Kashmir Floods: High Court Resumes Functioning From Alternative Places

KL Report

SRINAGAR

High Court has started functioning from a makeshift arrangement at M-5 Gupkar, an official spokesman said.

Chief Justice M M Kumar has asked employees of the High Court to start reporting for duty in view of providing judicial relief to people which he said remained in suspended animation for 11 days. He said the objective is to restore to people the obligation of providing them the fundamental rights. He hoped people would be benefitted by this move and their difficulties would be redressed.

Justice Kumar is himself putting up at the top floor of the building as his residential house at Sonawar has become uninhabitable.

Besides, District Court of Srinagar would start functioning from two points. For the areas of North city a temporary court would be established in the Moot court rooms of Law Department of Kashmir University. The areas comprise the jurisdictions of Police Stations of Rainawari, S R Gunj, Soura, Khanyar, Nowhatta and adjoining areas.

Similarly for the areas of South Srinagar coming under the jurisdiction of Police Stations of Shergarhi, Parimpora, Maisuma,Batamaloo and Saddar, a temporary court has been set up at the Custodian General building at Hyderpora.

Chief Justice said most of records in the courts were salvaged and were shifted to first and second floors. He appreciated the efforts of the employees of courts, particularly of Bijbehara court, who braved strong water currents to save the court records.

The decision to resume courts from some alternative place became inevitable because the high court is still under water.

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