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Legal News Shots- Top Legal Shots Of The Day-Domestic And Global
Legal News Shots- Top Legal Shots Of The Day-Domestic And Global

 India: The #MeToo Movement Was Made Possible  By A 2013 Law

For some weeks now, the #MeToo campaign has been trending on various social media channels. Women who were victims of sexual harassment have leveraged the campaign to call out men who had sexually assaulted them. Surprisingly, some of the men being called out are directors, editors, writers, actors, image consultant, stand-up comedians, as well a minister in the present government. Historically, the #MeToo movement actually drew inspiration from a 2013 law that was enacted by the parliament in order to curb sexual harassment in workplaces. The parliament enacted the law after a medical student was gang-raped in 2012, which led to her death.


India: Data Localisation: RBI’s Directive To Payment Companies May Expose Users To Cybercriminals

The Reserve Bank of India earlier this year issued a directive for all the payment companies operating in the country to localize the data of their customers who are India citizens. On the 15th of October, 2018, the directive took effort. However, Americans have expressed fear that data localization may compromise their security and expose them to cybercriminals. It is not yet clear whether the RBI has sanctioned payment giant MasterCard, Visa, and American Express for violating the bank’s directive as of 16th if October.


Singapore: Singapore Fines Man S$4,000 For Smuggling Tortoise Into The Country

The Singapore Authorities on Wednesday fined a man, 28, for smuggling a tortoise into the country. The man, name withheld, was caught by Immigration authorities at the nation’s foremost international airport for attempting to smuggle a tortoise using a case meant for spectacles. The fine was announced through a joint statement issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority.


India: Certain IPR Cases Shouldn’t Be Listed Before Three Judicial Officers, Delhi HC Rules

The Delhi High Court bench consisting of Justices Vipin Sanghi and I S Meht on Wednesday ruled that certain intellectual property rights cases should not be listed at the Delhi district courts before three judicial Officers. The court’s bench gave the directive after hearing a contempt suit instituted by Capital Ventures Pvt Ltd against the officials of KRBL Ltd. The court said that if the suit has already been assigned to any of the three judicial officers, then the concerned session judge or District should re-assign it to other courts. Recall that KRBL had in April 2017 sued Capital Ventures Pvt Ltd for using similar packaging to bag its rice.


India: Bombay HC Directs Maharashtra Government To Submit Reports Of Malnutrition Related Death In Melghat Area

The Bombay High Court bench consisting of Justices MS Sonak and Abhay Oka on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra Government to as a matter of urgency submit the report of its field visit to the Melghat area and deploy measures to curb the rising number of deaths. The court gave the directive after an activist informed it that for the past two weeks 12 tribal children have died due to malnutrition. There has been a barrage of PILs before the court seeking intervention at the tribal areas owing to malnutrition-related deaths that have ravaged the areas in recent weeks.


Australia: Queensland State Legalises Abortion

The State of Queensland in Australia on Wednesday joined the League of other states that have legalized abortion. State lawmakers voted massively in support of a law to legalize abortion. Previously, abortion was a serious crime as offenders were liable to face jail term. Residents of Queensland have taken to social media to hail the lawmakers decision.


India: #MeToo Movement: Bollywood Film Director Sues Kashyap, Mowana, Others, Over Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct On Social Media

A popular Bollywood film director, Vikas Bahl on Wednesday approached the Bombay High Court to file a petition against several media outlets and two movie directors, who co-owned the Phantom Film Company with him, for allegedly circulating fake sexual misconduct post against him. The two directors are Vikramaditya Mowane and Anurag Kashyap. Bahl’s suit seems to be the first Court case since the #MeToo movement started over two weeks ago. The court didn’t pass any judgment but posted the next hearing to Friday.


India: House Chores Shouldn’t Be Left For Women Alone, Bombay High Court Rules

The Bombay High Court bench of Justice Mridula Bhatkar on Wednesday ruled that house chores shouldn’t be the sole responsibility of women. The court gave the ruling after hearing a plea by two brothers seeking to compel their married sister to take good care of their mother for at least one hour every day. The two brothers contended that they can’t combine their jobs with the responsibility of caring for their mother. The court wondered why men usually avoid doing house chores but instead heap them on women only.


Germany: Germany To Create EU Fund For The Unemployed Member States

The German government on Wednesday expressed readiness to create a Fund which would be applicable across the EU bloc in order help those states under the EU that are suffering from the high unemployment rate. This was revealed by the German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz. Scholz asserted that the Fund would benefit member states to combat the issue of unemployment.


India: Buddhism: Madras HC Dismisses Suit Seeking SC Status

The Madras High Court bench consisting of  Justices R Pongiappan and R Subbiah on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking the status of Scheduled Caste using the concept of Buddhism. The court noted that under the constitution with respect to the Scheduled Caste list, Buddhist Adi Dravidar entry for not recognized. The court gave the order after hearing a suit filed by GJ Tamilarasu. Tamilarasu had sought a community certificate to be recognize as a GJ Buddhist Adi Dravidar.


India: Permanent Mazdoors: Declare 5 Days Within A Week System, Madras HC Directs TNAU

The Madras high court bench of Justice R.Suresh Kumar on Wednesday directed the management of the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University based in Coimbatore to declare a work system of 5 days a week for mazdoors employees. The court further said that it was within the purview of the University’s management to decide whether mazdoors can work on public holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Worker’s Union in the University had moved the court regarding a circular in 2013 which introduced 6 days a week work system by the University’s management


US: Texas Students Must Watch Instructional Video Before Graduation

Students across the State of Texas in the United States shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t graduate without watching an instructional video on how to comport themselves when accosted by a police officer, this is according to a new directive issued by the State Board of Education on Wednesday in line with the Community Safety Education Act. The video is a 16-minute footage which would teach secondary school students on how to behave when a police officer stops them on the road.


Canada: Canada Legalises Recreational Cannabis, Begins National Experiment

Canada on Wednesday made history as the second country after Uruguay to legalise the use of recreational marijuana. The country also on Wednesday began a national experiment which supporters of the new development claim would alter Canada’s economic, social, and cultural fabric. Canadians took to their social media pages to express their joy. Some of them hailed the present government for being proactive.


UK: Experts Call For Victim’s Protection As UK Considers Landmark Law Review

Experts on Wednesday called on the government to consider protecting victims and jailing slavemasters as the country moves to review its landmark laws. The experts made the call in London after a press conference to brainstorm on how the country could curb crimes. In recent times, the UK has been a global leader for tackling the issue of slavery using its Modern Slavery Act, 2015.


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