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INDIA- The First Time In India- Teacher To Be Hanged To Death Under New Rape Law On March 2 For Raping His Female Student

The district court in Madhya Pradesh issued a death sentence to Mahendra Singh Gon, a school teacher, who is convicted of raping his four-year student. He is expected to be hanged till death in Jabalpur jail on March 2. The convict raped the girl back on June 30, 2018, and left her for dead, after which the family found her and had to airlift her to Delhi for treatment since the injuries were brutal. After a series of hearings, he was sentenced to death which according to Superintendent of Jabalpur Central Jail, Gopal Tamrakr could be stopped by the president or the Supreme Court

INDIA-Petition Filed In SC Challenging Central Law On Land Acquisition Near Disputed Site In Ayodhya

A petition was filed in the SC on Monday challenging the constitutional validity of 1993 central law on land acquisition in Ayodhya near disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site. The plea contended that parliament has no legislation competence to acquire land belonging to the State. Last week the center approached the SC seeking for its approval to return 67-acre land around the disputed site to the original owners.

Australia-AFP Says New Encryption Laws Have Helped Coerce Suspects Into Unlocking Devices

Police have already used the threat of dire penalties contained in encryption legislation to lure criminal suspects to unlocking digital devices such as phones. Scrutinization of the legislation is still being undertaken by the parliament joint committee on intelligence and security. Meanwhile, the Industry has criticized the encryption law, arguing it is still unclear what the safeguard against being required to build “systemic weaknesses” means. There is also a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the pros and cons of this law.

UK-Home Secretary Orders Extradition Of Vijay Mallya Over Fraud And Money Laundering Charges

UK Secretary of State has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya over conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences. The 63-year-old businessman has 14 days from February 14 to apply for leave to appeal to the UK High Court. He recently addressed Media and claimed that he was still considering Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London verdict and was yet to decide the next course of action.

INDIA-Experts Concerned That India’s Child Sex Ratio Could Dip Further In 2021 Census

It is becoming a major concern that India’s sex ratio has seen a deep drop over the past years. According to the Civil Registration System Report in 2016 released last week, India’s sex ratio at birth fell from 908 in 2012 to 877 in 2016. This might affect to 2021 census report. This may be as a result of sex preference. It was also discovered that 64% of couples preferred sons over daughters. A parliamentary forum comprising mainly MPs from gender critical districts is expected to be formed to look into the matter.

Canada- Air Canada Claim That It Is Wrong To Volunteer Seat

A Toronto-based man is furious as Air Canada failed to refund him $800 in a deal that had him give up his seat. However, Air Canada did not honor the deal but instead gave a promo code of 15$ on the next travel. An air passenger advocate commented on the issue saying that passengers should not give up their seats. When asked about the matter, Air Canada claimed that the overbooking was due to an aircraft swap which was caused by “operational issues”. In relation to the matter, this has risen concerns over Air Canada’s trustworthy.

INDIA-Government Open For Suggestions On Cryptocurrency Regulations From A Law Firm

The Government recently called upon a firm The Law Firm ‘Nishith Desai Associates’ to present their suggestion on cryptocurrency regulations. The law firm submitted their proposal to the Government for the regulatory framework for the digital currency. The proposal had several points in relation to the Government’s quest to boost cryptocurrency space. The proposal claims that the government should focus on regulation rather than banning certain technology. It also called for secure transaction algorithm implantation.

UK-Lords Call On Government To Establish UK Infrastructure Bank To Cover After-Brexit Loss

A House of Lords committee has suggested that the UK government should establish a UK infrastructure bank to plug the gap left by the loss of access to the European Investment Bank (EIB) after Brexit. Infrastructure expert Jonathan Hart of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said replacing the EIB with a UK infrastructure bank would not be a remedy to the problem at hand. He went on to claim that they should use the opportunity to “de-toxify the use of private finance in government infrastructure”. The Lords went on to claim that the government should take urgent measures to minimize the financing gap for UK infrastructure.

INDIA- Director General Of Police (DGP) Calls For Helmet-Wearing Law Ban

The Director General of Police (DGP) asked those who were opposing the volunteer driver scheme should pass a resolution in the assembly to make driving two-wheeler without a helmet legal. The “traffic Sentimental Scheme” launched by Goa police rewarded Rs 1000 for every point score by reporting violators to the police using a specifically designed app. The scheme has been criticized by both the ruling and MLAs because they say encouraged people to spy on each other.

INDIA-“Judiciary Should Make Use Of Technology” Union Minister Gadkari Urges

District Bar Association (DBA) on Saturday installed its new executive committee at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in Civil Lines. In a brief address, Union Minister Godkari urged the judiciary to make use of available technology and ensure swift justice deposition. The newly elected President promised a revolution and added that by the next month there will be a permanent doctor on the ground floor of  courts just in case of any unusual happenings. The new team consists of lawyers Nitin Deshmukh as general, Shashank Choubey and Vivek Karde as vice-presidents, Minakshi Maheshwari, and Parag Wagh as joint secretaries and Amit Gulhane as treasurer.

CANADA-New Law On Indigenous Languages Expected To Help Them ‘Survive And Thrive’

The Government has put forward a bill “An act of respective indigenous languages” for MPs to discuss. The Liberals are poised to introduce a new law to protect and promote Indigenous languages. According to statistics acquired from the latest Canadian census figure have prove that there is a decline in the percentage of indigenous people able to speak indigenous languages going from 29% in 1996 down to 16% in 2016.

INDIA-NALSAR Hyderabad Wins Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019

 Nalsar Hyderabad carried the day for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019. The four-day-long-competition comprised of the participation of more than 100 students from 31 higher leaning institutions. The judging panel consisted of 100 judges from different sectors of the profession. Mr. Justice S.K Kaul, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court told the students that they should have the ability to think on their feet and be precise in whatever they do. There were also different speakers in the event including Sarah Greenbaum, Third Secretory (Political), Australian High Commission and Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Founder President Amity.

U.S.A-Changed Supreme Court Weighing Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The High Court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can put into use a law that requires doctors working in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. It was passed back in 2014 but never used. The law which should have taken effect last week but pushed up to Thursday due to emergency consideration of an appeal from Louisiana abortion providers. There is a heated going on between abortion opposers and those who support it, and what laws should be enforced.

INDIA- Supreme Court May Find It “Rocket Science” To Select Judges For Supreme Court And High Courts

According to the Supreme Court, it has been a very difficult practice to render justice in a fair and fearless manner. Shrillness in attributing motive for a judge for judgment is a recent development, since about a decade or so. Earlier, it was discussed in hushed tones in private gatherings or in less frequented corners of court corridors. The Supreme Court has shown a lot of concern when it comes to the judges in fulfilling their duty.

U.S.A-Supreme Court Asked To Put Louisiana Abortion Law On Hold

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a state law restricting Louisiana abortion providers. The law, which is set to take effect Feb. 4, requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles radius of their clinic. An appeal put forward by June Medical Services objecting the law the judges voted against doing so. The request for the stay was presented to Justice Alito, the justice in charge of emergency requests from the 5th Circuit. There have been several reactions to the decision and different parties are eagerly waiting to see how things turn out.

INDIA-CJI-led Bench Calls PIL Demand To Burn Red Dresses “Ridiculous”

The Supreme Court has a duty to address Public Interests Litigations on daily basis. However, it has come to the court’s attention that some PILs don’t make sense. For instance, there was a PIL rejected by the court which wanted a ban for all red dresses. That is not the first ridiculous PIL, there have been many others including one that required a ban for MPs and MLAs to operate as lawyers.

Wales-New Law Expected To Grant Tenants Increased Powers

A new act which is expected to come on March 20 is expected to give tenants increased powers including suing landlords over unfit homes. An update of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the new law will apply to tenancies of less than seven years in England and Wales. Unfit conditions may be considered properties that are too cold or too hot, those that have damp or asbestos and those with noise or lighting issues, alongside a host of other problems. There is a lot of positivity expected to come out of this law especially by tenants.

India-Bench Questions Facebook As To Why It Is Reluctant To Regulate Political Ads In India

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Facebook why it was reluctant to strictly regulate paid political content in India when it was implementing stringent scrutiny systems in the UK and the US. This is after a lawyer filed a petition making an inquiry as to why Election Commission are not prohibiting individuals from posting political or poll-related advertisements or paid political content on social media platforms 48 hours before poll day.The High Court also asked for Facebook’s suggestions on how to regulate such content.

U.S.A- Communities Considering The Use Of Taser After Deaths

Communities are rethinking on the use of police tasers after Reuters documented a total of 1,081 deaths which resulted in the use of police tasers whose invention is dated back to 2000s. In 2018, it is though that at least 49 people have died as a result of shock by police tasers. Five police departments, including San Mateo, California, say they are conducting reviews of their Taser policies. For instance, in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors voted in June to block funding for the police department’s long-debated plan to purchase the weapons. There are other police departments cases that are under review.

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