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Rape case: After 28 years, court recorded statement of victim

Eijaz Bhat Bandipora, October,10 In a rare case of its kind, a local court in Bandipora recorded statement of a rape victim after 28 years. The principal and district sessions court recorded the statement of the victim in a case State v/s Reyaz Shah and others in FIR No. 80/1987, Police Station Bandipora. The rape victim while talking to Kashmir ... Read More »

HC asks IFC chief to remove encroachments in 21 days

KC Bureau Srinagar, Oct 10: High Court has directed the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to remove all the encroachments from the river Jhelum and all other water bodies within 21 days and also submit the list of all the engineers to the court. A division bench of the court on October 5 while hearing a PIL filed by a Srinagar ... Read More »

FORMER JK CHIEF JUSTICE PASSED AWAY

KHCBA CONDOLES DEMISE Kashmir Convener News Srinagar, October 07: Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) has condoled the demise of Justice Barin Gosh, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. A condolence meeting was held in the High Court Bar Conference Room wherein the members paid rich tributes to the departed soul. President KHCBA advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom while paying ... Read More »

High Court organizes training programme on e-Court

Srinagar, Oct 04: On instructions of Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Mr.  N. Paul Vasanthakumar and Mr. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Chairperson e-Court, High Court of J&K , Mr. Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar and  Mr. Justice Tashi Rabstan Members e-Committee, High Court of J&K,  “Ubuntu Linux Awareness Cum Training Program under Change Management” for Judicial officers of districts Baramullah, Bandipora,  and Leh  was conducted in High ... Read More »

HC seeks details of erring officers responsible for encroachments along Jhelum

Sheikh Saleem Srinagar, October 03 High Court on Saturday hinted at taking action against the officers under whose tenure River Jhelum was encroached and sought list of such officers. A division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar sought report from the commissioner secretary of Irrigation and Flood Control Department (I&FC) about particulars of all the ... Read More »

Ensure fair price at retailer shops: HC to DC’s

Legal correspondent Srinagar, October 01 High court on Thursday directed all the Deputy Commissioners of the state to ensure fair price at retailer shops and verify whether the shopkeepers are keeping the rate lists on their shops or not. A division bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and justice Tashi Rabstan asked the Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution ... Read More »

Karwani-e-Islami seeks ban on sale and consumption of liquor  

  Legal Correspondent Srinagar, Sep 23:  Karwani-e-Islami, a religious organisation Wednesday said that they have submitted a petition in court seeking ban on the sale and consumption of liquor in the state.  The Petitioner  Ghulam Rasool Hami who is patron of the organisation has pleaded in the court that consumption and sale of liquor has not only affected the health ... Read More »

HCBA boycotts Full Court reference

September 23, J&K High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Srinagar today boycotted the Full Court Reference as “court had asked President Bar Association to submit his speech in advance for approval from the Chief Justice”. While expressing resentment, the HCBA spokesperson said bar has participated in several Full Court references in past but at no point of time, was any President ... Read More »

HC holds full Court Reference on demise of Justice Mian Jalal-ud-Din, Justice S C Mathur

Legal correspondent Srinagar, September 23: A Full Court Reference on the sad demise of Mr. Justice Mian Jalal-ud-Din and Mr. Justice Satish Chandra Mathur, former Chief Justices, High Court of J&K, was Wednesday held at High Court, Srinagar. Proceedings were conducted by Kaneez Fatima, Registrar General of High Court. Chief Justice, Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar while speaking on the occasion expressed heartfelt sympathies ... Read More »

Justice Khan to head SAC, Justice Singh and Kirmani to be its members

  Srinagar, September 23: Governor NN Vohra, appointed Justice (Retd) Bashir Ahmed Khan as Chairperson of State Accountability Commission (SAC) and also appointed Justice (Retd) J.P. Singh and Justice (Retd) B.A. Kirmani as its members. The governor appointed them while exercising powers vested in him under Section 4 of the Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002. The members were ... Read More »