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INDIA – Former Airbus India Leader Calls For French Law To Stop ED Investigation

Under investigation into money laundering charges, former Airbus India president Kiran Rao invoked the French Blocking Statute, which prevents companies based there from sharing sensitive details with other countries, reports said. The report also states that Rao submitted that he is not an Indian citizen and that due to the statute, he would not be able to give any details about the deal. If the information were to be obtained, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) would have to contact the Parquet National Financier (PNF, or National Financial Office). Reportedly, the ED did not approach the PNF or any other arm of the French government.


INDIA – For The Enactment Of Population Control Legislation In India, BJP Leader files PIL

Ashwini Kumar, the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who is also a lawyer file a PIL at the high court in Delhi on Tuesday 28 May 2019 to Center of population control. Furthermore, he also recommended the implementation of pollution control made by the National Commission To Review the Working Constitution (NCRWC) headed by justice Venkatchaliah. That the Center may establish a two-child standard as a criterion for government employment, aid and subsidies and may withdraw statutory rights, he went further to say campaigns like clean India and save the girl child would not succeed without population control. In his plea, Upadhyay has also claimed that population explosion is also the root cause of corruption, apart from being a contributing factor behind heinous crimes such as rapes, domestic violence, etc.


USA – SC Permits Indiana Abortion Law On The Disposal Of Fetal Remains, But The Ban On Discriminatory Abortions Will Not Be Rekindled

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the disposal of fetal remains by an Indiana abortion law. However, it declined to revive the state’s prohibition of so-called discriminatory abortions based on the race or disability status expected of the fetus. The announcement comes as conservative states across the country pass laws in hopes of promoting the top court to review its precedents for abortion, including the landmark decision of 1973 in Roe v. Wade.


INDIA – After The New Law On Liquor, Mizoram Becomes A Dry State, After a 4-Year Gap

As of Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Mizoram has again become a “completely dry state,” following a new law on liquor, a minister said. “In the State Assembly on March 20, 2019, the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill was passed unanimously. The Bill replaced the 2014 Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) four-year-old or MLPC Act 2014,” said K. Beichhua, Minister of Excise and Narcotics of the State. The new law on liquor prohibits the sale and use of alcohol. “Under the new law, however, rules have been drawn up to provide separate provisions for defence staff and tourists who may consume liquor while maintaining certain restrictions. People being treated would only be allowed to drink if a doctor prescribes it,” said Beichhua.


INDIA – Check Your 2019 AILET Result At

The National Law University (NLU) declared on its official website the result of 2019 All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission to BA LL.B. Applicants who appeared for AILET 2019 can visit NLU’s official website – – to check their results for download. Candidates can check their results for AILET 2019 either from the official website or from the provided direct link. Click the link “B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Final Result AILET 2019” on the homepage to view result page.


USA – Lawmaker Pushed The Trump Administration To Put Tampons In Prisons

Meng, a law marker wants free or affordable access to pads, tampons and other menstrual products for women in the USA and abroad. She has already helped secure them in all federal prisons and has been instrumental in making FEMA capable of purchasing homeless shelters to buy them using the grant money. She further said she didn’t get much pushback about the idea itself. Much of her challenge is to get people to talk about periods comfortably in the first place


INDIA – HSBC Listed Indians To Demonstrate Their ‘NRI ‘ Status 

The Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) continues to work through the so-called HSBC list, which was revealed after a leak in 2008 by a former HSBC Private Bank employee in Geneva. Whistleblower Hervé Falciani made public information about some 130,000 bank accounts held in Switzerland, many of which were found to be involved in tax evasion. According to senior lawyers, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has so far refrained from disclosing the names of at least three people. Incidentally, previous with April 2011, the Swiss authorities do not question residence status. Most of these representations are based on 1st April 2011 proof of NRI status. Switzerland may then ask India why information about a person who was an NRI is required. However, it hasn’t reached that stage, one of the people mentioned said.


INDIA – Cyber Security Attracts Students As New Crimes Are Exposed Due To Data Breaches

Cyber risk management, forensic investigators and cyber penetration testers are students’ new-age jobs. These courses, which are also offered as short-term courses by private institutes, have been found by students who take it up for pure fun or as an added skill in job hunting. “There is an increase in economic crimes and cybercrimes. There are more online business transactions. Big businesses need lawyers to understand the cyber world. Lawyers who understand technology are needed. Looking at this, colleges have also begun to give cyber law specialized courses, “said a lawyer representing a private firm.


CANADA – Canadians Can Send Their Drugs To Vancouver To Find Out If They Are Going To Kill Them Or Not

One advocate for drugs is asking Canadians to send him their street drugs to find out how fatal they are — even if it’s illegal. Samples of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), CBD and fentanyl have been sent by at least 25 people, three of whom are from Toronto. Dana Larsen, Vancouver Dispensary Society’s director, is the man who leads the Canadian effort and says it’s more important than “following the law.” “I want to help save lives, I want people to be informed, and I want them to buy clean pre-tested drugs,” he said in a telephone interview. “The entire war against drug users is a poor people’s genocide,” he added.


INDIA – The Supreme Court Seeks A Response From The Medical Council Of India Maharashtra, To A Quota Of 10% Of PG Medical Seats

On Monday 27 May, 2019, the Supreme Court sought a reply from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the government of Maharashtra to a plea challenging the modification of the 10 percent quota for applicants from the economically weaker sections of the general category in postgraduate medical programs without an increase in the number of seats matching. The Constitution’s 103rd amendment, paving the way for 10% reservation for EWS in general category, was passed by Parliament in January 2019. Another lawyer appearing in the matter said that the overall reservation in Maharashtra has increased to 76-50% for SC / STs, OBCs, 16% for socially and educationally backward classes, also known as Maratha reservation, and 10% for EWS with the extension of 10% reservation for EWS.


INDIA – Man Suffering From Cancer Seeks Bail Plea In SC To “Die In Mother’s Lap”

An accused who was diagnosed with third-stage oral cancer in prison and wants to “die in his mother’s lap” moved a Supreme Court bail plea. A vacation bench made up of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose issued notice on the petition to the police and requested their response by June 5, the next hearing date. The petitioner is accused of having fake currency and last year in Jaipur a case was lodged against him. He moved the apex court against the Rajasthan High Court’s April 24 order that had dismissed his plea in the case seeking temporary bail.


USA – Who Are The Patrols Of The Muslim Community Protecting American Mosques?

Days after the fatal attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, a private patrol service to protect Muslim places of worship was launched in New York. The extra security has been controversial. A collection of cars resembling the New York Police Department (NYPD) squad cars and volunteers represents the Muslim Community Patrol, a self-funded group set up to provide additional security to the area’s neighbourhood mosques and Islamic schools at times when they’re most crowded. Noor Rabah, the group’s volunteer and co-founder, calls it “Security on steroid.” They hope that the vehicle can act as a deterrent by keeping the emergency lights on and making the siren go on when there is any trouble.


INDIA – Judgment For The Employees Of An Exempt Organization Governed By The Provident Fund Organization of Employees (EPFO)

On May 22, the Delhi High Court issued a judgment in favour of the employees of the exempt organization governed by the Provident Fund Organization of Employees (EPFO) This judgment after the 2016 Supreme Court’s all-important ruling, which gave its decision in favour of the employees of the non-exempt organizations, is also to bring cheer to the exempt firms ‘ retirees. In its 26-page judgment, the Court notes that all employees governed by the pension scheme will have to be treated equally as they form a homogeneous group, and any discrimination against one group by paying less pension would be arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.  The present petitions are therefore permitted and the circular dated 31.05.2017 quashed From the EPFO. Lastly, the Delhi High Court recommends the following route to be followed by the respondent and the EPFO: Calculation process: Respondents must cooperate with EPFO and provide all assistance in quantifying the amount to be reimbursed by each petitioner at an interest rate of 6% per annum.2. Handing over the corpus to Trust: The Trust would already have transferred 8.33% of the petitioners ‘ contribution to the ceiling amount. This means that retired employees must first approach their respective trust, i.e. past employer and hand over the corpus to them.


INDIA – Lawyer Moves High Court In Delhi, Requests To Review Abortion Laws

Advocate and activist Amit Sahni moved to Delhi High Court on Monday 28 May 2019 to put forward his plea that it is necessary to check how the State forces women to bear children (through its laws). In this process, the State also neglects crucial health issues, that poses a threat to the mother’s and the child’s life; therefore, the laws on abortion should be revised, she said. The activist also pleaded that the maximum time to terminate the baby should be extended to 24 or 26 weeks per her wishes. It is reported that around 60 countries around the world have gestational limits on terminating a pregnancy. 52% provide for termination of pregnancy even after 20 weeks of gestation when fetal abnormalities are encountered. It is, therefore, time for India, too, to introduce necessary reforms to the law passed in 1971.


ASIA – The Philippines Passes Legislation That Requires Students To Plant 10 Trees If They Must Graduate

A new Filipino law requires all high school graduates and college students to plant at least 10 trees each before graduating. The legislation formalizes a tradition of planting trees at graduation, which is also hoped to fight global climate change simultaneously. The law proponents say that if properly adhered to, the law could result in as many as 525 billion trees being planted in a generation.


INDIA – Delhi HC Discards Businessman Petition In A Terrorist Financing Case

On Tuesday 28 May 2019, the Delhi High Court (HC) dismissed the plea of UAE-based businessman Naval Kishore Kapoor challenging the consideration of the additional charges filed against him in a Kashmir Valley terror funding case allegedly involving Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed, Syed Salahuddin, seven Kashmiri separatist leaders, among others. The court noted that sufficient material was available on record, prima facie pointing towards the Kapoor’s involvement along with the accused and Kashmiri businessman Watali. Both helped and encouraged the flow of funds from fake and fake firms floating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and channelling them into the Kashmir Valley to secessionists and separatists.


INDIA – Bombay HC: Overnight Access To Father Who Has Had Daytime Access Since 2017 Will Foster Improved Growth

For a healthy growth, both parents need care, comfort, protection and guidance, said the Bombay High Court, refusing to interfere with a Bandra family court order granted a father continuous overnight access to his two minor children during the summer holidays. Under the circumstances, overnight custody may have no adverse effect on overall child welfare and development by strengthening the bond between both the children and father, Justice Jamdar ruled that he found “no justifiable grounds” to stay the family court order at this stage.


UNITED KINGDOM – Scandal Of The PIP Breast Implant: Victims Of Bailiffs visits

Women with faulty breast implants are afraid that thousands of them might have to pay back compensation after bailiff visits warning them of legal action. TUV Rheinland is responsible for the Global PIP scandal in 2017 and ordered by a French court to make payments to victims. The firm has started an appeal, and legal papers have been issued for some 13,000 victims awarded compensation. One victim said bailiff visits left her with anxiety and panic attacks.


INDIA – Earnings Deprivation Amounts To Economic Abuse Under The Law Of Domestic Violence Act

Financial deprivation of its only source of income in a joint family amounted to “economic abuse” under the domestic violence law, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court said while granting a widow relief. The high court recently restored a Gadchiroli magistrate’s 2014 judgment that had initially granted her relief.


DUBAI – UAE To Provide More Than 3,000 People With Citizenship

The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority have announced it has completed all necessary procedures, granting UAE citizenship to 3,354 children of Emirati mothers. The Authority concluded that this latest achievement is the result of the directives of the UAE President to fast track efforts to ensure that all necessary procedures are completed to grant citizenship to eligible persons, ensuring their inclusion in the social fabric of the UAE.


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