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India: Civil Judge arrested for allegedly raping Woman Advocate

August 17, 2018

Rape

A Junior Civil Judge of Thungathurthi Court in Suryapet district of Telangana has been accused of raping a 29-year-old Advocate.

Rape

The Junior Civil Judge has been arrested.

Victim has alleged that Junior Civil Judge, sexually exploited her after promising her a marriage.

He reportedly got engaged to another woman last month.

Woman Advocate belongs to tribal community. She has alleged that accused sexually exploited her over the past few years with a promise of marriage.

Based on the complaint, a case of rape under relevant IPC sections and under provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered against him on August 3.

After receiving the Complaint, Chikkadapally Police of Hyderabad arrested the accused judge and produced him at the Nampally court of the city. He was sent to jail by Court.

https://www.latestlaws.com/latest-news/civil-judge-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-woman-advocate/

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/junior-civil-judge-rape-woman-advocate-telangana-1314442-2018-08-14

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/junior-civil-judge-held-on-rape-charge/articleshow/65408642.cms

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/judge-held-raping-woman-687610.html

https://telanganatoday.com/junior-judge-held-for-rape-in-hyderabad

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India: Bhim Army Leader Chandrashekhar Azad Moves SC Against Detention Under NSA, Notice Issued

August 13, 2014

With Bhim Army founder leader Chandrashekhar Azad challenging his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) and seeking compensation for the illegal detention, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the Distri…

https://www.livelaw.in/bhim-army-leader-chandrashekhar-azad-moves-sc-against-detention-under-nsa-notice-issued/

https://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/bhim-army-prepares-to-galvanise-dalits-against-modi-govt-on-aug-19-118081301309_1.html

http://www.dailyaddaa.com/Read/cm-nitish-kumar-has-our-sympathy-not-vote-say-bihar-dalits-blame-bjp-42089.html

http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2018/aug/05/dilution-of-scst-atrocities-act-why-dalits-are-angry-1853310.html

India: This State Govt. has approved the Act which provides Jail term of 7 Years for Threatening an Advocate

July 20, 2018

 

Madhya Pradesh State Cabinet gave its approval to the Advocate Protection Act under which person accused of exerting undue pressure on a lawyer or obstructing their work would attract 7 years of jail with provisions of fine upto Rs 10,000.

According to the Sources, The Government is preparing to bring the ordinance to implement the Act soon.

This will make Madhya Pradesh the first State in India to promote law to protect advocates from any kind of violence perpetrated against them.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while addressing the State Bar Council at National Law University in May, 2018 has announced that the State Governement will present the Bill in the Monsoon Session of the Assembly.

https://www.latestlaws.com/latest-news/this-state-govt-has-approved-the-act-which-provides-jail-term-of-7-years-for-threatening-an-advocate/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/advocate-protection-act-to-be-implemented-in-state-chief-minister-shivraj-singh-chouhan/articleshow/64153630.cms

https://www.patrika.com/jabalpur-news/advocate-protection-act-implemented-in-mp-state-3010649/ (HINDI)

https://www.bhaskar.com/mp/bhopal/news/cabinet-can-grant-advocate-protection-act-today-5917685.html (HINDI)

India: Madras High Court grants conditional bail to advocate Vanchinathan in Thoothukudi riot case

July 5, 2018

The petitioner S Vanchinathan, an advocate and State Coordinator of the People’s Rights Protection Centre, had been booked in nine cases by the district police and he was later arrested on June 20.

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court granted bail to advocate Vanchinathan who was arrested on charges of instigating violence in the 100th day of anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi on May 22.

The petitioner S Vanchinathan, an advocate and State Coordinator of the People’s Rights Protection Centre, had been booked under various charges under sections 147 (Punishment for rioting),148 ( Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC in connection with his role during the Thoothukudi protests.

Totally, nine cases had been registered against him by the district police and he was later arrested on June 20 after the High Court Bench denied him anticipatory bail.

While Vanchinathan was in remand, he approached the Bench seeking bail, denying that his role was fabricated by the police in the FIR. Pointing out the flaws in the charges framed against him, he sought bail.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/jul/05/madras-high-court-grants-conditional-bail-to-advocate-vanchinathan-in-thoothukudi-riot-case-1838600.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/sterlite-protests-advocate-gets-conditional-bail/articleshow/64876503.cms

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/villagers-thoothukudi-write-cm-urge-permanent-closure-sterlite-84994

India: Kathua case: SC lawyer says activist tortured in custody, police claim Talib Hussain hit himself

August 6, 2018

Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising said Talib Hussain, who was arrested last week, sustained skull injuries.

Kathua case: SC lawyer says activist tortured in custody, police claim Talib Hussain hit himself

Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising on Monday tweeted that Talib Hussain, a social activist who led a campaign against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the state’s Kathua district in January, was tortured in police custody. Jaising said Hussain is being treated for serious skull injuries at a hospital in Samba.

In April, the lawyer had petitioned the Supreme Court to transfer the case out of Kathua. “This is unacceptable in a democracy,” Jaising tweeted.

Hussain, a social activist known for leading a demonstration demanding justice for the family of the girl, was arrested on charges of rape and illegal possession of weapons on August 2, reports said.

Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid refuted the claims and said that Hussain hit himself on the head “out of frustration”. Vaid told Scroll.inthat other inmates saw the incident and that there was visual proof. The police official said Hussain had only sustained scratches and was taken back to the Samba Police station.

https://scroll.in/latest/889460/kathua-case-sc-lawyer-claims-key-witness-tortured-in-custody-police-say-talib-hussain-hit-himself

https://scroll.in/latest/889516/kathua-case-j-k-police-book-activist-talib-hussain-for-allegedly-attempting-suicide

https://barandbench.com/kathua-talib-hussain-subject-to-third-degree-torture-by-police-sc-moved/

https://theprint.in/governance/top-court-to-hear-plea-alleging-torture-of-kathua-case-witness-tomorrow/94546/

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/talib-hussain-who-led-agitation-demanding-justice-in-kathua-case-arrested-on-rap/314346

http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/jammu-and-kashmir-gujjar-activist-talib-hussain-seeking-justice-in-kathua-case-arrested-on-rape-charges/1327583

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/deepika-rajawat-threats-have-shifted-form/19516179

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1807/S00067/india-public-officials-escorts-assault-high-court-lawyer.htm

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-kathua-lawyer-gets-imc-woman-of-the-year-award-2624767

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/campaigner-talib-hussain-accused-of-torturing-wife-for-giving-birth-to-girl-child/

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/08/01/activist-who-led-kathua-agitation-arrested-for-rape-attempt.html

http://www.earlytimes.in/m/newsdet.aspx?q=230688

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UK/Bangladesh/India: UK lawyer alleges India deported him under Bangladesh pressure

July 13, 2018

Lord Alex Carlile, a member of the legal team of opposition BNP leader Khaleda Zia, was deported from New Delhi airport.

UK lawyer alleges India deported him under Bangladesh pressure

A senior UK lawyer has claimed that the Indian government deported him from the country at the behest of neighbouring Bangladesh government, which wanted to stop him from lobbying on behalf of a jailed opposition leader.

Lord Alex Carlile QC, a member of the legal team of Khaleda Zia, chairperson of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), who was jailedin February for five years on corruption charges, said that he was “shocked that India should have succumbed supinely to representations by the Bangladesh government”.

The BNP leader and five others were accused of embezzling over 21 million taka ($252,000) from foreign donations intended for the Zia Orphanage Trust – a charity named after former President Ziaur Rahman, Zia’s husband.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/uk-lawyer-alleges-india-deported-bangladesh-pressure-180713094355772.html

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/india-revoked-visa-of-british-lawmaker-lord-alexander-carlile-under-bangladesh-governments-pressure-uk-lawmaker/1242122/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Carlile,_Baron_Carlile_of_Berriew

India: Lady Lawyer Allegedly Raped By Senior Lawyer In Saket Court, Accused Arrested, Bar Suspends His Membership

July 15, 2018

In an incident that has sent shock waves in the entire legal fraternity, a lady lawyer was allegedly raped by another advocate in his chamber in Saket district court complex yesterday evening. Advocate P K Lal, who is in his 50s, raped the lady lawy…

http://www.livelaw.in/lady-lawyer-raped-by-brethren-in-saket-court-accused-arrested-bar-suspends-his-membership/

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/07/15/lawyer-allegedly-raped-in-delhis-saket-court-by-inebriated-male-senior-colleague_a_23482630/

Delhi: Woman lawyer raped by senior advocate in Saket court complex

http://www.livelaw.in/lawyers-rape-at-saket-court-delhi-hc-acj-gita-mittal-convenes-urgent-meeting-takes-stock-of-security-in-courts/