SC in focus

SC in focus

The Supreme Court has asked JK high court to decide on the review petitions especially the one filed by the JK administration on Roshni directions by December 21.

This direction from the Supreme Court has come in the light of the latest hearing in this matter by some petitioners who have questioned the decision of JK high court.

A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana considered the oral assurance of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Jammu and Kashmir administration, that no coercive action would be taken against those petitioners who had approached the top court in the matter as they are not “land grabbers or unauthorized people”.

The bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose, said that it would hear in January last week the appeals filed before it challenging the October 9 verdict of the Jammu and Kashmir high court.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, told Supreme Court that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had already filed a review petition in the high court and said that the authority is “not against bona fide and common people who are not land-grabbers”, but have been named in the lists released by the JK administration as the beneficiaries of this scheme.

The bench said that pendency of appeals before the apex court would not come in the way of the high court in deciding the review petitions pending there.

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