High court directs for maintaining status-quo on plea challenging closing of schools on state land

Srinagar, June 24: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has ordered for maintaining of status quo on a plea filed by petitioners challenging the closure of schools functioning on State or Kahcharai Land.

The High Court in an order stated that status-quo shall me maintained till the next date of hearing.

The court observed that the closing of schools has the serious consequences and may affect adversely the petitioner schools. “Therefore, the instant petition.”

It observed that after hearing learned counsel for the petitioners, the court is satisfied that the petitioners have prima facie made out a case for ad-interim relief at this stage.

“In the meantime, subject to objections to be filed by the respondents and till next date of hearing, status quo, as on date, shall be maintained,” court said.

It stated that the case is listed on July-18 for hearing.kns

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