INDIA – India’s High-Profile Lawyer Indira Jaising’s Residences And Offices Raided By CBI
Indira Jaising, one of India’s most prominent lawyers’ houses and offices, was raided by the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI), the country’s leading investigative agency. The raids began at the home of the lawyer in the leafy Nizamuddin East area of New Delhi early Thursday (July 11, 2019) morning at 5 am. Simultaneous searches have been conducted at her Delhi and Mumbai headquarters. The CBI has filed an alleged breach of the (FCRA) Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act case against the lawyer and her husband, Anand Grover.
INDIA – INX Media Case: Indrani Accepted Pardon At Delhi Court
Indrani Mukerjea, now in a Mumbai prison, was brought before a Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) Court here on Thursday (July 11, 2019) in the case of INX Media involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son and MP Karti Chidambaram. Mukerjea, the former director of INX Media, appeared before Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj where she accepted the pardon granted to her. Mukerjea, INX Media’s former director, appeared in front of Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj where she accepted her pardon. She agreed to truthfully document her statements and provide real and complete facts related to the case.
INDIA – Ayodhya Land Dispute Case: Mediation Panel Directed By The Supreme Court to Submit Detailed Status Report By July 18
On Thursday (July 11, 2019), India’s Supreme Court instructed the mediation panel to present by July 18 a comprehensive status report on the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid conflict over the title case. The plaintiff’s plea was taken into account by the Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi. Senior lawyer SK Parasaran, advocating for one of the applicants, told the top court that there was little progress in mediation talks and was unable to deliver any beneficial outcomes. The top court, however, ensured that if mediation talks fail to achieve an amicable solution to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title conflict, then the court will start hearing the case daily from July 25.
USA – Trump Drops Question Of Census Nationality, Vows To Obtain Government Data
U.S. President Donald Trump dropped plans to add a controversial issue of nationality to the 2020 census on Thursday (July 11, 2019) but insisted that the government acquire the information by other means. “We don’t back up our efforts to determine the U.S. population’s citizenship status,” Trump said in a White House announcement. He said he ordered each federal government agency to provide all required records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in the country to the Department of Commerce. “We’re not going to leave any unturned stone,” he said.
INDIA – Warisha Farasat Sharing Her views On The Episode of Lawyers’ Collective Getting Targeted By The Modi Government
The Indian Writers’ Forum had earlier interviewed Warisha Farasat, a New Delhi-based activist who shared her opinions on the Lawyers’ Collective episode being targeted by the Modi administration. Her opinions goes in line with the CBI raiding the residence of renowned Supreme Court lawyer and former Indira Jaising Additional Solicitor General and Lawyers Collective offices, an NGO run by her husband Anand Grover, on Thursday, (July 11, 2019) for suspected infringements of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) regulations. Warisha Farasat detailed opinion can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Vo0bWwF43Vw.
INDIA – Former BJP MP, Six Others Are Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For The Assassination Of RTI Activist
A special Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) court in Ahmedabad on Thursday (July 11, 2019) convicted former lawmaker Dinu Bogha Solanki of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Six (6) others to life in prison for killing activist Amit Jethwa of the Right to Information (RTI) in July 2010. The court also placed on Solanki and Shiva a fine of 115 lakh each, and on Vader a fine of 10 lakh. The other four were told to pay penalties as well. For each of his two kids, the tribunal announced a compensation of some 5 lakh for Jethwa’s widow, Alpa, and some 3 lakh. “Justice was executed. My tussle has come to an end for nine years,” Jethwa’s dad, Bhikhubhai, said.
USA – U.S. President’s Abortion Referral ‘Gag Rule’ Survives Emergency Halt Demands
On Thursday (July 11, 2019), a federal court of appeals dismissed urgent offers to temporarily set aside its latest judgment enabling the Trump administration to implement a “gag rule” that could remove Planned Parenthood and other federal family planning financing providers for abortion. By a vote of 7-4, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed its judgment of June 20 to lift injunctions blocking implementation of the law, which makes hospitals ineligible for Title X family planning funds if they provide referrals for abortion. Some advocates for abortion freedoms, including Planned Parenthood, and 20 U.S. countries and the District of Columbia had sought an emergency stay.
INDIA – Union Health Ministry’s Panel Starts Work On The Law To Deal With Doctors Assault
A committee created by the Union Health Ministry to evaluate different elements of establishing a central law against the assault on duty doctors in clinical institutions has formed a sub-committee to work on the interim draft and to present suggestions to the government. The committee includes AIIMS and RML hospital medical superintendents, Home Ministry officials, Indian Medical Council, Resident Doctors ‘ Association Federation (FORDA) and Indian Medical Association (IMA) representatives, among others. “The urgency of having a central statute was agreed unanimously by all participants. Officials at the Law Ministry said the law was viable under the list at the same time. A sub-committee was set up to further work on the recommendations,” IMA General Secretary R V Asokan informed The Indian Express news reporters.
INDIA – The New Model Law Of The Center Caps The Security Deposit That Landlords Can Demand
The Center has suggested a “model tenancy legislation” requiring landowners to provide tenants with written notice of three months before revising the rent, a move targeted at controlling the renting of the country’s premises. The recommended law also promotes the appointment of district collector as the rental authority and a heavy penalty for overstay tenants. According to it, overstay tenants will have to pay twice the rent and four times later. The security deposit payable in advance by the tenant will be a lease of up to two months. The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry of the Union published the draft ‘The Model Tenancy Act, 2019’ and requested remarks from individuals and other stakeholders until August 1.
DUBAI – Construction Workers In Dubai Win Legal Proceedings Over Unpaid Salaries
A building firm in Dubai has been instructed to hand over wages to employees who in unpaid wages are owed tens of thousands of dirhams. Actco General Contracting lost cases in Dubai Courts involving more than 30 individual employees. They are among 700 Indian, Pakistani and Bangladesh employees who dropped last year’s protest. Between six and 18 months of salaries are reportedly due to them. The decisions are probable to result in more claims against the company based in Garhoud.
INDIA -Muslim Law Board Blames One Another Of Preventing The Settlement Of Ayodhya: VHP
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claimed that if mediation fails to resolve the problem, Muslim parties in the Ayodhya dispute resort to ‘delaying tactics’ following the decision of the Supreme Court to start regular hearings in the case. A Supreme Court Constitutional Bench led by its Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the mediation committee, which it had established to resolve the conflict over the name of Ayodhya, to submit its progress report by July 18. On the other side, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) claimed that in the situation, none other than Muslim parties are interested in a settlement negotiated.
INDIA – Supreme Court To Launch Suo Motu Action To Reduce Rising Incidents Of Child Rape
Increasing child rape incidents and an increasing perception of slack law enforcement prompted the Supreme Court to register a PIL ‘suo motu’ and bring it up for hearing on Friday (July 12, 2019) to try to form a concerted and clear domestic reaction showing ‘ zero tolerance ‘ to child sexual assault. Disturbed by a cluster of media reports on recurring incidents of sexual attack on kids of all ages, including infants. The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on July 1 requested that the registry submit a report on two factors – the number of such instances registered in India since January 1, the stage of inquiry and the moment were taken to lodge charges; and the pending trial court.
UNITED KINDOM – Brexit Court Battle: Brexiteer Says UK left EU ALREADY – ‘We Are Doing Everything We Can To Win! ‘
Brexiteer Robin Tilbrook appealed a court decision rejecting his case against the government claiming that Britain had already left the European Union, vowing to do ‘ everything to win. ‘The English Democrats chairman’s legal reasoning focuses on Theresa May not have the legal authority to delay Brexit beyond the initial March 29 deadline. Mr Tilbrook stated that although the outgoing Prime Minister had the authority to initiate Britain’s two-year process of withdrawal from the European Union, it did not have the authority to amend it. The extension is given by Brussels until October 31 is null and void, he claims, and Britain effectively left the EU on March 29. Mr Tilbrook said to Express.co.uk: “The finding against our case is extraordinary because the team of leading barristers with whom I worked has always said that we should win this.
INDIA – The Supreme Court Issues An Interim Order To Prevent Indian Vegetables From Being Imported
The Supreme Court (SC) issued an interim order to order the government not to enforce the decision to stop testing for pesticides on Indian fruits and vegetables. A judge Ananda Mohan Bhattarai issued an interim order hearing three petitions filed against the decision of the government not to test Indian pesticides for vegetables and fruits. The SC also called all parties on Monday (July 15, 2019) for hearing these three requests and will decide whether to give continuity to the interim order or not after hearing arguments from all parties.
AUSTRALIA – National Disability Insurance Agency Appeals After A Woman Won The Right To Finance Sex Therapy
The National Disability Insurance Agency is set to appeal a court judgment that discovered a female with various sclerosis having the right to have the insurance system fund her sexual treatment. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal held in a setback for the agency that the female was entitled to the services of a sex therapist specially trained in treating individuals with disabilities. The court said that to finance the therapy; she should receive $10,000 a year. Previously, the National Disability Insurance Agency stressed that it “does not cover sexual utilities, sex therapy or sex employees in the NDIS scheme of a participant” and the minister, Stuart Robert, stated that he would appeal to the federal tribunal on Thursday (July 11, 2019).