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PIL for preparedness against earthquakes
DB grants three weeks' time to file response
9/23/2017 10:26:05 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 23: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Kirpal Chand seeking direction to State to constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary with members of concerned fields to review the preparedness of the state Government with regard to the earth quake and to carry out all the process, a Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice BS Walia granted three weeks' time to file response and made it clear that in case the response is not filed by the respondents, this Court will be constrained to pass appropriate orders against the respondents.
In the PIL it has been submitted that J&K state is vulnerable to earthquake of abnormal magnitude and may cause huge loss to life and property. Earthquakes are worst natural disasters which have caused destruction of human life and property in the history of mankind.
J&K state falls in the most vulnerable zones, Zone-IV and Zone-V. The Kashmir valley falls more or less in Zone-V and Ladakh region and Jammu region fall in zone-IV.
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