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INDIA – Women, You Have Equal Rights To Your Father’s Property: What You Have To Know

Indian laws have a distinctive approach to property ownership. The constitution prescribes certain rights as ‘ basic, ‘ which can be claimed in court. In the natural sense, the right to own property is a right. However, it is no longer a fundamental right after the 44th constitutional amendment in 1978. It continues a legal right that is considered social security. It is a popular concept that the father or family’s company and assets will go to his son. It’s an ancient custom. Shruti Pandey, a PIL lawyer, once said, “The Indian woman’s property rights rely on which religion she follows, whether married or unmarried, which area of the nation she comes from, whether she is a tribal or non-tribal, and so on.” Thus, let us note the various religions and cultures practised throughout the nation concerning female property ownership laws. 1. HUF laws: specifically for the Hindu Undivided Family; these have now been modified where the daughter is a coparcener in the property of her father. Whether or not she is married. 2. Christian and Islamic laws: Recent changes in culture and social norms have resulted in equal rights for family daughters under their religious legislation. 3. Succession laws: Property goes to offspring regardless of gender and religion. This is distinct from a person’s will, which can be bent to any child or family member of any sex.


INDIA – NALSAR University To Offer Advanced PG Diploma Courses In Criminal Law And Forensic Science

NALSAR University of Law in partnership with Truth Labs, India’s first autonomous Forensic Science Laboratory, has introduced an Advanced PG Diploma course in Criminal Law and Forensic Science. Highlighting the significance of the course, NALSAR Registrar and Professor V Balakista Reddy said that the course is intended for new graduates or graduates in law, arts, science, commerce, medicine, engineering, social sciences and other topics with a perspective to enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the rules or regulations implemented to safeguard society against the perpetrators of the crime.


USA – U.S. Warns That Amendments To The Extradition Law May Jeopardize The Unique Status Of Hong Kong

The United States said on Monday (June 10), it was seriously worried about proposed amendments to Hong Kong legislation that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China and warned that such a move could jeopardize the territory’s special status. A spokeswoman for the State Department Morgan Ortagus informed a regular media briefing that “the ongoing erosion of the ‘ one nation, two systems ‘ structure puts Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs at risk.” However, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed to move forward with the amendments despite the city’s most massive protest since its 1997 transfer from British to Chinese rule.


INDIA – St. Stephen’s Admission Row: Delhi HC To Hear A Plea Against The Admission Process Of The College Today

Delhi High Court (HC) will hear today’s plea submitted by three faculty members of St Stephen’s College (June 12). The plea lodged by Ms Narain, along with two other teacher representatives on the governing body against the order of the Supreme Council that endorsed the appointment of non-academic individuals from the Church in the interview panel for student admissions earlier this year. Also, as reported by Delhi police, the vehicle of St Stephen’s College professor Nandita Narain was reportedly vandalized last Thursday night by unknown people inside the campus in Delhi. The Police stated that legal action would be taken after the facts have been verified.


INDIA – No Presumption Of Non-Consent If Sexual Intercourse Has Not Been Proven, Delhi High Court Order

The Delhi High Court ruled that the presumption of absence of consent in certain kinds of the instances of rape cases under Section 114A of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 is attracted only if sexual intercourse is proven. The judgment was enacted by the Bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal in an appeal from a trial court order acquitting an individual accused of allegations under the Sections 328, 376(2)(n), 343, 506 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. As per the prosecutrix’s declaration, she came into contact with the accused through Linkedin for her research job. She claimed that the accused raped her in a Delhi hotel room.


USA – Governor Of Alabama Signs A Bill Demanding Chemical Castration For Paroleed Sex Offenders

Alabama’s governor on Monday (June 10) signed laws requiring some sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released on parole. It refers to sex offenders who are eligible for parole after being convicted of offenses involving children under 13. Chemical castration includes taking medicine to decrease testosterone, hormones and other chemicals that drive libido. The parolees are needed to begin therapy a month before they leave prison and continue therapy until the tribunal determines that it is no longer essential.


INDIA – Bombay HC Directs Police To Lodge A Case Against Munde In The Unlawful Acquisition Of Govt. Land

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Bombay High Court ordered police to file a case against Dhananjay Munde, the opposition leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, in connection with alleged illegal purchase of government land in Beed district. The directions on the request submitted by one Rajabhau Phad were given by a division bench of Justices T V Nalawade and K K K Sonawane. The land belonged to the government and was offered as a donation to Belkhandi Math in Beed when Ranit Wyanka Giri was its mahant. However, as required by law, the land cannot be transferred without the consent of the government. Munde later bought the land based on a general attorney power in 2012. Munde applied for the land’s non-agricultural status (NA) and had it, the petition alleged.


INDIA – Onus On The Family Of The Bride To Confirm Charges Against The Kin Of The Husband: Bombay HC

In a vital judgement, the Bombay High Court’s Aurangabad bench lately ruled that in cases of dowry or dowry death, the bride’s family must prove the accusations levelled against a husband’s relatives beyond a reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the HC quashed a dowry lawsuit lodged against a man’s parents, who were booked for demanding dowry. Beed Police booked them based on the bride’s accusations that she had accused her husband and his parents of making illegal requirements. She had further claimed that her father-in-law was trying to molest her. Having heard all the arguments, the court bench said, “We discover that the claims made against these distant relatives on behalf of the bride are vague and general in nature. It would be unjust and inappropriate to allow the prosecution to continue against these relatives, as it would cause injustice to them.


USA – Maine Governor Signs Abortion Law Allowing Non-Doctors To Carry Out The Procedures

Maine makes it simpler to get an abortion with a bill signed by the governor on Monday (June 10) to allow medical experts who are not physicians to conduct the procedure. The bill, introduced by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, will come into effect 90 days after the adjournment of the Legislature, which is anticipated in mid-June. “Maine is protecting women’s freedoms and taking a step towards equalizing access to care as other countries are attempting to undermine, rollback, or completely eliminate these services,” Mills said.


INDIA – Advocates Request To Free Punalekar, From CBI Custody, Investigating Agencies Failed

On Tuesday (June 11), Samast Adhivakta Maharashtra held a protest outside Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh against the detention of lawyer Sanjeev Punalekar. They requested that he be released. In connection with the killing of Pune-based rationalist, Narendra Dabholkar, advocate Sanjeev Punalekar was arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI). Punalekar was Sanatan Sanstha’s right-wing outfit counsel. The association of lawyers indicated that investigating organizations have entirely failed to investigate the case of Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s assassination. They stated that the court has repeatedly admonished investigating agencies in quite harsh words on this issue.


INDIA – Bombay HC Agrees To Hear Importers Pleading Against IGST On Ocean Freight

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday (June 11) decided to hear many requests lodged by importers challenging the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) levy on ocean freight. The petition, taken by Mumbai-based importer Victory Ventures, challenges a June 2017 notification by which the central government had clarified who constituted the exporter, importer and service provider in case freight arrived in India via the ocean. According to the notice, while a service provider or exporter is an individual situated in India’s non-taxable land, the service recipient is the importer. Under GST law, importers are needed under the inverse charge system to pay 5% IGST on sea freight services.


UNITED KINGDOM – UK Government Faces A Legal Challenge Over Its Use Of Child Spies

The UK government faces a court challenge over its use of kids as spies in criminal inquiries, as attorneys for a child charity accused it of causing “serious physical and mental damage” to minors. For Kids Law alone, the use of minors as “covered sources of human intelligence” (CHIS) without appropriate safeguards violates domestic and international human rights legislation, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A hearing was held against the Home Office on Tuesday in the charity’s case. Caoilfhionn Gallagher, the charity’s representative, mentioned a matter raised in the British Parliament in October in which police requested a 17-year-old girl to spy on a person, subjecting her to sexual exploitation. At a subsequent date, Judge Michael Supperstone will rule on the legal challenge, reports Says.


INDIA – Madras HC Orders Government Take Action Against Unauthorized Collection Of Toll

The Madras High Court (HC) on Monday (June 10) ordered the Tamil Nadu government to take action against those who indulge in unauthorized collection of toll and parking fees in all municipal and other fields. Justice R Mahadevan directed the government to instruct district inspectors to check and determine whether such charges were being imposed and take action against unauthorized collection.


INDIA – Whatsapp Tells Madras HC: Impossible To Track Original Sender Of Messages Due To Encryption

WhatsApp has voiced to the Madras High Court (HC) its failure to share user interaction with law enforcement organizations, citing its end-to-end encryption. The cross-platform communication service was the only social media company out of Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter that notified the court of the impossibility of tracking the initial sender of a message during the hearing of a case about helping social media businesses to combat cybercrime.


USA – Companies Claim That U.S. Abortion Constraints Are ‘Bad For Business’

Nearly 200 company representatives have signed an open letter arguing that U.S. movements to limit abortion are “bad for business.” The campaign comes as several U.S. states have enacted or are considering more stringent fresh legislation on abortion. According to the American Union for Civil Liberties, which helped organize the campaign, the chief executives of Slack, Square, Zoom, and Bloomberg were among those who signed the letter “Don’t Ban Equality.”


INDIA – Rajiv Gandhi Murder Case: Accused Should Be Permitted In Court, Madras HC Says

The Madras High Court on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, observed that it could not be denied the right of Nalini Sriharan, a lifetime convict in the case of Rajiv Gandhi assassination, to appear in person to argue for her plea. In response to an issue posed by the court about the impediment of the state government in enabling her to appear in person, the government advocate requested time to get instructions from the public on the safety provisions to be made while escorting her to be produced before the court. After observing orally that her right to appear in person to argue her case cannot be refused, a division panel of judges M M M Sundaresh and M Nirmal Kumar posted the matter for further hearing on June 18.


INDIA – State Govt Issues Orders On Maternity Leave For Both Commissioning Mother And Surrogate Mother

In this regard, the Finance Department has sent a written communication to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Heads of Boards, Corporations and Universities under the State Government, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) and the Punjab and Haryana High Court Registrar. The decision was taken following the Center’s policy decision, which, because of a Delhi High Court judgment, decided that a female worker, who is the commissioning mother, would also be entitled to maternity leave.


DUBAI – Dubai Community To Be Trained On The Law Of Child Rights

Teachers, parents, kids and social employees will quickly be trained on the Child Rights Law of the UAE as part of a new Community Development Authority campaign. The ‘ My Right ‘ campaign is being held in partnership with UNICEF and the Dubai Judicial Institute, which will include workshops that will correctly explain children’s freedoms under the law. The Community Development Authority (CDA) initiated the campaign on June 11 and will primarily target educators, parents, students and social workers from Dubai universities. The campaign will begin with a workshop at the Dubai Judicial Institute for Social Workers and School Teachers. They will be clarified articles under the law, as well as processes that should be followed if any abuse of negligence is mentioned.


FRANCE – In France, You Could Actually Go To Prison For Using Artificial Intelligence

The French Code of Administrative Justice, recently amended by Article 33 of the Law on Justice Reform, prohibits the use of the name of a judge “for the purpose or effect of evaluating, analyzing, comparing or predicting their actual or alleged professional practices.” A violation of this law is punishable by up to five years in prison and possibly other sanctions. Thus, using legal analytics to predict how judges might rule on a particular problem is now illegal in France. However, if you’re not in France and are subject to French court jurisdiction, it’s not at all evident that France could do anything about it anyway.


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