Srinagar, Apr 08: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (SJA) today organised one-day special training programme on “Sentencing and victims compensation scheme, rights of victim and accused relating to sentencing and choosing appropriate sentence”, here at J&K State Judicial Academy, Moominabad.
The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of J&K (Chief-Patron J&K State Judicial Academy) along with Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Justice Hasnain Massodi, former Judges of High Court of J&K.
In his inaugural address, Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar highlighted that the judgment of the trial judge is respected by the highest courts if the same is in accordance with well-established principles of law and well reasoned.
“He said that the Judge should not lose sight of the victim and ensure that compensation is paid to the victim of crime,” he said.
Justice Ramalingam reiterated the need for the strict implementation of the J&K Victim Compensation Scheme 2013.
He said the law confers a solemn duty on the court to apply its mind to the question of compensation in every criminal case.
“The power of Judge is the knowledge of the law and at the time of delivering judgement, Judge has to give heart and soul to the judgement as it should be supported by cogent reasons so as to do complete justice between the parties.”
Acting Chief Justice, High Court, J&K emphasised upon the judges to read books of great authors, judges and jurists to improve their vision and horizon of knowledge as the society expects them to be the embodiment of knowledge and excellence.
He said the intellect of the judge and his social understanding is reflected in his judgments.
Earlier, introducing the subject of the programme, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy Abdul Rashid Malik said that “sentencing” is a facet of social justice and the judge has to take into consideration the plight of the victim as well as the cry of society for justice.
“A Judge, while administering Justice, should not be influenced by the tides and currents of the human emotions as the personal philosophy or any other bias of Judge has no role to play in his judgements,” Malik said.
Resource persons Justice, Muzaffar Hussain Attar, former Judge, High Court of J&K, Justice Hasnain Masoodi, former Judge, High Court of J&K and Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy deliberated upon the concepts Sentencing in murder trials, Sentencing in trial of offences against women, children, rights of accused relating to sentencing and the salient features of J&K Victim Compensation Scheme, 2013.
The programme was organized for judicial officers of districts Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kupwara.
The participants interacted with the judges and raised many issues concerning sentencing and victim compensation Act, 2013 which were responded by resource persons.
Amit Shah’s West Bengal speech clear call for Hindu Rashtra: PDP
Srinagar, Jan 23: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday termed the BJP President Amit Shah’s West Bengal speech an open call for a Hindu Rashtra and said that the Saffron party chief has challenged the very idea of India.
Shah while addressing a rally at West Bengal said that Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh need not be afraid in India because the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been brought to grant them citizenship. He also termed Muslims as infiltrators and stated that time for their deportation has come.
“This is nothing but an open call for a Hindu Rashtra. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in itself is laying foundations of a Hindu Rashtra and exclusion of Muslims and Christians. What Amit Shah has said is communal poison and this is a moment of challenge for right thinking Indians who still believe in Idea of India as we have always been made to believe,” said senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar.
He added that the statement of BJP President has sent a very negative message to the communities other than the country’s majority community. Such remarks, said Akhtar, aren’t being taken positively in the states like Jammu and Kashmir which have Muslim majority character and other states with sizeable Muslim and Christian population like Kerala, West Bengal, UP and Bihar and northeast states.
“What Amit Shah has said negates the essence, letter, and spirit of the constitution of India which is a covenant of all communities, all classes, and all people of the county to live together,” Akhtar said.
The PDP leader said that the BJP is setting up a dangerous game for electoral gains in the country and is playing a communal hatred card as last resort to win elections. “Unfortunately, BJP has only one goal and that is to win elections at whatever cost. The real issues facing the country including the problems of Jammu and Kashmir which are of a major nature besides joblessness, agrarian crises have been thrown in cold storage,” Akhtar said.
Beware of activists impacting K-movement: Geelani to Youth
Srinagar, Jan 23: When young blood is so enthusiastic to achieve their goal, no power on earth can force them to subjugation; this was stated by Hurriyat (g) Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, in a telephonic address to the mourners of the slain Dr Shams-ul-Haq at Soghan Shopian on Wednesday.
Quoting Geelani, the spokesman in a statement said that Hurriyat (g) chairman reiterated his pledge to take the movement to its logical end and will never allow anybody to barter the precious blood of “martyrs”.
“We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safeguard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove detrimental for our movement,” he said.
He said that deceitful slogans of development, prosperity or material gains can never be a substitute for freedom. Politicians have turned into political leeches, sucking every drop of our blood to satisfy their “masters” in Delhi.
The separatist leader said that our movement has become so precious that no perk and privilege can compel us for any compromise.
Stressing upon people in general and youth in particular, Hurriyat (g) chairman said that we need to strengthen our faith and protect our civil, social, religious and human liberties, avoid miss deeds and nourish the Islamic culture in our homes and society without indulging in sectarian hatred and social evils.
Forces ‘torture’ compels youth to join militancy: Yasin Malik
Srinagar, Jan 23: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while condemning the ongoing “killings” in Kashmir on Wednesday said that killing of more than half a dozen Kashmiris at Budgam and Shopian during last two days and assault on a civilian at Haba-Kadal are “exhibition of colonial mindset of government forces who only know to kill, injured and humiliate humans at will”.
The party spokesman said that killing of many more youth at Budgam and Shopian namely Syed Rubaan, Zahid Ahmad, Shams-Ul-Haq, Tawseef Ahmad, Sabzar Ahmad, Amir Ahmad Butt, as part of unabated killings, JKLF chairman said that first government forces “torture, torment, humiliate Kashmiri youth and leave no place for them to pursue a peaceful path and then eliminate them in CASO’s and crackdowns”.
Citing the example of a young Syed Ruban of Nazneenpora Shopian, Malik said that one of his relatives had joined militancy, and then the army, SOG and police started raiding his house, arresting him, torturing and humiliating this gentle soul on daily basis.
On June 19, 2018, his residence was raided during night hours and he along with his brother Syed Tajamul was severely tortured and this humiliating torture became a turning point for him as he left his
Meanwhile, JKLF chairman has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of youthful Abdul Rashid Shigan of Batamaloo presently at HMT who passed away recently.
Pahari Community gets reservation
JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Governor, Satya Pal Malik today give his assent to the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2014,...