HC seeks govt reply on revelation of rape victim's identity | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs HC seeks govt reply on revelation of rape victim’s identity – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

India

HC seeks govt reply on revelation of rape victim’s identity

Published

on

Delhi High Court
File Photo

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Centre, Delhi government and others over a plea against revelation of the identity of the Hyderabad gang-rape victim by several media houses.

A division bench of the high court presided by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Harishankar sought responses from the Centre, Delhi government, government of Telangana and some social media websites and media houses.The court has now posted the matter for hearing for December 16.

India

Supreme Court may hear plea against imposition of NSA on Friday

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on January 10 notified the extension of detaining powers to Delhi Police under the NSA for a three-month period beginning from January 19.

Published

on

By

Supreme Court

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a fresh plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), which allows police to detain persons without trial for a period of 12 months, in the capital and a few other states.

The plea has been filed by advocate M.L. Sharma and it is expected to come up for hearing before a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee.

Sharma has challenged the imposition of the NSA, terming it as a tool to contain protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRIC).

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on January 10 notified the extension of detaining powers to Delhi Police under the NSA for a three-month period beginning from January 19.

“The cause of actions arose on January 10, when respondents (states) imposed NSA Act for next three months with effect from January 19 in Delhi as well as in Andhra Pradesh by the state government to arrest and detain,” the plea said.

The plea contended the notification, allowing police to invoke NSA to detain persons, as “unconstitutional” and violative of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution, and sought its quashing. He has also made the Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur parties to the plea.

The plea also sought a compensation of Rs 50,00,000 each to those who have been detained under the NSA.

Continue Reading

India

Heartening to see people’s belief in Constitution: Pranab Mukherjee

Published

on

By

Pranab Mukharjee Iftar Party

New Delhi, Jan 23 Referring to the agitation against the new citizenship law, former President Pranab Mukherjee, here on Thursday, said it was heartening to see people raising their voices and asserting their belief in the Constitution.

Speaking at the first Sukumar Memorial Lecture, Mukherjee said the Indian democracy had been tested time and again.

The last few months had witnessed a large numbers of people coming out on the streets to voice their views on issues that in their opinion were important, the former President said.

He praised the stellar role played by the Election Commission in strengthening India’s democracy.

On the development activities getting hindered by elections, Mukherjee said the model code of conduct could be amended.

The former President said the strength of Parliament should be revised to reflect the growth in the electorate and steps to ensure adequate representation of women in the legislatures.

The Sukumar Sen Memorial lecture was organised as a tribute to the first Chief Election Commissioner of India, who supervised the first two general elections, Assembly polls, putting India firmly on the map of democracy.

Continue Reading

India

Release political detainees on R-Day: Ex-J&K minister Mir

Published

on

By

omar mehbooba

Jammu, Jan 23 Senior Jammu and Kashmir leader Ghulam Hassan Mir who was a part of the group led by Altaf Bukhari that met Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu earlier this month for presenting a set of measures to restore political activity in J&K, said much progress has been made since the meeting took place.

Speaking at a press conference in Jammu on Thursday, the former Minister said many political detainees and youth jailed outside Kashmir have been released.

“These are all positive developments since our meeting with the L-G,” Mir said.

He demanded the release of prisoners including three former chief ministers on Republic Day.

“This will be a goodwill gesture,” Mir said.

He said all those youth who have been detained in jails in other states must be shifted to Jammu and Kashmir.

On the issue of restoration of the Internet, he said although 2G Internet has been restored at some places but this is not enough. “Internet must be fully restored,” Mir said.

He said that the demand for restoration of the Internet is equally strong in Jammu as well as Kashmir.

He said the media is worst-affected by the Internet gag. “Government should restore broadband Internet for the media persons.”

He demanded domicile rights for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and allaying their fears about job losses post abrogation of Article 370.

Mir said the government should compensate for the losses suffered by the agriculture and horticulture sectors.

He was flanked by former PDP minister Dilawar Mir who was among the eight leaders expelled by the PDP after meeting the Lt. Governor and the delegation of foreign ambassadors.

Dilawar Mir said that he continues to be a member of the PDP and only party president Mehbooba Mufti who is under detention has the power to expel him.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular