Legal News Shots- Top Interesting Shots of the Day

Legal News Shots- Top Interesting Shots of the Day
Legal News Shots- Top Interesting Shots of the Day

INDIA – New Terror Law Gives The Government Unbridled Powers, A Source Of Concern

As many as four terrorist Agents – Hafiz Sayeed, Zakir-ur-Rehman of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Maulana Masood Azhar of Jaish-e-Mohammed and Dawood Ibrahim – have been identified as terrorist under the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). On 3 August, the Parliament amended the UAPA to list an individual as a terrorist – a provision that had not been in place before. Before the amendments, only organizations could be classified as prohibited groups. For example, the new UAPA, listing an individual as a terrorist, does not require a court’s scrutiny or even a court’s conviction. The National Investigative Agency and therefore the Government may list anyone as a terrorist if they “believe” that someone is engaged in a terrorist case – there is no role for the judiciary, the evaluation or the evaluation of proof. Simply put, listing a person is a presumption of guilt, while our criminal case law states, “innocent until proven guilty.” Independent scrutiny by the courts would not only be incontrovertible but would also provide a great deal of assurance to all, especially the people-at-large.

INDIA – Film Actor Salman Khan Is Subject To Death Threats On Social Media

Actor Salman Khan, who was charged in the 1998 Jodhpur blackbuck case, got a death threat from social media. The threat was posted on a Facebook page named after the Punjab University Student Union. Their threat post contained a picture of Salman Khan with a red cross and a message: “Salman, you may feel you are above Indian law, but the Bishnoi community and the Suopu party have sentenced you to death. You are guilty in the Sopu court.” Sopu stands for the Punjab University Student Organization. The threatening message was posted by Gary Shooter.

INDIA – In Delhi Welfare Stamp On Vakalatnama has risen to Rs 25

Under an amendment to the Delhi Advocates Welfare Fund Rules of 2001, the value of the Vakalatnama welfare stamp has been increased to Rs 25 in the capital. According to a notice published to that effect by the Department of Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs of the Government of NCT Delhi, the relevant rules governing stamps have been amended by the Government of Delhi in accordance with the provisions of Section 35(1) of Section 27 of the Advocates ‘ Welfare Fund Act 2001. The amendment, called the Delhi Advocates Welfare Fund (Amendment) Rules, 2019, was re-numbered Rule 21 of the Advocates Welfare Fund as Rule 21A and added another Rule before it. The amendment shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Delhi Gazette.

USA – New Lawyer Institute Brings Millennial Members To A Fold

It’s no secret that national, state and local bar organizations are struggling to join. The Law Journal series on the future of bar associations and their significance to millennials is a timely reminder that such organizations must take creative and meaningful measures to help the next generation. We’re doing just that at the New York City Bar Association. I serve as chair of the City Bar’s New Lawyer Institute (NLI), a program directed at providing comprehensive support to brand-new law school graduates. In this piece, I want to clarify how the program operates and promote bar leaders in other significant towns to emulate our model.

INDIA – PriceWaterhouseCoopers India Is Challenging The Rs 230-Crore Fine

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India is challenging Rs 230-crore fine handed down by the Enforcement Directorate for supposedly breaking various provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), said two individuals with direct knowledge of the matter. In the next few days, PwC would file an appeal at the court level, which would challenge the basis on which ED interpreted the law and levied the fine. ED said the investigation had discovered that the company and some of its functionaries had allegedly received substantial foreign investments under the guise of ‘ grants. ‘ The assertion by ED not to treat such a transaction as a grant would imply that the company would not be needed to pay any income tax on that amount.

INDIA – What NRIs Need To Watch Out For When Investing In Indian Real Estate

When it comes to inward remittances, India is at the top of the global list. Typically, half of the remittances received by Indian citizens are used for family maintenance, followed by bank deposits, but a significant portion is also invested in real estate, according to data on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website. In fact, almost 63% of NRIs prefer the actual property to any other investment in India, according to information from ANAROCK’s consumer sentiment poll for H1 2019. The NRI may purchase any kind of property, except agricultural land. The investment must also not infringe the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Indian Reserve Bank Regulations.

EUROPE – A Landmark Case Won By Google That Limits ‘ Right To Be Forgotten ‘ To Europe

Google does not have to apply the European “right to be forgotten” law worldwide, the main court of the continent held on Tuesday in a landmark case that set privacy rights against the liberty of expression. The U.S. tech titanium’s win implies that while it must remove connections to sensitive private information from its internet search outcomes in Europe where necessary, it must not remove them from searches elsewhere in the world. The case has been seen as a landmark exam, in an era of the internet that understands no borders, of whether individuals can demand complete removal of data about themselves from searches without stifling freedom of expression and legitimate public interest.

INDIA – Indonesian Students Are Rallying Against Modifications To Corruption Law

Police shot tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said had crippled Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency. Several thousand university students are angry that last week, the Indonesian Parliament passed a law that reduces the power of the Corruption Eradication Commission, a principal body in the fight against endemic graft in the country. They took part in the demonstration in front of the Parliament building in the capital, Jakarta. Rallies were held in tight security in large towns all over the nation. The protesters, who have been protesting for days, are calling for President Joko Widodo to issue a government regulation to replace the new Corruption Eradication Commission, known by its Indonesian abbreviation, KPK.

EUROPE – In Europe, Legal Process Outsourcing Market Will Witnesses Tremendous Growth By 2024

Europe is one of the leading continents that actively participate in the market for outsourcing legal processes, especially in onshore LPO services. As a result, the EU’s strict data protection law reduces demand for offshore services, boosting onshore LPO market share. The onshore model is also gaining considerable importance on the basis that it allows for a typical regulatory structure and streamlined business processes. The e-discovery service was set to offer lucrative avenues for the legal process outsourcing market globally. Digitization, which has its origins in every sector, can be cited as the main driving force behind the escalating legal process of outsourcing the market trend.

INDIA – Religious Bodies Under Concurrent List, Kerala Governor On Government’s New Temple Law Plan Needs Cabinet Nod

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan made a critical remark that religious bodies are on a concurrent list and therefore need a Union cabinet nod.He made this remark about the reported plans of the Kerala Government to introduce a new law to administer the Sabarimala Ayyappa  Temple and the nearly 150 temples under the control of the Travancore Devaswom Board. The Governor of Kerala participated in a breakfast meeting organized by ‘ Aham Talks. ‘ He was talking about “Building a New India.”

INDIA – The River Of Klamath Now Has The Constitutional Rights Of An Individual

This summer, the Yurok Tribe proclaimed human rights for the Klamath River — probably the first to do that for a river in North America. A concept earlier limited to humans (and corporations), “personal rights” implies, most simply, that a person or entity has rights and is now being expanded to non-humans. The Yurok Resolution, adopted by the Tribal Council in May, arrives during another challenging season for the Klamath; in recent years, low water flows have created elevated levels of salmon disease and canceled fishing seasons. With the statement, the Yurok Tribe joins other indigenous groups in an increasing motion for the protection of the environment.

DUBAI – Government Of Dubai Issued A New Law On Joint Ownership Of Real Estate

On Tuesday (September 24, 2019), the Government of Dubai released a new law on joint ownership of real estate as part of a legislative structure intended to increase competitiveness and improve investment in the real estate industry in the Emirate. Law No. (6) of 2019, issued by His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab States, in his ability as Ruler of Dubai, applies to all major real estate development projects and properties jointly owned in Dubai, including those located in free zones and special development zones. Aimed at improving competitiveness and promoting investment, the law also seeks to protect the freedoms of all parties, according to a declaration published by the Government of Dubai Media Office. The law shall be efficient within 60 days of its publishing in the Official Gazette.

INDIA – No Division Of Child Duty Maintaining Parents: HC

Parents are to be maintained by all their children, and there can be “no division of duty” between them in this regard, the High Court of Delhi said today. The observations were made by Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar while dismissing a man’s plea against a senior citizen maintenance court order requesting him to pay Rs. 2,000 a month to his parents. “There can be no division of responsibilities concerning the maintenance of parents. Parents must be retained by all children,” said the bench. The petitioner stated that the maintenance court and the appellate court had imposed the quantity on him without considering his obviously bad financial situation. He questioned both of the orders.

INDIA – Delhi HC Directs The Use Of Drones To Detect Illegal Construction

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 24, 2019), directed the civic officials to carry out “drone monitoring” to identify the unauthorized building and fire safety problems in the Karol Bagh region of the national capital. The High Court Division, chaired by Hima Kohli and Asha Menon, also directed the Civic Agency and the Delhi Fire Services to present their report in this respect before the next hearing date. The court noted how the construction site plan would help if half of the houses were unauthorized in the area. On 14 October, the court will hear the matter.

INDIA – Court Rules Parity Between Cops Salaries, Home Guards Not Possible

Salaries and benefits paid to police personnel cannot be matched by home guards, as there is no parity between their conditions of service, the High Court of Delhi held. Holding home guards are involved temporarily, while the employment of police staff is a continuous characteristic, said Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar. The two cadres are entirely different, he said. The court heard a PIL filed by the NGO Legal Forum for Women Empowerment, seeking guidance on the development of a plan and policies for the welfare of home guards, both male, and female, working in different departments under different capacities in Delhi.

INDIA – The High Court of Bombay Invokes International Pact, Upholds The human Rights Of Slum Inhabitants

On Monday (September 23, 2019), the Bombay High Court of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre disposed of a lot of individuals leave petitions submitted by 120-odd slum inhabitants, the state and others in the situation concerning the resettlement of the PAPs in Mahul. Mahul’s PAP colony — the size of about two Oval Maidans — has 72 houses and 17,205 houses. Approximately 10,000 were assigned to the PAPs, the BMC had told the court. The State or BMC may appeal to the Supreme Court. Reports submitted to the court showed that inhabitants of Chembur’s industrial area with refineries and chemical plants in the vicinity had severe health problems. Upholding human rights of PAPs and slum inhabitants, HC invoked a binding international economic treaty, Social and Cultural Rights adopted by India in 1976.

INDIA – Bail Denied: Bombay HC Order Counseling For The Accused in Jail

The High Court of Bombay rejected a bail plea filed by a man accused of brutally assaulting a girl he claimed to have been in love with during a visit to Sanjay Gandhi National Park in January. The court ordered, “Thane Central Prison to ensure that psychiatrist counseling is given at least once a week.” Both the accused and the victim are in their twenties. The girl had suffered several injuries, some of which were serious, and HC was informed of the complainant by the lawyer Umesh Mohite. Upon reading the case papers, the HC said that the girl had stated that she “knew the applicant and said that they had become friends and had begun a meeting.”

INDIA – Bombay HC: Police Cannot Seize Property While Investigating Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (September 25, 2019) that the police cannot attach immovable property during the inquiry of a criminal case. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna held that Section 102 of the CrPC does not include the authority of the police to seize and retain immovable property. Justice Khanna, who read the decision for the bench, said it was a concurring decision, but Justice Gupta gave some extra reasons. The state of Maharashtra challenged the judgment of the High Court before the High Court.

INDIA – UP Cabinet To Amend The Law Which Exempted CM Of State And Ministers From Paying Their Income Tax

On Tuesday (September 25, 2019), the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cabinet decided to amend the law which exempted the Chief Minister (CM) of State and the ministers from paying their own income tax, burdening the taxpayer for the last 40 years. “The State Cabinet, headed by Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister has decided that ministers will now pay their own taxes and proposed an amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, 1981,” said UP Government Speaker Shrikant Sharma to journalists in Lucknow. “As the Assembly is not in session, it (Amendment Bill) will be tabled in the House when it meets,” said Mr. Sharma, who is also the Minister of State for Power. The decision follows criticism in the press of a law adopted in 1981 that guarantees that the Chief Minister and the Ministers of State do not pay any income tax on their own.



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