Uttarakhand High Court

In Rare Instance, Uttarakhand HC Recalls Its Order

  DEHRADUN: In a rare development, Uttarakhand high court has recalled its own order on an application filed by Magsaysay award winner Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. On July 29, a single bench of Justice Manoj Tiwari recalled its order dated November 17, 2021, that closed a contempt petition filed by Chaturvedi against […]

Age Of Consent In Muslim Personal Law: U’khand HC Issues Notices To State, Central Govts

DEHRADUN: Hearing public interest litigation demanding a ban on marriage of girls below 18 years of age, which is allowed in the Muslim Personal Law, Uttarakhand High Court on Friday issued notice to the state and central governments. The division bench comprising Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice RC Khulbe asked the state government to […]

Uttarakhand HC Seeks Details Of Leprosy Patients, Govt Efforts For Their Welfare

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government officials to submit details of people suffering from leprosy and arrangements to look after them by the state government within two weeks of time. The matter dates back to 2017 when the district administration of Haridwar had demolished houses in the Chandighat area of Haridwar in […]

U’khand HC Seeks Detailed Data Of Dog Bite Victims

DEHRADUN: Hearing a petition related to the stray dog menace across the state, Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to file a detailed reply on the issue including the details of sterilised dogs and dog bite victims across the hill state. Gopal K Verma, counsellor for the petitioner told The New Indian, […]

EXC: U’khand To Launch Gau Raksha Scheme, Employ Youth For Rearing Cow, Progeny

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government will soon launch the ‘Gau Raksha Scheme’ under which unemployed youth will be employed as ‘Gau Sewaks’ to rear and protect cows and progeny across 13 districts of the state. Saurabh Bahuguna, minister for animal husbandry told The New Indian, “The department is working on ‘Gram Gau Sewak Scheme’ in which we […]

Citing Arnesh Kumar Guidelines, U’khand HC Grants Protection From Arrest To CAU Secy

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand High Court on Monday granted protection from arrest to Mahim Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) after Uttarakhand police booked seven people associated with CAU on charges of assault, extortion and criminal intimidation of a young cricketer named Arya Sethi. An FIR was registered on June 20, 2022, under sections […]

Uttarakhand HC Asks For Detailed Response on Equine Deaths

DEHRADUN: Hearing public interest litigation related to the death of equines (mules, horses) in the Char Dham Yatra route, Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to submit a detailed reply within three weeks. Gauri Maulekhi, the petitioner, told The New Indian, “Honorable court was not satisfied with the response of the state […]

600 Equines Die, U’khand HC Issues Notice Over Char Dham Yatra Routes

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday issued notice to the state government while hearing public interest litigation alleging deaths of equines (mules, horses) on the Char Dham Yatra trek routes due to cruelty, ignorance and tourism, trade peddled in the name of God. “The recent deaths of 600 equines on the upper reaches of pilgrim tracks […]