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INDIA – Central Govt. Declares Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood as Terrorists under New UAPA Law

Threatened terrorists and India’s most wanted people, Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, and Zakir-ur-Rahman Lakhvi and Masood Azhar, have been proclaimed terrorists by the Union government under the new anti-terror law. They were announced individual terrorists by the government on Wednesday (August 04) under the Law on Preventive Activities, 1967. The measures were taken almost a month after Parliament approved a vital amendment to the UAPA law. Under the amendments to the UAPA Act, an individual may be proclaimed to be terrorists. Earlier, only groups or organizations could be declared to be terrorists.

INDIA – Chinmayanand Case: Supreme Court Orders the Transfer of Shahjahanpur LLM – Law Student, Brother to another Law College

On Wednesday (September 4, 2019), the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of Shahjahanpur LLM student, who has leveled charges of harassment against former union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, and her brother to other law schools affiliated with Bareilly University, stating, “Their future is crucial to us.” A bench of justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna have been told by the Uttar Pradesh Government that they have made all arrangements for the transfer of the woman and her brother to other colleges with hostel facilities, in accordance with the earlier order of the apex court. The Court further stated that if any further direction, including that of security, is needed, it may be presented to the High Court of Allahabad.

USA – N.Y. Bishops Support Laws Requiring Public School Child Sexual Abuse-Prevention Classes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring public schools to teach children’s sexual abuse prevention classes to kindergarten students through Grade 8. Known as Erin’s Law, the legislation was supported by the New York State Catholic Conference. “Erin’s Law is a critical instrument to protect kids from sexual abuse,” said Dennis Poust, Director of Communications at the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents state bishops on public policy. “While the Child Victims Act focuses on justice for those who have been abused in the past, Erin’s Law is perhaps even more urgently required because it seeks to avoid abuse from ever occurring. We were proud to support this passage.”

INDIA – India Is Slamming Pakistan As It Is Trying To Raise The Problem Of Kashmir At The Colombo Unicef Conference

After the Maldives, a Pakistani delegation involved in the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children’s Rights in Colombo, Sri Lanka, raised the problem of Kashmir, leading to yet another war of words between the Indian and Pakistani delegation. The Indian delegation, consisting of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal, spoke in unison to counter Pakistan’s allegations. Following India’s lecture on ‘ Child Rights, ‘ the floor was provided to the Pakistani side. In the meantime, chair intervened to check the Pakistani delegation and requested it to stop using the forum to serve the political agenda.

INDIA – Kashmir Protests First Death Confirmed, Pakistan Warned India About ‘ Sowing Seeds Of War. ‘

News of the fatality came as Pakistan warned that India was “sewing seeds of war” in the Muslim-majority region, which has long been a flashpoint between nuclear-armed neighbors. Asrar Ahmed Khan, 18 years old, from the main town of Srinagar, died in hospital on Tuesday night, succumbing to the injuries he experienced a month earlier, officials said. Some demonstrators said that Khan was hit by a tear gas canister, although the officials suspected that he had been hit by a stone, Singh said. Media recorded at least two more fatalities during the demonstrations, but the authorities denied.

USA – New Policy On Immigration Causes Unnecessary Confusion

We can’t think of a better example of how we can’t get a policy going than what occurred in the U.S. last week. Citizenship and Immigration Services released an alert on the citizenship of kids born abroad. The way the policy was implemented resulted in many to think that the Trump administration was putting an end to birthright citizenship for kids born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad, which would obviously have been a big deal. The backlash was as fast and aggressive as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli released a declaration on the same day stating: this policy update does not influence who is born to a U.S. citizen, period. This only impacts kids who were born outside the United States and who were not U.S. citizens.

INDIA – Three Selected For The Position Of Secretary Of Law: Public Sources

It is discovered that the government has selected three people to serve as Secretary of Law, who has been without a full-time officer since last year December. Secretary (Justice) Alok Shrivastava, an IAS officer in the Ministry of Law, is in charge of the Secretary of Law. Following the interaction, three people — Mendiratta, Gulati and Singh — were nominated for the post, according to public sources. Now, the Cabinet Appointments Committee, headed by the Prime Minister, will finalize the name of the next Secretary of Law.

INDIA – With 25 Suicide Offers In 17 Months, Delhi Metro Is Turning Into The Capital’s Suicide Hub

Figures also indicate that there were 80 suicide bids at Delhi Metro stations between 2014 and 2018. It was discovered that most of the events happened on the Blue Line. With at least 25 suicide attempts in 17 months, the Delhi Metro is turning the country’s capital into a suicide point. According to statistics, between January 2018 and May 2019, 25 individuals attempted to kill themselves on the Delhi Metro track. A few individuals have also died. In the aftermath of the growing amount of suicide offers, Delhi Metro has also built glass obstacles on the platforms that only open when the train arrives at the station. Suicide attempts have been largely limited at stations with glass obstacles; however, glass obstacles are still to be installed at all stations.

DUBAI – Have You Lost Your Job? Here’s Exactly What The Company Owes You

Any reason for termination of employment by the employer without any valid reason may be regarded as arbitrary termination. This is in accordance with Article 122 of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on employment relations in the UAE (‘ Employment Law ‘). Which states: ‘ Where an employee is arbitrarily rejected, the competent court may order the employer to pay compensation. Such compensation shall be assessed by the court on the basis of the nature of the work, the amount of prejudice it has maintained and it’s period of service, and after researching the conditions of the  job.”

INDIA – Telangana HC Lawyer Protest As A Senior Judge Transferred To The Lower Post In Punjab

Lawyers of the Telangana High Court stay away from work until Saturday (September 7, 2019) in protest against the proposal to move Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, the highest judge of the court, to the Punjab and the Haryana High Court as a junior judge. The Telangana High Court Advocates Association (THCAA) is calling for Justice Kumar to remain in Hyderabad until he has been appointed Chief Justice or Acting Chief Justice of any suitable High Court. It decried the manner in which Justice Kumar was suggested to be transferred to the High Court, where he would be put under No. 12 in the order of seniority.

INDIA – PokerHigh Announces Justice Mudgal Lawyer Poker Tournament

Online poker website PokerHigh is organizing a distinctive tournament for lawyers, in-house counsel, law students, and interns, backed by Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The tournament, called the ‘ Justice Mudgal Championship, ‘ will take place on the PokerHigh Platform on 15 September 2019 from 5 p.m. and will have an entry fee of Rs. 4,000. The firm also announced that it would be free to register satellites for the tournament on a regular basis from 6-13 September and an Rs. 500 entry satellite for the main event on 14 September. The complete prize pool for the tournament is capped to Rs. 2 lakhs with the first-place winner getting Rs. 1 lakh and the Justice Mudgal Championship trophy.

CANADA – The University Of Toronto Launches The Law Course On The Global Purpose To Protect Freedom Of The Media

The Law School of the University of Toronto has joined efforts with a global attempt to combat incursions against media freedom that are on the increase not only among authoritarian governments but also in Canada and other democracies. The School’s International Human Rights Law Program is launching a course this fall called the Media Freedom Model Laws Project to examine how espionage-related laws and official secrets influence news reporting, both in Canada and overseas, and how they can be narrowed or rewritten. The model law project at U of T and other law schools is a component of a wider global attempt aimed at developing legal instruments to protect reporters and news reporting.

INDIA – Thousands In Debts To Lawyers: A Disaster Awaits Assam’s Poor Left Out Of NRC

The Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that those who have left the NRC will have 120 days to bring their cases before the foreign court. But for Kaleshan, who had to contend with the grief of losing a kid, and the uncertainty of a girl losing her citizenship, the NRC brought only poverty. Daily wage laborers with no land to call their own, most of these households took loans to pay legal charges and promised to work for the money lenders free of charge until they could repay their debts. Activist Matiur Rahman, who submitted a petition in the Supreme Court questioning the NRC, said that although the Assam Government has provided assistance through the State Legal Aid Services, realistically, it will only be accessible to individuals with links to people in government services. Chakma, during his survey, discovered that lawyers in Assam charged up to Rs 25.000 for a one-time fee just to inspect people’s NRC records and tell them what they required, and from where.

INDIA – Closure Of Slaughter Houses And Meat Stores Briefly Not Unconstitutional; Bombay HC

The High Court of Bombay said on Wednesday that the closure of slaughterhouses and meat stores for a brief period of time, in keeping with the feelings of a specific segment of society, was not unconstitutional. Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre refused to grant relief in petitions lodged by the Bombay Mutton Dealers Association and one by Mehul Mepani. The petitioners questioned circulars issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, which directed abattoirs and meat stores to be shut down during the Paryushan community festival in Jain.

UNITED KINGDOM – UK Faced With EU Outrage Over ‘ Time Bomb ‘ Of Oil And Gas Rigs

The British Government is increasingly facing outraged by the European Commission and five EU Member States over their plans to abandon some decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea, with one senior German official describing the UK proposition as a “grotesque concept” that amounts to a “ticking time bomb.” Several hundred North Sea oil drilling platforms are due to be decommissioned over the next three decades as they approach the end of their operational life. Disassembly of huge parts of infrastructure, each of which can be as large as the Eiffel Tower, is a expensive undertaking, and this year the UK Government intends to support Shell’s plans to leave behind a steel jacket and concrete bases under three of the platforms of its Brent oilfield facility

INDIA – Bombay HC grants temporary relief to KPMG BSR in the case of IL&FS

In temporary relief to BSR & Associates LLP, a KPMG affiliate, the High Court of Bombay has stayed proceedings against the audit firm in the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) until further notice. On Wednesday (September 4, 2019), the Bombay High Court division of Justice Ranjit More and Justice NJ Jamdar stayed proceedings in the NCLT oral order. The High Court of Bombay granted relief to BSR on two counts: one, seeking relief from Section 140(5) of the Companies Act under which NCLT had passed the order and also against the criminal proceedings brought by the agencies. The court ordered the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and SFIO to respond within four weeks.

INDIA – Compare Mahul’s Air Quality Reports, Find Out If There Has Been Any Improvement Since 2015: Bombay HC

On Tuesday (September 3, 2019), the High Court of Bombay (HC) directed the petitioners opposing the rehabilitation of project-affected individuals (PAPs) residing along the Tansa pipeline to Mahul to prepare a comparative chart of Mahul air quality studies conducted by different agencies to determine whether air quality has worsened or improved since 2015. In a 2015 order, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stated that Mahul’s ambient air quality was not conducive to human habitation. The court also ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to strongly evict individuals residing along the Tansa pipeline until the matter was decided. The petitioners were told to submit the chart at the next hearing, which will be held on 19 September.

CANADA – Five Young Males From India On Sightseeing Visit To Moncton turned Into Tragedy

A day of sightseeing in Moncton for five young males from India ended on a tragic Sunday, with three of them dead and the driver facing possible charges. One of the victims had just arrived in Saint John a few days earlier and was about to start his first year at the local campus of the New Brunswick Community College, according to Amit Tamrakar, president of the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John. The other two victims entered their second year of engineering at NBCC Saint John, as did the fourth passenger who survived, Tamrakar said. The 28-year-old driver works on a permanent residence permit at Publish New Brunswick University in Saint John, he said.

INDIA – Supreme Court Collegium Confirms The Transfer Of Tahilramani To Meghalaya Refuses To Reconsider The Decision

The collegium of the Supreme Court recommended that the transfer of Justice V K Tahilramani, the Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras, to the High Court of Meghalaya, do not accept its request for reconsideration of its transfer. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, recommended the transfer to the High Court of Meghalaya of Justice Tahilramani, who was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras on 8 August last year. The collegium recommended that she should be transferred on 28 August, after which she made a request to the collegium to reconsider the request for a transfer.

INDIA – A Sightseeing Tour To Moncton Turned Into A Tragedy For Five Young Males From India

A day of sightseeing in Moncton for five young Indians ended on a tragic Sunday, with three of them dead and the driver facing possible charges. One of the victims had just arrived in Saint John a few days earlier and was about to start his first year at the local campus of the New Brunswick Community College, according to Amit Tamrakar, president of the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John. The other two victims entered their second year of engineering at NBCC Saint John, as did the fourth passenger who survived, Tamrakar said.

 

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