India: Section 377 Verdict: We Are Products Of Emotional And Psychological Dysfunction, Johar Says.
Navtej Johar, a renowned dancer, and entertainer, on Wednesday, declared that he and his journalist partner of over 20 years standing are products of emotional and psychological dysfunction, even as the Supreme Court is prepared to give a verdict on Section 377 today. Both friends are hoping to leave behind a legacy that would allow youth in India to script their stories without fear of persecution.
India: Section 377: Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement Today
After weeks of deliberation, the Supreme Court of India is set to deliver judgment today on one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex. Hopefully, the controversial Section 377 would reach a decision. The court will decide whether to abolish the colonial rule or not. Human rights activists and opponents of the law have urged the Supreme Court Justices that will hear the case to abolish the law.
India: Amendment To Insolvency Laws: A Good Omen For India
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 was recently amended to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, 2018. The frequent amendment does not connotes instability in the nation’s Insolvency law. Rather it is an indication that the government is willing to implement the recommendation made by the Injeti Srinivas Committee. The report of the committee was submitted to the Central government earlier this year.
India: Elgaar Parishad Case: Supreme Court To Deliver Verdict Today
The Supreme Court will on Thursday deliver the judgment on the Elgaar Parishad Case. The State of Maharashtra has filed a counter affidavit in response to the petition of Romila Thapar and Others against the Union of India. The Elgaar Parishad Case raises not just technical and procedural questions, but also on issues bearing on democracy and rule of law.
India: Best Innovative Law School Award: KIIT Emerges First
The Indian Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, on September 1st presented the best innovative law school award to the KIIT Law School at a special function organised by the Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training and the Society of Indian Law Firms. The award was introduced with a view to recognizing Law schools for skill development. A Director of KIIT Law School, Prof. N. K. Chakraborty, received the award on behalf of the school.
India: Venkaiah Confers Award Of Excellence On Schools Of Law, Amity Group Of Universities
The Indian Vice President, Sh M Venkaiah Naidu, on Wednesday during the Tenth Law Teacher’s Day conferred the prestigious ‘South Asia Legal Excellence Award’ on Amity Group of Universities and Schools of Law. The award ceremony was jointly organized by the Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT) and the Society of Indian Law Firms(SILF), and supported by the Bar Association.
India: Elgaar Parishad Case: President Of Faridabad DBA Calls For Strike
The president of the District Bar Association, Faridabad, on Wednesday called for a strike protest to drive home their demand. The Bar president made the call through a letter he wrote to the Chairman of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh. Over a week ago, security agencies arrested some human rights activiats, including, Sudha Bharadwaj, from her residence in Faridabad.
India: High Court Urges Centre To Finalise Draft On Hen Protection
A High Court sitting in Delhi on Wednesday ordered the Central government to fast track a draft policy on the protection of hen with six weeks. The court order was as a result of a petition against the confinement of egg laying hens in the country. The case will come up again on October 31.
UK: Ban Marriage Before 18 Years, Pauline Latham Tells Ministers
Conservative, Pauline Latham, on Wednesday called on the United Kingdom Ministers to as a matter of urgency stop the practice of child marriage, describing the practice as a bad omen in a civilised society. Ms. Latham added that introducing the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill would protect the vulnerable children from danger.
China: Cyber Bully: Chinese Woman Attempts Sucide
A Chinese woman based in Chongqing on Wednesday afternoon attempted suicide as the woman could no longer bear the perpertual humiliation, physical threats, and even harrasment from fans of a novelist, whose network fiction she had criticized. In a similar move, last month a Deyang-based woman killed herself because her husband slapped a 13-year-old boy around a swimming pool.
Australia: South-East Fracking Ban: Government Set To Implement Laws
The Australian government on Wednesday expressed readiness to begin the implementation of Laws that would revoke the decade-long ban on hydraulic fracturing. This was revealed by the government’s spokespoke in a press release issued at the end of marathon meetings between highly placed government officials and some stakeholders in the environmental sector.
Saudi Arabia: Trial Of Outspoken Cleric: Government Seeks Death Penalty
The Saudi Arabian government on Wednesday said it is currently seeking a death penalty regarding the trial of Mr.Salman al-Awda, a renowned and an outspoken Muslim cleric, who is always critical of the government policies. This was revealed by the cleric’s son. The trial of the renowned Muslim cleric comes after so many crackdowns on clerics, activists, princes and businessmen on vague charges.
Mauritania: Rape: Government Prosecutes Women For Reporting Cases
Mauritania women and girls are currently not happy with the manner their government is handling rape cases. A Human Rights Watch on Wednesday reported that the country’s law on rape is very strict. The law frowns at the practice of sex outside of wedlock. The report by the Human Rights Watch asserted that women and girls are afraid of persecution for coming out to report rape cases.
US: Chagos Island Row: Stay Out Of This Issue, US Government Tells Top UN Court
President Donald Trump led government on Wednesday called on the UN top Court to stay out of the Chagos Islands row. The Chagos Island is the home to a joint US military base. The call was made during the hearing of the case brought before the International Court of Justice in The Hague by the United Nations.