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Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh High Court Raises Serious Concern Over ‘Power Outage’ in Srinagar Wing, Requests Chief Secy for Intervention

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh High Court on Monday raised serious concern over ‘power outage’ in its Srinagar wing and subsequently asked Chief Secretary to Lieutenant Governor for immediate intervention to do away with the issue forthwith.


While the double-bench judge was to proceed with a case titled, Aaqib Hussain & Ors. Versus University of Kashmir & Ors., the Coram Justice Atul Sreedharan and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi took serious exception to the ‘complete power failure’.


“During Court hours, the High Court has suffered a complete power failure. The generator is also not working. There are no lights. The air heating unit (AHU) is also not functional. It is pathetic and unbelievable that this is the condition of Srinagar Wing of the High Court of High Court of J&K and Ladakh”, the double-bench judge remarked, as per news agency Kashmir Scroll.


“The power failure has taken place at about 09:45 am and has still not been restored when this order is passed at about 11.28 am. The matter has gone from bad to worse. There is a permanent solution that is required. This Court requests the Chief Secretary of the Union Territory to pass necessary orders to solve this problem forthwith.”


“The solution may vary from having a separate power line to the High Court which does not experience any downtime and also supported by generators of such capacity which can power the entire High Court and also the air heating unit without interruption in the event of the dedicated power supply to the High Court fails”, said the Court.


The Court has listed the matter for February 21, 2014 “at the top of the list for further orders”.

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