Explain Inclusion Of ‘Undeserving’ Individuals In Assam National Register Of Citizens: Gauhati High Court Directs NRC Coordinator [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesExplain Inclusion Of ‘Undeserving’ Individuals In Assam National Register Of Citizens: Gauhati High Court Directs NRC Coordinator [Read Order] Akshita Saxena28 Oct 2020 10:47 PMShare This – xIn a recent verdict, the Gauhati High Court asked the coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to explain how the name of the Petitioner got included in the Register despite the fact that at the relevant point of time, proceedings against her were continuing. “Let the Assam State Coordinator, NRC file a comprehensive affidavit and bring on record the situations along…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?LoginIn a recent verdict, the Gauhati High Court asked the coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to explain how the name of the Petitioner got included in the Register despite the fact that at the relevant point of time, proceedings against her were continuing. “Let the Assam State Coordinator, NRC file a comprehensive affidavit and bring on record the situations along with necessary particulars, whereby inroads into the National Register of Citizens may have been created by individuals who are undeserving and not legally entitled to be included in the National Register of Citizens,” a Bench comprising of Justice Manojit Bhuyan and Justice Soumitra Saikia said. The order was passed in writ proceedings initiated by a resident of Nalbari District, Rahima Begam, against an order of the Foreigners’ Tribunal, declaring her as a foreigner of post 1971 stream. The Court observed that the Petitioner’s name appeared in the NRC even when proceedings against her had been initiated and continued on the basis of reference made by the Superintendent of Police (Border), Nalbari. “Such insertion of name is against the law,” the Bench firmly remarked. It proceeded to observe that this is an issue of great importance and it is not a solitary instance, inasmuch as, in a number of cases the Court has noticed and recorded similar issues appearing. The coordinator was directed to file the affidavit within 3 weeks on October 19.The final list of Assam NRC was published on August 31, 2019, following the directions of the Supreme Court, excluding over 19 lakh persons (19,06,657) out of 3.3 crore applicants.The NRC process has its origins in the 1985 Assam Accord entered into between the Rajeev Gandhi-led Union Government with the leaders of Assam, following massive agitation by Assam Students Union for six years demanding deportation of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. March 25, 1971 – the day when Bangladesh war started – was set as the cut-off date for determining citizenship. All those who came to Assam after that date were to be regarded as an illegal migrant.The Accord was given statutory recognition by Section 6A inserted into the Citizenship Act 1955 through amendment carried out in 1985. To be included in the NRC, one has to establish that he had been residing in Assam even before the cut off date, or has to trace his legacy to ancestors who had been staying in Assam before such date. This has to be established through ‘legacy documents’, i.e a list of government approved documents.The process had been lying dormant for nearly three decades. The necessary rules for updation of Assam NRC were framed only in 2003. It gathered steam after 2014, when a bench of Justice Gogoi (as he was then) and Nariman ordered the expedition of process in a PIL filed by NGO Assam Public Works in 2009.Since then, the process was being monitored by this bench of the Supreme Court.The first draft list was published in December 2017, which was followed by a second draft published on July 31, 2018.Case Title: Rahima Begam v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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John Medeski Teams With Members Of Bad Brains, Deftones For New Supergroup [Listen]

first_imgThere’s no denying the keyboard mastery of John Medeski. Whether its the psycehdelic jazz fusion of Medeski, Martin & Wood, the gospel soul of The Word, or even his recent sit-in with Antibalas at the Brooklyn Bowl, the man is an undeniable talent. This time around, he’s lending his talents to a new group called Saudade, alongside members of Deftones and Bad Brains.The full lineup features guitarist Dr. Know, of the hardcore punk group Bad Brains, as well as Deftones’ vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno. Mackie Jayson and Chuck Doom complete this eclectic lineup, and the band has also released their very first track. Titled “Saudade,” the eponymous tune is beyond epic.Listen to “Saudade” below, and visit the band’s new BitTorrent page to download the band’s song and video. You can also join a mailing list to find out more information about this new exciting group.last_img read more

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Floodlights provided for Kamarang ground

first_imgTHE National Sports Commission (NSC) has provided 16 floodlights for the ground at Kamarang, ahead of the 2016 Upper Mazaruni Games on Sunday.The presentation fell under the Ground Enhancement Project being carried out by the NSC. Receiving the lights from the Minister within the Ministry of Education, Ms Nicolette Henry was the District Sports Council’s Mr Rudolph Wellington.Ten of those lights have been installed and games are played during the night. The Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs. Sydney Allicock also handed over a generator to Mr Wellington.Director of Sport Christopher Jones, who declared the games open, also delivered a variety of sporting equipment. Additionally, the Ministry of the Presidency and the NSC provided meals and fuel, as well as other support to make the event possible.last_img read more

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Project11 to showcase Supponor’s DBR technology at #bofcon2018

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Plus500 named as the main sponsor of Legia Warsaw August 10, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Attendees at the upcoming Betting on Football Conference will be able to experience first-hand the DBR technology, currently utilised in La Liga to broadcast eight regional sets of perimeter advertising for the same match globally at 36 Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona away matches. Sports marketing agency Project11’s successful business model encompassing its La Liga division and holding rights to sell the perimeter advertising, will be present in collaboration with Supponor, the creators of DBR, showcasing the first LED DBR system, manufactured by stadium technology specialists ADI. James Gambrell, CEO of Supponor, said: “Supponor’s ground-breaking virtual replacement technology solutions was first deployed and now in its fourth season in LaLiga in partnership with Mediapro. Project11 has been a supporter from the earliest days and in conjunction with Mediapro has literally taught the world how to deliver high impact brand communications targeted at regional and local audiences with highly relevant and compelling fan worthy content. We are looking forward to many more years working in partnership as the technology continues to evolve and expand across new markets and other sports around the world.”With an expansion in La Liga to cover all Atlético Madrid F.C. matches in the 2018/19 season and more leagues considering this game-changing technology, Betting on Football will provide a great opportunity to see DBR in situ, rather than through watching the broadcasts on tv.Partner at Project11, Scott Taylor, commented: “To allow our current and future betting clients to experience the technology first-hand is an invaluable opportunity. The current relationships we have with football clubs, and leagues, and in turn with Supponor, delivers the model for the future in world football. With more leagues paying attention, Project11 are leading the way in this field with a proven track record to deliver new revenue streams and reliable products in association with this pioneering technology. The growth prospect is immense.”Geraint Williams, CEO of ADI, stated: “As an investor in Supponor, who’s augmented reality technology is changing the commercial landscape in sport, we’re delighted to be supporting their roll out of LED virtual advertising. Supponor’s DBR Live platform is the only broadcast quality virtual replacement technology that is proven commercially, and we’re excited about its further deployment in world sport.”COO of SBC events, Paul Mills, added: “This is an incredible, highly visual addition to the show. One which though this technology can apportion an element of the betting industry advertising spend now in La Liga and who knows the parameters in the future.”To see an example of the innovative technology, Click Here.last_img read more

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When Mary Kom got emotional at special screening of her biopic

first_imgOlympian and five times world boxing champion Mary Kom couldn’t hold her tears watching her story on big screen and broke down in Priyanka Chopra’s arms.Mary Kom breaks down in Priyanka Chopra’s armsThe occasion was a special screening of recently released biopic on the boxing champ. Film’s actors Priyanka Chopra and Darshan Kumaar were present at the event along with director Omung Kumar. Mary Kom came along with her husband Onler and sons Rechungvar and Khupneivar.During felicitation Mary got emotional and cried in Priyanka’s arms. Priyanka, who has received much appreciation for the movie consoled the Olympian.Mary Kom and her husband Onler with Priyanka Chopra, Omung Kumar and Darshan KumaarPriyanka at an event recently said, “If we were to look at what Mary has given back to the society through her grit and work, even if she was paid a billion dollar per minute she would still be underpaid. Just because it makes for great irony to highlight the plight of sportswomen in India, does not justify comparing our salaries to point out the sad state of Indian women sports in India. I and the film makers at least have brought the story to the forefront in the best way that we can. We are on the side of asking for better conditions for sportswomen like Mary in India….not the other side. I think one should appreciate this effort not negate whatever little difference we will make to highlight these issues through our film.”The movie has been well-received by audience and critics and ha crossed the danger mark of Rs 40-crore at the box-office.advertisementlast_img read more

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How a Toronto writing group opened the doors for queer and trans

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement I recently watched the first two episodes of the new FX series called Atlanta, produced by actor, writer and musician Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino). I was immediately struck by casual nuances in the writing and, though I’ve never lived in the city of Atlanta, there was an undeniable feeling of authenticity. And I later learned that Atlanta is one of the few shows in television network history to boast an all-black writing staff. When questioned about his motivations for curating an all-black writing team, Donald Glover responded: “I wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about Black culture.”What possibilities emerge when you provide access and space to diverse writers? It was this question and desire for access and space that led Toronto based writer Dianah Smith to create ‘A’ is for Orange (pronounced “A is for Ah-range”), a creative incubator and reading series for emerging queer and trans writers of Caribbean descent. The group is no longer active, and there is very little digital documentation of it’s existence, but the legacy of ‘A’ is for Orange can be felt throughout the city.The story of ‘A’ is For Orange begins in 2005, when Smith took a leave of absence from full-time teaching to develop her writing. She enrolled in several classes at Ryerson University, including one on autobiographical writing. However her initial enthusiasm was quickly replaced by a growing unease and discomfort as she realized the realities and limitations of the university classroom.  “I would present my stories and there would just be flat or very uncomfortable questions,” she tells me over the phone. “Typical questions focusing on the food or the music or whatever ethnic parts of the story and not really the content and the craft. It was really frustrating.” Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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RCMP files records of missing children graves may never surface if Ottawa

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National News OTTAWA–Indian residential school records on dead and missing children and abuse complaints to the RCMP may never see the light of day if Ottawa gets its way in its battle with the commission created to shed light on Canada’s darkest chapter, according to court documents.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is taking Ottawa to court over its refusal to hand over millions of records related to the 150 year existence of Indian residential schools. The court fight has been described as a battle for control over the history of residential schools.The TRC alleges in court documents that the Harper government is refusing to release documents and files written following the closure of a residential school, even though some of these schools opened and closed on an ongoing basis and sometimes shut down and reopened in the same building.“To the extent that documents were generated by Canada about a particular residential school after its closure, these materials would be necessary to complete the historical record of the (Indian residential school system),” stated Ken Roach, research advisor to the TRC, in an affidavit. “(The documents) would be essential to understand the particular legacy of that school.”The Harper government’s stonewalling on documents also includes files held by the RCMP, said Julian Falconer, a lawyer representing the TRC in its court battle against Ottawa. Falconer said the RCMP received criminal complaints about abuse in residential schools, but those files are still locked away.“There is no doubt there are RCMP files,” said Falconer. “We don’t have those files.”The missing files also include documents on individual schools. According to the TRC, at one point this summer, the commission had listed 37 residential schools that lacked accompanying documentation and 52 that had partial documentation.According to Roach’s affidavit, the Harper government is refusing to release files created after the shut-down of residential schools including:Documents on allegations on the treatment, health and well being of students.Documents containing allegations against staff on mistreatment of students.Documents on missing children and graves following investigations.Documents on the impact on survivors, families and communities.Documents on operations, policies and administration of closed schools.Documents on discussions by federal bureaucrats on how to respond to Indian residential school complaints from students, families and Aboriginal organizations.The federal government is refusing to release these documents partly based on their still uncertain definition of one word: Relevant.Under the multi-billion dollar Indian residential school settlement agreement, which created the TRC, Canada and the churches agreed to “provide all relevant documents in their possession and control” to “ensure the efficacy of the truth and reconciliation process.”Yet, according to the TRC’s court filings, Canada has refused to reveal their definition of relevant despite receiving repeated requests since at least May 2011.TRC officials were initially told the government couldn’t reveal their definition without permission of the Department of Justice, and then they were told the definition needed to first be finalized and approved. Then in September 2011, federal officials said they still didn’t have a formal definition of the word.The TRC obtained an internal presentation to Parks Canada from January of this year that stated the Department of Aboriginal Affairs had a working definition of the word that was broader than the public position Canada intended to take on the issue.“The (TRC) has yet to receive Canada’s definition of the word relevance,” said the TRC’s factum.Yet, despite the uncertainty around what the Harper government actually means when it uses the word, it appeared in the statement from Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan’s response to news Ottawa was facing court action over its failure to hand over millions of residential school documents to the TRC.“We are working with 22 other government departments and with the TRC to ensure all relevant Indian residential schools related documents are made available to the TRC,” said spokesman Jan O’Driscoll, who added that the commission has already received almost one million documents.When asked what he meant by the world relevant, O’Driscoll said he couldn’t comment because the issue was before the courts.O’Driscoll’s statement also said that “Canada aims to disclose all of its remaining documents relevant to the TRCs mandate by Jun 30, 2013.”It appears that the department’s stated time-frame will wreck havoc on the TRC’s final report. One of the central volumes of the report, which deals with the legacy of residential schools and draws on all the other sections of the final document, needs to be completed by May 2013.It will take about a year to finalize, translate and publish the TRC’s final report.The TRC’s mandate expires July 1, [email protected]last_img read more

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PSG admits to racial profiling

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have admitted that their scouts illegally racially profiled young players as part of their recruitment process.The scouts were asked to list whether the youngsters were French, North African, West Indian or African, allegedly in order to limit the number of black youngsters coming into the club, according to the investigative news website Mediapart, citing documents from the Football Leaks dossier.Mediapart said the practice has been carried out for the last five years. The French champions confirmed racial profiling took place but said the club’s management was “not aware” of it and that it was carried out in completely secrecy.In a statement, the club said, according to the Guardian:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its firm condemnation of all forms of discrimination, racism or ethnic monitoring. Forms with illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018 by the training centre’s department responsible for player scouting outside the Île-de-France region. These forms were introduced at the sole personal initiative of the head of this department.”Mediapart claims questions over racial profiling at Le Parisien were first raised four years ago after a talented 13-year-old player, Yann Gboho, caught the attention of the club’s scouts while playing for FC Rouen in Normandy.During Gboho’s evaluation, a PSG scout filled in a form in which there were four choices as to the origin of players: French, north African, West Indian and African. The scout was reported to have listed the teenager, who was born in the Ivory Coast, as “West Indian”.last_img read more

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Bay Theatre marquee being removed after storm causes it to collapse

first_imgBay Theatre marquee being removed after storm causes it to collapse Ed Lenderman, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: National City FacebookTwitter Posted: January 10, 2018 Updated: 4:58 PMcenter_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY(KUSI) —The Bay Theatre marquee in National City will be removed Wednesday after it collapsed during a powerful storm that ripped through San Diego County.The yellow-and-white, roughly three-story-tall structure atop the Bay Theatre — featuring a giant “B,” “A” and “Y,” from top to bottom — crashed down at some point during the night or early morning Tuesday, landing on a sidewalk and breaking apart, National City Emergency Services Director Frank Parra said.The partial collapse of the 1940s-era building, which in recent years has been home to a church congregation, caused no reported injuries, though it did force a road closure.To see the full removal of the sign, watch the video below. Skip to 3:00 to get straight to the removal process. January 10, 2018last_img read more

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