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News UpdatesBombay HC Refuses To Quash High Power Committee’s Decision Classifying Categories Of Prisoners For Temporary Release Due To Covid-19 [Read Judgment] Nitish Kashyap6 Aug 2020 4:44 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday, refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of Covid-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole. However, the Court reiterated that the amended parole rule which states that convicts whose maximum sentence is above 7 years shall…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday, refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of Covid-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole. However, the Court reiterated that the amended parole rule which states that convicts whose maximum sentence is above 7 years shall be considered for release on emergency parole if the convict has returned to prison on time on last 2 releases, is applicable only if the convict has been released on parole or furlough two times. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar was hearing a PIL filed by National Alliance For People’s Movement and its convener activist Medha Patkar seeking quashing of the decision of the High Powered Committee (HPC) to the extent of Clauses (iii), (iv), (vii). While Justice Jamdar authored the 59-page judgment, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta penned a concurring judgment. Advocate SB Talekar appeared on behalf of the petitioners and submitted that the HPC has exceeded its jurisdiction and the classification made for release of prisoners is not reasonable classification. According to him, the classification which the HPC has made fails to satisfy two conditions viz. the classification is required to be founded on an intelligible differentia which distinguishes persons or things that are grouped together from others who are left out of the group, and that the differentia must have a rational relation to the object sought to be achieved; therefore, it violates Article 14 of the Constitution of India. The HPC was constituted by an order dated March 23, 2020 of the Supreme Court for the purpose of ensuring maximum possible distancing among the prisoners including the undertrials. Excluding certain categories of prisoners or under-trials for emergency release in view of the pandemic caused by Covid-19, is not reasonable classification as there is no nexus between the basis of classification and the object for which the HPC was constituted, Talekar argued. Furthermore, he referred to Clause 8(iii) of the HPC’s minutes of meeting dated March 25, 2020 requiring that the prisoners should have been released on two occasions earlier either on parole or furlough for the purpose of getting benefit of emergency parole and contended that the new rule is causing hardship, as there are several convicted prisoners who are otherwise entitled for emergency release but are deprived of the same in view of the said requirement. On the other hand, Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare contended that the orders of the HPC are not arbitrary. He referred to the decision of the Supreme Court dated March 23, 2020 and April 13, 2020 and submitted that the apex court has specifically clarified that the State and Union Territories have not been directed to compulsorily release the prisoners from their respective prisons and the only purpose of those directions was to ensure the State/Union Territories to assess the situation in their respective prisons having regard to the outbreak of the present pandemic in the country and release certain prisoners and for that purpose, to determine the category of prisoners to be released. He submitted that the Supreme Court has left it open to the HPC to determine the category of prisoners to be released. After hearing all submissions, Justice Jamdar noted- “The Supreme Court in the said order specifically directed that it is for the HPC to determine the category of prisoners who should be released depending upon the nature of offence, the number of years to which he or she has been sentenced or the severity of the offence with which he/she is charged and is facing trial or any other relevant factor which it may consider appropriate.” Moreover, the submission of Mr. Talekar that Section 303 is held to be unconstitutional and, therefore, classifying the same for not considering such prisoners for release on emergency parole is also without any substance as by corrigendum dated May 18, 2020, the HPC has specifically clarified that although Section 303 of the IPC is held to be unconstitutional, the accused who are under going sentence of imprisonment for life are charged of subsequent offence of committing murder; hence, are habitual offenders and therefore, shall not be considered for emergency bail/parole, Court said. Court examined various judgments of Supreme Court and High Court including, apex court’s judgments in KR Lakshman and Others Vs. Karnataka Electricity Board and Ors. and Arun Kumar and Others Vs. Union of India and Ors. Justice Jamdar observed- “It is very clear that the recommendations of the HPC are not fetters on the competent Court for considering regular bail applications. The HPC was only considering classes of prisoners who can be released on temporary bail/parole for the purposes of de-congesting the prisons.” Noting that the decision of the coordination bench in the case of Milind Ashok Patil & Ors Vs State Of Maharashtra and Ors is applicable to the category of convicts whose case falls in the criteria laid down therein, Court observed- “State government for the purpose of reducing overcrowding has opened temporary prisons at about 36 locations and presently about 2,597 prisoners are occupying such temporary prisons and the process of transferring some more prisoners to the temporary prisons is in progress. Thus, it is clear that the respondents have already taken various steps as well as they are taking steps for reducing overcrowding in the prisons.” Concurring with Justice Jamdar’s judgment, Chief Justice Datta wrote- “The contentions of Mr. Talekar, though attractive at first blush, on deeper examination pale into insignificance.”Click here to download the JudgmentNext Story
To the Editor: A recap of the Trump era so far:Donald Trump has accomplished nearly nothing in part because he has a new enthusiasm every fifteen minutes. It is not governing that interests him, but dominating the news cycle.Perhaps Trump is here to create confusion, sending out tweets for racism, then against racism; attacking China, then praising China. In this atmosphere people are demoralized and grow more cynical about government. Only the fascists are delighted.What does a con artist do once he becomes president; try to hustle the whole world.Trump’s administration can be seen as a slow motion coup. Republican politicians are taking over state legislatures throughout the country using their gerrymandering scheme. Republican legislators pass laws suppressing the African-American and Latino votes in the name of voter fraud. Republicans are the ones involved in voter fraud.In two years Trump has moved from crazy to CRAZY.Trump resembles no other American president, but is strongly reminiscent of George III, the mad British king against whom we rebelled in 1776.It will probably take more than marches to defeat this malevolent trickster prez and his pugnacious Republican minions.Hillary Clinton was almost the first woman president and received three million more votes than a swaggering man who brags about molesting women.The Women’s March had a far larger crowd than Trump’s inaugural crowd. The march was to combat the soul destroyers who’d seized the White House.According to quantum theory, on the subatomic level Trump isn’t president.Maybe people were not ready to proceed from an African-American president to a woman president. History was moving too fast for them. RON LOWE
When Mackintosh announced that Jonathan Pryce, the British Caucasian actor who had originated the role of the Engineer in London, would play the part in New York, Hwang wrote a letter objecting to the casting, since the Engineer is Eurasian. The playwright subsequently leaked the missive to the press, in the process becoming the public face of the many protestors. Hwang now admits: “Frightened and overwhelmed, I denied having done so.” He now wants to “apologize to Cameron Mackintosh for my deception.” David Henry Hwang has come clean over the “Yellow Face” controversy surrounding the 1991 Broadway transfer of West End hit Miss Saigon. “I lied to Cameron Mackintosh,” revealed the American playwright in The Guardian about his dealings with the mega-producer at the time. Pryce kept the role, winning a Tony for his performance, although subsequent Engineers have been played by actors of Asian descent. Meanwhile Hwang, with his plays Face Value and Yellow Face, explored racial identity. A new production of Miss Saigon will open in London this month; Jon Jon Briones, who was born in the Philippines, is playing the part of the Engineer. View Comments
One of the largest bicycle manufacturers in the world, Trek Bicycle Company out of Wisconsin, broke tradition last week by launching its new line of high end mountain bikes in the mountains of Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest outside Brevard. Media from around the world converged on the Appalachians to test Trek’s new line, including the Fuel EX (now available in the popular 27.5-inch wheel version), and the new Remedy 29 (introducing the new 140-mm rear suspension platform), and featuring the brand’s new RE:aktiv shock technology developed in conjunction with Penske Racing Shocks and FOX shocks. Trek’s global mountain bike brand manager Travis Ott said most launches in North America typically happen in Moab or Whistler or other major mountain biking destinations on the West Coast. “But we knew the Pisgah area would be all-time and with Penske Racing’s complex located nearby in Mooresville,” Ott said in a release, “this was the perfect opportunity to hold a global media event in Transylvania County.” More than a dozen journalists covering the event included BIKE mag, Bicycling, MTBR and Pinkbike from around Europe, Mexico, the UK and others. Mountain bikers love the flow trails surrounding DuPont and the more technical terrain of the Pisgah, perfect for testing full-suspension steeds.BIKE magazine says the shock technology is borrowed from Formula One racing, and a visit to Penske Racing was part of the tour.
29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Foundation so far has handed out more than $22,000 in direct financial aid to credit unions, their staffs and members that have been affected by wildfires in Northern California.The foundation has processed a number of disaster relief grant applications, including many that have requested aid for Mendo Lake CU, Ukiah, Calif., whose employees and members have seen some of the most harmful effects.“Heartbreaking stories of homes ‘burned completely’ down to the foundation and/or all personal belongings lost are pouring in,” the foundation wrote on its blog. “One application noted not just that they lost belongings, but 31 years’ worth of belongings. Some things you can’t put a price on.”In a comment on the foundation’s blog, Richard Cooper, Mendo Lake CU president/CEO, described what the funding meant to his credit union. continue reading »
‘Severe threat’ Prosecutors said during the trial that Hariri was assassinated because he was perceived to be a “severe threat” to Syrian control of the country.Hariri was Lebanon’s Sunni premier until his resignation in 2004 over Syria’s role as power-broker in the country.The case was “circumstantial” but “compelling”, prosecutors said, resting on mobile phone records allegedly showing the suspects conducting intense surveillance of Hariri from just after his resignation until minutes before the blast.Saad Hariri, who later went on to become prime minister like his father, said in a statement issued by his office last week that he had “never lost hope in international justice and the exposure of the truth”.”We in the Future Movement look to the seventh of August, to be a day of truth and justice for Lebanon,” he said.He called on supporters to demonstrate “patience” and avoid social media disputes about the verdict.Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab meanwhile called on people to avoid “fishing in troubled waters” and said authorities “must be ready to deal with the fallout” of the judgment.The verdict will not be the end of the tribunal’s work, as it opened a second case last year charging prime suspect Ayyash with terrorism and murder over deadly attacks on politicians in 2004 and 2005. The court is billed as the world’s first international tribunal set up to probe terrorist crimes, and it has cost at least $600 million since it opened its doors in 2009 following a UN Security Council resolution.But the tribunal faces doubts over its credibility with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah refusing to hand over the defendants, and the case relying almost entirely on mobile phone records.And while Hariri’s son Saad looked forward to a “day of truth and justice”, many Lebanese people are meanwhile more preoccupied with the country’s economic crisis, the worst since the 1975-1990 civil war.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the judgment “will be delivered from the courtroom with partial virtual participation” at 0900 GMT on Friday. Topics : ‘Intentional homicide’ The four defendants went on trial in 2014 on charges including the “intentional homicide” of Hariri and 21 others, attempted homicide of 226 people wounded in the bombing, and conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.Salim Ayyash, 56, is accused of leading the team that carried out the bombing, which involved a truck packed full of explosives that detonated near Hariri’s motorcade on February 14, 2005.Assad Sabra, 43, and Hussein Oneissi, 46, allegedly sent a fake video to the Al-Jazeera news channel claiming responsibility on behalf of a made-up group. Hassan Habib Merhi, 54, is accused of general involvement in the plot.The alleged mastermind of the bombing, Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, was indicted by the court but is believed to have died while fighting with the Syrian regime in May 2016.The surviving suspects face life imprisonment if convicted, although sentencing will be carried out at a later date.”If a convicted person is at liberty and not present the trial chamber shall issue a warrant of arrest,” a court spokesman said.Both the prosecution and defense can appeal the judgment and sentence, while if a defendant is eventually arrested he can request a retrial. A UN-backed tribunal will give its verdict Friday on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri, but questions will remain over a long and costly trial whose suspects remain at large.Four alleged members of the Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group Hezbollah are on trial in absentia at the court in the Netherlands over the huge Beirut suicide bombing that killed Sunni billionaire Hariri and 21 other people.The judgment harks back to an event that changed the face of the Middle East, with Hariri’s assassination triggering a wave of demonstrations that pushed Syrian forces out of Lebanon after 30 years.
Low-fat Vegetarian Chili with Rice.For a meal just moments from start to finish, try meatless chili for a low-fat, zero-cholesterol, vegetarian supper on a busy day.The chili pairs with hot, cooked rice for a filling meal using seasonings that will pack a little punch.This chili is actually better on day two or three, so consider making it ahead and taking the next day off from cooking!Ingredients:1 15-1/2-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained1 15-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed and drained1 14-1/2-ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up1 8-ounce can tomato sauce1 cup water3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper1/2 cup chopped onion1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon saltDash ground red pepper2 cloves garlic, minced2 cups hot cooked rice Directions:In a large saucepan combine kidney beans, great northern beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, green pepper, onion, chili powder, sugar, basil, cumin, salt, ground red pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.Top each serving of chili with 1/2 cup hot cooked rice. Makes 4 servings.Make-Ahead Tip:Prepare chili. Transfer to refrigerator container; cover and chill up to 2 days. Reheat and top with rice. Recipe source:Better Homes & Gardens Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Low-fat Vegetarian Chili with Rice. by: – July 7, 2011 Share Share 25 Views no discussions Tweet
Sergio Aguero scored four goals and missed a penalty as Manchester City saw off Tottenham in a thrilling match to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.Two of Aguero’s goals came from the spot, and he went home with the match ball despite being denied a hat-trick of penalties by Hugo Lloris’s fine stop.Spurs had Federico Fazio sent off on his league debut, but the game hinged on a brilliant 65th-minute penalty save from City keeper Joe Hart, who denied Roberto Soldado with the score at 2-1.The win means City close the gap on Chelsea to two points, but Jose Mourinho’s side can restore their five-point margin with victory over Crystal Palace.City ended the game as emphatic winners but they were pushed hard by an enterprising Tottenham team who, inspired by the impressive Christian Eriksen, played a full part in a breathless encounter.Aguero was the star of the show, however, and he struck his first goal of a magnificent individual performance to give City the lead after 13 minutes. The Argentina striker collected a Frank Lampard pass on the left-hand side of the area after Erik Lamela lost possession, and cut back to bend a fierce low shot into the opposite corner.A frantic first half frequently saw chances in quick succession at either end, so it was appropriate Spurs levelled just over 90 seconds after falling behind.Again the goal came after a defensive mistake, with Fernando brushed off the ball after taking a heavy touch and Soldado feeding Eriksen to fire in a shot that Hart could not keep out.Eriksen was causing problems every time he got the ball but, sadly for Spurs, they were being given an even sterner examination by the pace of City’s attacks down the wings and the movement of Aguero and David Silva in the middle.Though centre-back Fazio was making his Premier League debut for Spurs, it was Younes Kaboul who looked the novice, while Lamela continued to struggle whenever he was asked to track back.And it was from Lamela’s clumsy challenge on Lampard that Aguero was given a chance to quickly restore City’s lead from the spot, which he did with a cool finish into the bottom-left corner. The game continued at a frantic pace, but Lampard only lasted until the 28th minute, when he was carried off with what looked like a thigh injury.Without him, City did not lose their attacking momentum and Aguero should have completed his hat-trick just after the half-hour mark, after Kaboul tripped Silva.This time, however, he fired his penalty down the middle and Lloris denied him with an outstretched leg, with the Argentina striker’s acrobatic follow-up flying over.Lloris was being given little protection by his defence but continued to thwart Aguero, making a series of fine stops either side of the break.Hart was also being kept busy but there was no doubt over his stand-out save, which came after Martin Demichelis tripped Soldado and referee Jonathan Moss awarded the third penalty of the match. Lampard was taken off on a stretcher with what appeared to be a thigh injurySoldado was denied by Hart, who flung himself to his right to push it to safety, then denied the striker again from close range seconds later.The City fans celebrated those moments as loudly as either of their first two goals, and were soon cheering again when Aguero finally scored his third.Fazio pulled back the striker as he looked to get on the end of a Jesus Navas cross and, after the Spurs defender was sent off, Aguero resumed his duel with Lloris, this time firing successfully to the keeper’s right. Tottenham’s 10 men continued to attack, but with less threat than before, and City soon made sure of the points.Fittingly, it was Aguero who netted, beating the offside trap before angling his finish past Lloris.James Milner fired against the post in the closing minutes as City pushed for a fifth goal but, by then, the result was no longer in doubt.Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: “It’s a very good victory for us. It’s always difficult to come back from the international break. We played well, we scored four goals and I don’t know how many chances we had.”We must now start to think about Champions League. We are going to Russia [to face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday] to try to win. For me it’s a good pressure to win all the games when you have a good team. We made five or six changes. I trust a lot in this squad.” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “I think the first penalty after we scored made it difficult for us. We played 70 minutes when we were always in the game. Manchester City have very good players. The result was bad but there are a lot of positives to take.”The first penalty for me was ridiculous but we need to accept the decision. We need to review the game – my feeling was it is not a red card. A lot of things happened. It’s difficult to analyse.”We always believed it was possible to get a point.”
Exercise rider Willie Delgado gallops Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled for May 17 at Pimlico. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race, the last being Prairie Bayou in 1993.“Three is fine with me,” Sherman said. “Most of the speed is on the outside of me. If they go, they go, I can tuck in right behind them without any problems. I think my horse will perform.”So does California Chrome’s co-owner Steve Coburn, who dared to look ahead.“One race at a time,” he said, “but I’m still thinking Triple Crown.”If California Chrome wins on Saturday, next up would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Only 11 horses have swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont and none since 1978.California Chrome brings a five-race winning streak into the Preakness, having won that many by a combined 26 lengths. Still, his overwhelming odds surprised Sherman, a 77-year-old trainer who has never had a colt this good.“I never thought I’d be that kind of price,” he said. “I really thought I’d be 6-5.”Speedster Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post. He skipped the Kentucky Derby and is one of seven new horses lining up to challenge California Chrome.“I’m never afraid of nothing,” owner Ron Sanchez said. “We have a great post position. We have slow horses to our outside. That’s going to help us a lot.”Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1. Bayern, who drew the No. 5 post, is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who is seeking a sixth Preakness win. Rosie Napravnik will ride the colt, trying to become the first female jockey to win the race.Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.Once again, Ride On Curlin drew an outside post, landing in the No. 10 spot after breaking from the 19th position in the Derby starting gate under Calvin Borel. This time, Joel Rosario will ride the colt.Borel has switched to filly Ria Antonia, who is the longest shot in the field at 30-1.“I wish she was 50-1,” co-owner Ron Paolucci said. “The way she works and trains, she thinks she’s 3-5.”She will try to become the first filly to win the Preakness since Rachel Alexandra beat the boys in 2009. Like Rachel, Ria Antonia did not run in the Derby first. She finished sixth in the Kentucky Oaks, held the day before the Derby. After the Oaks, Ria Antonia’s owners switched trainers, dumping Baffert for Tom Amoss.“I always wanted to run in this race,” Paolucci said. “My filly is a really big filly, she’s really solid. Coming back in two weeks gives her an absolute edge. I know it’s really going to help her.”General a Rod is the only other Derby horse to try the Preakness. He was 11th at Churchill Downs.There is a trio of 20-1 shots in the field. One of them, Kid Cruz, is trained by Linda Rice, giving the Preakness a female trainer, jockey and filly in the same race for the first time.The other 20-1 shots are Pablo Del Monte, who drew the No. 9 post, and Ring Weekend, who will break from the No. 4 spot.Illinois Derby winner Dynamic Impact drew the No. 1 post, putting the colt along the rail, a spot not favored by most trainers who fear getting trapped inside.