Registering A Case

In certain cases, it is difficult to register even a case. Khalid Bashir Gura meets two families who fought protracted battles in court to get an FIR registered When a court ordered, after almost two...

Zoom Courts

Forced to go virtual, the courts in Kashmir found the going tough during the lock-down in 2020, reports Saima Bhat In July 2020, Mohammad Sultan, 56, was waiting outside the gates of Saddar court complex at...

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the order about transferring the case to a larger constitution bench, reports Tahir Bhat The Supreme...

‘SC Verdict Has Far Reaching Consequences In Future’

Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, the Managing Editor of Kashmir Times went to the Supreme Court against the communication blockade that Jammu and Kashmir is passing through post-August 5. After the verdict came more than five...

The Double Cross?

As cops found their colleague accompanying the most wanted militant in a Jammu bound car intercepted on the highway, it was like a proverbial killing of two birds with one stone. The arrest of...

Justice Delayed

With the protesting Kashmir Bar Association permitting a limited number of its members to plead the emergency cases, the courts are mostly dealing the habeas corpus petitions, reports Saima Bhat In Kashmir’s new normal, courtrooms...

Long Wait For Justice

As the Kashmir lockdown and communication blockade gets into the third month, people expect the court interventions may actually offer some relief. In cases challenging the Kashmir reorganisation, however, the Supreme Court has posted...

Costly Acquittals

In the 1996 Rajasthan bus-blast case, police booked, among others, four Kashmiris – arrested from Kathmandu and Gujarat. A trial was launched and the court vindicated the prosecution by convicting the accused. Truth prevailed...

Sketching 35A

Tens of thousands of rims were printed in reporting, analysing and commenting on the attempts aimed at proving the illegality of Article 35(A) in India’s constitution. But a bunch of cartoonists used less ink...

A Body Snatcher

Nobody knows about the body-bags he might have filled during his Kashmir posting. But Major Gogoi, who was finally sent to the Court Martial, has been using and abusing human bodies – one, he...

‘Abrogating Article 35(A) Will Trigger Constitutional Chaos’

As a Supreme Court bench is scheduled to decide the fate of petitions challenging the special constitutional provisions which protects the identity of Jammu and Kashmir on August 27, Saima Bhat interviews lawyer and...

Indefensible Cases?

The ‘beauty’ of the collapsed BJPDP regime was that the two parties agreed on issues in the Agenda of Alliance but took their disagreements to the court where one was petitioner and another was...

Driven Over

Last week, Kashmir witnessed another harrowing clip of a killing recorded by some citizen journalist. Saima Bhat visited the family to understand the boy who was run over by a police vehicle while carrying...

Rediscovering Noose

The gruesome incident in Kathua in which a minor was kidnapped and brutally gang-raped has pushed the government to issue an ordinance that makes capital punishment mandatory in the rape of U-12 minors. In...

Hang Till Death

As Chief Minister announced a mandatory capital punishment in cases of rape of children, Saima Bhat reports the two cases from Kashmir in which trial courts have awarded the death sentence It took three months...

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