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SC to hear plea against new cattle sale rules on June 15

Hearing counsel Sanobar Ali Qureshi, appearing for the Hyderabad-based petitioner, a vacation bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Deepak Gupta listed the matter for hearing on June 15.

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New Delhi, June 7: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear, on June 15, a plea challenging the Central government notification prohibiting sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter on the grounds that it violates the right to free trade.

Petitioner Mohammed Abdul Faheem Qureshi has also challenged the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017 which deals with the seizures, recovery of the cost of transportation, maintenance and treatment of seized animals.

Hearing counsel Sanobar Ali Qureshi, appearing for the Hyderabad-based petitioner, a vacation bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Deepak Gupta listed the matter for hearing on June 15.

Faheem Qureshi, who is himself a lawyer, contended that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, which bans sale of cattle for slaughter and restricts cattle trade to farm owners, is arbitrary, illegal, and unconstitutional.

He argued that the rules violate his constitutional rights to practise any profession or to carry on any occupation, protection of life and personal liberty, freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion and protection of interests of minorities.

Challenging different stipulations of two notifications that came on May 23, Sanobar Qureshi said the rule that the purchaser “shall not sacrifice the animal for any religious purpose” was contrary to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, whose Section 28 says it is not an offence to “kill any animal in a manner required by the religion of any community”.

Meanwhile, the petitioner, who also heads the All India Jamiatul Quresh Action Committee, also attacked the stipulation which prohibits bringing young cattle to animal market, unless the purchaser furnishes an undertaking saying he is an agriculturist, that the animal would be used for agricultural purposes, and not resold for six months.

He also argued that its provision holding a first-time offender should be deprived of the animal’s ownership violates the 1960 law’s Section 29 which says that no person would be deprived of his animals unless he has been previously convicted under the Act or it is shown that his character, or record of treatment of animals makes him unfit.

Qureshi also objected to the provision of the notification requiring the owner to submit a bond to pay for the transportation, maintenance and treatment of the cattle.

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Hemraj’s wife moves to Supreme Court,challenging acquittal of Arushi’s parents

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In Arushi-Hemraj Murder Case of 2008,  Hemraj’s wife has moved to  Supreme Court, challenging acquittal of  Arushi’s parents Rajesh &  Nupur Talwar.

The Allahabad high court on 12th October acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, setting aside the 2013 verdict by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad.

The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on 26 November 2013, a day after their conviction.

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Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India

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New Delhi, Dec 15: A bill to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

“The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought. This is to correct the whole medical ecosystem,” he said.

The MCI is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. The bill seeks to replace the MCI with a new Commission.

According to government sources, the National Medical Commission Bill envisages a four-tier structure for the regulation of medical education, with a 20-member National Medical Commission at the top.

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New fellowship to promote research in Hindi

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New Delhi, Dec 15 : Researchers in Hindi can opt for an upcoming fellowship that will grant Rs 75,000 per month for a period of six to nine months. The research will ultimately culminate into a full-fledged book, which the organisers will help publish.

Titled “Gyanvriti,” the fellowship is being organised by the Dainik Jagran newspaper and is aimed at promoting research in original writing in Hindi, covering diverse subjects like History, Political Science, Social Science and Economics, among others.

“Gyanvritti will give opportunity to scholar to do research in in subjects like History, Political Science, Social Science, and Economics etc. Scholars can apply online for this fellowship program only. Applicants can send their entries by writing synopsis in a thousand words in related topics,” the organisers said in a statement.

The final decision will rest with the jury members: Professor S N Chaudhary from Barkatullah University and Shakti Sinha, director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, along with the editorial team of Dainik Jagran. The selection of the research fellow will be based on a 1000-word synopsis that the applicants are required to submit.

The selected scholar will then be required to present the progress report of research every three months before an expert panel of the organisers.

The copyright of the 200-page book resulting from this fellowship will rest with the author.

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