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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 »

Cop accuses Police officer of shielding ‘culprit’

Court directs police to register FIR Srinagar, Nov 18, CNS: Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar has directed police to take cognizance of the complaint filed by a cop who has submitted before the court that police station Nowhata is shielding and supporting an accused allegedly threatening the police constable and interfering in his marital life.     A police constable Farooq Ahmed ... Read More »

HR activist files petition in SHRC

Seeks waiver of school fees, other dues Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): A petition has been filed in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) seeking waving off the school fees and other dues from July 8 of this year till normalcy returns in the Valley. Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, a human rights activist had filed petition before SHRC and urged that the ... Read More »

HC revokes termination order of former Secretary SWC

Court revokes termination order of former Secretary State Women’s CommissionSrinagar, Nov 15, CNS:Terming the government order impugned, Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday revoked the termination order of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat who was posted as Secretary, State Commission for Women at the time of his termination.      In July last year, the incumbent government had dispensed the services of 63 ... Read More »

Bar Condemns Random Arrests, Slapping of PSAs

Srinagar | Oct 13 (PTK): Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Thursday strongly condemned the unabated arrests of youths and putting them behind the bars “without consideration to their age, health and other factors”. In a statement issued to PTK, Bar asked international Community to get out of their deep slumber and for the sake of humanity, ... Read More »

Hurriyat Conference leaders not terrorists, says Supreme Court

Observing that Hurriyat Conference leaders are not terrorists, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL for stopping official funds to separatists/terrorists and their organisations in Jammu and Kashmir. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and UU Lalit told petitioner Manohar Lal Sharma that it was he who was calling the beneficiaries as separatists, not the government, when ... Read More »

Law Secy for proper monitoring of court cases, timely filing of replies to avoid adverse orders

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 31:- Directing the Law Officers for rigorously pursuing the cases pending in different courts of the, Secretary, Law, Mr. Abdul Majid Bhat asked the concerned for taking proper care to present the view point  of the Government. Chairing a meeting of officers of Law Department  convened here today to review the status of Court cases including Public Interest Litigations, Contempt ... Read More »

Central Government has misled the Supreme Court: Omar

‘Disappointed at New Delhi’s apathy towards grave situation in Kashmir’ Srinagar, Aug 06 (KNS): National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed disappointment at the Central Government’s apathy towards the very grave situation in Kashmir and said the Central Government had misled the Supreme Court by saying the situation in the Valley was improving and under control. Expressing profound ... Read More »

SHRC faulty selection: Court directs Law Secretary to clear position:

  Srinagar, July 4, CNS: Jammu Kashmir High Court Monday directed Law Secretary to appear physically along with records before the court to clarify why the government erred in making the recommendation for appointing former High Court Judge, Justice (retd.) Imtiyaz Hussain as head of the State Human Rights Commission given the fact that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti-led selection panel’s ... Read More »

Cabinet approves creation of 59 posts in Advocate General’s office

‘Creation of 8 posts of Research Assistants to assist High Court Judges’ Srinagar, June 23 (KNS): The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the creation of 59 posts of various categories in the office of the Advocate General, J&K. The posts include 5 posts of Sr. Scale Stenographer (9300-34800+GP ... Read More »