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Article 35A: Supreme Court to hear petition against special Jammu and Kashmir law

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New Delhi, Aug 27 : The Supreme Court on Monday is hearing only lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay’s fresh plea against Article 35A, main hearing in the case likely to be heard on August 31.

Article 35A, incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.

The bench of three judges, headed by CJI Deepak Mishra, will hear the petitions.  However, the main case will be heard on August 31.

According to this new petition, Article 35A violates the rights of the women of Jammu and Kashmir who marry people from other states.

The Supreme Court had on August 6 adjourned hearings over the matter to “the week commencing August 27”. The hearing had been adjourned as Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, one of three judges on the bench hearing the case, was not present in court on August 6, said Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir empowers the state’s legislature to define ‘permanent residents’ of the state and provide special rights to them .

National Conference has engaged former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium to defend Article 35A.

“Party president and member of Parliament from Srinagar constituency, Farooq Abdullah, yesterday held detailed discussions with senior lawyers in Delhi in the context of petitions challenging the state’s special status in the Supreme Court,” an NC spokesman

There are fears of massive unrest in Jammu and Kashmir  and a  complete shutdown was observed in the Valley in the first week of August  on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik.

Any meddling with State subject law is aimed at changing J&K’s demography. This issue is directly related to our right of self-determination. We all need to fight for it with unity and steadfastness,” said the separatists in a joint statement.

There are fears of “revolt” in the police ranks in case the Supreme Court decides to strike down Article 35A because state police is always on the forefront in the fight against terrorists, pro-separatists protests and stone-pelters in the valley. Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid admitted that the local police had a view about this emotive issue.

Describing Article 35A “a matter of life and death”, the separatists said, “We will spill our blood to safeguard it.”

The Kashmir and Jammu regions witnessed street protests in Anantnag, Srinagar and Rajouri on Friday, three days ahead of the Supreme Court’s scheduled hearing on the petitions challenging Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of the State. The Hurriyat and the JKLF held demonstrations in the Valley. Over 300 lawyers in Jammu passed a resolution for retaining Article 35 A.

Mirwaiz, in series of tweets, said that no court whether of India or Pakistan has any right to take decisions about Jammu and Kashmir having implications on the overall settlement of the “dispute”. Mirwaiz also said that Kashmiris will never allow tinkering with Article 35A and are ready to lay down their lives for its protection.

Meanwhile, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah also called for “united fight against the attempts to abrogate Article 35A”.

“Jammu or Kashmir or Ladakh have to come together over the issue,” said . Abdullah, who met a civil society group, ‘We the people of J&K’, which is spearheading a campaign against the revocation, on Wednesday.

Abdullah said he hoped that the Hurriyat leaders too would “listen to the civil society members”. “There is need for an organised movement,” said Dr. Abdullah.

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CBSE Board Class 10th Result 2020: How to check via websites, Umang app

CBSE Board Class 10th Result at cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in 2020: Over 18 lakh students who had appeared in the exam can check the results through the websites- cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in. The result can also be accessed via the Umang app

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the class 10 result on July 15, however, the result time is not confirmed yet. Once released, over 18 lakh students who had appeared in the exam can check the results through the websites- cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in. The result can also be accessed via the Umang app.

The class 10 exams were scheduled to be held in February and March, but it was postponed midway due to coronavirus pandemic. The board later decided to cancel the pending exams and assess the candidates on the basis of a new evaluation scheme.

Based on the inputs of an internal expert committee, CBSE took the decision in consultation with the HRD Ministry. According to the scheme, the results of students who have completed examination in all subjects will be declared based on their performance. For students who have appeared for more than three subjects, average of the marks obtained in three best-performing subjects will be awarded for subjects whose examinations have not been held yet.

The scheme also says that students who have appeared in only three subjects, average of marks in two best-performing subjects will be awarded for papers whose exams have not been conducted. The majority of the examines, who were going to appear for Board exams in July, belong to the category of students who had completed three or more papers.

CBSE class 10 result 2020: How to check marks online
Step 1: Visit the official website cbseresults.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the result link available on the homepage

Step 3: Log-in using credentials

Step 4: Result will appear, download

Students can also get themselves registered here at indianexpress.com to get their results on their mobile phone and email id. In order to complete the registration a candidate needs to fill the box below.

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Man tries to kill wife who got sex change to get married

Soon the couple started staying separately. The husband shifted to Kotla Mubarakpur while the wife remained in the double storey building in Amar Colony.

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New Delhi, July 14: Four years back, a young man changed his sex. Three years on, she fell in love with a man. Both decided to marry. However, in a year tragedy struck and husband Gyanendra Shukla slit his wife’s throat and left her to die.

The brutal attack took place in South Delhi’s Amar Colony. Shukla expected his wife not to survive when he fled leaving her in a pool of blood.

The woman, not only survived but gathered enough strength to made a video call to her father and tell him about the gruesome attack that took place on July 11.

“The father made a PCR call from Gurugram, while the profusely bleeding wife dragged herself to the door and started knocking with a hammer to raise an alarm and get someone’s help because her vocal chords were slashed,” said DCP South East Delhi R.P. Meena. Her neighbours shifted her to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Shukla was arrested the same day. He hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district.

His interrogation revealed that he got married on March 13, 2019. His family members were against the marriage. Soon after marriage the relationship turned sour as he could not accept the outgoing nature of his wife.

He lost confidence in the relationship and started suspecting his wife at every turn. He checked her messages and did not approve of her partying.

The couple initially stayed with the wife’s family but the father-in-law asked them to leave as the woman’s family could not take the daily dose of quarrel. The couple shifted to Lajpat Nagar-IV area and moved into a rented accommodation. Their disputes were endless and converted into routine quarrels.

Soon the couple started staying separately. The husband shifted to Kotla Mubarakpur while the wife remained in the double storey building in Amar Colony.

On Saturday, he decided to kill her and end it once and for all. Shukla has been booked for attempt to murder.

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Delhi Gymkhana Club turned from ‘vyayamshala’ to ‘madhushala’: Govt

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New Delhi, Jul 14 : The Central government has filed an appeal challenging the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order, which allowed it to appoint two members (Central government nominees) to the Board (General Committee) of the Delhi Gymkhana Club (DGC), instead of appointing an administrator to manage its affairs.

In an appeal before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), the Centre said that the NCLT has erred in not granting effective safeguards and an efficacious remedy.

“While allotting membership of the Club, the company has been treated like a ‘Riyaasat’ (kingdom) of the persons, especially the GC members, by misusing MoA and the AoA of the company. It is not out of place to submit here that over the years, the activities of the Club have been turned over from a ‘vyayamshala’ to a ‘madhushala’ and the functioning of the General Committee is like ‘siyasat’,” the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) said in the plea in the NCLAT.

The MCA argued that the violations are of extremely serious and grave nature, which indicates the GC members have been acting autocratically to the benefit of a few chosen members of the club, at the expense of the general public.

“It has to be borne in mind that the Board of companies function on majority decisions, here by permitting appointment of only two nominees, the Tribunal has provided inadequate relief and cosmetic representation on the Board will not cure mismanagement and the gravity of the rot that has set deep in the management of DGC,” it contended.

The plea said that the continuing management of affairs by successive GCs, “have pervasively twisted the objects of the company, to benefit a select few, who managed to remain in control of the DGC, through an unauthorised and complicated hereditary succession mechanism”.

“The admission process can only be described as ‘parivaar-vaad’. The general public applicants are being made to wait for decades (in some cases since 1972) for membership of the club, all the while (the club) having unauthorisedly collecting lakhs of rupees in the form of registration fees, process fees, enhanced registration fees etc, over and above the entrance fee,” it said.

The plea contended that the NCLT accepted most of MCA’s submission and also agreed with its allegations, yet it refused to grant interim relief sought.

“Till quite recently the unauthorisedly collected fee was not even refunded to the unsuccessful or waitlisted applicants. These nefarious activities by the GC of DGC are being carried out on prime land of 27.03 acres in New Delhi, all the while paying a miniscule amount of rent on the perpetual lease from the Ministry of Urban Affairs,” contended the plea.

In its June 27 order, the NCLT declined to suspend the club’s General Committee and also the appointment of an administrator as sought by the Centre, but instead directed it to appoint two of its nominees in the GC to monitor the affairs of the club, along with other GC members and give suggestions.

The ministry had moved the NCLT asking for replacement of the directors of the club with government nominees to run the affairs of the company, and in the interim relief, asked for suspension of the GC and for appointment of an administrator until the final order is granted.

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