Since Abrogation Of Article 370, 99% Of Habeas Plea Filed Before J&K HC Are Still Pending. Letter Written To CJI
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has written to Chief Justice of India, highlighting the problems that have arisen after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution last year.
The association has informed the CJI, that more than 600 Habeas corpus petitions have been filed since the abolition of Article 370 before the High Court of UT J&K and Srinagar. However, to date, not even 1% of these cases have been decided by the J&K High Court. Giving an example the association said that the habeas corpus petition of the President of the Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, alone took 9 months for disposal. The matter is now pending before the Supreme Court. It further pointed out that petitions which were filed in August- September are yet to be heard.
The letter took into consideration the problems which lawyers have to face due to restrictions on the 4G internet speed in the valley and problems due to the huge pendency of service matters.
The association further asserted that main reason for such delay is that no direction has been given by High Court Chief Justice, asking the Registrar Judicial to list these HCPs before every judge irrespective of their daily roster, so that the petitions are decided within 14 days as per the High Court Rules.