Tag Archives: India

India: Lawyer shot in Munger

April 26, 2017

Three unidentified criminals in their early 20s killed advocate Jaldhar Yadav (50) in his house at Heru Diaraunder New Ram Nagar police station area on the outskirts of the town on Tuesday. The criminals fled on foot, his neighbours said.
“The advocate was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital,” police said.

“According to family members, three persons posing as clients came and discussed about filing a bail application at the civil court on Wednesday. After going through the papers, Yadav started writing the bail petition when one of the criminals shot him from close range,” police said. ASP Harishankar Kumar said the reason behind the crime was not known.





Pakistan/India: Pakistan lawyers told to not take up Kulbhushan Jadhav case

April 25, 2017

Ex-naval officer can move Supreme Court of Pakistan against order of military court.


India: Enactment of “HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS (RECOGNITION, SUPPORT AND PROTECTION) ACT” – Please sign the petition!

April 24, 2017

Human Rights Defenders often face several kinds of reprisal for their legitimate human rights work both in the hands of State and/or non-state actors whose wrongdoings/illegal activities they challenge to redress a promote human rights and/or to redress an incident of human rights violation. They often work alone with no or limited knowledge, skill, resource and support and often their important human rights work is derecognised and discouraged. So, to recognise their work,  to provide support for their human rights work and to provide protection to them when they are at risk facing reprisal or under attack for their legitimate human rights work, it is pertinent to enact a law by Indian Parliament to expressly acknowledge the Rights and Responsibility of the Human Rights Defenders as per the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, 1998 and as Recommended  to the Government of India by the United Nations Special Rapporteur  on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders after her Country Visit to India in 2011 and as recommendations received by Government of India in United Nations Universal Periodic Review  from  four countries in 2012.  The proposed Act will afford protection to lawyers as well.



Kashmir/India: Leader Of Ruling PDP Abdul Gani Shot Dead In Jammu And Kashmir’s Pulwama

April 24, 2017

Leader Of Ruling PDP Abdul Gani Shot Dead In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama

A leader of Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling PDP was killed by suspected terrorists when he was travelling in his car in Srinagar on Monday.

Abdul Gani Dar, the Pulwama unit president of the PDP or People’s Democratic Party, was shot at when he was in the Pinglana area. He was taken to a hospital in Srinagar, 31km away.

Mr Dar, a lawyer, was shot thrice in his chest at close range.

He was travelling with two police cars. This is the third attack on a politician in the past few weeks.

This morning, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the security situation in the state. Ms Mufti called for dialogue with separatists but added that talks cannot take place amid stone-throwing and firing.




India: Uttar Pradesh: Lawyer shot dead in Pratapgarh

April 25, 2017

Nation News

A lawyer was shot dead by unidentified assailants here, police said today. Dhananjay Misra (45), former president of Lalganj Bar Association, was returning home along with his daughter when four motorcycle-borne assailants followed them and opened fire near Motheen village last evening.

As he fell on the road, the assailants, whose faces were covered, pumped bullets into his head and chest before fleeing, police said, adding that he was rushed to Lalganj Community Health Centre where doctors declared him dead. Enraged locals refused to hand over the body to the police and staged a protest demanding security and compensation for the family of the deceased. They were later pacified by officials and the body was sent for post mortem late in the night.

Uttar Pradesh: Lawyer shot dead in Pratapgarh



The Supreme Court of India stated:

A bench of Justice P. Sthasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while giving decision that a case cannot be registered against a lawyer just because his advice was not right. The wrong advice of the lawyer can be considered negligence or professional misconduct, that too only when there is strong evidence. But in no condition the lawyer can be accused for section 420 or 109 IPC, unless there are strong evidence that establish relation of advocate with criminals involved in the case.

The Court also said that in professions like lawyers and doctors, the professionals cannot guarantee for the success of the case. Courts said that the advocate cannot provide guarantee to his/her client that he would definitely win the case and nor a doctor can tell his patient that is operations are always successful. And though this professions doctor and lawyer can only say that they are experienced in their work and they would do their best efforts so that they are successful. And thus Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of CBI.

The Supreme Court of India in an important decision said that if in case the advise given by a Lawyer goes wrong in some way, despite of it, no case under section 420 of Indian Penal Code or something like that can be registered against him/her.


Kashmir/India: Lawyer shot dead in Kashmir

April 22, 2017

“Khan was sacked at multiple times from a close range at his house”, a senior police official said, adding, “He was immediately taken to the nearby hospital by family”.

In another incident, Rashid Billa, said to be close aide of former state assembly speaker Akbar Lone, was killed by suspected terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Bandipora area.

Unidentified gunmen tonight shot dead a former public prosecutor in south Kashmirs Shopian district, police said.

Advocate Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan was shot at and critically injured by unidentified gunmen in Pinjura village of Shopian.

Chief Medical Officer of the district hospital said Khan with firearm injury in chest arrived dead in hospital.

Sources said that Imtiyaz was associated with National Conference.