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Special position of J&K: Courts can’t settle political issues: Zaffar Shah

‘Judicial inroads another step from India to demoralize Kashmiri’s: Haqani Srinagar, Dec 28, CNS: A day after Public Interest Litigation was filed in a Delhi court to challenge the non-applicability of any Constitutional amendment in Jammu and Kashmir, without a Presidential Order under Article 370 of the Constitution, leading legal expert Advocate Zaffar Ahmed Shah said that from last couple ... Read More »

Rukhsana Murder Case: Court rejects bail plea of police constable

  Srinagar, Dec 24, CNS: A Session’s court has rejected the bail application of a suspended cop, accused of murdering his wife in 2010 here in Tengapora Batamaloo area of Srinagar city.      Rukhsana Jabeen was found dead at her parental home in Batamaloo on the morning of October 30, 2010 and her family had alleged that she was killed ... Read More »

HC issues Non-bailable arrest warrant against Comm Secy Education

DGP directed to get warrants executed Srinagar, Dec 23: The High Court (HC) has issued contempt proceedings (Robkar) against Commissioner Secretary Education Shaleen Kabra and asked the Director General Police (DGP) to get the warrants executed after the former failed to implement directions issued by the court earlier. Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar of the High Court after hearing the arguments ... Read More »

J&K Constitution not subordinate to Indian Constitution: Z A Shah

Srinagar, December 21: According to the legal expert, while over the years many provisions of Constitution of India have been applied with or without modification to the state, by doing so, “it is the original sovereign power which may have got subsumed in the process but it has not altered sovereign character of the state.” Jammu and Kashmir State has ... Read More »

SC Judgement a slap to those seeking restoration of Autonomy: Er. Rasheed Srinagar

| Dec 18 (PTK): AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed while reacting to Supreme Court Judgment that J&K has no sovereignty outside Indian constitution has said that the Judgment is like a slap for those advocating for restoration of Autonomy and projecting it as a solution to the Internationally recognized dispute. Addressing a Public Gathering at Nehalpora Pattan today, ... Read More »

J&K HC quashes detention of 6 youth under PSA

Srinagar | Dec 18  (PTK): Quashing the detention of six youth detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) outside the valley jails, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court (HC) ordered their immediate release. Meanwhile, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) chief Asiya Andrabi remained under detention, despite her arrest under PSA quashed by the court on December 15. Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested ... Read More »

State Govt’s weak legal defense of JK’s Special Status alarming: Omar

Srinagar | Dec 18 (PTK): National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah today said the State Government’s weak legal defence of various sensitive attributes of the State’s Special Status was alarming. In a statement issued to PTK, Omar Abdullah said the deliberate callousness shown by the State Government indicated the tacit connivance of PDP in allowing the step-by-step erosion of Article ... Read More »

Court quashes PSA detention of 7 youth

Srinagar, Dec 17, : The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed the detention of 7 Kashmiri youths under controversial Public Safety Act (PSA). All these youths according to their counsel Bashir Ahmed Tak have been languishing either in Kot Balwal Jail or Udhampur Jail. “The detention of these youth under PSA was quashed by Justice Muhammad Yaqoob and Justice Muzaffar ... Read More »

Man gets lifer for raping and murdering two minor girls in Budgam

  Budgam, Dec 15, CNS: Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam has sentenced a man Kamal Jeet Singh alias Rinku son of Aya Sing, resident of Attina Beerwah area of Central Kashmir’s District Budgam for rigorous imprisonment for life for raping and murdering two minor girls of the age six and three years respectively after kidnapping them in ... Read More »

Arwani Encounter: Clashes between protesters and Forces leave civilian dead

Bijbehara, Dec 8, CNS: A civilian was killed while dozens of pro-freedom protesters were injured after they tried to march towards encounter site at Husanpora Arwani area of South Kashmir’s Bijbehara town on Thursday.     A gunfight had raged at Hussanpora village of Arwani after government forces had launched a search and cordon operation on Wednesday to flush out the ... Read More »