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INDIA – Judgments Of The Supreme Court Translated Into 9 Languages, Uploaded To The Website

Supreme Court judgments are translated into the country’s nine regional languages and uploaded to the court’s website on Wednesday (July 24, 2019), said Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. In Lok Sabha, Prasad also said that the use of artificial intelligence in translating judgments of the Supreme Court into regional languages is under consideration and an artificial intelligence committee was set up for it. The nine languages are: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Odiya, Telugu, and Urdu, he said during Question Hour.

 

INDIA – Supreme Court Collegium Cautious On Selecting A Gay Lawyer As Judge Of Delhi HC: Report

Nearly Ten (10) months after the Supreme Court’s (SC) five-judge constitutional bench unanimously decriminalized homosexuality, India’s Chief Justice and four senior apex court judges carefully discuss whether to appoint a homosexual lawyer as Delhi High Court (HC) judge. The collegium has requested extra information from the government about the lawyer who has lived with his partner for several years. While the IB report flagged the fact that the partner of the well-known lawyer is a foreign national and may pose a ‘security threat,’ it also characterized his professional qualifications as impeccable, stating his integrity was beyond doubt, the Economic Times report stated.

 

INDIA – Unlawful Sand Mining: SC Issues Notifications To Centre, CBI And 5-Countries

On Wednesday (July 24, 2019), the Supreme Court (SC) requested responses from the Center, CBI, and Five (5) states on a plea seeking to prosecute entities engaged in illegal sand mining. A court bench led by Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Center, the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI), Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on a plea claiming that widespread illegal mining was causing environmental degradation in the states. Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that sand mining was taking place in the states without the required clearance of the surroundings.

 

USA – Nadler Says The U.S. House Panel Will Go To Court To Implement The McGahn Subpoena

The U.S. House of Representatives Judicial  Committee will go to court this week to implement a summons from former White House counsel Don McGahn and will also ask the court for grand jury content linked to the Russia probe of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the chairman of the panel said Wednesday (July 24, 2019). Speaking to journalists after Mueller’s testimony before his committee and the House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler said court actions might arrive on Thursday (July 25, 2019) or Friday (July 26, 2019).

 

INDIA – Delhi HC Does Not Have The Jurisdiction To Hear The Dispute Concerning Yamuna Water: Haryana Govt.

Haryana’s State Government notified the Delhi High Court (HC) on Tuesday (July 23, 2019) that the Court has no authority to adjudicate the Haryana-Delhi State Inter-State Water Disputes. Furthermore, the Court has no authority to hear the distribution and supply of water to Delhi by the State of Haryana and the interpretation and execution of the Inter-State Agreements, which is prohibited under section 11 of the Inter-State Water Disputes Act of 1956, read in accordance with Article 262 of the Constitution of India. Haryana’s government said the Upper River Yamuna Board (URYB) should listen to the dispute between the two states in an affidavit lodged before the DN Patel Chief Justice bench and C Hari Shankar Justice bench. It also reads that the Court has failed to decide the issue of jurisdiction before proceeding on the matter further.

 

INDIA – Members Of Rajya Sabha Support Amendments To The POCSO Act

Cutting across party lines, on Wednesday (July 24, 2019), Rajya Sabha members endorsed amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences – POCSO Act seeking the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on kids in addition to offering severe penalties for other offences against minors. Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani introduced the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Leader of Congress, Vivek K Tankha, raised to support the proposal, said, I welcome the bill. But the strict provisions do not stop such incidents.

 

USA – Trump Has To Face A Lawsuit For Marketing Scams, Escapes Claims Racketeering: N.Y. Judge

A Wednesday (July 24, 2019) federal judge said U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children must face with part of a lawsuit alleging that they used their family name to promote sham marketing opportunities but rejected racketeering claims at the centre of the case. In Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield said the defendants, including investors in a Trump-endorsed business called the American Communications Network, could pursue fraud, false advertising, and unfair competition claims based on state law. But the judge dismissed allegations under the federal racketeering law known as RICO due to an absence of proof that the supposed misconduct of the Trumps was the proximate cause of the supposed losses of the investors, or directly linked to it.

 

INDIA – Delhi High Court Ordered The Center To Process Pakistani Woman Citizenship Plea

The Delhi High Court, in relief to a Pakistani woman who has been living in the country for over 30 years and married an Indian, has directed the Center to process her citizenship request. Justice Vibhu Bakhru also requested the Center to extend her visa until she finalizes her claim, stating that since she was six months old, the petitioner has been living in India. The high court also issued a notice on her plea to the Centre. The petitioner’s mom was an Indian citizen, according to the plea. On February 28, 1986, she married a Pakistani and moved to that nation. She has subsequently issued a visa of Pakistan.

 

INDIA – Gautam Navlakha Activist Was In Touch With Hizbul Mujahideen: Pune Police

Activist Gautam Navlakha and the related Naxal organizations were in touch with the separatist leaders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Kashmiri, Pune Police claimed on Wednesday (July 24, 2019) before the Bombay High Court. Meanwhile, a court division bench, Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre, extended protection from Gautam Navlakha’s detention until further orders were issued. Navlakha is facing a case for supposed connections with Naxals, along with a few other militants. He shifted the court against him to seek the FIR quashing.

 

UNITED KINGDOM – The Next President Of The Supreme Court Will Be Scottish Judge, Lord Reed

Lord Reed, a Scottish judge who has been sitting on the Supreme Court since 2012, will become the next president of the highest court in the UK. His appointment was commonly expected, announced by Downing Street in one of the last official choices made by Theresa May before leaving the office. He has served as vice president for the past year and will take up his new role on 11 January next year. Also verified were three additional appointments to the Supreme Court: Lord Justice Hamblen, Lord Justice Leggatt, and Prof. Andrew Burrows. On 13 January, 21 April and 2 June 2020 respectively, they will join as judges.

 

INDIA – Delhi HC Asks The Center To Investigate Whether Google Should Be Restricted From Uploading Indian Maps

On Wednesday, (July 24, 2019) the Delhi High Court directed the Center to examine whether Google should be restricted from uploading India’s maps on its web service, including defence installations. A court bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the instructions while disposing of a plea moved by a lawyer, Kisalaya Shukla, who argued that publicly closed defence institutions are readily available via satellite images uploaded to Google Earth. The court said that if necessary, the government could issue required directions to Google India according to the law.

 

DUBAI – After Four Crashes, The Cops In Dubai Issue New Warnings To Parents

Police advised motorists to guarantee their children’s safety by buckling them in the back seat at all times. The cautionary tip was issued on Wednesday after two traffic accidents were responded by Dubai Police on Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed (MBZ) Road’s 311 highway and two more along Sheik Zayed Road. According to the UAE Traffic Law, when sitting in the back of the car, all kids under the age of 10 should be placed in a baby seat and restricted by the seatbelt. This rule has to be followed until the child reaches a height of 145 cm. Motorists who do not comply with the law will be penalized with a Dh400 fine and four black points.

 

NDIA – Indian Judge Goes Viral With A Speech Claiming That Brahmins ‘Upper Caste’ Should Always Be At The Helm’

A high court judge in Kerala, India, has triggered controversy by proposing that members of the lowest Hindu caste should “always be at the helm” and question the work and higher education quota system for members of traditionally downtrodden communities. India has reserved a certain proportion of public roles and other advantages for so-called “scheduled” castes since its independence from Britain — groups that have lost most to the country’s historical system of rigid social hierarchy. Speaking as a special guest at last week’s Tamil Brahmins ‘ three-day “global summit” in Kochi City, high court judge Justice V Chitambaresh made remarks that, critics said, perpetuate anarchic belief in upper-case Brahmins ‘ inherent superiority.

 

FRANCE – France May Extend The Rights Of Fertilization To Lesbians, Singles

In France, lesbians and single females may quickly have access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. The government of President Emmanuel Macron submitted a draft law on bioethics on Wednesday (July 24, 2019) that involves extending treatments such as in vitro fertilization or IVF. Currently, the processes are only accessible to heterosexual married couples, who have long been declared unjust by LGBT rights organizations and single females. The government says that the measure is a response to “unprecedented technological advances” and societal change.

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