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INDIA- Owaisi Say’s, Kashmiris Have Rights To Live Freely In Any Part Of India

After multiple incidents of violence and alleged harassment were reported against Kashmiri students and traders from different parts of the country after the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said every Kashmiri has a right to live free from fear and to reside in any part of India.  Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday and urged him to intervene to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students and traders. Forty CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed explosive-laden SUV into the bus carrying the jawans in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.Expressing solidarity with New Delhi more than 50 countries condemned the dastardly attack and massive protests, demonstrations and candlelight marches were organised in different parts of the country.

 

INDIA- Bombay HC States That Just Like The Husband The Wife Has The Right To Lead Her Own Life

After confirming that it is the duty of the husband to take care of the wife, the Nagpur bench has claimed that a wife too had the right to lead her own life. This came about after the court bench of justice VM Deshpande denied a husband’s plea seeking the quashing of a lower court order asking him to pay Rs 10,000 as his estranged wife as maintenance. He went on to explain that though he had filed a divorce he was still legally married to the woman and had the responsibility of taking care of her. The woman demanded that she be paid at least Rs 25,000 as her husband earns Rs 5 Lakh per month. The man was against this but the judge dismissed the plea claiming that the woman was entitled to lead a suitable life considering her work as a homeopath.

 

INDIA- Kashmiri Muslim face Drawbacks After Suicide Bomber Kills 44 Policemen

Kashmiri Muslims, especially from Haryana and Uttarakhand are facing major drawbacks following the death of 44 policemen who were killed by a suicide bomber. This has forced the Union Interior Ministry to issue an advisory to all states as a safety precaution. The car attack on a security convoy on the 14th of February was work allegedly done by Pakistani-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The mission was executed by a 20-year-old Kashmiri-man. There have been several incidences in evidence of the impact of the attack on Kashmiri Muslims including students being asked to vacate their rooms. However, former minister of J&K said in a tweet that nobody had to suffer for other people’s shortcomings.

INDIA- Kailash Satyarthi Claims That There Is Need To Come Up With Laws To Curb Online Porn

Kailash Satyarathi has said that there is need to come up with laws that govern data providers, to stop online pornography claiming that it is a misguide for the new generation. The government has been trying to solve the problem by taking down the sites but, they would crop-up again using a state-of-the-art technology and different domains. He called upon data providers to ensure they proceed with great tactical measure to ensure user protection. Satyarathi (Nobel prize winner 2014), also suggested a global mechanism involving the UN and the Interpol to monitor porn and other kind of related content.

 

UAE- E-Cigarette’s To Be Legalized In UAE From Mid-April

E-cigarettes are expected to be legal as from mid-April in the United Arab Emirates. The is after the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (Esma) approved new standards for the nicotine components of E-cigarettes. The speculation was confirmed to be true by Abdullah Al Maeeni, Director general of Esma. The new Esma standards have been set in place following the government’s efforts to curb smoking and selling of illegal e-cigarettes.  However, according to Dr. Hanan Obaid, Head of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), this is a good move but it could not stop the smoking problem.

 

UK- BBC Expected To Provide Information About Abortions After Critisization Of Call The Midwife Row

The BBC has succumbed to a lot of pressure to provide the viewers with information about abortion following an incident sparked by an episode of Call the Midwife. The concerns were raised on an episode dealing with backstreet abortion on February 3. Medical professionals wrote to BBC claiming that they were treating abortion as a fraught political matter. The BBC responded and said that it could not refer viewers to help without sending them to organizations that take a strong firm on abortion. According to an anti-abortion group, the BBC had given in to the tactics of abortion peer groups to further their coverage on the issue.

 

AUSTRALIA- Australia’s Approach To Egg Harvesting Slammed By NT Scientist

The Queensland government has introduced a legislation to permit crocodile egg harvesting. However, the Australian zoo is against the idea and has filed a petition against it. The Australian zoo fraternity led by Tarri Irwin has claimed that the law will be disastrous to crocodiles and that there was no research based on the topic. According to expert Doctor Granham Webb, the idea was born in early 1980’s after deadly attacks hence public support for the species began to wane. However, scientists claim that some of the arguments put forward were emotional rather than scientific.

 

INDIA- IPS Officer Roopa Tells Young Women IPS Officers That Nothing Is above The Law

Karnataka Based Woman IPS officer D Rooper has advised young women IPS officers and bureaucrats in Kerala to enforce the law for nothing is above it. She went on to explain that every career had its own hurdles and that though there may be discomforts, they should not worry much as long as they did all things according to the law. She has faced a lot of transfers in her 18-year career but has always followed her moto-no one above the law.

 

U.S.A- California To Sue Trump Over State Of Emergency Declaration.

California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday that he was going to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration to contest against the declaration of the state of emergency. President Donald Trump declared the state of emergency after signing a funding bill to build a border barrier aimed at stopping illegal immigration. However, other Democrats like Becerra do not believe that a condition like that do not constitute of a state of emergency. Donald Trump said that the state of emergency declaration was required to fight what he called “invasion” of immigrants on the Southern Border. White House advisor Stephen Miller is also against the Idea also claims that the idea is unconstitutional, in an interview on Sunday. Trump’s contestants say that the number of immigrants against the border have declined over the years.

 

INDIA- Supreme Court Panel Red Flags Dilution Of Paid Parking Policy

The Environment Pollution (prevention and control) Authority (EPCA) told the Supreme Court that authorities should charge a fee for parking vehicle in residential neighborhoods. According to a report submitted by the Supreme Court, the EPCA also recommended that the Supreme Court ask the Delhi Government to notify the Delhi Maintenance and Management of the parking rules,2017. The court asked the EPCA to hold meetings with stakeholders and submit recommendations after deciding to remove the parking fee law. The case is scheduled to be heard again on Monday. An experts speaking in relation to EPCA’s report has said that parking space needed for additional parks is about 310 football fields.

 

UK- BBC Expected To Provide Information About Abortions After Critisization Of Call The Midwife Row

The BBC has succumbed to a lot of pressure to provide the viewers with information about abortion following an incident sparked by an episode of Call the Midwife. The concerns were raised on an episode dealing with backstreet abortion on February 3. Medical professionals wrote to BBC claiming that they were treating abortion as a fraught political matter. The BBC responded and said that it could not refer viewers to help without sending them to organizations that take a strong firm on abortion. According to an anti-abortion group, the BBC had given in to the tactics of abortion peer groups to further their coverage on the issue.

 

INDIA- Activists Claim That Modi Government Isn’t Recognizing The FRA

Activists have claimed that the government does not recognize the availability of the Forests Rights Act. In disregard for the Tribunal rights, considering its attempts to sell off tribal lands to corporates, the BJP government did not defend the FRA. This is as a result of an order coming to a petition ordering the eviction of everyone whose FRA had been rejected. Speaking to news click, Aradhna Bhargava of the National Alliance of People’s Movement slammed the behavior of the government towards the tribals and their rights to livelihood. On February 4, several activists and leaders sent a letter to the ministry of tribunals affairs asking for the FRA’s Protection.

 

INDIA- Fire Breaks Out At Delhi High Court

Smoke could be seen coming out of the Delhi High Court after a fire broke out in the building on Saturday. According to news agency PTI, it was a small fire that started at the High Court canteen. A Delhi Fire Services officer claims that the call was received and four tenders were disbursed immediately. There were no deaths or injuries.

 

INDIA- “Sexist” Facebook Search May Be A Reason For Concern By Female Users

Facebook users are concerned about a peculiar search issue in Facebook that is considered “sexist”. The search issue is that when a person keys in the user keys in “my female friends”, the site gives profiles of legitimate female profiles. However, if the term is replaced with the word “male”, the output will be a bunch of random profiles from around Facebook. Experts say that it is a problem with Facebook’s algorithm but there is reason for concern as the problem could be advantageous to cyber criminals. Cyber lawyer advocate, Prashant Mali. Has claimed that when the algorithm will be subjected to crowd sourcing, the algorithm would sense the negative pressure. He went on to say that reporting could change the results. Experts have called upon Facebook to intervene and lock such searches.

 

INDIA- Bombay HC Repeals FIR in Pocso Case

Bombay High Court last week repealed an FIR against him after the court was told that the matter had been settled. The accused moved the plea via his advocate, Madhukar Dalvi. Affidavits were submitted by the victim’s father and him. The said the parties solved the issue. The court noticed that the victim and the accused had friendly relations and may have written letters to each other.

 

IRAN- Iran Warns The US And Israel That There Is A Great Risk Of War

Mohamed Javad Zarrif, the Iranian Foreign Minister has warned that the behavior of Israel and the US have increased the chance of war. He accused Israel of violating international law after the bombing campaigns in Syria. He also slammed European powers for not stopping Israel and US for their actions in the region. This came after the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani declared that Iran was ready to work with all its neighboring states to restore the peace in the middle east. The president also went on to say that they were not going to succumb to pressure from the US. Iran also accused the UAE and Saudi Arabia for supporting militant Sunni Groups that carry out attacks against Iranian forces including a suicide bombing case in Iran’s Southeastern province borders Pakistan.Suddi group Jaish ADI (Army of Justice) has claimed responsibility of the attack.

 

INDIA- Madras HC Comes To the Rescue Of A Man To Secure Police Job After 14 Years

Chennai resident M Palani is expected to get his job back at the Tamil Nadu police, thanks to the Madras High Court.  He Has Waited for 14 years. Though he had all the requirements to get him the job, he was denied appointment as grade II constable saying that he cheated in Class XII board exam. Justice R Suresh Kumar Claimed that cheating on an exam is not a criminal offence and that they should set aside the denial order of the DGP dating back to 21,2004. The court also said that he will be protected from further disqualifications civil/employment.

 

UK- Isis Briton Shamima Begum Pleads To Return To The UK After Giving Birth.

A teenager, Shemima Begam, who travelled to Syria to join Islamic state has asked for the UK to pity her a day after giving birth to a boy in a refugee camp. She left the UK with two of her friends back in 2015. Though the family did no have direct contact with her, the family Lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, confirmed that the baby and the 19-year old were fine. She told Sky news that people should pity her for what she’s been through. Akunjee said that the news has mounted pressure on the government to let her come back to the UK. Shemima claims that she wants to protect her child.

 

INDIA- Muzaffarnagar Riots Splits Wide Open

A district court in Muzaffarnagar recently sentenced seven Muslim youth’s life sentences for killing two brothers on August 27, 2013. Muzammil, Mujassim, Furkan, Nadeem, Jahangir, Afzal and Iqbal were convicted for the Murder of Sanchin Singh and Gaurav Singh and also rioting. Afzal and Iqbal were summoned after evidence of their complicity came up during the trial. The Convicts were given two years for rioting (Section 147, IPC), three years for deadly weapon rioting (section 148), five years for criminal intimidation (section 506), life sentence for murder (section 302), and a fine of over Rs2 lakh each, 80% of which will go to the victim’s family.

 

 

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