‘Why Section 124A?’ : Bombay High Court Questions Invoking Offence Of Sedition Against Kangana Ranaut & Sister; Grants Interim Protection In Mumbai Police FIR

first_imgTop Stories’Why Section 124A?’ : Bombay High Court Questions Invoking Offence Of Sedition Against Kangana Ranaut & Sister; Grants Interim Protection In Mumbai Police FIR LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Nov 2020 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in the FIR registered by Mumbai police over alleged communal tweets.A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik granted the interim protection subject to the condition that Kangana and Rangoli should appear before the investigating officer at Bandra Police…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 Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in the FIR registered by Mumbai police over alleged communal tweets.A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik granted the interim protection subject to the condition that Kangana and Rangoli should appear before the investigating officer at Bandra Police on January 8 between 12 PM to 2 PM for recording the statement in the case.The bench also recorded the submission on Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee on behalf of Kangana and Rangoli that they would refrain from making public comments or social media posts on the subject FIR during the pendency of the matter.During the hearing, the bench expressed surprise at the fact that the offence of sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code has been added in the FIR.”We understand other sections. But Section 124A? Are you treating citizens of country like this?”, Justice Shinde asked Senior Advocate Rizwan Merchant, who represented the Mumbai police.”If anybody does not fall within the line of the government, will that be sedition?”, Justice Shinde further asked.The judge also told the Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare that proper workshops should be given to police officers regarding the sections to be invoked in FIRs. The bench also expressed unhappiness over the fact that Kangana and Rangoli failed to comply with the three summonses served on them.Advocate Siddiquee submitted that they could not appear as they were out of Maharashtra in connection with a wedding function and added that they have sent their responses to the investigating officer.Not satisfied with this submission, Justice Shinde remarked: “When a summons is issued, what is the procedure? You sent the answers by post? Is that the procedure? Whatever, you have to honour the summons”.The bench said that it will grant interim protection from coercive action but the petitioners should appear for interrogation.The bench asked Siddiquee to get instructions from his clients as to when they will reach Mumbai for questioning. Siddiqquee then contacted his clients and told the bench that they will reach on January 8.Senior Advocate Merchant submitted that they should be asked to appear ASAP if they are to be given interim protection.”What is so special about them that they can come only in January?”, Merchant submitted.The bench ultimately proceeded to grant the interim order subject to the condition that the petitioners should make themselves available for questioning before the Bandra Police on January 8.The court posted the matter next on January 11.BackgroundIn October, Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydeo Ghule ordered an FIR to be registered after finding a prima facie case against the actor and her sister. The complaint was filed by one Munawar Ali Sayyed, a casting director in the Hindi Film Industry who sought FIR to be registered for offences punishable under Sections 153 A, 295 A, 124 A r/w 34 of IPC.The complainant alleged that by her tweets Kangana was creating divisions between Hindus and Muslims.”I say that the accused no.1 is maliciously bringing religion in almost all her tweets”, he alleged.Thereafter, the complaint cited instances wherein Kangana and Rangoli’s tweets were allegedly communal. Her tweets on lynching of Hindu Sadhus at Palghar, calling the BMC “Babur Sena” after her office was demolished, claiming that she is the first person to make a movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Rani Laxmi bai of Jhansi in a “Islam dominated industry”, blaming Jamaatis for spreading Corona virus etc are cited by the complainant alleging that Kanagana tried to create hatred and communal tensions between Hindus and Muslims deliberately.After going through the complaint and the tweets posted by the accused, Magistrate Dhule observed-“Perused the complaint, heard the advocate of the complainant along with the documents filed on record. On prima facie perusal of complaint and submission I have found cognizable offence has been committed by the accused. Total allegations are based upon comment on electronic media that is twitter and interviews. The accused used social media like twitter and thorough investigation is necessary by the expert. The all offences alleged and levelled against the accused are cognizable. Search and seizure is necessary in this case, in such circumstances I have found it to be proper to pass order under Section 156(3) of CrPC.”On October 29, Magistrate Court at Andheri ordered inquiry against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against the Muslim community. Court ordered an inquiry under Section 202 of CrPC and called for a police report on the allegations against the siblings. Apart from this, a Court in Karnataka ordered an FIR to be registered against the actor for her tweets on protests by farmers against the farm billClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. GuruOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruAnd the prize goes to the lady with no teethWith compensation culture damaging many employers in the UK, Guru feels itis time he launched his own version of the Stella Awards. These wouldacknowledge the most frivolous and unjust lawsuits in the US. Recent nominees include a Philadelphia restaurant being forced to pay acustomer $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her coccyx.Nothing funny there, except that the beverage was on the floor because she hadjust thrown it at her boyfriend during an argument. A lady also successfully sued a nightclub after she fell from the bathroomwindow and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while she was tryingto sneak through the window in the toilet to avoid paying an entrance fee. Shewas awarded $12,000 and dental expenses. Maybe we should have an award for the most outrageous tribunal application –any nominees? Cross-dressing gig at 35,000ft Laughs are understandably hard to come by in the airline industry at themoment. With swingeing job cuts and plummeting passenger numbers, airlines arehaving to come up with new ways of guaranteeing customer safety. US carriers are adopting the hard line approach. Many are pushing for armedguards to patrol passenger planes during the flight. EasyJet has come up with a more innovative approach. It has recruitedcross-dressing comedian John Linehan on Glasgow to Belfast flights, whose jobit is put people at ease at 35,000 feet. Guru (a nervous flyer at the best of times) thinks that this a much betteridea, but hopes that the cabaret qualities that lie within every steward andstewardess are not inflicted on the travelling public. How not to get ahead in HR Guru was impressed with the display of “HR with attitude” at theBoardroom HR conference earlier this month. Rather than the usual dull advice on how to impress the board, the delegatesat the joint Personnel Today and TMP Worldwide event put together a list of themost impressive ways to fail in HR. Guru’s top five were: 1. Be really nice to everyone all of the time, 2. Appearreally bored when business performance is discussed, 3. Create another piece ofpaperwork, 4. Spend ages arguing whether HR is the best job title, 5. Inventanother competency-based model. Far from sucking up to the chief executive, HR has got to be tough andchallenge him, delegates were told by Tesco’s head of HR Clare Chapman.”Be prepared to be bold and be fired,” she declared. Distract Gurufrom polishing up the “hobbies” section of his CV by sending him abetter top five. Here’s Graham with a quick recapExplain how you would persuade Patrick Vieira to wear a dress? This isn’tsome strange football fantasy that Guru has been harbouring for years, but oneof the worst interview questions ever asked, according to recruitment agencyAccountemps.Guru would have praised the Arsenal midfielder for his lovely legs andremarked that an above-the-knee hemline was the best way to show them off.Other questions were not so easy, such as, “What would you do if you founda crocodile in the bath?” Apparently, bludgeoning it to death with abottle of Listerine is not the correct answer.It is all an attempt by recruiters to ask off-the-wall questions to gauge anapplicant’s unplanned response. “In the style of Graham from Blind Date,explain to me why you want this job,” was Guru’s particular favourite.last_img read more

Face masks may be ‘new normal’ in post-virus life as US prepares gradual reopening

first_imgThe death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States approached 31,000 on Wednesday as governors began cautiously preparing Americans for a post-virus life that would likely include public face coverings as the “new normal.”The governors of Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania each issued orders or recommendations that residents wear face masks as they emerge from isolation in the coming weeks.”If you are going to be in public and you cannot maintain social distancing, then have a mask, and put that mask on,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. Topics : Similar orders were imposed in New Jersey and Los Angeles last week and face coverings were recommended by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday.California Governor Gavin Newsom has said residents across the nation’s most-populous state would likely be wearing masks in public for some time to come.”We are going to be getting back to normal; it will be a new normal,” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, echoing a phrase used by at least two of his fellow governors in recent days.US Midwest governors were also making plans together to restart their economies, said Jordan Abudayyeh, a spokeswoman for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.center_img In Michigan, hundreds of cars flooded the streets around the state Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday to protest Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders, some of the strictest in the country.Some protesters, in the demonstration organized by conservative and pro-President Donald Trump groups, left their cars to gather on the lawn in front of the Capitol building, many of them not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.Toll on the healthcare staff As of Wednesday night, 30,885 people in the United States had died of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a Reuters tally.That includes more than 4,000 deaths newly attributed to the disease in New York City after health officials revised their counting methods to include “probable,” but unconfirmed, cases.Healthcare workers have faced unique health threats while working on the front lines trying to tackle the pandemic.Reuters has identified more than 50 nurses, doctors and medical technicians who have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing symptoms of it. At least 16 were in New York state.”The emergency room is like a war zone,” said Raj Aya, whose wife, Madhvi Aya – a physician’s assistant in Brooklyn – was one of the healthcare workers who died in New York.As the outbreak begins to slow, political leaders have bickered over how and when to begin the process of unwinding unprecedented lockdowns that have damaged the economy and largely confined Americans to their homes.Washington state Governor Jay Inslee told an afternoon news conference the largest obstacle to a return to normalcy was a shortage of coronavirus tests.”We simply haven’t had enough test kits – they simply do not exist anywhere in the United States right now,” Inslee said, adding the state had purchased about a million swabs, along with vials and test medium but they were just starting to arrive.At his daily White House briefing hours later, Trump boasted that the United States had “the most expansive testing system anywhere in the world”. But, he said, testing was a problem for the states and not the federal government.”We can’t be thinking about a Walmart parking lot,” where some testing is being done, but the states and cities should do that, he said.Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a $30 billion plan to vastly increase nationwide testing for the coronavirus.’Almost in free fall’Trump, citing data suggesting the peak of new infections had passed, said he would announce guidelines on Thursday for reopening the economy.The sweeping closures of businesses have left millions of Americans unemployed and store owners struggling to pay rent.Government data released on Wednesday showed that retail sales dropped by 8.7% in March, the biggest decline since tracking began in 1992. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of US economic activity.In addition, output at US factories declined by the most since 1946 as the pandemic fractured supply chains.”The economy is almost in free fall,” said Sung Won Sohn, a business economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.The United States, with the world’s third-largest population, has now suffered the greatest number of reported fatalities from the coronavirus, ahead of Italy and Spain.Globally, the number of infections has crossed the 2 million mark and over 136,000 people have died, a Reuters tally shows.The pathogen emerged last year in China.Trump said on Wednesday his government was trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing “needs to come clean” on what they know. The official death toll released by the Chinese government stands at about 3,600.The source of the virus remains a mystery. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday that US intelligence indicated the coronavirus likely occurred naturally, as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China, but there was no certainty either way.last_img read more

Freddie Ljungberg congratulates Mikel Arteta and speaks out on his Arsenal future

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 5:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Freddie Ljungberg congratulates Mikel Arteta and speaks out on his Arsenal future Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/everton-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2074552/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arteta, meanwhile, addressed Ljungberg’s situation at his unveiling on Friday, saying: ‘It’s a conversation. I was with him this morning when we addressed the players.‘I had a conversation with him afterwards to see his expectations and how I see the situation. We will know something after that.’Pep Guardiola’s now former assistant at Manchester City will be unable to bring Rodolfo Borrell with him from the Premier League champions, but former Everton No.2 Steve Round and Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaka Cana Pavon are expected to join Arteta’s backroom team.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLjungberg had been working with a skeleton staff following Emery’s dismissal with only Per Mertesacker, the club’s academy director, and goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo to lean on for support.The former Invincible had been growing increasingly disillusioned with the situation and urged Arsenal’s board to make a decisive decision following last Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of City.‘If you look at the person who was here before, he had a lot of staff,’ he said.‘I don’t have many staff. If you keep on going like that for months and months, it’s not easy. But that’s totally up to the club.’Should Arteta keep Ljungberg as part of his coaching staff?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsene Wenger questions Arsenal board as he compares his former club to Liverpool Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg has been linked with the vacant post at Malmo (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has congratulated Mikel Arteta upon his appointment as Arsenal’s head coach and has intimated he wants to stay on as part of the Spaniard’s staff.The 42-year-old has overseen the club’s last five matches following the sacking of Unai Emery and struggled to steady the ship, winning just once in that period.Ljungberg is known to harbour ambitions of being a No.1 and on Friday was linked with the vacant post at Malmo.Responding to Arteta’s appointment, however, Ljungberg said on Twitter: ‘The message from me is still the same, get behind us and support the team! AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s been an honour to have helped the club I love for the last few weeks and I am excited to work with Mikel Arteta and his staff moving forwards.’  Advertisementlast_img read more

Steven Davis proud to join list of successful Northern Ireland captains

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Euro hero Steven Davis is brimming with pride at following in the footsteps of his country’s most celebrated captains. He played a starring role in making that happen, scoring twice in Thursday’s decisive 3-1 win over Greece, and the realisation leaves the 30-year-old wide-eyed. “Whenever you mention yourself in the same breath as the ex-captains it is unbelievable,” he said. “It is hard for me to sum that feeling up because it gives me so much pride. “Obviously Thursday night was a very proud moment for me as well. I was delighted for all my family and all the boys, Michael O’Neill and everyone, including the fans. “It has been difficult at times playing for Northern Ireland and trying to get consistency and results. “You have to dig deep sometimes but qualifying makes it all worthwhile. Now we can look forward to France which is an amazing feeling.” Davis and his team-mates have been inundated with messages of thanks from grateful fans – online and in person. More than 2,000 travelling supporters have made the trip to Finland for the final Group F qualifier and the squad have been lauded as heroes. Press Association “It’s been an incredible response from everybody. Everyone’s phones have been going mad, people getting in contact to wish them all the best and say congratulations,” said Davis. “Michael and the lads have been inundated with messages of support from people. With social media now it’s hard not to see it. “It’s been great to reflect in the last 24 hours on what we’ve achieved. It’s an incredible couple of days and the lads fully deserve to get the plaudits they have. “There’s going to be another big following out here and the fans are looking forward to it. Everyone is in good spirits and rightly so.” Danny Blanchflower led Northern Ireland to the 1958 World Cup, Martin O’Neill did the same in 1982 and Sammy McIlroy was the last skipper to experience such an honour at the ’86 tournament in Mexico. But that exclusive club of three will finally become a quartet next summer, when Southampton midfielder Davis leads the Green and White Army in their first-ever European Championship in France. last_img read more

After striking out at Winter Meetings, Dodgers still have moves to make

first_img“Our primary focus is on taking what we feel is a really good core and a really talented team and adding pieces to it that make it better,” he said. “What that means and how the complexion changes, I don’t know at this point.“The driver isn’t ‘Let’s change the complexion of the team.’ The driver is ‘Let’s add talented players.’ How that shakes out is yet to be determined.”It won’t be through signing one of the top free agents this winter.The Dodgers were willing to pay Gerrit Cole $300 million over eight years. But he took even more from the New York Yankees. They wanted to add postseason hero Anthony Rendon to their lineup. But their read of the situation never led them to make an offer and he signed with the Angels. The same was true of Stephen Strasburg, who re-signed with the Washington Nationals.There are still attractive free agents – 34-year-old third baseman Josh Donaldson (a Rendon fallback also sought by the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves), left-handers Madison Bumgarner (imagine him in Dodger blue) or Hyun-Jin Ryu (a Ryu-nion, if you will) and reliever Dellin Betances (a high-upside bounce-back candidate after an injury-riddled 2019). SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers haven’t struck out this much since the NLDS.In the wake of their early exit from the postseason, the Dodgers arrived at the Winter Meetings this week professing to be in the market for “really good players” to add to a “really good team.” But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took it a step farther, saying the team was being more aggressive than in the past and the roster could have as much turnover this winter as any during his tenure (which began in fall 2015).“I think that you’ve got to shuffle the deck sometimes,” Roberts said.Told of his manager’s projections for turnover, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said that was “not necessarily” a goal this winter. But none would represent the kind of franchise-altering shakeup that signing Cole or Rendon would have. For that, the Dodgers will have to go to the trade market where stars such as Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts and – in theory – Nolan Arenado could move this winter.In Lindor, the Dodgers would get a dynamic, switch-hitting shortstop just entering his prime at age 26. Lindor made $10.55 million in 2019 and will make considerably more after arbitration this winter. But he cannot become a free agent until following the 2021 season – at which point he would likely command the level of contract that lit up this week’s Winter Meetings.Bryant’s situation is more complicated. The 2016 NL MVP has filed a grievance against the Chicago Cubs for their sending him to the minors out of spring training in 2015, waiting until mid-April to call him up thus manipulating his service time to postpone his eligibility for free agency an extra year.If Bryant wins the grievance, he could become a free agent next winter. If not, the third baseman could join Lindor on the market the following year. The difference in his trade value as a one- or two-year acquisition could be significant.Betts’ name has been less prominent in trade rumors than Lindor or Bryant so far this winter. But the Boston Red Sox are looking to jump-start a rebuild by shedding some of their high-salaried players (like pitcher David Price). A three-time Gold Glove winner and the 2018 AL MVP, the 27-year-old Betts made $20 million in 2019, a salary sure to get a boost in arbitration this winter. The outfielder can become a free agent next winter, making him potentially a one-year rental.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Arenado, meanwhile, signed an eight-year, $260 million contract extension with the Colorado Rockies earlier this year – which includes an opt-out clause following the 2021 season. The Rockies are rumored to be willing to listen to offers for Arenado as a means to collect an abundance of young talent. But the PR hit the Rockies would take by trading Arenado to the Dodgers – regardless of the return – and then facing him 19 times a year would be considerable.All of those players would require the Dodgers to give up a bundle of talent that would almost certainly have to include either pitcher Dustin May or middle infielder Gavin Lux – or both.As reluctant as the Dodgers have been to make nine-digit contract offers to free agents, they have also avoided trading the bluest of their blue-chip prospects – the reason Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler and Will Smith will play key roles on their 2020 team. In the past, Friedman has been willing and able to pull a third team into a trade in order to add players to strengthen an offer.He might have to do that again – leaving plenty of work still to be done this winter. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more