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9447 cases decided in National Lok Adalats convened across JK

Lok Adalat for timely deliverance of justice to the common masses: Justice Mir JAMMU, FEBRUARY 11: In a National Lok Adalats held across J&K, 9447 cases were disposed off and an amount of Rs 4.38 crore was awarded in MACT cases and Rs 4.5 crore was recovered in Bank recovery suits, Member Secretary JK Legal Services Authority JKSLSA, RN Watal ... Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir to get ‘Bar-Council’

New Dehi, Feb 6, CNS: Putting an end to a four-year old litigation in Supreme Court, the Central government Monday told the Supreme Court that it will publish the Jammu & Kashmir State Bar Council Rules in the official gazette within four weeks, reports said. The Court recorded the submission by the Centre and directed it to publish the Rules ... Read More »

Govt to conduct regular performance audit of Law Officers: Abdul Haq

Asks lawyers to pursue pending cases efficiently NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 04: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today asked the government lawyers and law officers to steadfastly follow the cases pending in the courts to avoid unnecessary delays. The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of law officers and lawyers engaged by the government ... Read More »

Exorbitant hike in airfares: SHRC lists the case for hearing

  Srinagar, Feb 1, CNS: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has entertained a complaint with regard to exorbitant hike in airfares by airlines operating in Kashmir sector and has listed the case for hearing on March 1 next month.     The complaint has been filed by general secretary Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Forum, MM Shuja. In his ... Read More »

Shujaat Bukhari vs Madhu Kishwar: Court takes serious note of contemptuous tweets by Madhu Kishwar

Srinagar, Jan 28 (KNS): Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Massarat Shaheen Saturday took serious note of contemptous tweets posted by social activist Madhu Kishwar in response to the warrants issued by the court. Hearing a criminal defamation case filed by senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari, the CJM said “it is contempt of court” when her attention was drawn ... Read More »

Adulteration: Court convicts two accused

Budgam, Dec 30, CNS: With regard to substandard and unsafe adulterous food, Court of Judicial Magistrate Ist Class Budgam Imtiyaz Ahmed Lone Friday while concluding the trial has found two accused guilty for the commission of offence under section 26(1) (2) (i) (ii) of Food Safety Act 2006 punishable under section 59 and 51 of Food Safety and Standard Act ... Read More »

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 »