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INDIA – Maintaining Law & Order is the Key to Making India a $5tn Economy: Union Home Minister

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi setting his goal of making India a five-billion-dollar economy, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said on Saturday that achieving the goal of “inner security and the maintenance of law and order in countries is key.” “Without maintaining law and order, economic progress cannot be accomplished,” said Shah, speaking at the Dikshant Parade-2019 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. The Home Secretary stated that the challenge before the police was to tackle terrorism, to control problems such as narcotics, cybercrime, and threats from neighboring nations.

INDIA – JMI Law Faculty Team Wins The International Public Law Moot Court Competition Hosted At NALSAR

A team of three students from the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Law Faculty won the Public International Law Moot Court Competition hosted by the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) in Hyderabad. The team members were Adnan Yousuf, Arkaprava Dass, and Ahmad Ammar, all VI semester BA (LLB) university students. The competition was organized with the aim of promoting development and scholarships in the field of public international law. They also won the Best Memorial Award. A total cash award of 20,000 and two trophies was given along with certificates.

INDIA – Karnataka HC; Make Efforts To Fill The Vacancy In 77 Government-Run Juvenile Homes

Seeking to set up a separate board of directors for the Child Protection Scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the High Court of Karnataka asked the State on Friday to make efforts to fill the vacancy in 77 government-run juvenile homes. Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Mohammad Nawaz issued this order at the hearing of the suo motu case Karnataka High Court to monitor the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act. While reviewing the study presented by the State, the court stated that the State had given permission to set up a separate board of directors for the Child Protection Scheme under the Act. However, it was not clear whether the board of directors is created and if the necessary infrastructure is provided, the court said.

INDIA – Bar Lost ‘Legal Luminary’ ‘Eminent Jurist’: Lawyers’ Associations On Arun Jaitley’s Death

On Saturday (August 24, 2019), the Lawyers ‘ Associations condoned the death of senior lawyer and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that the legal fraternity had lost an “eminent jurist” and that the void created by his death would have been difficult to fill. While the Indian Bar Council (BCI) said that Jaitley was a “pride” to the bar, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) said that he would be remembered for his astute understanding of law and legal acumen. The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) and the Delhi Bar Council (BCD) also condoned Jaitley’s death and remembered his contribution to the legal fraternity. Jaitley practiced as a senior court lawyer, particularly the High Court of Delhi, before becoming Minister of the Union.

CANADA – Quebec’s Secularism Act: ‘Secularism’ Law Compelled a Sikh Female Teacher to Relocate

A young Sikh turban female has emerged as the most visible face of the adverse impact of the controversial law on secularism in Quebec, as she has been compelled to move to another province to work as a teacher. Amrit Kaur, a resident of Montreal, was at the forefront of the resistance to the secularism Act passed by the legislature in the French-speaking province in July. The strongly restrictive law prevents certain public servants in positions of power, including school teachers, police officers, and judges, from showing a visible symbol of faith, including a turban.

AUSTRALIA – Child Sex Doll Possession To Attract 10-year Prison Terms Under The Suggested SA Law To Prohibit Child Sex Dolls

People found in possession of child-like sex dolls could be imprisoned for up to 10 years under a law change introduced by a South Australian state MP, prompting assistance from political opponents who say federal reforms take too long. SA Best’s Connie Bonaros said that “disturbing” and “sickening” products that resemble young kids have the ability to encourage pedophiles to commit child abuse. She said that while the federal customs officials had the authority to seize the dolls, there were presently no penalties for those caught importing, selling, creating or possessing them.

INDIA – Plea Seeks The Disqualification Of All Convicted Legislators, Punjab High Court Claims The Law Needs Re-Examination

A provision in the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951, allowing a legislator to remain in office even if convicted and sentenced for a period of fewer than two years has been brought before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, which has issued notices to the Union of India and the Indian Election Commission, and has noted that the matter requires scrutiny. “Prima facie, there appears to be a force in the application and the matter needs scrutiny,” said Krishna Murari and Arun Palli, Chief Justice of the Division, in order after hearing the PIL submitted by Ganesh Khemka, a clerk of the Supreme Court of India. In the writ petition filed by Khemka through advocate of Shreenath A. Khemka, it was argued that Section 8(3) of the RP Act, by segregating prison terms of less than two years as a “unworkable ground for disqualification” is in violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.

INDIA – Rajasthan Has A New Anti-Lynching Law, But Do Meo Muslim Cattle-Rearing Feel Any Safer?

Seventy-four-year-old Hasbi is sitting alone in a desolate house. Two weeks earlier, Iqbal, her 26-year-old grandson, was accused of killing a cow. Faced with two choices — up to 10 years in jail if convicted or assaulted by cow guards — all the men in her big, joint family escaped. Hasbi was left to fend for herself. The Lynching Bill’s Rajasthan Protection, enacted by the Congress Government on August 5, makes mob lynching punishable by a life sentence. The law is a welcome move, but justice has not been served in the most infamous state lynching case. On 14 August, all six people convicted of killing Meo Muslim dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in April 2017 were acquitted. Khan was lynched when he took a cow from Jaipur to his home in Haryana. Despite the reality that the crime was captured on mobile phone cameras and seen throughout the nation, the accused had been discharged.

UNITED KINGDON – No-Deal Brexit Will ‘ Immediately Disrupt ‘ The UK’s Role As A Global Data Hub Of £ 174 billion

No-deal Brexit would seriously interrupt the free flow of commercially useful information between Europe and the United Kingdom, leaving businesses across finance, hospitality, production, and technology industries facing “immeasurable” additional expenses, according to new research by University College London. The study, which is due to be released this week, points out that future post-Brexit problems with information transfers received “minimal attention” in the discussion on the UK’s exit from the EU, but could turn out to be as severe to the economy as more noticeable issues pertaining to cross-border trade. According to the study, even if there was a Brexit agreement, new rules on data transfers between organizations in the EU and the UK – currently governed by EU law – could prove extremely difficult to renegotiate bilaterally.

INDIA – Observations Not To Be Handled Adversely In The Career Of The Cop: Punjab And Haryana HC

High Court of Punjab and Haryana stated that the observation made by a judge of the lower court in Haryana against a young IPS officer in January 2018 for not wearing a uniform before him at the hearing of the case “is not to be treated as adverse remarks to the cop service career.” HC passed these orders while disposing of a petition lodged by Sumer Pratap Singh, IPS officer of the Haryana cadre. He sought directions to set aside the orders of 11 January 2018, the orders passed by the then Kaithal District and the Sessions Judge M M Dhonchak, and to set aside the unjustified remarks/warnings or observations recorded in the order.

USA – How New York’s Red Flag law Works; New Gun Law Comes Into Force On Saturday

After a mass shooting, some teachers, friends or family members often claim they knew the shooter had access to weapons and they suspected that he or she might be a danger to themselves or others. That’s going to change in New York State from Saturday, when the new Red Flag Law of the State comes into effect. The law, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order, provides for a mechanism to remove weapons from individuals who are likely to harm themselves or others. It also stops people who demonstrate signs of being a danger to themselves or others from buying any kind of firearm. The judge has the authority to issue an order to seize firearms from a person who displays red flags, such as violent behaviour, or who is believed to pose a serious threat of harm to himself or herself or others.

INDIA – Kashmir Live: Have A Taste Of Draconian Administration In J-K Yesterday; Tweets Rahul Gandhi

Delegation of opposition politicians, including Rahul Gandhi, who wanted to visit Kashmir Valley to take standard of the situation following the abrogation of Article 370 of the provisions, was not permitted to leave Srinagar airport on Saturday by the state administration and had to return to Delhi. Development came a day after the Jammu and Kashmir government issued a statement asking political leaders not to visit the Valley as it would disrupt the gradual restoration of peace and normal life. “It’s been 20 days since the individuals of Jammu & Kashmir had their freedom & civil freedoms restricted. Opposition leader and Press had a taste of the draconian administration & brute force unleashed on the individuals of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Sunday (August 25, 2019).

DUBAI – Here’s What To Do In A Situation Of A Toilet Problem In Your Apartment In Dubai

The landlord is responsible for providing basic amenities and maintenance for the rented premises. You may contact the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) and the Dubai Land Department to lodge a complaint against the real estate agent. If the choice of the authorities is taken in your favour, the officer would have to bear the consequences as referred to in Article 39 of the Law on Real Estate Agents. Finally, you may ask your landlord to repair the damages. If your landlord fails to tackle your issues, you may lodge a complaint with the Dubai Rental Dispute Centre.

INDIA – Serving Prison Term, Nawaz Sharif Was Disqualified By The Supreme Court Of Pakistan For Concealing Assets

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has stated that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified for not declaring assets while contesting the election and submitting a false testimony that is a serious matter, according to a Sunday media report. The apex court said that 69-year-old Sharif had hidden assets from the Capital FZE while filing his appointment forms in 2013, Dunya News TV reported. It said that non-declaration of assets would not be good for the nation, and actionable measures needed to be taken to prevent this. The Court held that the representatives of the public were not honest in accordance with Article 62-1F of the Constitution.

INDIA – One-Time Process Fee For The Original Case Of The High Court Of Delhi

The High Court of Delhi has decided to introduce a one-time process fee of Rs. 1,000 for the plaintiff(s) and Rs 500 for the defendant, payable at the time of filing of the suit and the written statement, respectively, in respect of matters relating to its original jurisdiction. The new fee is payable with effect from 1 September 2019.The decision was taken by the Chief Justice of the High Court, Justice DN Patel and companion Judges of the High Court in accordance with Rule 2, Chapter VI of the Delhi High Court (Original Side) Rules, 2018. A Notification to that effect dated 23 August explained that no additional incidental levies/fees, such as diet cash for witnesses, filing of registered covers, etc., shall be included in the one-time processing fee.

USA – U.S. Judge Refuses To Dismiss The Puerto Rico Pension Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico’s Financial Supervisory Board on a new pension and healthcare financing law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday (August 22, 2019) denied the U.S. commonwealth’s motion to dismiss the case. The dispute, which marked the latest skirmish in the ongoing battle between the Board and the Government over spending priorities, is aimed at a law that transfers hundreds of millions of dollars in municipal pension and healthcare costs to the bankrupt Puerto Rico government. U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain dismissed arguments by the island government that the lawsuit cites defective allegations based on the 2016 Federal PROMESA Act, which formed the board and a bankruptcy-like process to restructure some $120 billion of Puerto Rico’s debt and pension obligations.

INDIA – Madras HC Lays Aside Order To Strike Down A Special Selection Of Teachers

Madras High Court overturned the order of a single judge to strike down the recruitment process of the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) of special teachers (physical education. Division Bench Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S S Sundar observed that, when no one had questioned the selection process, or the recruitment notice or the Service Rules, and the chosen applicants had not been made parties, the selection process should not have been decided by a single judge. The judges also sought to consider the change in the nomenclature of the courses and their equivalence in order to ensure that future recruitments comply strictly with the NCTE standards. The TRB was directed to consider the candidature of the petitioners along with the order of the chosen applicants for the position of the special teacher (physical education) on the basis of merit.

INDIA – Observations Not To Be Handled Adversely In The Career Of The Cop: Punjab And Haryana HC

High Court (HC) of Punjab and Haryana stated that the observation made by a judge of the lower court in Haryana against a young IPS officer in January 2018 for not wearing a uniform before him at the hearing of the case “is not to be treated as adverse remarks to the cop service career.” HC passed these orders while disposing of a petition lodged by Sumer Pratap Singh, IPS officer of the Haryana cadre. He sought directions to set aside the orders of 11 January 2018, the orders passed by the then Kaithal District and the Sessions Judge M M Dhonchak, and to set aside the unjustified remarks/warnings or observations recorded in the order.

INDIA – Bombay High Court Raps Podar Mills On The Grounds Of Gender Discrimination

After realising the wrong policy of a city mill which would maintain male staff of up to three years of post-pension age but not female staff, the High Court of Bombay stated that its policy could not meet the test of equality and lack of gender bias and that the petitioner should be regarded as an extension of service. The court noted that the employer’s advocate was unable to support the artificial difference created in the standing order in question between a female and a male worker. The Courts Akil Kureshi and SJ Kathawalla said in their order, “There are no material or supporting contentions or documents to draw that distinction.

INDIA – 24 Years Later, High Court of Bombay Restored Land To The Tenant’s Legal Heir

Twenty-four years after the death of the original tenant and landlord, the High Court of Bombay recently provided relief to the tenant’s legal heir by quashing an order passed by the Maharashtra Revenue Tribunal (MRT) that had denied the tenant ownership of agricultural land. The case concerns one Tatya Ahirekar, landowner of agricultural land (suit land), in Vikhale village, Koregaon taluka, Satara, and Jaisingh Ahirekar, his tenant. Mr. Tatya was granted a certificate under the Maharashtra Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act on 10 July 1962 on the basis that the eight plots of land did not exceed the financial holding and that the total annual revenue of the landlord did not exceed ₹1500.

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