all consequential […]

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Appoint panel to scrutinise government hospitals : SC to JK HC

The Supreme Court has asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to appoint a panel of experts to scrutinise the conditions in government hospitals in the state. A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said the High Court would be at liberty to constitute a […]

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Jammu and Kashmir HC directs 3 IAS officers to comply with its directions

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed three IAS officers to comply with its orders in a service petition within two weeks or remain personally present on the next date of hearing to explain their defiance of court orders. Khazir Mohammad Dar, a retired government officer, had filed a contempt petition against the three officials […]

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Jammu and Kashmir HC refuses to ban pellet guns, cites mob violence in Valley

Rejecting a plea seeking ban on use of pellet guns in controlling street protests in Kashmir Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has cited the ground situation and observed that as long as there is violence by unruly mobs, use of force is inevitable. A bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice […]

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“More fatalities if pellet guns are banned”

The CRPF has informed Jammu and Kashmir High Court that if pellet guns are banned as a crowd control measure, its personnel will be forced to fire bullets in extreme situations, which can cause more fatalities. “In case, this (pellet gun) is withdrawn from the options available with the CRPF, CRPF personnel would have no […]

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JK HC stays single bench order on state flag

A division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court today stayed a single bench order directing the state government to hoist the state flag on official buildings and vehicles of constitutional authorities. A petition was moved by National Secretary of BJPFarooq Khan before a division bench of Justices Tashi Rabstan and Bansi Lal Bhat challenging […]

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