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INDIA – Delhi High Court Discards A Plea Demanding A Law On LGBT Relationships

On Monday (July 08, 2019), the Delhi High Court rejected a petition requesting directions to establish rules and regulations to recognize the interactions of LGBT community members’ relationships such as marriage, adoption and divorce. Tajinder Singh sought to establish a LGBT commission in Delhi for the upliftment and welfare of members of the LGBT community to eradicate issues such as fear, shame, gender dysphoria, social pressure, depression, and social stigma, and also to raise awareness among the general public. The petition also asked for suitable modifications to the Hindu Marriage Act and other privacy legislation to acknowledge the freedoms of marriage, adoption, etc., as well as the establishment of a LGBT Commission.

 

INDIA – India Urgently Requires Police Reforms, As Over 5 Lakh Police Posts Are Vacant

The recent information published by the Research and Development Bureau of Police shows that in India, there are more than 5 lakh police posts vacant. Of all states, the largest amount of vacancies is in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Bihar, West Bengal, Telangana, and Maharashtra. In 2006, the Supreme Court reprimanded the states that resisted the initiation of police reforms, including filling up vacancies. Consequently, some progress has been made in some countries in enhancing the police. However, the recent information indicates that while crime per lakh inhabitants in India increased by 28% between 2005 and 2015, and while the approved police force was around 180 policemen per lakh, the real power was about 135 policemen. This is well below the suggested level of the United Nations, 222 police per lakh person. Consequently, it is abundantly evident that Indian police remain over-burdened due to under-staffing.

 

USA – Chief Justice Of Delaware To Retire, Leaves A Mark on U.S. Takeover Law

Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine will retire in the coming months; Governor John Carney announced on Monday (July 08, 2019) a change in the court system’s leadership that have decided conflicts over two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. A replacement will be nominated by the governor, who faces state Senate confirmation. A selection commission will draw up a list of prospective nominees and give it to the governor, a process that generally takes months. Strine, 55, said he was willing to serve until the end of October in a letter to the governor to identify a substitute, according to Carney. He didn’t say why he retired or what he was planning to do next.

 

INDIA – The Proposed Tax Hike On Crorepatis Will Grip Many Lawyers

Lawyers will be the largest group of individual experts to be impacted by a steep increase in crorepatis tax rate recommended by India’s first full-time finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, in the budget. The recommended tax rate of 39% on Rs 2-5 crore annual revenue and 42.7% on Rs 5 crore yearly revenue would be relevant to many well-known legal world statistics. It would also include many retired judges in the moolah who are sought after as arbitrators. By imposing a higher tax on the super-wealthy, many of whom are attorneys, the government may add few more crores to its kitty, but unless these effective legal professionals try to accomplish a good equilibrium by taking up cases of wealthy and poor litigants, their stature as money minting devices will not have a human face.

 

INDIA – SC Issues A Notification To The Center, States And UTs on PIL Requesting A Court For Human Rights In Each District

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday 08 July, 2019, released a notice to the Union Home Ministry, State Governments and Union Territories (UTs) on Public Interest Litigation (PIL) requesting instructions from the apex court to create human rights courts for each district throughout the nation and to appoint special public prosecutors to perform rapid trials of offences resulting from violations of human rights within a specified time. The establishment of human rights judiciary for each district is mandated by Article 30 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The petitioner, law student Bhavika Phore, argued that even after more than a quarter of a century, state governments had failed to set up special human rights courts and also appointed a special public prosecutor to conduct trials in those courts. A tri-judicial bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta, and Aniruddha Bose heard the public interest petition.

 

USA – Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty To Allegations Of Sex Trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financial, philanthropist and sex offender who has eluded long prison terms in the past, pleaded not guilty Monday (July 8, 2019) on allegations of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years of age. In Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, along with other places, a federal indictment unsealed Monday charged that Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor women in his households.” According to the accusation, Epstein paid some of his victims for recruiting more underage girls. Epstein’s attorneys stated that Florida’s plea deal had resolved the matter a decade earlier. “This is old things,” said Epstein lawyer Reid Weingarten in court on Monday, mainly calling the case a government “redo.”

 

INDIA – Gujarat Assembly Permits More Stringent Penalties For Violation Of Property Law

On Monday (July 08 2019) Gujarat assembly approved a more stringent punishment for violating a state law that prohibits the sale and tenure of immovable property in areas notified as disturbed by the Congress Party to persons of another religion. The amendment reinforced the penalty for breach of the 1991 Law on the Prohibition of the Transfer of Immovable Property and Provision for the Protection of Tenants from Eviction from Premises in Disturbed Areas, from the previous six months to three to five years or Rs 1 lakh fine or 10% of the stamp duty instead of the previous Rs 10,000 fine. “We are committed to keeping law and order. The new amendments will deter anyone interested in fuelling a communal crisis,” said Chudasma.

 

INDIA – Supreme Court Declines Plea For Termination of CBFC Certificate To ‘Article 15’ Film

On Monday (July 8, 2019) Supreme Court declined to entertain a plea requesting the cancellation of the certificate awarded by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to film Article 15 and requested the petitioner to approach the proper authority with their grievances. A bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and BR Gavai informed the petitioner to approach the relevant authority requesting a change in the title of the film and order on its screening. The petitioner said: “The filmmaker used the title Article 15 for business gains and the Central Film Certification Board (CBFC) failed to grant a certificate without multiplying the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act.” The lawyer said the film’s content had offensive dialogues that spread caste enmity based on a forged and fictional tale. He further stated that the flick was likely to cause a grievous dent to government perception and derivation of Article 15 of the Constitution.

 

DUBAI – Parents, Child Caregivers Encouraged That Children’s Rights Be Protected

The Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) is calling on parents, child ministers and members of the community to guarantee that children’s freedoms are protected in the UAE. The recall came as part of CDA, and Unicef’s continuing instructional campaign on the Child Rights Law of the UAE initiated in June, which will run until the end of the year. CDA has also developed ‘My Rights’ application where kids can spend a ‘helpful and pleasant time’ learning their fundamental rights through specifically designed interactive games.

 

INDIA – Supreme Court Dismisses Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha’s Plea For Permitting Muslim Women Entry In Mosques

The Supreme Court rejected a petition from the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha requesting an order to allow Muslim women to enter mosques and prohibit the purdah. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “Let a Muslim lady challenge it,” according to LiveLaw while dismissing the order. The distinctive leave petition was submitted by the Hindu Mahasabha’s Kerala unit president, whose petition was earlier rejected in October 2018 by the Kerala high court. The Supreme Court, while dismissing the plea, referred to the judgment of the high court. The petitioners said the Mohmdiya Jama Masjid authorities in Pune refused women permission to enter and pray in the mosque because there was no such practice. The Supreme Court observed that it heard the plea that was quoted in the PIL “only because of the Sabarimala judgment.”

 

INDIA – Supreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging An Order Upholding The Law On Maratha Quota

On Monday (July 8, 2019), the Supreme Court decided to hear a plea challenging the decision of the Bombay High Court to uphold the law that would reserve the Maratha community in admissions and public employment in Maharashtra. A court bench made up of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices Deepak Gupta and Anriuddha Bose took note of the request that an urgent hearing was needed for the problem of Maratha quota. It decided on July 12 to solve the petition for deliberations. Sanjeet Shukla, a representative of an NGO, “Youth for Equality” submitted the complaint in the top court. The Maharashtra government also lodged a caveat in the top court anticipating a challenge to the high court’s verdict, stating that no ex-parte order should be passed on any plea challenging the high court’s June 27 decision without hearing the state.

 

USA – Lawyers: Move The Ex-Cop Trial Charged In The Murder Of The Neighbour

Lawyers for a former Dallas police officer convicted of fatally shooting a neighbour in his apartment are requesting to move her murder trial. Amber Guyger is scheduled for trial last year in September in the killing of Botham Jean. Amber Guyger is scheduled for trial last year in September in the murder of Botham Jean. Her lawyers said in a Monday (July 08) court filing that “prejudicial” press coverage and behaviour by government authorities made it difficult for the 30-year-old to get a fair trial in Dallas County. However, attorney to S. In a declaration, Lee Merritt said. “There is no foundation whatsoever for a change of location, and therefore, the feeble motion should be rejected.”

 

INDIA – Government Against Allowing Fugitive Indians To Defend Themselves Through Local Lawyers

The central government on Monday (July 08 2019) objected to allowing “fugitive” Indians to protect themselves in Indian courts through local lawyers and urged the Supreme Court to stop this practice until they surrendered to the jurisdiction of the local courts. The rule (in Indian courts) is to first submit yourself to the jurisdiction of the local courts, and then your case will be heard, stated Solicitor General Tushar Mehta before a panel led by Indian Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. He encouraged the top court to order Aditya Talwar, son of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, to return to the nation in connection with a money laundering case. The bench issued notices to Talwar, setting the next hearing date on July 23.

 

INDIA – SC Judges Should Avoid Unkind Words, States Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister In Rajya Sabha

The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday (July 8, 2019) in Rajya Sabha that the judges of the Supreme Court should avoid “hard words” and referred to findings such as “constitutional fraud” in the minority judgment in the landmark verdict of Aadhaar. In response to a discussion on a law amendment to allow Aadhaar to be used voluntarily as evidence of identity for opening bank accounts and acquiring mobile phone contacts, Prasad said that the government respects the judges of the apex court and that they should also reciprocate.

 

UK – Judge Faces No Sanctions Over The Drink Driver’s Comment ‘Being A Lady’

A judge who said a drunk driver deserved an opportunity to avoid jail because she is a lady who is not going to face sanctions. Three cars collided with Victoria Parry, 31, which caused her Fiat to spin off the A46 close Stratford-upon-Avon. Judge Sarah Buckingham was investigated in April after she said that if she were a man, Parry would have gone to jail “directly down the stairs.” Her lawyers said after a 15-year abusive relationship she had a “significant drink issue.” He said Parry had lost her work as a store employee “unfortunately and deeply unfairly,” had been trolled over the internet, and subsequently got death threats. The JCIO got a complaint about the remarks of the judge in April. However, a spokeswoman for JCIO said: “There is no exceptional complaint against Judge Buckingham regarding the comments made in April at Warwick Crown Court.”

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