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Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is a reinsurance company underwriting various classes of reinsurance for companies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company covers reinsurance for the short-term and long-term business sectors. Its short-term business division offers motor, marine, aviation, fire and accident reinsurance products. Its long-term business division offers individual and group life reinsurance products. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited also has interests in property acquisition and management; including office buildings for rent and the development of office properties and housing projects. The company was founded in 1970 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Orange County Clerk helps those affected by domestic violence

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDomestic Violence Awareness MonthOrange County Clerk of Courts Previous articleBorjas legacy lives on in annual golf eventNext articleField narrowed to 20 in “Wekiva’s Got Talent” competition Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The VOICE of Domestic Violence Awareness MonthFrom the Orange County Clerk of Courts In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Orange County Clerk of Courts reminds the community our office is a local resource for those affected directly and indirectly by domestic violence.According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.The Orange County Clerk of Courts is an advocate for putting an end to the violence. Our Family Services Injunction team helps those affected by domestic, repeat, sexual, dating, and stalking violence obtain restraining orders for protection.“Serving both on the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Commission and the Domestic Violence Taskforce, I along with my fellow justice partners and community leaders work to identify trends and reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the community,” said Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell.There were 6,397 injunctions filed in 2016 at the Clerk’s Office, and we helped over 17,000 customers. These numbers are staggering, however, the more we educate the public on how to get help, the more we can reduce the threat of domestic violence.Domestic violence not only affects victims but also family and friends. For more information on the services the Clerk’s Office provides related to domestic violence go to the Family Law section of our website at www.myorangeclerk.com Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Casa De Uno / Dear Architects

first_img “COPY” Mexico Year:  Text description provided by the architects. From a practical perspective, it is to notice how shelter and intimacy are achieved on this specific construction that raises from a quoin, long and narrow, lot. Casa de Uno envelope recalls the notion of a back that bends over to protect against “the inhospitable of the times to do”; and for the one that knows how to observe, it allows him to sense an intimacy without distractions. Save this picture!Located along the narrow side, the pedestrian door, a wide steel plate, slight but of apparent heaviness, gives entrance to a cut of air that extends along the site, limited by the high neighboring wall and the even higher internal façade of the house; it is a gorge of light with the sufficient width to saturate with clarity each of the house precincts. The one that enters the house dwells this open air, that draws their views up to the east side of the sky. Beams of light, at entering, reflect planes of clarity over the long adjoining wall. Save this picture!Interior spaces are ordered with economy and give way to each other on a linear functionality. At ground floor, a single room holds the living areas that gather the inhabitants of the house; here the saloon with a double height performs its unifying role, working as the place where all the spaces converge. Bedrooms are set in one row at the top level; access is throw the staircase that beings at the saloon and flows into a long and tight corridor that connects at the time that enables privacy, this passage breathes through the small slit window of the exterior façade. Save this picture!Although each space preserves its functional independence, together they constitute a space of unity sheltered by the robustness of the exterior facade and the gorge of light.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessWestside Bruennen / Studio LibeskindSelected ProjectsHouse On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitectsArticles Share Casa De Uno / Dear Architects 2009 Save this picture!+ 36 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101750/casa-de-uno-dear-architects Clipboard “COPY” Casa De Uno / Dear ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa De Uno / Dear Architectscenter_img CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDear ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMonterreyHouses3D ModelingMexicoPublished on January 10, 2011Cite: “Casa De Uno / Dear Architects” 10 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?德尤诺住宅 / Dear Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Dear Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101750/casa-de-uno-dear-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Rotaract celebrates 40th anniversary in London

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Rotaract celebrates 40th anniversary in London About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Rotaract is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week at its European Conference in London. The event which takes place from 30 April to 4 May in Hammersmith will be the largest gathering of international Rotaractors to date with over 490 young adults from 40 different countries attending.Delegates will share ideas and recognise outstanding contributions to local communities made by individuals and clubs.Since its launch in 1968 by Rotary International, the organisation for young adults has been serving thousands of communities and helped to develop many peoples’ skills and abilities. There are now more than 8,000 clubs worldwide.The conference will also be raising money for the ShelterBox Charity, an international project run by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard. A ShelterBox is a tough, green plastic box containing a 10-person tent and ancillary equipment designed to enable a family of up to 10 people survive for at least six months.Since operations began in January 2001, ShelterBox has helped an estimated 500,000 people and worked in more than 40 countries, responding to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, volcanoes, and similar disasters.www.rotaract.org.uklast_img read more

Eddie Africa of the MOVE 9 released after nearly 41 years

first_imgJune 27 — Edward Goodman Africa, released earlier this month after four decades of wrongful imprisonment, spoke this morning to dozens of supporters and members of the press gathered at the Philadelphia Student Union. Janet Africa and Janine Africa were with him, making this the first public appearance of the three members of the MOVE 9 since the arrest of these political prisoners in August 1978.Eddie Africa, on the right seated, his arm around Ramona Africa“The time, while it was hard, does not seem that way when I saw them,” said Eddie, gesturing to both Janet and Janine beside him. “It did not feel like it had been that long. It felt like the next day from when we got arrested.“It’s good to be with family.”Addressing reporters, Africa continued, “I’m telling you now, as I told them then: I’m innocent. I did not — we did not — kill Ramp.” James Ramp died during the 1978 police assault on the MOVE house in Powelton Village, likely struck by one of the tens of thousands of rounds fired by his fellow officers that day. Nine MOVE members were all convicted of firing the same bullet.“They know we didn’t do it. I’ve had parole agents tell me they know we didn’t kill that cop. But somebody had to pay. So they chose us.”MOVE Minister of Confrontation Pam Africa opened the press conference by playing a prerecorded statement by journalist and activist-on-the-inside Mumia Abu-Jamal congratulating Eddie on his release.“My brother, Mu,” said Eddie in response. “That made my day.”The MOVE members emphasized that Mumia’s clear-eyed and unbiased reporting about their organization’s activity is what made him a target of the Philadelphia police and the city’s racist Mayor Frank Rizzo in the 1980s.Shortly after their conviction, Mumia called in to a radio talk show to question Judge Edward Malmed, who presided over the MOVE 9 case. He asked whether the judge truly believed they were the ones who shot Ramp.“I haven’t the faintest idea,” Malmed replied. And yet he sentenced each to 30 to 100 years in prison.“The next thing we heard about Mumia right after that was that he had been shot and was in the hospital fighting for his life,” said Ramona Africa, MOVE member and sole adult survivor of the May 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house on Osage Avenue. And since his near-fatal shooting by police in 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal has been in prison, also framed for the murder of a cop.Two surviving MOVE 9 members, Chuck Africa and Delbert Africa, are still behind bars. When bringing up Delbert’s name at the start of his statement, Eddie got choked up and buried his face in his hands. After being in prison for so long together and surviving together through all kinds of state-inflicted violence, getting released while Delbert remained locked behind bars was as difficult as leaving behind a spouse or a sibling, Eddie said.The human toll of the brutal war waged on the freedom fighters of MOVE must not and cannot be forgotten. Phil Africa and Merle Africa were killed during their imprisonment under circumstances that even prison officials confess were “suspicious.” Guards notoriously and repeatedly attacked incarcerated MOVE members, with batons and baseball bats, ice picks and water cannons. In 1985 police bombed the house on Osage Avenue, murdering children — Tree, Netta, Delitia, Phil, Tomasa — and assassinated members Rhonda, Frank, CP, Conrad, as well as MOVE’s founder, Coordinator John Africa. Life Africa, a mere infant, was crushed to death by police in a separate attack.The MOVE 9’s fight will not be over until Delbert, Chuck and Mumia are released — indeed, until all prisoners are free and the institutions of white supremacy are abolished once and for all.What’s the call? Free ’em all!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Monsanto Announces New Water Quality Initiative with Iowa State University

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto Announces New Water Quality Initiative with Iowa State University Previous articleHigh Winds and Heavy Rains Damage Crops in Southern Indiana on the Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleDonnelly Outlines Hoosier Priorities for 2018 Senate Farm Bill Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 5, 2018 Monsanto Company, along with its subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, today announced a partnership with the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Agronomy to create an infrastructure project designed to monitor water quality and downstream nitrate loss. The project will provide researchers with valuable information on management practices that help keep nitrogen fertilizer from entering surrounding waterways.Monsanto and The Climate Corporation invested more than $300,000 to fund the initial installation of the infrastructure, which features a system of drainage tiles and water monitoring equipment on 30 acres of ISU research plots. The installation will be owned and operated by the University.“We are fortunate to partner with Iowa State University on agricultural research that advances innovation to solve challenges like water quality,” said Sam Eathington, chief science officer of Monsanto and The Climate Corporation. “Insights from this research will help stakeholders across the industry better understand how modern agriculture practices and technologies drive productivity, optimize the use of key inputs and deliver sustainability benefits on the farm.”Nitrogen is a nutrient critical for plant growth and development, and the addition of nitrogen fertilizer is a common practice in crop management. Climactic conditions such as heavy rainfall and temperature changes, combined with the natural soil processes can lead to situations where nitrogen is susceptible to loss to nearby waterways. The research conducted within this new infrastructure will produce water samples, flow information and weather data against a backdrop of different farming application practices and nitrogen use in order to better understand which practices can reduce nitrate runoff.“Farmers are the primary benefactors of this partnership with Monsanto and The Climate Corporation,” said Dr. Kendall Lamkey, department chair of the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy. “Our goal is always to conduct research that makes their lives easier, more productive and more profitable while minimizing the impact to our natural resources.”The ISU Department of Agronomy is currently in the process of identifying the best site for this project. Under consideration are three ISU-owned farms located between Ames and Huxley, Iowa. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Monsanto Announces New Water Quality Initiative with Iowa State Universitylast_img read more

No journalist should be jailed for defamation, DRC authorities told

first_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentViolence “Taking this newspaper editor into police custody and then placing him in preventive detention is tantamount to presuming his guilt when it should not be the job of the police to determine the merits of press cases,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. News February 24, 2021 Find out more October 25, 2019 No journalist should be jailed for defamation, DRC authorities told to go further During a five-day visit to Kinshasa last week, RSF joined JED in lobbying for the urgent implementation of two priority reforms that could quickly and concretely help to improve respect for press freedom in the DRC. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling for the immediate release of a Kinshasa newspaper editor held for the past four days for allegedly defaming a bank. It’s because of arbitrary detention of this kind that the DRC urgently needs to overhaul its press legislation. Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentViolence RSF and JED also asked the authorities to establish a network of focal points in the various government agencies and ministries concerned with press freedom, as a first step in the creation of a mechanism designed to ensure a rapid response to violations and monitoring at the highest level, in order to reinforce protection for journalists and combat impunity. News After being arrested at his home on 21 October, Nouvelles du Soir editor Achiko Ngaya was interrogated about an article in the newspaper about the pan-African commercial bank Ecobank, his lawyer told JED. The article quoted Ecobank clients complaining about the services it provides. The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. February 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo At meetings with the communication and media minister and the human rights minister, RSF and JED presented their recommendations for overhauling the 1996 press freedom law, under which journalists can be jailed for minor press offences and even sentenced to death for articles deemed to be treasonous. This law has no provision for journalists accused of defamation to defend themselves on the grounds of good faith, the accuracy of the facts reported, or the public interest served. Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian “No journalist should be jailed for defamation. Imprisoning journalists is totally disproportionate and gives the country a very bad image after the president said it wanted to turn the media into a real fourth estate. We urge the authorities to free this newspaper editor without delay and to quickly start overhauling the press freedom law, which – in its current form – protects those who harass journalists.” Des journalistes en RD Congo portant des dossards distribués par JED ©actualite.cd Receive email alerts Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Eight of the deputies and senators that JED and RSF met in Kinshasa last week agreed to participate in a “club of pro-press freedom parliamentarians” to advocate for an urgent reform of the obsolete and draconian legislation currently regulating journalism in the DRC, the sub-Saharan country where RSF registered the most abuses against journalists in 2018. News February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick nursing home visitor ban

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerick nursing home visitor banBy Bernie English – March 7, 2020 2622 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Email TAGSCoronavirusfeaturedhand hygienehealthcare workershospitalsvisiting ban Hand photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comA LARGE number of nursing homes, care facilities and residential treatment facilities across Limerick and the Mid West have shut the doors to visitors as the number of Coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland rises to 18.The facilities are telling visitors to stay away in a bid to protect elderly and otherwise vulnerable people in their care.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Milford Care Centre and Hospice has, as yet, not imposed any visitor ban.Those facilities which are allowing visitors are appealing to then to stay away of they are unwell and to observe hand-washing and hygiene precautions if they do visit.Anyone planning to visit a facility other than a hospital is advised to check with the facility first.Hospitals in the University Hospital Limerick group across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary have also imposed a visitor ban, with the exception of those with a family member in end of life care, parents and guardians of children and vulnerable young adults and those visiting people in psychiatric care.Meanwhile, the National Public Health Emergency Team has announced five new cases last night, all of whom are being treated in isolated units in hospitals.Seven are in the western part of the country, seven in the east, and four now in the south – including a male with underlying health issues at Cork University Hospital.One of the people now announced as being infected is a woman who works in healthcare in the south of the country and it has been established that she was in close contact with a person already infected.This issue has put the concerns of frontline healthcare workers in the spotlight.The National Public Health Emergency Team has established a sub-group to identify and implement measures to protect frontline healthcare staff. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleShannon Group raise €100k for charitiesNext articleJP McManus discusses Istabraq ahead of Cheltenham festival Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Facebook Advertisement Shannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport Twitter Print No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Delhi Court To Pronounce Verdict Tomorrow In MJ Akbar’s Criminal Defamation Case Against Journalist Priya Ramani

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court To Pronounce Verdict Tomorrow In MJ Akbar’s Criminal Defamation Case Against Journalist Priya Ramani Nupur Thapliyal9 Feb 2021 7:32 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court will tomorrow pronounce verdict in the criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister Mr. M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani. The judgment will be delivered by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey at 2:30 PM in an open court in the presence of the both parties.The judge had on 1st February 2021 reserved judgment in the case after…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?LoginA Delhi Court will tomorrow pronounce verdict in the criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister Mr. M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani. The judgment will be delivered by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey at 2:30 PM in an open court in the presence of the both parties.The judge had on 1st February 2021 reserved judgment in the case after hearing rebuttal arguments of counsel of the complainant, Mr. Akbar as well as accused, Ms. Ramani. Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra represented Mr. MJ Akbar whereas Ms. Priya Ramani was represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca John. The Court, while reserving judgment in the matter, granted liberty to the parties for filing additional written statements within 4 days. The criminal defamation case was filed by MJ Akbar in October 2018, after he had to step down as a Union Minister of State for External Affairs in the wake of sexual harassment allegations made by him by many women journalists during the ‘#MeToo’ social media movement.Ramani had made a tweet during the ‘#MeToo’ movement revealing that the person referred to as a sexual harasser in an earlier article written by her in ‘The Vogue’ was Akbar.The arguments were earlier completed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja. However, following his transfer to Karkardooma Court in November 2020, the final arguments started again before ACMM Ravindra Kumar Pandey. The recording of evidence of the witnesses was done before ACMM Pahuja. Next Storylast_img read more

“Sri Rama Close To The Heart Of Hindus”: Madras HC Directs Police To Consider Allowing Ayodhya Ram Temple Campaign

first_imgNews Updates”Sri Rama Close To The Heart Of Hindus”: Madras HC Directs Police To Consider Allowing Ayodhya Ram Temple Campaign Sparsh Upadhyay21 Feb 2021 7:02 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Friday (19th February) allowed a petition that sought permission to conduct an awareness campaign in and around Madurai for the construction of ‘Sri Rama Temple in Ayodhya’. The Bench of Justice R. Hemalatha directed the Commissioner of Police, Madurai City to consider the representation of the petitioner and pass appropriate orders with…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?LoginThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Friday (19th February) allowed a petition that sought permission to conduct an awareness campaign in and around Madurai for the construction of ‘Sri Rama Temple in Ayodhya’. The Bench of Justice R. Hemalatha directed the Commissioner of Police, Madurai City to consider the representation of the petitioner and pass appropriate orders with reasonable restrictions for the free movement of the vehicle in and around Madurai. Facts in brief It was submitted before the Madras High Court that the petitioner (N. Selvakumar) is holding the office of District Convener of “Sri Rama Jenma Boomi Theertha Kshethra Trust” which is formed for creating awareness among the general public and also for the construction of “Sri Rama Temple in Ayodhya”. His further contention was that the petitioner filed a petition before the Commissioner of Police, Madurai City on 13th February 2021 seeking permission to conduct an awareness campaign through a Van in and around Madurai. It was alleged that the said representation was rejected by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thilagar Thidal (Law and Order) Range, Madurai City citing the present Covid-19 situation and also law and order problem. His further contention was that though permission was granted by the Government to various political and social organizations to conduct conference and public meetings, he was denied permission. It was also his contention that the movement of the vehicle was also restrained by the police. Stand of the Respondent The APP contended that the second respondent [Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thilagar Thidal] does not have jurisdiction all over the 100 wards of Madurai and that he is not also empowered to grant permission to the petitioner. It was also argued that the petitioner should have filed a petition before the Commissioner of Police, Madurai City police. Court’s observations The Court perused the orders passed by the ACP (second respondent) and noted that the petitioner was not granted permission to conduct the awareness campaign in and around Madurai citing the present Covid-19 situation and also law and order problem. To this, the Court said, “Nowhere it is stated that the second respondent does not have powers to pass orders and in case, he found so, he should have forwarded the same to the Commissioner of police instead of rejecting the permission.” Significantly, the Court also noted, “It is pertinent to point out that ‘Sri Rama’ is very close to the heart of the religious sentiments of Hindus and when people are allowed inside the movie halls, malls and other public places stipulating the basic safety measures like wearing masks and using hands sanitizer, I do not find any reason to validate the official stance taken by the second respondent in this matter.” The Court also remarked, “It is also not stated in the order passed by the second respondent as to how there will be law and order problem, if the petitioner is permitted to take his van in and around Madurai.” Noting that the concerned authorities should not have restrained the movement of the petitioner’s vehicle and this action was “high handed”, the Court opined that they should have allowed the procession after imposing certain restrictions. Therefore, the Commissioner of Police, Madurai City was directed to pass appropriate orders on the representation submitted by the petitioner immediately. With the above observations, the Writ Petition was disposed of. Case title – N. Selvakumar v. The Commissioner of Police, Madurai City and another [WP(MD)No.3562 of 2021 and WMP(MD)No.2887 of 2021] Click here to download the orderRead orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more