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INDIA – Pro-India Kashmiri Leader Arrested Under Controversial Law By India

A senior pro-India Kashmiri politician has been detained under a controversial law that enables the authorities to arrest someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 82, a former chief minister of Indian-administered part of the disputed region, who governed Jammu and Kashmir for three terms and served as minister in various federal governments, was detained on Monday in Srinagar, the capital of the disputed Himalayan region, under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Amnesty International called the PSA a “lawless law,” and rights organizations claim that India has used the law to stifle dissension and circumvent the criminal justice system, undermining responsibility, transparency, and respect for human rights.

INDIA – US-India Constitutional Debate Won By National Law School Student

Unnati Ashish Ghia of the National Law School of Indian University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru won the US-India debate on comparative constitutional law organized by the US Consulate General in cooperation with Loyola College on Saturday. The trophy was presented to the winner by US Consul General Robert Burgess and Supreme Court Justice Indira Banerjee. At the award ceremony, US Consul General Robert Burgess praised the achievement of the winners and said it inspired him. “I am thrilled by this group of young leaders who represent the future of India,” Robert said. The US Consulate organized a contest to foster a higher appreciation of the values, rights, and duties inherent in democratic societies, he added.

USA – Attorneys Assist Individuals To Become U.S. Citizens During The Virginia Beach Citizenship Day Event

The method could be long and confusing for many trying to apply to become U.S. citizens. Legal professionals walked in on Saturday to assist them during the annual Virginia Beach Citizenship Day. The event was organized at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church by Gardner & Mendoza, a local law firm. It gave the chance for individuals in the community to get help with becoming a citizen. Immigration lawyers responded to questions and helped individuals complete the 21-page application needed to start the process. It’s a process that can be intimidating to individuals. That was the case for an applicant who attended the event, Eliana Delgado.

INDIA – New Eviction Law Alerted, Approximately 80 ex-MPs Occupying Official Bungalows May Face ‘Swift Action’

Approximately 80 ex-MPs who are still occupying official bungalows are likely to face “swift action,” with the government notifying an amended law on the eviction of public property, the official said on Monday. The official said that the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs notified the updated Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) 2019, which ensured prompt eviction, on 12 September and entered into force on Sunday. The amended law empowers estate officers to issue notices of show cause, to seek the reply of unauthorized occupants within three days, with a duration reduced to 15 days, as mandated under the previous law.

INDIA – Lawyers Are Seeking Exemption From Wearing a Helmet At Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore lawyers have come up with a notable argument for exemption from wearing a helmet while riding on two-wheelers during court hours. The reason is that they travel a distance of only 500 meters, moving from one court to another. The association asked the SP not to detain its members during court hours. Copies of the letter were also forwarded to the Collector, the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) and the Traffic Police InspectorBishnu Mishra, another twitter user, wrote, “Lawmakers, custodians, and interpreters must have been very accountable. Else, it contributes to anarchy.”One Birakishore Padhi asked if proponents would not abide by the laws and regulations of law, how the government would expect ordinary individuals to comply.

USA – Local Officials In York County Kick Off The National Child Passenger Safety Week To Hold Free Car Seat inspection Events

In the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September 15 to September 21, 2019, the Traffic Safety Center, Safe Kids York County, and several local law enforcement agencies have announced that they will partner with four free car seat checkup events during the week. The theme of this year, “Click it closely. It’s Worth Their Life to do it right” shows the need for all kids to buckle up every time they travel on the correct car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. Motor vehicle accidents remain the children’s leading killer. Safe Kids York County and the Traffic Safety Center have planned four child passenger safety seat checkups to provide parents and other caregivers with the opportunity to ask questions about the safety of children’s passengers and have seats inspected for proper installation.

INDIA – Major Fires Have Not Ensured Compliance With Fire Safety Standards That Lead To Loss Of Lives In Delhi

Several significant fire incidents have occurred this year alone, including the latest one at the (AIIMS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the city. According to fire authorities, fire safety standards have either been compromised or not complied within the majority of fire occurrences. Chief fire officer Atul Garg said there was no fire clearance for the five-storeyed construction. The Delhi High Court criticized the fire safety standards in May this year, based on the number of seats in an individual restaurant and not on the building’s ability. The tribunal found the norms to be “moronic.” It’s about time we ensured buildings ‘ fire safety, particularly in government areas that are visited daily by lakhs of people.

INDIA – High Court Stays The Move Of The UP Government To Include 17 OBC Communities In The List Of Scheduled Castes

On Monday (September 16, 2019), the Allahabad High Court remained the decision of the government of Uttar Pradesh to include 17 other backward castes (OBC) in the scheduled caste (SC) list. The court said the government of Uttar Pradesh had not followed the processes before the decision was taken, and Parliament should have cleared it first. The court heard the petition submitted by Gorakh Prasad, a social activist. The government of Yogi Adityanath on June 24 directed all the magistrates of the district to guarantee that the SC certificates are given to individuals from the OBC group belonging to the Nishad, Rajbhar, Kashyap, Prajapati, Mallah, Kewat and others.

CANADA – Iranian Lawmaker Urges The Military to Seize  Ships From Canada

After Global News reported that Tehran’s assets in Toronto and Ottawa were sold to compensate victims of terrorism, the Iranian regime threatened to retaliate against Canada on Monday. Iran’s head of justice said the Islamic republic would “impose and confiscate the assets of Canada,” while a hardline lawmaker reportedly called for Canadian ships to be seized. The Iranian army should “seize as quickly as possible all ships carrying goods and products to or from Canada,” said Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the National Security Council, Radio Farda reported.

INDIA – Delhi Judicial Services Released Admit Card 2019

Delhi High Court published the admission card for the 2019 Delhi Judicial Services preliminary examinations. Candidates who filled out the application form effectively can download the admit card from the official website. Official link of Delhi High Court Click on: Delhi high court.nic.in Go to the section ‘ Public Notice ‘ and click on ‘ Download Admit Card for Preliminary Examination Delhi Judicial Service-2019.’ Candidates must carry the admit card together with the Pan card, Aadhaar card and Voter ID card. On September 22, 2019, the Prelims exam will take place in online mode for a total of 75 vacancies.

INDIA – Bombay High Court Fined NGO Rs 1 lakh For ‘Frivolous’ PIL

On Monday (September 16, 2019), the Bombay High Court imposed a Rs 1 lakh fine on an NGO for filing a “frivolous” PIL. The PIL was rejected by a bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Bharati Dangre and directed NGO ‘ Abhivyakti, ‘ which has its headquarters in the neighbouring district of Raigad, to pay the fine to the Fund for High Court Legal Aid Services within two weeks. Last year, the NGO submitted the PIL through its lawyer, Subhash Jha, claiming that the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the planning body for the neighbouring township of Navi Mumbai, was dumping building debris in a wetland region. However, The state documents demonstrated that the land was none of those, he observed. Clearly, the PIL was “motivated” to “stall development work in Navi Mumbai,” said the court.

UNITED KINGDOM – Over 1M UK Workers Refused Legal Vacation Pay: Analysis

According to a study exposing the scale of violations on the UK job market, more than one million employees in Britain do not receive any of the holiday pay they are guaranteed by law. According to the thinktank Resolution Foundation’s analysis, employers abusing their rights are failing workers across the nation, in the face of a continuous increase in precarious working circumstances over the past decade. The report emerges against a background of increasing use in the years since the financial crisis of 2008 of zero-hour contracts and temporary and agency employment.

INDIA – Bombay HC provides a rare bail in the case of MCOCA

In a rare order, a person charged in a case registered under the strict law to curb organized crime — Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA)—was granted pre-arrest bail by the Bombay high court. The high court said there was no prima facie proof to demonstrate that Surjitsingh Gambhir was in control of the canteen of Ahmednagar Civil Hospital where allegedly spurious liquor was cooked, resulting in nine fatalities and severe injury to 13. The death was caused after a dinner organized for their supporters and voters by politicians in February 2017.

INDIA – Flex Boards Death: Madras High Court Calls On The Govt Of Tamil Nadu To Pay ₹5 Lakh To The Subasri’s Family 

A day after  22 years of age R.Subasri, her parents ‘ only kid, was killed by a water tanker at Pallikaranai in Chennai after an illegal flex board dropped on her while driving a two-wheeler, and on Friday the Madras High Court ordered the state government to pay the family of the deceased an interim compensation of 5 lakh. M. Sathyanarayanan Justices and N. Seshasayee ordered the cash from government authorities who failed to avoid functionary C of AIADMK from being recovered. Jayagopal built many flex boards for his son’s wedding on the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam radial road. The judges also ordered that suitable action be initiated against the Corporation, including disciplinary proceedings, as well as the police officers involved, who turned a blind eye to the erection of flex boards by the governing party functionary without receiving approval from the local body and the traffic police.

AUSTRALIA – Volkswagen’s Australian ‘ Dieselgate ‘ Scandal Reaches Multi-million Dollar Settlement

While the settlement details are confidential and still to be Federal Court stamped rubber, the payout will be between $87 million and $127.1 million, or about $1,400 per car. The class actions claim that the affected cars were equipped with unlawful defeat devices intended to cheat emission tests and seek compensation for the motorists affected. The problem affected about 100,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars in Australia. Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn brought the class actions in November 2015, following multi-billion-dollar payouts in the U.S. and Canada on the issue.

INDIA – HC Bombay Exempts Inter- Corp Deposits From Tough Laws

The Bombay high court ruled that inter-corporate deposits do not fall within the scope of the Maharashtra Depositors Interest Protection Act (MPID), a strict law designed to safeguard small depositors ‘ interests. On a petition filed by Ashish Mahendrakar, director of a business promoted by Yash Birla, Birla Power Solutions, the judgment was passed by a  bench of judges Ranjit More and N Jamadar. Under the MPID Act, the firm and its directors are charged with cheating depositors after raising funds for their businesses. The case argued by Kevic Setalvad and Sunny Punamiya’s counsel was that such loans or deposits do not fall under the MPID Act as one company gives them to another.

INDIA – ‘ Khalistani ‘ Sends Madras HC A Bomb Threat

A letter of a bomb threat was sent to the Madras High Court Registrar General, threatening to bomb the premises of the court. A guy who claimed to be from Delhi sent the letter. A man named Hardarshan Singh Nagpal, who said he was affiliated with the ‘ International Khaalistan Support Group ‘ threatened numerous bomb blasts inside the court on September 30. Last week of August in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, security has been tightened following inputs indicating that six terrorists had infiltrated the South Indian state by sea route.

DUBAI – Dubai Rental Contracts, Tenants And Property Owners Issues Transfer To DLD

Dubai has announced modifications to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) duties and structure to bring more flexibility and transparency and boost the contribution of the sector to the economy. His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No. (4) of 2019 on the shift of responsibility for real estate rental agreements from RERA to DLD. The Chairman of Dubai’s Executive Council will appoint RERA’s CEO under the new laws and will also issue the regulations and resolutions. The regulatory body will also guarantee a secure environment for real estate projects, safeguard developers and investors ‘ rights, implement new projects and programs, and encourage industry professional and ethical standards.

INDIA – The Gujarat HC Directed GST Officials Should Not Harass Businessmen

Once again, the Gujarat High Court lambasted GST officials for being high-handed and guided them to guarantee that when investigating tax evasion cases, the powers to attach properties should not be used to harass businessmen. Justice Division Bench JB Pardiwala and Justice AC Rao also noted that the attachment of businessmen’s assets, including their bank accounts, could damage their business and that such authority should be used sparingly. The comments came in reaction to cases filed by a certain Pranit Desai and his six companies, accused of fraudulently using Rs 43 crore input tax credit without supplying products.

INDIA – Court Allows Home-Cooked Food For Accused Of AgustaWestland, Chidambaram,  Left Pine

On Monday (September 16, 2019), a special CBI judge expanded the custody of Ratul Puri, brother of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three days in a money laundering case linked to chopper scam in AgustaWestland. The court in Delhi permitted his mom to give Ratul Puri home-cooked food and daily visits. The order of the court came in contrast to the request of the Delhi High Court denying home food to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is presently lodged in Tihar prison in the corruption case of INX Media. The same food is accessible to all, as Delhi High Court said while hearing P Chidambaram’s regular bail plea.

 

 

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