Sofi Ahsan

Articles By Sofi Ahsan

HC recommends out of turn promotion for Punjab ASI for ‘fearless stand before court’

The HC in December 2018 had directed the Punjab government to produce a convict on January 14, 2019 for hearing on quantum of sentence after modification in his conviction in the criminal appeal.

Can rape accused’s property be sold to compensate victim: Chandigarh High Court

According to the plea, the accused allegedly raped a 35-year-old woman in 2011 at a farmhouse. A video of the act, shot by the accused, forced her into silence and the abuse continued for several months.

Explained: The HC order that allows two MPs to meet Abdullahs, with conditions

The single-judge Bench barred the two Lok Sabha MPs — one of whom is a retired judge of the same High Court — from speaking to the media regarding the meeting, and imposed restrictions on the nature of the meeting.

J-K High Court: MPs can meet Farooq, Omar Abdullah but can’t brief press

Following the Centre’s decision to scrap J&K’s special status, Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest in Srinagar while Omar Abdullah has been detained at Hari Niwas.

Row over TV serial: Producers, actors get interim stay in case against them, channel challenges FIR

While the high court on Monday refused to grant an immediate stay on the ban order passed by various district magistrates against telecast of the show, the producers and actors have been able to get an interim stay on the proceedings against them till January 28, 2020.

Punjab Police informs HC about measures taken to check drug abuse

Police also said that the CIA staff, special branch officials, CID personnel and anti-narcotics staff have been directed to “visit the institutions randomly” to keep a watch on any activity related to drugs.

Post-High Court order, Punjab Cricket Association postpones polls

The decision from the association came a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court summoned the PCA secretary to court with the records pertaining to its upcoming election and revised constitution.

Punjab & Haryana HC: De-addiction centres have patients not inmates, their dignity needs to be restored

"They are patients and not inmates. This is a neurological problem," observed the division bench as it emphasised on the need to protect the next generation from the menace of drug abuse and have a "Tagda Punjab" instead of "Udta Punjab".

Explained: How 2015 sacrilege probe keeps going round in circles in Punjab

Three incidents of sacrilege took place in Faridkot district between June to October 2015 leading to a huge resentment and protests in Punjab and killing of at least two civilians in the police firing.

HC to Punjab Viligance Bureau: ‘Probe all immovable property cases decided against civic bodies’

The court earlier in May had directed Vigilance to probe all the matters where the MCs and Improvement Trusts chose not challenge or rebut the civil suits filed against them involving ownership and possessory rights of their properties.

Plea seeks disqualification of all convicted lawmakers, Punjab HC says law requires relook

Section 8 (1) and Section 8 (2) provide for disqualification for convictions of particular set of offences but Section 8 (3) provides for disqualification only if the sentence is for a minimum period of two years.

What do peace and development mean in and outside Kashmir? The gap widens

As the debates about religion and region get shriller, I am reminded of my identity — a Muslim from Kashmir — at each moment when I think of using Article 19 of the Constitution of India, or merely when telling someone my name.

Explained: Why lawyers have objected to setting up of Haryana Administrative Tribunal

Official data reveals that nearly 11,000 cases will be transferred from the High Court to Tribunal once it starts functioning.

Man allowed conjugal rights with wife living separately since 2011

The division bench in the verdict said the case of cruelty against the husband and his family has already been concluded in their acquittal.

Kathua rape-murder case: J&K seeks death penalty for 3 main convicts in HC

The appeal seeks death penalty for the three main convicts — Sanji Ram, Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar — who were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Pathankot court on June 10.

Chandigarh: Amid protest, lakhs of pending cases delayed; lawyers say they won’t back down

The lawyers allege that setting-up a quasi-judicial body like the tribunal encroaches upon the judicial independence and powers of the high court.

MSP should be triple the cost of production of major crops: Chandigarh High Court

The court also recommended that MSP be granted legal status by bringing in suitable legislation.

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh to be a lot quieter: HC bans loudspeakers, PA systems, loud music

There’s also a ban on celebratory firing and live show songs glorifying liquor, drugs and violence.

Punjab and Haryana HC holds Hoshiarpur resident guilty of contempt after he shouted in courtroom, threatened officer

The court has directed Kaila to remain present in court on August 23 for a hearing on the quantum of sentence and directed the district and sessions judge of his home district to ensure his presence on the date.

Inflated rates for private buses: Haryana admits ‘negligence’ on part of officials, 3 FIRs against bidders

The report reveals that while the hiring rate in the first bid for 520 buses ranged between Rs 31.01 to Rs 37.30 per kilometer, the rates in the second or subsequent bidding for 190 buses ranged between Rs 21.72 to Rs 32.38 per kilometer.