INDIA – Controversy – Big religious struggle erupts over the order of the Ranchi court to distribute Quran copies
Richa Bharti was granted bail by the judicial magistrate for the case for an alleged community content posted on social media, and in a bail condition, she was further asked to donate five copies of the religious script. Fringe groups opposed the judgment. Judge Manish Kumar Singh of the Jharkhand High Court added a rider on Monday (July 15 2019) while giving bail to Bharati, ordering her to distribute five copies of the Quran to government-owned academic institutions.
INDIA – BMC Cannot Prohibit The Restaurant Sale Of Herbal Hookah: Bombay High Court
In a relief for eateries eager to serve herbal hookah, Monday (July 15, 2019) Bombay high court ordered that the BMC couldn’t ban the sale of herbal hookah in a popular restaurant chain after perusing forensic reports that said it didn’t contain nicotine. A panel of judges Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre passed the order that comes as an enormous relief to Ali Reza Abdi, who had asked the HC for approval from the civic administration to sell herbal hookah at the Sheesha and Sheesha Sky Lounge open-air restaurants. As long as “there is no breach of the law regulating the sale of tobacco and products containing nicotine or any other law,” the bench said that neither the BMC nor the government can ban the sale of herbal hookah.
INDIA – Central Bureau Of Investigation Arched Jaising, Grover Is An Attack On Lawyers ‘ Independence: BAI
Monday (July 15, 2019), the Bar Association of India (BAI) condemned Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searches at senior lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover’s residence and offices, stating that they amount to an “attack” on the independence of attorneys “involved in constitutionally protected operations.” The organization called the action “excessive, disproportionate and unjustified” in a declaration. That is an attack on the liberty of lawyers involved in constitutionally protected work to advance human rights and uphold the rule of law, “said the statement.
INDIA – Government Of Uttar Pradesh’s Failure To Curb Lawlessness Slam By Opposition
Opposition groups accused the government of Yogi Adityanath of failing to curb lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh after two distinct events in Pratapgarh and Ayodhya killed a leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP).Om Mishra, 38, Kunda tehsil’s VHP chairman and a lawyer by profession, was shot down Monday (July 15, 2019), morning when he was riding his motorbike in Pratapgarh. Local attorneys and residents immediately following the incident conducted a protest demanding action against the accused. Police have recorded an FIR and attempts are being made to arrest the unidentified offenders.
USA – New York Is The Second State That Prohibits Discrimination Based On Natural Hairstyles
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Friday (July 12, 2019) amending the state’s human rights law, New York became the second state to prohibit discrimination based on natural hairstyles. The measure, which also amends the Dignity for All Students Act, updates the definition of race used in existing laws by incorporating “characteristics historically connected with race, including, but not restricted to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.” “People of color — especially women — were marginalized and discriminated against for much of the history of our nation merely because of their hairstyle or texture,” Cuomo said Friday in a statement. The provisions of the bill are in effect instantly.
INDIA – Indian Activists Are Launching Aid Services For Victims Of Hate Crimes
In India, activists have introduced a helpline for victims of hate crimes and mob assaults to document such cases and provide victims with legal assistance. The initiative began in 100 towns following an increase in mob assaults, particularly against Muslims, by far-right Hindu organizations. United Against Hate (UAH), a group of activists and members of civil society from across India, said the initiative was needed as the federal and state governments of India were unable to prevent such incidents. “In spite of increasing cases of mob assaults and hate crimes in the nation, we are launching a toll-free helpline 1800-3133-60000,” said activist Nadeem Khan at the New Delhi capital case, adding that the helpline would function round the clock.
INDIA – The Daughter Of BJP MLA, The Husband Roughed By Lawyers Outside The Courtroom
On Monday (July 15, 2019), when he and his spouse Sakshi Mishra, daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, appeared before the HC seeking safety, unidentified people roared Ajitesh Kumar inside the premises of the Allahabad High Court. They were eventually sent by the High Court to a safe house under police security.” It is directed that the UP state police authorities ensure that the respondents do not interfere with the petitioners ‘ married lives. The police must also guarantee adequate protection for the petitioners. It is also reported that the petitioners ‘ counsel and the petitioners ‘ relatives were also threatened with dire implications.
INDIA – Delhi High Court Seeks The Response Of The Center To The Plea To Link Property To Aadhaar
On Tuesday ( July 16, 2019), the Delhi High Court requested a reply from the Center and Delhi government on a plea requesting instructions from the government to connect citizens ‘ mobile and immovable property records with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transaction. A bench, led by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and including Justice C. Harishankar, published a notice to the government of Delhi and the Centre, seeking their reply to the petition submitted by the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. The court penned the matter for hearing on October 15 after requesting an answer. Upadhyay argued that linking property with Aadhaar would result in “an increase in annual growth of two percent.”
USA – Is It Possible To Convert Garages In Toronto Into Rental Accommodation? California Has A Response
While in the coming decades Toronto requires much more housing, it also has tens of thousands of garages that may become obsolete as personal ownership of vehicles becomes less important. California is struggling with an affordable housing crisis, garages are emerging as one future alternative along with other backyard units, evicting the car to give priority to people. “No question that the densification in these single-family neighborhoods will have adverse effects on those who think they have a constitutional right to the parking space in front of their home.” says Liccardo
INDIA – Bombay HC Dismisses Appellate Advance Ruling Authority for Goods and Services Tax Order Denying Input Tax Credit On ‘ Cash Transportation ‘ Vans
The Bombay High Court (HC) dismissed an order issued by the Maharashtra Appellate Advance Ruling Authority for Goods and Services Tax (AAAR) on the admissibility of input tax credit (ITC) on the purchase of motor vehicles for money transportation. The petitioner wished to understand if, under GST law, ‘ cash ‘ would be regarded as ‘ products? ‘ The court thought the AAAR had not dealt with this aspect. Aside from the order, the AAAR was questioned by the Bench for new disposal on ITC’s admissibility. “Needless to say that the AAAR would consider the appellant’s submissions and duly support the reasons for their conclusion,” the Bench said.
INDIA – Illegal Parking: Bombay High Court Claims It Is Not Going To Interfere With Policy Issues
The Bombay high court Monday (July 15, 2019) said it had no intention of interfering with the decision of the government in relation to parking and traffic problems. The court said it would subsequently pass a comprehensive order on the petition. Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N.M. Jamdar’s division bench heard a public interest lawsuit lodged in 2014 by NGO Janhit Manch, through its president, activist Bhagwanji Raiyani, raising numerous issues linked to traffic and parking issues in the city. The petitioner argued that the large number of cars parked on either side of the highways made it hard for pedestrians to walk on them.
UNITED KINGDOM – Laws On Domestic Violence Will Address Injustice; Victims Minister
The Domestic Abuse Bill would provide councils with a legal duty to provide safe housing for those fleeing violence and their kids, and suggests setting up a specialized commissioner for domestic abuse. Minister of Victims Victoria Atkins said it was addressing “an injustice that needs to be resolved for a long time.” Nearly two million adults are estimated to be victims of domestic violence every year in England and Wales. Ms Atkins said Victoria Derbyshire of the BBC: “Domestic violence takes many forms, including mental, financial and sexual abuse, and that is reflected in the definition.” And this is crucial because it has an impact on how services are commissioned locally to help victims and survivors” She said.
INDIA – To Find Waterlogging Sites, Use Drones: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court recommended that the AAP government use drones to find waterlogging locations in the domestic capital after the monsoon’s first rains struck the domestic capital on Monday. Judges G Sistani and Jyoti Singh’s bench also suggested setting up a control room for fast access to traffic jam and waterlogging information. The high court ordered the government to submit a status report prior to the next hearing date, July 24. During the hearing, Delhi government counsel Gautam Narayan presented a status report saying that water logging regions were identified and long-term and short-term measures were recommended.
INDIA – Farmers in 17 Districts Receive Relief From The High Court In Madras
Including the item ‘ Severe Nature Pest Attack ‘ as one of the natural disasters eligible for relief under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), the State Government has notified the High Court of Madras that it has approved SDRF Rs 186.25 for input subsidies for impacted farmers from 17 districts, the maize plants of which were destroyed by the Fall Armyworm assault during 2018-2019 would be disbursed within four weeks. Recording this submission by extra public pleader E.Manoharan, a division bench comprising Justices S.Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad ordered the extra chief secretary to immediately disburse the funds. The district collector and other officials are further directed to disburse the SDRF relief fund to the recognized farmers and to complete, as guaranteed by this court, the bench added within four weeks from 5 July
INDIA – Individuals Appointed As Temporary Wage Employees, Cannot Request Regularization: Madras HC
A Madras High Court Bench made up of Justice S.M. Subramaniam ruled that individuals appointed on a temporary basis as daily salary staff could not request regularization and permanent absorption. The immediate matter arose in the form of a written petition lodged pursuant to Article 226 of the Constitution for the issuance of a mandamus letter directing the Secretary to the Tamil Nadu Government, the Local Administration Department and other respondents to regularize the services of the petitioner who had completed five or ten years of service and thus extend all pecuniary and service-related services advantages for them. The petitioners ‘ counsel further indicated that the government. issued several orders extending the advantages of regularization in daily salary workers who had been temporarily in service for more than ten years.
EUROPEAN UNION – In Italy and France, vaccination rates are rising after law changes
According to two analyzes, vaccination coverage in France and Italy increased following the expansion of compulsory vaccination laws. Both nations have already needed diphtheria, tetanus, and polio vaccinations for kids. Italy also ordered hepatitis B immunization. France — home to one of Europe’s largest vaccine mistrust rates — made eight extra vaccines compulsory for children born in 2018, including hepatitis B vaccines, pneumonia, and meningococcal C illnesses. Both nations also saw enhanced use of non-compulsory vaccines. The writers claim this may be due to concurrent data campaigns that highlight vaccination safety and efficacy.
INDIA – Karnataka crisis updates: Supreme Court reserves order in the event of rebel MLAs, tomorrow verdict
On July 17, the Supreme Court will issue its order in the requests of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs requesting approval from the Assembly to acknowledge their resignations from Karnataka Speaker K Ramesh Kumar. The proceedings of the rebel MLAs, the Speaker and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy were concluded by a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The bench shall continue with its interim order directing the Speaker to maintain the status quo on the issue of MLAs ‘ resignations and disqualification.
Africa – Sierra Leone School Defies State Ban On Pregnant Girls In Class
The college, whose name Reuters withholds at the request of Principal Conteh, is the only one known in Sierra Leone to allow a young mother to continue attending classes, but there is increasing pressure against the law. Women’s rights group Equality Now challenged last year’s ban on Sierra Leone before the West African States Economic Community (ECOWAS) court in Nigeria. Last month, the court heard arguments and is anticipated to rule in November. The government claims it would tire them, expose them to ridicule and promote others to get pregnant, enabling the pregnant girl to attend periodic schools. It has set up part-time centers for studying.
AUSTRALIA – Lawyers And Law Students Need Creative Outlets; Miss Universe Australia
Ms. Serrao, who finished her Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School and will shortly be admitted as a lawyer at Victoria’s Supreme Court, informed Lawyers Weekly about the significance of pursuing one’s passions while studying and practicing law. She said it is “absolutely” essential for the lawyers to participate in creativity, be it stand-up comedy, music, modeling, or other pursuits. One such outlet that Ms Serrao plans to explore is to deliver workshops on stereotyping, diversity and cultural appropriation in schools after her win. According to Ms Serrao, participating with creative outlets while studying or working in the law requires planning to guarantee that one can perform their responsibilities and whatever extracurricular activities they engage in.
USA – California seeks Judge to impose $700 million in penalties on mesh devices against J&J
The first trial between a state attorney general and a transvaginal mesh device manufacturer opened Monday (July 15,2019), with a California state lawyer claiming that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon misrepresented physicians and their patients with the security of their goods. A California state attorney asked Monday a San Diego judge to impose more than $700 million in civil penalties on Johnson & Johnson over their transvaginal mesh devices.