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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….

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…

Retired bureaucrats, military officers move SC over abrogation of Article 370, bifurcation of Kashmir

Retired bureaucrats, military officers move SC over abrogation of Article 370, bifurcation of Kashmir

Retired military officers and bureaucrats on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Presidential order by which Article 370 was abrogated, saying that the order was constitutionally invalid. The petitioners have also challenged the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill. The petitioners include former Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, Retired Major General Ashok…

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill passed in RS

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill passed in RS

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed by the Upper House through a voice vote, with 125 being in favour…

Article 370, 35-A to be abrogated: Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

Article 370, 35-A to be abrogated: Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

In a move that will have massive repercussions for Kashmir, the Centre has decided to repeal Article 370 and Article 35-A of the Constitution that grants special status to the state. Announcing the move, home minister Amit Shah also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have…