HC stays closure of 45 brick kilns

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court today ordered the stay of 45 brick kilns and 24×7 pharmacy shops functional in the government hospitals.In a petition filed by the owners of 45 brick kiln units challenging the order of Regional Director State Pollution Control Board whereby Regional Director State Pollution Control Board ordered closure of their Brick Kiln Units.Justice Tashi Rabstan of J&K High Court at Jammu Wing after hearing advocates issued notice to the State which was accepted by Deputy Advocate General who sought week’s time to file response and the Court granted it. The Court ordered and impugned notices regarding closure of Brick Kiln Units shall remain stayed.
In another petition filed by Sanyog Enterprises Pvt Ltd challenging the order of closure of his 24X7 Pharmacy Shops in Govt Hospitals, Justice Tashi Rabstan stayed the order of closure of 24X7 pharmacy shops in government Hospitals.
The petitioner has sought quashing of the order passed by Principal GMC Jammu being illegal, arbitrary, and incompetent and also confronting the duly executed Contract between the petitioner and Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd., Jammu and also seeking direction to the respondents to honour the terms of the contract and provide suitable shops/slots in the health institutions at all locations allotted to the petitioner within a reasonable time frame so as to enable the petitioner to run 24×7 pharmacy shops selling medicines at discounted prices to the patients and needy and seeking restraining the respondents from illegally and arbitrarily closing down the pharmacy shops and/or creating hindrances in the operationalization of the pharmacy shops by the petitioner.

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