SC refuses to stay ruling on removing Encroachments in J&K

Hearing an urgent application, Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any order seeking a stay on a circular issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government that directed removal of all encroachments on land owned by UT, Bar and Bench reported.

As per Bar and Bench, Justice Shah said they are not passing any order as it could benefit land grabbers also. “We are not passing any order. You instruct them orally to not demolish any houses. But we will not grant a general stay at all so that others do not get benefit,” said Justice Shah.

More details awaited.