jammu and kashmir

Kashmir Saffron finally gets Geographical Indication tag

Kashmir Saffron finally gets Geographical Indication tag

India administered Kashmir is known for its high-quality saffron, a spice derived from the crocus flower. Saffron is grown commercially primarily in India, Spain, and Iran. But the Kashmir variety is considered the best and it is the most expensive. First cultivated in Greece, saffron has been grown in the Kashmir valley for hundreds of…

Lack of the 4G net during lockdown dismantles Right to Education: Plea in SC by Private Schools Association, J&K

Lack of the 4G net during lockdown dismantles Right to Education: Plea in SC by Private Schools Association, J&K

A Public Interest Litigation has been moved to the Supreme Court of India by the Association of Private Schools of Jammu & Kashmir stating that the lack of 4G connectivity of internet in Jammu and Kashmir is violating the fundamental right to education. The plea was filed against the orders passed by the government dating…

Centre modifies J&K order to extend domicile reservation to all Govt posts

Centre modifies J&K order to extend domicile reservation to all Govt posts

Ministry of Home Affairs reversed its order issued on March 31st, offering protection to domicile only in Group D and entry-level non-gazetted government posts. Due to criticism, a fresh order was issued on Friday which provides protection to domicile to “any post” in the government including senior-level positions in Group A and Group B category….

Omar Abdullah’s sister moves SC challenging his detention under the public safety act

Omar Abdullah’s sister moves SC challenging his detention under the public safety act

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s sister Sarah Abdullah pilot has urged the issuance of the writ of habeas corpus to the authorities to produce Mr. Abdullah at the supreme court and set him at liberty. Represented by advocate Gopal Shankaranayanan and Kapil Sibal, Sarah Abdullah approached the supreme court bench led by justice…

Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

In connection with the dreadfully famous rape case of a minor girl in Kathua, a Bench consisting of Justices NV Ramana, Ajay Rastogi and V Ramasubramanian directed the Juvenile Justice Board to stay the proceedings against one accused. The stay came after considering the plea made by Jammu and Kashmir administration, which claimed that the…

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

The collegium of the Supreme Court has approved the elevation proposal of 4 lawyers as judges of the High Courts of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Orrisa and Bombay. The proposal for elevation of six judicial officers, Devendra Kachhawaha, Manoj Kumar Vyas, Prabha Sharma, Satish Kumar Sharma, Rameshwar Vyas, and Chandra Kumar Songara as judges of…

Abrogation of Article 370: SC reserves order on reference to a larger bench

Abrogation of Article 370: SC reserves order on reference to a larger bench

The five-judge constitution bench of Justices SK Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai, Surya Kant and presided by Justice NV Ramana reserved the order for referring the case of Abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcating the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the seven-judge bench. The petitions were filed by…

Right to freedom of speech and expression through the internet is a part of Article 19 (1) (a): SC

Right to freedom of speech and expression through the internet is a part of Article 19 (1) (a): SC

On the 10th January 2020 Supreme Court held the “freedom to access the Internet” is a fundamental right and is protected under Article 19(1)(a) – freedom of speech and expression – of the Constitution of India. Holding that orders suspending the internet under the Suspension Rules were subject to judicial review, the court, however, stopped short…

How abrogation of special status has weakened the RTI regime of Jammu and Kashmir?

How abrogation of special status has weakened the RTI regime of Jammu and Kashmir?

After Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act started functioning on October 31, around 150 central laws including RTI Act, 2005 became applicable in J&K as well as in Ladakh. Earlier Right to Information Act 2005 was not applicable to public authorities of J&K but only to organizations of central government in J&K. In accordance to J&K…

5-judge SC bench to examine Centre’s move on Article 370; Yechury, student allowed to visit J&K

5-judge SC bench to examine Centre’s move on Article 370; Yechury, student allowed to visit J&K

The Supreme Court will examine the constitutional validity of scrapping special status for Jammu and Kashmir as it issued a notice to the Centre on petitions related to abrogation of Article 370 on Wednesday. The apex court said that a five-judge Constitution Bench will hear all the petitions related to the abrogation of Article 370,…