SRINAGAR: The J and K High Court on Friday started functioning from a makeshift arrangement at M-5 Gupkar, Srinagar, said Chief Justice, M.M Kumar. He requested the 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.
Kumar is himself putting up at the top floor of the building as his residential house at Sonawar has become inhabitable.
Kumar said the 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.
Kumar said most of records in the courts has been salvaged and it has been shifted to first and second floors. He appreciated the efforts of the employees of courts, particularly of Bijbehara court, who braved to save the court records.
The Chief Justice said as soon as water recedes from the premises, the High Court would start functioning from its own place after clean up operations.