Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it is a unanimous verdict expressed through four separate but concurring judgments.
“Section 377 IPC is irrational , indefensible and arbitrary.The majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights”
How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies.
… in the El Paso County Jail in Colorado, Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon was celebrated with a tiara, a “princess” plate, and a cake with the number “50” on top. The number, however, wasn’t her age. It referred to the number of times she had used force against prisoners, ranging from handcuffing to punching and kicking. She was the winner of what one of the county jailers called a “fight club,” crowning whoever used force most often as the champion.
The uncovering of the “fight club” did lead to an investigation, but that investigation fell far short of being genuine and robust. The investigation largely minimized the culture of violence that led to the “fight club” coming to be in the first place. There were written reprimands, but no demotions, no transfers, or dock of pay for anyone involved, and there was no other disciplinary action along the lines of limited suspension. The competition was dismissed as little more than “bad judgment,” and the county denied that it resulted in increased use of force, even though incidents of use of force nearly doubled during the first two years of the competition.
El Paso County Deputies Started a Fight Club to Reward Use of Force Against Prisoners | American Civil Liberties Union
The irony of the Government of India claiming Kashmir as part of its country, yet treating it in ways markedly different, is not lost on Kashmiris. “They want Kashmir, the land; not Kashmiris, the people”, was an observation we heard again and again.
Unending trauma: The heavy toll of ongoing violence on mental health in Kashmir
US Rep Justin Amash’s tweet:
Today, by a vote of 363-54, Republicans and Democrats in the House quietly reauthorized funding for intelligence agencies and activities that have been used to violate the constitutionally protected rights of Americans.
See how people voted here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll326.xml
US Congress reauthorized funding for surveillance 363-54
Globalization has come to Ethiopia in the form of the garment industry. This time it looks shiny, is housed in robust buildings and even uses renewable energy – because it is cheap. Still, the tradition of a much-less-than-living wage for the workers is maintained, as is the tradition of taking advantage of the host country’s need for development to strong-arm it into providing special benefits and breaks.
This is a “fascinating” glimpse of how globalization comes to be implemented in the Global South. The immediate effect on the local economy turns out to be undesirable for all parties – some more than others of course.
Ethiopia Touts Good Conditions in Factories for Brands Like H&M and Calvin Klein, but Workers Scrape By on $1 a Day
In its investigation, the United Nations found government forces and
those aligned with them killed at least 232 civilians and raped 120
women and girls in a recent spate of attacks on opposition-held
villages, in what may amount to war crimes. Dozens of those killed —
including children, the disabled and the elderly — were burned alive. At
least one of the gang-rape victims was as young as 6. Opposition troops
were also responsible for killing a number of civilians, and the
investigation identified three individuals who the report says bear the
“greatest responsibility” for the violent incidents the United Nations
South Sudanese troops raped and killed hundreds in recent attacks, U.N. investigation finds
Qatar donated $250,000 to some of the most extreme pro-Israel
organizations in the United States, including one that funds senior
Israeli military officers to go on propaganda tours.
Joseph Allaham, a lobbyist working for the Qatari government,
transferred the money through his firm Lexington Strategies in late 2017
and early 2018.
The sums included $100,000 to the Zionist Organization of America
(ZOA), $100,000 to Our Soldiers Speak and $50,000 for Blue Diamond
Our Soldiers Speak describes itself
as the “vehicle through which the IDF [Israeli army] and the Israeli
National Police dispatch senior officers to select campuses overseas”
and to give “briefings” to members of the US Congress.
Blue Diamond Horizons is a company controlled by Mike Huckabee, the Christian Zionist former governor of Arkansas.
Qatar funded Zionist Organization of America