Holding Peaceful Processions, Raising Slogans Can’t Be An Offence: Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes FIR Against Lady Advocate

first_imgNews UpdatesHolding Peaceful Processions, Raising Slogans Can’t Be An Offence: Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes FIR Against Lady Advocate Sparsh Upadhyay24 Feb 2021 2:29 AMShare This – xUnderlining that holding peaceful processions, raising slogans, would not be and cannot be an offence under India’s Constitution, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd February) quashed an FIR filed against an Advocate under Sections 341, 143, 147, 149, 353, 504, and 506 IPC. The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing the plea of a lady Advocate and member of the…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?LoginUnderlining that holding peaceful processions, raising slogans, would not be and cannot be an offence under India’s Constitution, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd February) quashed an FIR filed against an Advocate under Sections 341, 143, 147, 149, 353, 504, and 506 IPC. The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing the plea of a lady Advocate and member of the Shimla District Courts Bar Association who prayed before the Court to quash the FIR, registered against him. Petitioner’s submission It was submitted before the Court that lawyers were protesting peacefully against restricting the entries to the District Court complex Shimla from a shorter route, forcing them to take a longer way, which had traffic jams, resulting in a delay in attending to the Courts. It was further alleged that the Police registered a concocted FIR due to wreaking vengeance with malicious intentions to scuttle the agitation and that the Police arraigned her as an accused because she was supporting their cause. Prosecution’s case As per the Prosecution’s case, a large number of Advocates had assembled at Boileauganj Bazar of Shimla town and they were insisting on taking their vehicles through the restricted road, though they did not have any valid permits to do so. On this, the complainant SHO reached the spot of agitation and noticed many advocates assembled at the place, and the Petitioner was one of them and thereafter, the SHO asked them the reasons for creating the traffic jam by halting their vehicles. Further, when the SHO asked the lawyers to show the permits for driving on the restricted road, the lawyers turned very aggressive and started pushing the police officials, inflicted fist blows, and hurled abuses on them. On this, the complainant tried to calm them down, but they kept on hurling abuses, gave pushes, fist blows, threatened to burn the police station, and told the SHO that they would teach him a lesson never forget in his life. After that, these lawyers sat in protest at the spot and raised slogans. After this, an FIR was registered against the lawyers and the petitioner was named as the person present at the spot. Court’s Observations At the outset, the High Court noted that it need not wait for the completion of investigation and taking of cognizance by the Magistrate to quash the FIR. The Court also observed that the offences, that are not listed as compoundable, under Section 320 CrPC, can also be compounded, and the procedure to follow would be by quashing the FIR, and consequent proceedings [see: R.P. Kapur v State of Punjab, AIR 1960 SC 866, MadhavraoJiwaji Rao Scindia v Sambhajirao Chandrojirao Angre, 1988 (1) SCC 692, Parbatbhai Aahir v State of Gujarat, (2017) 9 SCC 641] Significantly, the Court observed that the FIR nowhere mentions the role of the petitioner and even if is presumed that the petitioner was present at the spot, it would still not lead to an automatic inference of her acting with a common object with those who had inflicted fist blows, hurled abuses, and threatened the SHO, and also threatened to burn the Police Station. The Court further noted that although the police got a video recording of the incident, the State did not refer to the said portion of the disk at which time frame, the Petitioner was video recorded inflicting fist blows, hurling abuses, or threatening the SHO, or threatening to burn the Police station. Significantly, the Court remarked, “Mere presence at the spot in the demonstration would not invite criminal act in the facts and nature of allegations made in the present FIR… therefore, naming and arraigning the petitioner as an accused is a gross abuse of the process of law. If proceedings are allowed to be continued, it shall amount to the miscarriage of Justice.” Lastly, the Court was of the considered opinion that the continuation of the proceedings will not suffice any fruitful purpose whatsoever. Consequently, the petition was allowed, and the FIR No.164/2019 was quashed along with all the consequential proceedings. Case title – Anu Tuli Azta …Petitioner. Versus State of H.P. 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Exclusive! Jonathan Groff on Why He’s Returning to B’way in Hamilton

first_img View Comments Stage and screen favorite Jonathan Groff is a busy man! He will headline William Finn’s A New Brain for Encores! Off-Center later this month, before returning to the Great White Way in July to star as King George III in Hamilton. “I’m so excited,” the Tony nominee exclusively told Broadway.com about appearing in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical. “It’s just such a great thing for the community, for everyone, that the show is going to be on Broadway.””Lin’s a genius and I think he managed to do this impossible thing,” said Groff. “He somehow created something that was artistically challenging, groundbreaking, new, surprising, thought-provoking and also completely commercial.” The three-time Broadway.com Audience choice award winner is especially looking forward to the impact that the tuner will have on audiences. “I think about the high school students and the young artists that will come and see a show like Hamilton and then create the next version of that for us.” (No pressure then, if you’ve bought tickets!)Groff took over as King George during Hamilton’s run off-Broadway at the Public Theater for Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James, who departed the production to star in Something Rotten!. Groff won three Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and was nominated for a Tony Award for playing Melchior in Spring Awakening. For the Public Theater, he previously starred in Hair at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and The Bacchae. Other off-Broadway credits include The Submission, The Singing Forest and Prayer for My Enemy. He was also seen in Deathtrap in London’s West End and Red at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Screen credits include the gay-themed drama Looking on HBO and Glee.Hamilton will begin previews on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with opening night set for August 6. Hamilton from $149.00 Jonathan Groffcenter_img Related Shows Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

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Sam Hill – Betgenius: Introducing 3×3, the Groundbreaker for Basketball Betting!

first_img Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading? June 4, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Betgenius: The sound of silence… What impact does an empty stadium have on trading? May 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sam Hill – BetgeniusSam Hill Head of Business Development at Betgenius, introduces 3×3 basketball, the latest addition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games sport roster. An action-packed sport, Hill details what makes 3×3 a great game for betting stakeholders. ____________________________3×3 is Played on a half-court, with just one hoop and games that last for 10 minutes, or until one team scores 21 points, 3×3 games are fast, closely contested and momentum can swing in matter of seconds. Games during tournaments come thick and fast – one game every 20 minutes – and half of all games finish with just one or two points difference.For bookmakers, this new sporting format – much like T20 cricket has done over the past decade – creates an exciting to drive in-play turnover and, crucially, appeal to a younger demographic.Targeting millennialsAll sportsbook operators are faced with the pressing question on what content will attract and entertain a new generation of customers. More than anyone else, millennials expect to bet on fast-paced, exciting action on their mobile with rapid results.In the past couple of years, eSports has been identified as a solution to this question and now 3×3 is perfectly placed to further bridge this crucial gap between bookmaker and customer. After all, the International Olympic Committee chose to give 3×3 Olympic status largely on the basis that it would make the Games more appealing to a younger demographic.The sport has a young, mobile and rapidly expanding global fan base, creating hugely exciting opportunities for bookmakers around the world.“3×3 is widely considered the number one urban team sport, perfect for digital and social media engagement with youngsters and is simple enough to be played anywhere by anybody,” Alex Sanchez, FIBA 3×3 Managing Director said. “With 3×3 basketball’s recent addition to the Olympic track, we are at a hugely exciting stage in the sport’s growth”.Building on basketball’s strengthDeciphering the level of risk is a key priority for all operators when offering new sports. However, in the case of 3×3, the sport is simply building on basketball’s global popularity.With its huge number of games, global fan-base, high-profile players and frequent scoring, traditional basketball is already a must-have for bookmakers wanting to engage their customers. And with the high-quality and rich level of data available through official courtside collection, bookmakers are already cashing in on a successful in-play product.The emergence of 3×3 as a mainstream sport will offer all of this and more. As an abridged form of the game, with less players on the court, closer score lines and a greater emphasis on attacking play, 3×3 offers a myriad of new and exciting markets, such as Race to Five, 10 or 15 Points and Next Team to Score Two Points.Fast and furiousThe rise in popularity of 3×3 basketball is symptomatic of a wider trend in sport, with cricket, golf and tennis also seeing the launch of new, innovative formats of the traditional games. With T20 now a worldwide phenomenon and a significant product for bookies, the likes of FAST4 and Tie Break Tens – both new quick-fire tennis formats – are also worth keeping an eye on alongside GolfSixes.This shift, while unlikely to replace traditional formats any time soon, is primarily designed to appease spectators and broadcasters, but they are also changing viewing habits and geographies.Sports betting will ultimately see a knock-on effect and it’s up to suppliers and operators to stay ahead of the curve.On paper, these events provide the perfect opportunity to combine the in-play product and second-screen experience for a younger demographic. And after becoming the latest Olympic sport, the time is now for operators to engage with the basketball’s latest betting success story with 3×3. FIBA -3×3 Video ___________________New Sports development and betting partnerships will be discussed at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports – #BOSCON2017’ conference (13-15 September – Olympia London). Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

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Senegal 0-1 Algeria: Five things we learned

first_imgAlgeria beat Senegal in the final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt. The Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah scored the solitary goal as his strike came off an outstretched Salif Sane with his deflected shot leaving Senegalese goalkeeper Alfred Gomis helpless. Djamel Belmadi is now the first local coach to win the title since Stephen Keshi achieved this feat with Nigeria in 2013. Here are Five things we learned from the final.A forgettable finaleThe final did not live up to its potential in terms of the quality displayed. After Baghdad Bounedjah’s goal in the second minute, the Algerians sat back with no intent to add another goal as early as the first half. Senegal piled the pressure on the Algerians but misfired all game as none of their 12 shots went past Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi. The Algerians, on the other hand, proved to be efficient as they had two shots on goal which were all on target. There were a combined fifty fouls in this year’s finals from both teams showing the amount of physicality and preventing the game to flow freely. Aliou Cisse no match for Djamel Belmadi.These two coaches have shown that they are the best coaches out of the pile on the African continent currently. Djamel Belmadi’s side were noted for being the best defensive side conceding two goals throughout the tournament. Aliou Cisse’s side did not take long as they found their feet and performed efficiently except losing to Belmadi’s side twice. On both occasions, Cisse had no answers for Belmadi’s tactics losing to him in the group game and again in the final. Senegal beat Algeria thrice and drew once when both coaches used to be active footballers for their respective national teams. It seems to have changed since they both took in charge of their national teams. Aggressive AlgeriansThe Desert Foxes got their desired quick start and scored one of the strangest opening goals in a final. Baghdad Bounedjah’s goal gave Djamel Belmadi’s side the desired start they have been looking for all tournament. The Algerians look to score first from the sustained pressure and sit deep. After the goal, there were a series of fouls from the Algerians. They tackled aggressively all game committing 14 fouls in the first half and 32 fouls the entire match. A combination of tough tackles and tactical fouls from the North Africans was the highlight of their finals after their goal. Ismael Bennacer the unsung heroThe midfielder was the engine behind Algeria’s title success right from the beginning of the tournament. Playing alongside the solid Adlene Guedioura in the heart of the Algerian midfield, Bennacer delivered both defensively and offensively. Ismael Bennacer was one of two players in this year’s tournament to complete more than 10 dribbles and 10 plus tackles alongside Riyad Mahrez. The Empoli midfielder completed an impressive 12 dribbles and made 10 successful tackles. Bennacer also notched a tournament high three assists tying with Ivory Coast’s Franck Kessie. The 21-year-old deservedly won the player and young player of the tournament.  Algeria deserved championsThe Algerians played remarkably well during the whole tournament and carried their impressive run of form to the finals. The Desert Foxes scored 13 goals in the tournament, conceding two and won every group game without conceding a single goal. Coach Djamel Belmadi showed his tactical prowess by adopting a system that did not solely rely on Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez. The system allowed most of their players to shine as Baghdad Bounedjah, Youcef Belaili, Adlene Guedioura and player of the tournament Ismael Bennacer delivered consistent performances throughout. Their defensive discipline was also impressive as Djamel Benlamri, Aissa Mandi and Ramy Bensabaini protected goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi. Adam Ounas and Islam Slimani also played their instrumental roles from the bench whenever they were called upon.One of the most notable achievements for the Desert Foxes was that they never conceded first in a game during the tournament. It would have been surprised if Algeria who were the most balanced team in the tournament did not lift the trophy.  —last_img read more

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The Four Types of Geocaching Texans Who will Rule the Universe

first_img SharePrint Related”Richard Garriott’s Haunted Geocache” Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found VideoAugust 17, 2010In “Community”An Open Letter to Groundspeak – from an 11-Year-Old GeocacherJanuary 21, 2011In “Community”Highest and Lowest Geocaches – Geocaching PresentsJune 1, 2010In “Community” I’ve thought about how to rule the universe since I started writing this sentence. I’m therefore an expert. I believe it takes only four types of people. (Are you writing notes?) 1) The Genius 2) The Champion 3) The Mad Scientist and 4) People Who Really Really Like Each OtherWe’re traveling around the world shooting videos showcasing the best of geocaching. On a trip to Texas to shoot video for Geocaching.com’s Lost and Found stories, we met all four types of people. Watch out universe.The genius is Mikal Hart. He invented a device that’ll change the face of geocaching by putting the game in reverse. Hard to imagine? It’s not for a genius, and soon it won’t be hard to imagine for the rest of us.The Mad Scientist is Richard Garriott, the best type of mad scientist.  His innovative video games like Ultima kept us entertained and on the edge of madness for decades. He not only went to extremes, like space and the ocean floor, to place the highest and lowest caches. Garriott is also about to launch one of the most imaginative (and potentially frightening) caches on earth.The Champion is known as Mrs. B. She’s a school teacher in McKinney, Texas. Mrs. B is using geocaching to teach her 5th graders about coordinates, distance, geography, math and interactive learning. The kids love her and learning, and that’s tough.The final and possibly most important type of people are those that really really like each other. Dillar and Karen are those people. Karen proposed to Dillar by using stealth and their favorite hobby, geocaching. Dillar unsuspectingly opened the cache “All the little things I love” and by the time the cache closed, was engaged.Yeah, watch out universe they’re all in Texas. Thankfully I believe they don’t want the administrative hassle of running the universe. Imagine the paperwork, the meetings, the power mongering. If you want to watch their stories (and others) you don’t have to wait long. Lost and Found launches this May.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Champions League: Dortmund’s Andre Schuerrle denies Real Madrid victory in thriller

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