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INDIA – The High Court Of Delhi Proposed The Appointment Of Law Officers In Every Prison In The Capital

On Thursday (August 29, 2019), the High Court of Delhi proposed the appointment of law officers on a contractual basis in all 16 prisons in the capital for their better functioning. The court heard a plea alleging that there was only one law officer for all the jails in the city. A law officer oversees all legal matters, drafts, and documents that reply to the court monitors cases and appears before the courts along with the government counsel. The law officer also coordinates with different divisions within the prison for complying with the instructions of the courts and maintaining monthly statistics on court cases, among others. Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said problem raised in the plea by lawyer and social activist Amit Sahni was a “good one” and the Delhi government should look into the matter.

INDIA – National Commission For Women Review Guardianship Law

A broad agreement on eliminating the discriminatory reference to a kid as “legitimate” or “illegitimate” and ensuring that a mother is regarded a natural guardian just as a dad appeared at the “Mother’s Rights Watch” organized by the National Commission for Women in the capital. This consultation was part of a review by NCW of certain provisions of the 1956 Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act and the Guardianship and Wards Act, 1890. NCW chief Rekha Sharma said that the final proposals will be put together and presented to the Ministry of Women and Child Development for consideration.

INDIA – Singapore Calls India A Stabilization Factor And Seeks Its Inclusion In The RCEP

Singapore supports India as part of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it sees Asia’s third-largest economy as a stabilizing factor, K. Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs, said late Saturday at a case in New Delhi. The countries working towards finalizing of the RCEP constitute a quarter of the world’s gross national product, 30% of world trade, 26% of foreign direct investment flows and 45% of the world’s inhabitants. The Bangkok meeting this month hopes to narrow gaps in the deal that has been underway since 2012.

INDIA – New Motor Vehicles Act Start Yesterday: Rs 10,000 Fine For Drunk Driving, Jail For Violations Of The Law

Breaching traffic rules will attract tougher penalties from Sunday as the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act goes into force. Driving under the effect of alcohol, not giving way to ambulances or fire brigades will result in a penalty of Rs 10,000 or imprisonment beginning on 1 September. In some cases, a person violating the laws could end up paying the fine and going to jail. Most commuters welcomed the move, believing that greater penalties would help considerably enhance vehicle discipline and lead to a general decrease in accidents and traffic violations. While the success of execution will be the main factor for the amended laws, the move is probable to lead to a decrease in a large number of road accidents in the country.

INDIA – Cops Escort The UP Law Student Relative To Delhi

Following the direction of the Supreme Court, a Delhi Police team arrived here on Saturday (August 31, 2019) to bring the law student’s parents who were supposedly sexually harassed by the BJP leader to meet her in the national capital. A squad of six-armed staff, including a female constable, led by an inspector, arrived in Shahjahanpur. “The Delhi Police Team has given us a copy of the SC order before taking us to Delhi to meet our daughter,” the law student’s father told TOI. Apart from the parents, two younger siblings of the lady are on their way to Delhi.

USA – Manhattan District Attorney Says New York Rape Law Is Not Protecting Drunk Women

The Manhattan chief prosecutor warns females that if they drink to the point of intoxication, the sex crime laws in New York may not protect them from rapists. In a letter from the I-Team in 2018, District Attorney Cyrus Vance asked Gov. Cuomo to promote the closing of what he called the New York Penal code loophole. In an exclusive interview with the I-Team, Vance said Cuomo had not yet formally responded to his letter, but he was looking for lawmakers in the State Senate and Assembly to sponsor legislation that would close the loophole.

INDIA – Laws Should Be Introduced To Control Population Growth: Jitin Prasada Congress

Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Sunday (September 1, 2019 ) stressed the need to enact a law to control the explosive growth of the population. Jitin Prasada also held that population growth was liable for slowing down the economy and increasing unemployment in the nation. “Politics should not be played out on problems of national interest,” he said. The Congress leader’s declaration comes in the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Independence Day, in which he spoke about regulating the explosive development of the country’s population.

USA – Atlanta Man Charged For A Dead Dog Discovered In A Burning Box

An Atlanta man faces charges of animal cruelty, supposedly putting a Yorkie in a carton box on Friday morning and setting it on fire. Officers replied to the intersection of Ponce De Leon Place and Virginia Circle at about 9 a.m. Upon getting a call for a suspicious package that appeared to be smoldering in a storm drain, Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee said. Animal cruelty researchers from the Atlanta Police Department spoke to several witnesses who said they saw a guy carrying a box in the area just before the fire, said Chafee. One witness informed the policemen that they saw the guy attempting to set the box on fire. The suspect, recognized by the police as 29-year-old Jessie Collins, is being held in Fulton County Jail on a $2,500 bond in jail records.

INDIA – The Highest E-Return Ever Submitted On A Single Day On August 31: CBDT

Indians are entering the digital world for a wide variety of reasons, including filing their Income Tax Returns (ITRs). As the last ITR filing date ended on August 31, the Department of Income Tax (I-T) celebrated the fact that a quantum jump in the e-filing of ITRs was created with an all-time high record of 49,29,121 ITRs filed on a single day on August 31, 2019. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) stated that the peak e-filing rate for August 31 per second was 196 ITRs, indicating that almost 200 taxpayers filed their returns every second. The maximum filing rate per minute was 7447 ITRs, while the maximum filing rate per hour was 3.87.571 ITRs. The I-T Department said that in the history of tax administration, no such massive internet ITR filing has taken place anywhere in the world in a single day.

CANADA – New Law Demanding Ontario Gas Stations To Show Anti-Carbon Tax Went Into Force

A law requiring gas station owners across Ontario to post anti-carbon tax stickers on their pumps went into force on Friday, but the province said it would not immediately issue penalties to those who do not comply. Energy Minister Greg Rickford spokeswoman said inspectors who will check for compulsory blue decals will not generate a strain on businesses. The law proposed by the Progressive Conservative government — which has waged a legal and public relations struggle against the carbon tax since it took office last summer — sets out a sequence of punishments that can be imposed on those who fail to show their stickers. Individuals could be fined up to $500 a day or up to $1,000 a day for subsequent offenses. Corporations may be fined up to $5,000 a day or up to $10,000 a day for subsequent offenses.

INDIA – India has the potential to become a hub for world-class law practice and law education says Harvard Professor

India has the potential to be one of the leading nations of legal practice and legal education, said Professor David B Wilkins of Harvard Law School. The Indian bar, therefore, should not be scared to compete with lawyers from around the globe, both here in India and overseas, he said. Wilkins, Vice Dean, Harvard Law School, who was here to give O P Jindal Global University’s convocation address, said that while regulatory obstacles might have been essential at some stage to allow India’s commercial legal profession to grow, it is a mistake to think that such constraints could exclude competition from foreign lawyers in the long run. Wilkins went on to say that the fears of many Indian lawyers of liberalizing the legal market are likely to be exaggerated. “It is unlikely that many overseas law firms will want to set up offices in India,” Wilkins said, “and those who do will only practice commercial law.”

INDIA – The humanitarian crisis in Kashmir: India continues its oppression on the 28th day of curfew

More than 4,500 Kashmiris of the more than 10,000 detained have been registered under draconian law, the Public Safety Act (PSA). Those arrested under the PSA include leaders of Hurriyat, political employees, traders, lawyers, social activists, and youth. Principal Secretary of Occupied Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, has confirmed to media that more than 4,500 people have been arrested under the PSA. The law enables the courts to maintain anyone under custody for up to two years without trial. Meanwhile, the curfew and communication blackout continues in the Kashmir, Peer Panchal and Chenab valleys, where individuals have experienced severe shortages of vital commodities.

CANADA – UNB Law School Has Been Encouraged To Shed Name Related To Slavery, Residential School

The name Ludlow Hall, spread across the entrance to the University of New Brunswick Law School in bold letters, is an unsettling, hurtful sight for some of the students who have to see it every day. George Duncan Ludlow, a loyalist and first Chief Justice of New Brunswick, sided with the slave owners in the colony and also supported the early Indigenous Children’s residential school. Karen McGill, who graduated from the Law School in Fredericton in October and is a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation, said she found it hard to see the name on her way to class.

INDIA – Delhi High Court Restricts The Publication By Viceroy Of Defamatory Content Against EbixCash

The Delhi High Court issued a vibrant injunction preventing the publication or reprinting of the contents of certain defamatory articles against EbixCash and Ebix (Nasdaq: Ebix), by the US-based Viceroy Research Group, Fraser Perring and other Viceroy Principals. The court also ordered the Times Group’s ET Prime to remove an article published on 31 July 2019, since the article was mainly based on the statements produced by Viceroy. The order also aimed all defendants, including Viceroy, Fraser and all its principals, not to publish any such content on their own or through their affiliates or agents or any other individual acting on their behalf.

AUSTRALIA – Fears Australia Is Being Transformed Into A prison After An Increase In Electronic Surveillance Of Offenders

The use of electronic surveillance to monitor offenders has risen by 150% since 2016, while researchers are concerned that technology is “turning the community into prison.” Used as a condition of bail, parole or as part of a suspended jail sentence, digital surveillance – using wrist or ankle bracelets that can monitor everything from place to blood alcohol concentrations – has been hailed by state governments and corrective services as a more efficient manner to handle the increasing prison population. However, as the number of perpetrators put on electronic monitoring devices increases, there is still no consensus as to whether they work.

INDIA – Disqualified As A Whistleblower Exposing Corruption In The Delhi Government, Kapil Mishra Claims

Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who lately joined the BJP, indicated before the High Court of Delhi that the action had been taken against him, as he had pointed out the alleged corruption of the Chief Minister, Ministers, and  functionaries of the City Government, and that the Speaker had “prejudiced and oblique intent.”In an extra affidavit, Mr. Mishra, who brought the High Court against his disqualification from the Legislative Assembly under anti-defection law, stated that he had visited Vijay Goel’s residence on 27 January, where he also met BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, and that under no law this visit could remotely be tantamount to a voluntary resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).The matter is set out for a hearing on 4 September.

INDIA – Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Minor, Let Go After Delhi Police Failed To Prove The Case

The Delhi High Court upheld a court order that absolved a man accused of raping a minor girl after the prosecution failed to demonstrate that he had abducted her forcefully. In 2017, Kaishar Ali was acquitted by the POCSO court in the national capital on charges of kidnapping and rape of minors under Sections 363, 366, 376 of the Indian Penal code and Section 6 of the Act on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). A High Court Division bench, chaired by Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, upheld Ali’s acquittal stating that the aspect of intent, which is an “important ingredient in such cases,” was absent, and the girl in her statement said that she had gone with him by her own will.

DUBAI – Have You Just Lost Your Job? This Is What The Company Owes You

The employee’s service shall be considered to have been terminated arbitrarily by his employer if the reason for the termination is meaningless to the employee and, in particular, if the worker has lodged a severe complaint with the competent authorities or has brought legal proceedings against the employer which have proved to be valid. This is in accordance with Article 79 of the Law on employment, which states: ‘ Where an employee is laid off or leaves his or her job after the period of notice prescribed by law, he or she shall be entitled to remuneration in respect of annual leave not taken. Such remuneration shall be calculated on the basis of the remuneration he or she earned on the date on which the leave became due. ‘

INDIA – Interrogation Of Three Males Booked For Tik Tok Video Not Warranted: Bombay HC

The High Court of Bombay said that the custodial interrogation of the three males, who had been booked to upload an “objectionable” video to the mobile app, Tik Tok was “not warranted” following a lynching incident in Jharkhand in June. In a comprehensive order granting early bail to the three accused — Hasnain Khan (21), Mudassir Shaikh (23) and Shadan Farooqui (23)—the High Court stated that it appears that the men had apologized for learning that a complaint had been filed against them and reported to the investigating officer involved, as directed by the court. The three accused were given early bail by Justice Revati Mohite Dere on 21 August, after filing an appeal against a session of the court order that dismissed their requests in July.

UNITED KINGDOM – Germany Eases The Rules Of Citizenship For WW2 Refugee Descendants

Germany has issued two decrees to assist the families of people who had escaped the Nazis to take German citizenship, following a challenge by the British offspring of Jewish refugees.  Although anyone deprived of the citizenship of the Nazis has the right to have it restored, hundreds of applicants have failed to comply with the provisions of the law. German Minister of  Interior said that he had to live up to his responsibilities. The planned exit of the UK from the EU has resulted in a rise in applications. As recently as 2015, only 43 descendants of Nazi refugees had applied for German citizenship, but the number increased to 1,506 in 2018. Most of them, but not all, are of Jewish heritage.

 

 

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