PIL On Sonamarg: HC Bars Subordinate Courts

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed all the subordinate courts including all tribunals not to pass or entertain any kind of order with regard to construction in Sonamarg.

Hearing a public interest litigation, a division bench of the high court as the court is custodia legis in the matter.

To save Sonamarg from becoming a concrete jungle, the High Court has already banned till further orders all constructions at the tourist resort in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

“We have noticed that constructions are taking place in Sonmarg. We direct that no construction shall be carried till further orders,” the court had said hearing a Public Interest Litigation relating to illegal construction on the banks of river Sindh.

“In wake of alarming condition of Sonamarg, the instant petition is treated as suomoto proceedings taken by the court in order to save the resort before becoming a concrete jungle,” the court had said.


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