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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 »

District Court Reasi starts SMS service

REASI, DECEMBER 01:- On the instructions of the Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar (Patron-in-Chief) and Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir Chairperson Computer Committee, High Court of J&K,  SMS delivery service was started today in District Court Complex Reasi. Under this service the litigants and lawyers will get free SMS on their mobile phones on filing of their case in any Court ... Read More »

LA panel for effective implementation of IAY

Calls for ensuring mandatory 100-day   employment under MGNREGA JAMMU, DECEMBER 01 – The Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today directed the authorities of Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj to take necessary steps to provide mandatory 100-day employment for job card holders under MGNREGA. The directions were issued during a meeting of the Committee held under the ... Read More »

Collection of fee by private schools: High Court issues notice

Srinagar, Nov 29, CNS: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued a notice in response to a petition challenging the ‘collection of fee by the private schools in Kashmir for the period they remained closed during the current unrest’, and directed the listing of the petition on Dec 6 in view of urgency expressed in the matter.     The petition, ... Read More »

Court quashes detention of Hubbi under PSA

Srinagar, Nov 21, CNS: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday quashed the detention of senior Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Dr Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi. Dr Hubbi was arrested on charges of fomenting trouble in Central Kashmir and under draconian Public Safety Act he was shifted to Kot Balwal Jail in August this year.      A bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar while ... Read More »

Govt to constitute Law Commission to review redundant laws: Abdul Haq

Seeks suggestions from experts to amend criminal laws Jammu | Nov 20 (PTK): The Government is going to constitute a Law Commission to review some of the laws which have become redundant over a period of time to improve the justice system in the state, said Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq while reviewing the ... Read More »