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INDIA – NRC-Exclusion: Law Schools In India Join Forces To Extend Legal Aid In Assam

‘ Parichay, ‘ a cooperative legal aid clinic initiated on Tuesday (October 1, 2019), will help the people excluded from the  (NRC) National Register of Citizens in Assam. Parichay, a conglomerate of law schools in India, said that the clinic would act as a clearinghouse for litigation and research aid for lawyers filing appeals against exclusion from the NRC. The collaborating organizations include the National Law University and the Judiciary Academy, Assam; the West Bengal National Juridical Sciences University of Kolkata; NALSAR Hyderabad, the National Law University of Delhi and the National Law University of Odisha. It was learned that some other law schools are in the process of formalizing their collaboration with Parichay. Parichay is backed by collaborating law schools within their legal aid budgets.

INDIA – Local Police Unaware Of New Talaq Law In Bengaluru

A techie from the MNC in Bengaluru, Mohammed Zakir, sent his wife Javeria Pasha Talak (First Talak through Talak-e-Hasan) on 7 September. When the female filed a complaint with the RT Nagar Police Station, the FIR was recorded by the police under Section 498A (Husband or relative of a female subject to cruelty) and not the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, which stated that she required to consult the Public Prosecutor (PP) and his superiors to do so. Javeria’s relative, Moin, said the local police were clueless about the new law and decided to consult the PP before registering the FIR. They asked why the police had recorded the FIR in such a rush only under Section 498A. Syeda The woman’s lawyer said the Commissioner had instructed the DCP (North) to take immediate action and to check and add provisions under the Muslim Women’s Protection Act, 2019, as well as to inform him of his action made in the interests of women’s safety.

INDIA – After India, The US, Malaysia Is Pushing For A Strict Law On Police Vapes, E-cigarettes

Malaysia plans to implement rigid laws on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and disposable cartridges, health officials said on Tuesday, as nations around the globe move to prohibit equipment that has been connected to death and youth addiction. India, which has the second-largest population of adult smokers in the globe, last month outlawed the sale of e-cigarettes as it warned young individuals of “epidemic” vaporization. The United States Public health officials have advised the use of e-cigarettes again after 12 fatalities, and 805 instances of e-cigarette-related diseases have been reported. India’s nationwide ban, the first in the world, would cut off an enormous future market from e-cigarette manufacturers such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris International, who are planning to grow their activities in the nation.

USA – For Calling Someone An ‘illegal alien’ NYC May Now Fine People At Least $250,000

The New laws in effect in New York City render it illegal to use the word “illegal alien” in a despective manner or to threaten to invoke ICE from someone thought to be in the U.S. illegally. On Monday, the NYC Human Rights Commission issued new legal enforcement rules “defining discrimination on the grounds of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Act in government housing, jobs, and housing,” the Commission stated in a news release. New guidelines imply that the use of the word “illegal alien” or similar terms means that “demeaned, humiliated or harassed is illegal under the law.”

INDIA – Top Court Recalls Order On Dalit Protection Law, That Sparked Protests

The Supreme Court recalled the 2018 order which saw the dilution of the provisions of the law protecting Dalits. This implies the ban on automatic detention in cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act (Prevention of the Atrocities Act), 1989, and the need for sanctions before arrests related to violation of the law stand withdrawn. The Supreme Court held that the SC / ST fight for equality and civil rights had not yet ended. “They are still discriminated against. Untouchability has not disappeared, and contemporary facilities have not yet been provided to those engaged in scavenging,” the court noted. The ruling comes as an enormous relief to the government, which had asked the Supreme Court to withdraw its order.

USA – “Raise The Age” Law Now Fully In Effect In New York

The final stage of New York’s “Raise the Age” law came into force on Tuesday (October 1, 2019). The majority of criminal cases involving persons 17 years of age or younger will now be heard by the Family Court. A year ago, the law came on the books. Criminal cases against 16-year-olds with more serious crimes have also been transferred to the Youth Part of the court system. Teen offenders must be indicted instantly after their arrest, even outside periodic hours. They also have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Young offenders are kept separate from adults. The State Implementation Task Force thinks that the State of New York is ready to undertake a second stage of the law, but there is concern about its effect.

INDIA – Third Child Porn In The World Is Flagged Off In India, Indonesia, And Thailand

The highest amount of internet child sexual abuse imaging (CSAI) instances reported by India, followed by Thailand, shows data from the US-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC is the biggest clearing house for CSAI content shared across internet platforms. According to the survey, India accounted for 3.88 million such cases lodged between 1998 and 2017. This is despite the reality that India is estimated to have only 11,9 per 1,000 Internet users — which is much less than Iraq and Thailand. According to the Ministry of Law and Justice, several cases of child abuse are pending under the Act — Protection of Children from Sexual Offences — across 389 districts in India, News18 reports. Other high-ranking CSAI nations include Mexico, Bangladesh, the United States, Brazil, Vietnam, Algeria, and Pakistan. However, India, Indonesia, and Thailand account for more than a third (37%) of the reported cases.

INDIA – Grandmother Threw 2-Year-Old Out Of the Sixth Floor Over Conflicts With Daughter-In-Law, In Mumbai

On Sunday (September 29, 2019), a 50-year-old woman was detained by Mumbai Police for murdering her two-year-old granddaughter in the Malad suburb of Mumbai. The accused allegedly threw away her niece while she was asleep. The accused was identified as Ruksana Obedulla Ansari. Residents of the area found the child’s body, which was identified as Jiya Ansari, and informed her family living on the sixth floor of the building. According to reports, the parents went downstairs and discovered their baby girl lying lifeless in a pool of blood with her head shattered to the floor. At first, it was suspected that the child might fall out of the window on her own while the family members were asleep, but evidence from the scene of the crime suggested otherwise. “Ruksana Obedulla Ansari was grilled, and she later revealed that she had thrown the child in a fight with her daughter-in-law, the mother of the victim,” the police officer says.

CANADA – Top Court of Ontario To Hear A Challenge To The Province’s Animal Cruelty Of Police Powers

The Ontario top court is planned to hear an appeal on Tuesday in a case dealing with the police powers of the Provincial Animal Welfare Agency, which has sparked a wide-ranging legal discussion on private law enforcement in Canada. In a lawsuit filed six years ago, Jeffrey Bogaerts of the Ontario Landowners Association challenged the power of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Animals Cruelty to investigate crimes and lay criminal charges. In January, a lower court held that the granting of those powers to the OSPCA was unconstitutional. Justice Timothy Minnema has taken the unusual step of implementing A new principle of fundamental justice that “law enforcement authorities must be subject to reasonable norms of transparency and accountability.” He has given the Ontario government a year to rewrite the law.

INDIA – Hunger Striker Second Indian Released From US Immigration Custody

A second Indian person who refused to eat for more than 70 days in U.S. immigration custody was released after a year in detention. Gurjant Singh left the detention center in El Paso on Monday, according to his lawyer, Jessica Miles. Singh refused to eat as of July 9 along with another detainee who was also released last week. Their lawyers claim they’ve resumed eating after ICE agreed to release them. His lawyer claims that 23-year-old fears that he would return to India because he had been beaten several times for supporting a minority political party before escaping to the U.S. to seek asylum.

INDIA – ‘ Economic Offenses Are A Class Apart ‘: The HC Denies The Bail to Chidambaram

On Monday (September 30. 2019), the Delhi High Court dismissed the bail request submitted by former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case. Chidambaram, 74, was arrested 40 days ago by the Central Bureau of Investigation, in the case of INX Media, from his Jor Bagh house in the national capital of Delhi. After grilled by the CBI for almost a fortnight, he was sent to Tihar Jail, where he lodged for the last 25 days. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who had argued against the release of Chidambaram, described the former finance minister as a flight risk. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait did not acknowledge this argument in his judgment. He said there was no proof that Chidambaram was a flight risk or tampered with any evidence. But the leader of the Congress, Justice Kait observed, was a member of the Parliament and an important individual. “The investigation is in an advanced phase, and therefore it can’t be ruled out that it may affect witnesses,” the judge said.

INDIA – Remove Deserted Cars From Highways And Public Spaces; Delhi HC To Authorities

The High Court of Delhi has directed the government officials to remove abandoned cars from highways, public parking spaces, and other locations as soon as possible. Concerning abandoned cars, Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar have stated that the authorities are allowed to take action, such as auctioning or deregistration, under the laws and government policies applicable to the facts of the case. In the case of any stay given by any competent court or tribunal, it should be examined carefully before the removal of such cars, said the bench. The court passed the order while disposing of the PIL seeking approval from the Delhi Government to guarantee the cancelation of the registration of such cars, which are continuously unable to be used and which have been abandoned and parked in various public areas.

INDIA – EOW Filed Against Punjab And Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank Senior Executives; Bombay HC

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) filed a FIR against Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMCB) and HDIL Real Estate Company on Monday for fraudulently causing losses of Rs 4,355.43 crore to the bank. On the same day, a writ petition and a PIL were brought before the Bombay High Court seeking the protection of the depositors ‘ cash and action against several officials. The FIR, filed according to Sections 401, 420, 465, 466, 471, 120B of the Indian Criminal Code, lists the bank’s now-suspended Managing Director Joy Thomas, Chairman Waryam Singh, and other senior executive officers. It also refers to the involvement of HDIL’s managing director and vice-chairman, Sarang Wadhawan. The EOW has set up a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the matter.

SCOTLAND – Scotland New Law Expands The Scope Of Civil Partnerships 

A new law allowing heterosexual couples to marry in civil partnerships has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament. This implies that mixed-sex partners will have the same choice of marriage or civil partnerships as same-sex couples. The bill came about following a decision by the Supreme Court that discovered that the current United Kingdom law was contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights. Civil partnerships were first created accessible for same-sex couples in 2005. Last year, the Scottish Government consulted on two alternatives following the ruling-whether to extend civil partnerships or to abolish them.

INDIA – More Transparency In Government Offices Is Needed

Last week, the Bombay Bar Association unanimously adopted a resolution “expressing serious problems” and “highly disapproving” Form of decision-making by the Supreme Court Collegium on the elevation of Justice AA Kureshi as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court and public interference in the process of judicial appointment. The collegium is a forum comprising the five highest-ranking judges (for some choices, three) of the Supreme Court, who decide on the transfer of judges from one court to another, Elevation of judges from the lower courts and government service lawyers to the higher courts; and, indeed, the elevation of judges from the higher courts to the Supreme Court. The forum is the establishment of the Supreme Court through its decisions on the appointment of judges. Transparency in the public office is the only way to avoid whispering campaigns and insinuations and to maintain the majesty of the institution high.

INDIA – Partial Relief After High Court Order On Goa Beach Shacks

In a partial relief to the promoters of beach shacks along the coast of Goa, the Bombay High Court in Goa on Monday (September 30, 2019) permitted the state government to initiate the formal process of allocation of beach shacks, while also directing the state government not to hand over final allocation documents until the hearing has been concluded. The High Court is presently hearing a complaint filed by the state government seeking approval to initiate the shack allotment process, which is deemed critical to the livelihoods of hundreds of suppliers who annually set up temporary shacks serving food and drinks to hundreds of hundreds of tourists visiting the State’s beaches. The Goa Government approached the High Court, after the National Green Tribunal slammed the Goa authorities previously this month for failing to meet its deadline of 30 August, because of the submission of a draft for a Coastal Zone Management Plan for the State.

INDIA – Mahua Moitra Bats For Privacy, Is Approaching Madras HC In The Social Media Traceability 

The Member of Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, Mahua Moitra, sought to be involved as a respondent in the WhatsApp traceability case. Mahua was asked to be involved in a case brought before the High Court of Madras concerning the traceability of social media messages. This came after two petitions were made to the High Court of Madras for connecting Aadhaar to the social media accounts. Mahua has filed a petition with the High Court of Madras. In her request seeking to be involved, she said that the situation was moving towards the repeal of individual rights to privacy. She said it was through “proposals that undermine the end-to-end encryption of online communication and enhance the traceability of users on internet platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, etc.” The High Court of Madras asked IIT Madras Professor V Kamakoti to write a report on the feasibility of tracking WhatsApp messages.

INDIA – The High Court of Gujarat Allows The Appeal To Regularize Admissions

On Monday, a division bench led by Chief Justice Vikram Nath quashed a single judge’s order that the latter had refused to regularize the admissions of various self-funded Ayurveda and homeopathy colleges last year to students only on the grounds of their Class XII exams. Last week, the single judge ruled that admissions to vacant positions for students who did not have the minimum necessary score in the National Eligibility Cum Entry Test (NEET) were not proper and therefore could not be regularized. In 2018, some of the seats in self-funded institutions remained empty even after four rounds of admissions by the admissions committee.

INDIA – The High Court Of Karnataka states No Maintenance For A Gainfully Employed Daughter

A dad is not obliged to pay maintenance to his unmarried daughter if she is employed gainfully, said the High Court, while upholding the Gadag businessman’s contention. Sadashivananda questioned the direction of the Gadag family court, asking him to pay Rs 10,000 per month for maintenance and Rs 15 lakh for the wedding expenses of his second daughter. According to the businessman, his second daughter is a graduate in engineering and earns a pleasant wage as an outsourcing agent. After hearing Sadashivanada’s petition, a division bench led by Justice SN Sathyanarayana observed that In that case, the father who has to pay for the maintenance of his wife and another unmarried daughter can not afford extra costs, the bench said. The bench, however, said that the dad had to pay his engineer daughter’s costs as and when she got married, to the maximum amount of Rs 5 lakh.

 

 

 

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