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An overview of the judicial system; First Report to New Zealand Courts

Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann said investing in the courts’ transition from a paper-based operating model to a digital operating model is a “high priority”. Photo / Provided For the first time in more than two decades, the nation’s chief justice has revealed insight into how the nation’s courts operate. In her inaugural report, Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann worries that innocent …

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To Have or Not to Have School Uniforms – The New Indian Express

Express press service BENGALURU: There are two different ways to look at a secular approach: a law that applies to everyone, despite diversity; or equal freedom for all to respect this same diversity. The current issue of school uniforms falls under this dilemma – one uniform for all students in a particular school, or allowing students to wear whatever they …

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Dissecting the liberal dilemma over the hijab

Muslim women need equality, no doubt. But for the necessary process of social change to take place, Muslims first need security to live and conduct their lives as equal citizens, especially when their rights are under threat during BJP rule. Representative photo: iStock The hijab ban in schools in Karnataka has thrown some liberals into a dilemma. The religious control …

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Court sets endorsements for Zakir’s plea against IRF ban | India News

NEW DELHI: Fugitive evengealist Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, founder of the Islamic Research Foundation, must have his signature verified at the Indian Embassy in Malaysia before filing a vakalatnama in the legally constituted court on Illegal Activities (Prevention), which rules on the validity of the Center’s notification declaring IRF an illegal organization under UAPA. The court headed by Delhi High …

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Scheduled caste or British Columbia? Dalit Christians damned back and forth

The system of categorizing only Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh Dalits as scheduled castes exposes those who do not fall into these formal categories to harassment from hostile bureaucrats. Michael *, a Dalit Christian from Thanjavur district, converted to Hinduism a few years ago through the Arya Samaj, to change his Backward Class (BC) categorization to Scheduled Caste. He had hoped …

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Give me freedom and give you death

You can rarely be sure that judicial incompetence will kill people, but Federal District Judge Terry Doughty crossed that line when he issued a injunction blocking the Biden administration requirement that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. (The injunction, the administration of which is attractive, has since been amended by a higher court to apply only in the 14 …

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The Politics of Hate | Voice

Through Frank wright, contributor to the CP editorial | Tuesday 23 November 2021 We live in a time when definitions are a major cultural battleground. In most cases, the battle is to redefine a meaning previously understood. Marriage, gender and social justice are obvious examples. But oddly enough, a little-noticed victim of the political correct battles over redefinitions is the …

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Two lessons from the Aryan Khan affair

In recent days, the print, electronic and social media have been concerned about the Aryan Khan affair. Without a doubt, this is due to the fact that he is the son of Hindi cinema superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In keeping with the current majority ethic in the country, Khan being a Muslim has become relevant. His nearly three-decade-old interfaith marriage …

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Death Row Spiritual Advisors intervene in Supreme Court case

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic Information Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – A Supreme Court case on November 9 argues that death row chaplains should have the final say. Specifically, they should be able to pray aloud with inmates and lay hands on them during executions, something John Ramirez, a death row inmate from Texas, is looking for. Ramirez, 37, was sentenced to …

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Caution to accused in case under freedom of religion law: Gujarat HC refers to suspension of provisions, SC observation on exercise of powers

Gujarat High Court, while granting bail to four defendants as an interim measure in joint petition by plaintiff and defendants for consensual annulment of first FIR filed under the law 2021 on Religious Freedom (Amendment) of Gujarat, refers to a divisional court order in August that suspended the application of several articles of the amended law. The court also referred …

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Why the firecracker ban is an explosive amalgam of religion, economy and health

Diwali is one of the most auspicious holidays for the Hindu population, and firecrackers are synonymous with this annual holiday. People believe that the celebration is incomplete without firecrackers. Every year around this time, given the states’ pollution index, there is a lot of talk about their ban. However, it is not that easy. As the festival is of significant …

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ICMR stern warning to states ahead of festival

New Delhi: Amid the possible threat of the third wave, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has called on states enriched by tourism – Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and others to impose a protocol to combat the spread of the coronavirus . In addition, he asked these states / UT to make compulsory vaccination certificates and RT-PCR tests for those …

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Diary Notes: Washington Ends Dark Past | News, Sports, Jobs

WASHINGTON – The city is entering a new season after the 9/11 commemorations. Congress is coming back from summer vacation. In the Capitol press gallery, we hear a sparkling chatter as if we were going back to school, a new beginning. Could we get past a crowd storming the Capitol, an impeachment trial and the pandemic? As a witness to …

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Hillsdale College issues redistribution report in response to University of Michigan

Justice Stephen Markman Writes Report in Response to Michigan’s Gerrymandering Plan | Ballot While the Michigan Redistribution Commission promises to redraw the state’s electoral district map by November 1, a report from Hillsdale College urges its members to focus on traditional geographic boundaries rather than demographics. Stephen Markman, a professor of constitutional law at Hillsdale and a retired Michigan Supreme …

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Federal judge to decide whether healthcare workers should be granted religious exemption for COVID-19 shooting

A federal judge will soon decide whether healthcare workers should be able to withdraw from Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for religious reasons. Nine anonymous workers have sued the state to demand such an exemption, which is currently not allowed. Their lawsuit could take on broader significance in light of a conservative shift at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, U.S. …

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Five finds from ancient Greece that shaped our modern world

The theater started in ancient Athens. The first productions were based on religious ceremonies, represented through tragedy, but over time other genres like comedy and satire were created. Credit: Wikipedia /Public domain. If you are wondering exactly what were the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world, here is just a small sample of the major inventions and discoveries …

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Constitution Day 2021: Celebrating the Bill of Rights

The United States is a relatively young country, but we have the oldest written national constitution. On Constitution Day, we honor this incredible document, which has persisted for over two centuries and inspired a host of other constitutions around the world. Today marks the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Our Constitution has lasted so long thanks to …

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Indian court urges Modi to ‘protect Hindu rights’ with new communalist ‘cow protection’ legislation

A high court judge in Allahabad, northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, issued a reactionary ruling dripping with Hindu supremacism earlier this month denying Javed bail, a 59-year-old Muslim man. In March, over six months ago, Javed was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police for the “crime” of slaughtering cows under the state’s draconian anti-cow slaughter law, and he has been …

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AMU students condemn VC for condolences on death of Kalyan Singh

An unsavory controversy has erupted at Aligarh Muslim University with university students criticizing Vice-Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor for mourning the death of the former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh and posted a message of condolence. Hateful posters were put up on the university campus by the students condemning the rector for an “act” which they described as “shameful and hurtful …

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Apex court said – The New Indian Express

By PTI COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has opened an investigation into the 1987 massacre of Buddhist monks by Tamil separatists from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which attacked a bus and killed 31 people, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil (LTTE) said on Tuesday, Supreme Court of the country. The attorney general’s attorney told the Supreme Court that …

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How Faith and Politics Mix in Vaccines

Speaking to the CoWIN Global Conclave last month, Prime Minister Modi announced that the CoWin app will soon be made open source and available to all countries. While the Prime Minister wants to present the vaccine booking app as a model of some sort to the world, his reviews at home are far from impressive. As of August 2, it …

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In communist Kerala, faith takes precedence over Corona Times

Rath Yatra to Odisha (in picture), Kanwar Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, the annual pilgrimage to Vitthal temple in Maharashtra and Bakrid in Kerala. Besides religious events, there is another common factor. The Supreme Court has been forced to play the role of gatekeeper to festivals of faith in times of a pandemic that demands strict adherence to health protocols such …

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Will move Supreme Court if Kerala does not support Bakrid eases: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday called on the Kerala government not to give way to mass rallies in the state on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha or Bakrid amid the pandemic pest of Covid-19. The body warned that if the state did not resume the easing, it would move the Supreme Court. The government of Kerala has announced a …

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The Constitution is the North Star against which every action of the state, inaction must be judged: Justice DY Chandrachud

Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud said on Saturday that regardless of the government’s electoral legitimacy, the Constitution is the polar star against which the compliance of every state action or inaction should be judged. He also asserted that majority tendencies must be challenged in the context of “our founding pledge.” “Any semblance of authoritarianism, repression of civil liberties, sexism, casteism, …

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RSS bats for social harmony

BL SarafTwo developments of immense value have been noticed over the past two weeks that will, truly, have a calming effect on high anger and may relieve people of the physical and mental fatigue induced by COVID. They will bode well for the country. First, it was the courts that came to the rescue of the besieged citizens and showed …

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How to get rid of the dead? This controversy and many others figure in this history of the Parsis

The differences between BPP [Bombay Parsi Panchayat] administrators, between reformists and conservatives, have led to inappropriate bickering over the past decades. One of the main sources of contention was the operation of the Towers of Silence at Doongerwadi. According to the Vendidad, Zoroastrianism has a unique system of eliminating the dead – dokhmenishini – because cremation pollutes the fire, which …

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PM missed nation; SC ordinance on compensation for relatives of Covid victims justifies our position: Congress

Congress said on Wednesday that the Supreme Court asking the government to provide compensation to the families of COVID-19 victims is justification for its position and exposed and debunked the Centre’s plan to abdicate responsibility. The opposition party said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again failed the nation by not standing by the families of Covid victims and demanded …

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Interfaith couples, “safe house” staff report the “threat” from parents; Delhi government warns

The Delhi government has urged police to provide round-the-clock security at the “safe house” for interfaith or inter-caste couples after staff at the facility reported being “threatened” by them. close to men and women. to shelter. Delhi Police sources said that after receiving a communication from headquarters, staff are deployed in three shifts to ensure the facility is not left …

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ISI to ISIS: How marriages in India are exploited for religious conversion

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2021 12:41 PM [IST] New Delhi, June 22: In police custody, Mohammad Umar Gautam, a man who had converted from Hinduism to Islam boasted: “I converted 1,000 non-Muslims to Islam by marrying them all to Muslims. . This point shows very clearly that marriages have been used as a tool of religious …

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