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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir high court has asked lawyers practising in its Srinagar wing to test for COVID-19 after a senior advocate tested positive for the virus. “It has come to the knowledge of the undersigned that one of the senior advocates has tested COVID-19 positive, as such, in order to prevent the spread of the infection and as a safety measure, it is enjoined upon all the advocates practicing in the High Court of…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act against seven persons, one among them nicknamed as ‘judge’. The detainees whose orders under PSA were quashed include Showkat Ahmad Mir of Sopore Baramulla, Muddasir Ahmad Dar of Pinjoora Shopian, Shafqat Abrar of Kulgam, Rayees Ahmad Chack of Chakpora DH Pora Kulgam, Nissar Ahmad Khanday of Chersoo Awantipora, Atta Mohammad Malik of Kulgam and Javed Ahmad Sofi alias ‘judge’ of…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday gave “last opportunity” to government to file compliance report, disclosing the policy regarding retention or otherwise of the ministerial bungalows and other accommodation of the estates department by the former ministers, ex- MLAs, retired IAS Officers, MLCs and political persons in J&K. As soon as the case came up for hearing, Senior Additional Advocate General B. A. Dar sought some more time to update the compliance report…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has decided to defer its elections for various office bearers of association, and no new date has been fixed for the polls yet. “We have decided to defer the elections. New date is yet to be fixed,” Election Commissioner of J&K HCBA, Advocate Mudasir said adding that the new date will be “announced after deliberations.” The Bar elections were scheduled to be held today. However, in…

Punjab: Following the apprehension of community clashes and protests in Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana has turned down the parole plea of Sanji Ram- an accused in the January 2018 gang rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. The Bench, according to a report by a Chandigarh based newspaper The Tribune, rejected the plea after the apprehension of community clashes and protests in Jammu and Kashmir was…