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INDIA – Delhi Bar Council Calls For The Safety Of Lawyers To Ensure The Smooth Functioning Of The Courts

In a letter to India’s Bar Council Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, Delhi Bar Council Chairman K C Mittal urged the apex body of lawyers to seek action from India’s Chief Justice, Union Home Minister, and Law and Justice Minister to provide appropriate safety in and out of all judiciary to avoid violent incidents against attorneys. The letter arrives in the aftermath of the latest murder of UP Bar Council Chairperson Darvesh Singh Yadav in Agra Civil Court shortly after her function of congratulations. “The incident cannot be dealt with in isolation as there was a general complaint about the safety and security of attorneys across the nation, both inside and outside the courthouse. Lawyers demanded appropriate measures, including the enactment of the ‘Advocates Prevention Act,'” the letter pointed out.

INDIA – Farmers Association Seek National Law On GM Crops

With the Narendra Modi government’s unclear position on the controversial Bt brinjal problem, a farmer’s body, the Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA), voiced concern over reports on the country’s large-scale availability of “unauthorized genetically altered (GM) crops” and its negative impact on the future of farmers. Asserting that it welcomed the introduction of technology in agriculture, the CIFA requested a national law and action, stating that farmers were being sold seeds that could be manufactured unscientifically, increasing the likelihood of economic loss and harassment. “We are concerned about the lax behaviour of regulators and the absence of initiative on behalf of all concerned stakeholders to discover the source of these seeds,” said CIFA Secretary General Bojja Dasaratharami Reddy.

INDIA – In Just 48 Hours Six Murders In The Capital Of Delhi; Law And Order In The Domestic Capital Ridicule

Delhi has experienced Six (6) killings in separate parts of the town in the last 48 hours. The events make high claims to tremendous law and order in the domestic capital ridicule. A 19-year-old kid who was discovered supposedly killed at his home in Gandhi Nagar was the recent casualty of this crime spree, the news agency ANI cited Delhi police while publishing the event. Asab is the latest crime spree casualty, and six individuals have been murdered since Thursday 13 June 2019 in areas of the town before him. A 35-year-old Amit Koccher was fired killed at his Vikaspuri neighbourhood house on Friday night when he mistreated the killers as a meal shipping kid and unlocked the gate. Kochher resided with his spouse at the moment of the crime, who was at a job. In all killings, the police have lodged complaints, and the inquiry is taking place. However, the murder spree exposed the police’s claims as two of these murders took place in the houses of the victims and the murderers reached out to them with arms raises serious questions about the city’s law and order.

 

USA – Having Marijuana In Prison, Not Inhaling it ‘Is Not A Crime,’ California Court Says

California prisoners who possess small amounts of marijuana are not guilty of a felony crime, according to an appeals court, which argued that because it is legal to have tiny quantities of pot in the state, the same applies within their prisons. However, the judges also said that smoking or ingesting marijuana in jail is still illegal. The verdict by a panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Sacramento overturns the convictions of five prisoners found guilty of having cannabis — convictions that added more jail time to their sentences. In reaction to the decision, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stressed that prisoners are still prohibited from smoking or ingestion of marijuana in their prisons. The combined judgment was encountered with confusion among both prosecutors and criminal defence lawyers, even as some recognized that reflecting the legal status of recreational marijuana in California is a step towards changing criminal law. Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye said, “The remedy for a written language that achieves a dubious policy outcome is not a judicial intervention but correction by the people or the legislature.”

 

INDIA – UP Cop Requests Yogi Government Be Dismissed Over Law and Order Situation, Receives A Suspension Order

The Uttar Pradesh police issued a suspension order to a constable for requesting the rejection of the state government led by Yogi Adityanath over the state’s declining law and order situation. On Saturday (June 15), Munish Yadav, a Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) officer, came to the district collector’s office, wearing a red Samajwadi cap and carrying a placard saying, ‘Yogi sarkar ko barkhast karo’ (Dismiss the Yogi government). However, based on gross indiscipline, the Director General of Police OP Singh issued suspension orders for Yadav.

 

INDIA – The National Education Policy Draft; Dharma and Adharma

The Draft National Education Policy states that since issues are discussed in the vernacular language in the lower judiciary, the excessive effort is lost in interpreting them as high court mostly operates in English. Very interestingly, the study refers to familiarizing learners with the concept of ‘dharma’ over ‘adharma.’ It also indicates bringing statutory learners to Indian literature and mythology and its notions of dharma and adharma ideas. In the legal sphere, the significance of honesty and morality is now clearly crucial. First, the lawyers exert tremendous power, and a considerable liability arises with this responsibility. It is one of the very few jobs that provide the freedom, power and authority to people to challenge even the lowest of authorities and the state itself. Second, in the justice system, attorneys negotiate. Any civilized culture must have sufficient confidence in obtaining fairness by depending on them as officials. Third, the legal system should appreciate legitimacy and prestige to be followed at least by the majority of individuals. Nevertheless, a robust starting point on the significance of ethics in the industry is provided by the Draft National Education Policy.

 

UNITED KINGDOM – Advertisements Displaying Poor Female Drivers And Inept Fathers Banned In UK Crackdown On Sexist Commercials

In British commercials as new laws come into effect banning advertising gender stereotypes. The modifications announced in December and implemented from Friday onwards, prohibit businesses from using sex representations “which are likely to cause damage or severe or widespread offence.” Broadcasting, internet and print advertising is influenced by the rules that will force advertisers to discard dated and stereotypical portrayals of males and females. However, The ASA said commercials will still be permitted to demonstrate “glamorous, appealing, prosperous, aspiring or healthy individuals or lifestyles.” Ads that show men or females performing duties that are sometimes connected with their genders, such as shopping females or men performing DIY responsibilities, will also be allowed. Commercials featuring just men or females are also unaffected, as are those showing gender stereotypes “as a means of challenging their negative impacts.”

 

INDIA – Delhi High Court Finds No Wrong With A Member Of Church In St Stephens College Interview Panel of Delhi Admission 2019

Justice Malhotra stated that “the induction of a Christian representative to the Governing Body to interview only Christian applicants does not occur in any way to be” violative “of Clause 5 of the College Constitution”. Nothing’s incorrect with that. I don’t think it’s suitable to remain in the evaluation phase – it’s restricted to the Christian applicants alone – they’re trying to keep their organization as they want it to be, “Justice Anu Malhotra said. It says of elevated honesty, calibre, and skill. There’s nothing in the judgment that states what we’re doing is forbidden, “said senior advocate A Mariaputham, who’s also the college’s spokesperson.

 

AUSTRALIA – Legal Euthanasia In Australia State Less Than A Week Away To Come Into Effect

The Australian state of Victoria will soon allow euthanasia, with a law legalizing the practice coming into effect on Wednesday (June 19 2019). Terminally ill Victorians who fulfil 68 requirements will be willing to ask their doctor for a mixture of drugs that will cause their death from June 19, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP). More than 2200 individuals have already attended data workshops on the system, and 89 physicians have finished training on it. In each Victoria region, there is now at least one public health service with skilled employees who can make assessments. Victoria is the second Australian state to allow euthanasia, although it hasn’t been legal in the nation for more than 20 years.

 

INDIA – Bombay HC Says “Casual Touch By A Colleague Does Not Outrage Modesty”

Casual touch by a colleague is not an offense of a woman’s outrageous modesty, the Bombay High Court (HC) said on Saturday, June 15, 2019, striking down a school headmaster’s criminal prosecution for touching the hands of one of his classmates. According to section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, the accused was booked by Bembali police station in Osmanabad district after a college teacher accused him of outraging her modesty. However, the bench noted that the applicant had touched a fellow teacher’s hands in discussion and could not be called a intentional act performed for the complainant’s outrageous modesty, and therefore the act was not adequate to attract Section 354.

 

INDIA – Case of Preeti Rathi Acid Attack: Bombay HC converts Convict’s Death Sentence To Life Imprisonment

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court (HC) commuted a 25-year-old prisoner, Ankur Narayanlal Panwar’s death sentence to life imprisonment in the 2013 Preeti Rathi acid assault case. Reading the operational portion of the judgment, the bench said, “The decision under IPC Sections 302 (homicide) and 326(b) (willingly creating grievous harm by using poison) is maintained. The death penalty is changed to life detention.” Rathi suffered grievous wounds and lost her sight. She was in the hospital for a month and died as a result of multiple organ failure. Panwar was detained by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch from his residence in Delhi’s Narela in January 2014.

 

CANADA – Ottawa Wins Last-Ditch Return For Law Enabling Segregation Of Detainees

Prisoner isolation proclaimed unconstitutional 18 months ago, will remain legal for now after Canada’s top court granted Ottawa’s urgent application to allow the existing law to remain in force for the time being. The Supreme Court’s relief, pending a full hearing on the problem, lays aside a lower court order that would have rendered administrative segregation illegal after Monday (June 17). The stay provides the Liberal government more time to enact a replacement regime directed at solving issues that led several courts to declare the present scheme a violation of the Constitution. “Sadly, the attorney general is going to such lengths to perpetuate a practice that has been declared cruel and uncommon,” said Michael Rosenberg, a lawyer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, who successfully battled the law.

 

INDIA – Madras High Court Shocked Over Shopping Mall Not Having Water Connection, Dismisses Trade Licence

Shocked that a massive shopping mall with 186 stores and a multiplex in Chennai had started to operate without acquiring water and sewerage link, the Madras High Court said that no building should be used for business purposes without these two necessary connections. In spite of the mall promoters’ inability to acquire water and sewerage link, Justice G. Jayachandran declined a writ petition lodged by a shopkeeper at VR Mall in Anna Nagar seeking trade license.

 

INDIA – Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu To Regularize Female Sweeper Service Within Three Months

The Madras High Court, extending a helping hand, directed the government of the state to regularize the services of a woman, who had served as a sweeper for 34 years, within three months. Justice K Ravichandra Baabu, who gave the order while enabling Sarasu to submit a written petition, also instructed the officials involved to provide the lady with all the financial advantages arising from such regularization. The judge referred to the GO of the Personnel and Administrative Reform Department of 28 February 2006, which held that the services of the day-to-day wage employees working in all government departments, who had served Ten (10) years as of 1 January 2006, should be regularized by appointing them in the time-scale of the post.

 

DUBAI – Know The Law: UAE Employer Cannot Force You To Sign Up For A Telecommunications Plan

An employer cannot force an employee to buy commodities from third parties. This complies with Article 59 of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating employment relations in the UAE (Employment Law), which states: “No worker shall be compelled to buy food or other goods from a specific store or good generated by the employer.” Furthermore, an employer cannot deduct any amount of money from an employee’s wage for the employee’s payments to third parties. That is following Article 60 of the Employment Law. Furthermore, an employer cannot deduct any amount of money from an employee’s wage for the employee’s payments to third parties. That is per Article 60 of the Employment Law. You can also lodge a criminal complaint at the police station against the employer for forcing staff to sign telecom agreements.

 

INDIA – Amend Section 174 CrPC To Enforce Investigation Into “Man Missing” Cases

The Madras High Court ordered the Central Government to react to a proposition to amend the 1973 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to require a statutory inquiry into “man missing” cases. A court bench passed an order to this effect after it was told that there is no particular provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that can be invoked by the police when it comes to investigating missing individuals unless there is an allegation of kidnapping or abduction involved. The Court was further advised that in such cases, the State Police’s standard practice is to register complaints mechanically under the tag of “man missing” case or “female missing case.” The Court noted that the method was deprecating. The matter has been posted to be taken up next today, June 17.

 

INDIA – HC Declines The Plea By 4-Persons Seeking Compensation From Government

Gujarat High Court (HC) dismissed a petition lodged by Four (4) people seeking compensation from the state government claiming they had been impacted during the city’s 1984 Sikh riots. The petition claimed that families should be paid adequate compensation per the law and damages occurred to the properties of the victimized families. There are 60 Sikh families in the state claimed to have been affected during the 1984 riots that took place in the state. The court noted that the petitioners did not have sufficient proof to establish their case after nearly 30 years. Thus, the plea was dismissed.

 

AFGHANISTAN – World Day Against Child Labor:  Children Should Work On dreams But Not On Fields

The continuity conflict has resulted in a massive amount of children being subjected to hard labour in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, this scenario not only compelled them to leave their education but also paved the way for terrorist groups to recruit them. Thus, this World Day Against Child Labor will look back on advancement made over 100 years of ILO assistance for nations to tackle child labour. We will also look forward to the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 laid down the international community (Afghanistan) calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.

 

INDIA – Kathua Rape-Murder Case: Justice Still Unpredictable As Trial Against Juvenile Remains Trapped In Adjournments

While the Pathankot Sessions Court convicted the six accused in the Kathua gang-rape and murder case on June 10, the fate of the juvenile — who is the main accused in the case — is unclear as the case remains unheard and undecided in the Jammu court. J&K Home Department submitted the case in the high court against the decision of the trial court to acknowledge the accused’s claim of juvenility in May 2018 and was listed for hearing on 13 dates as per the records. However, on most occasions, the case has faced adjournments. In 2019, the case was only listed on three dates and the two-date orders show that there was no prosecution appearance and even no short hearing dates were sought to ensure speedy disposal of the case. “Waiting for the petitioners to appear as a learned counsel, adjourned,” reads the order adopted by a single high court bench on May 6, while postponing the hearing for August 8.

 

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