Delhi High Court Allows Adult Hindu Girl To Return With Parents Who Left Home With Muslim Man

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Allows Adult Hindu Girl To Return With Parents Who Left Home With Muslim Man Shreya Agarwal4 Jan 2021 9:38 AMShare This – x”Her parents ensured that they will not force her to marry any other person whom she would not like to marry otherwise”A division judge bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar of the Delhi High Court today allowed an adult Hindu girl, who had eloped from her home with her Muslim boyfriend, to return home – while granting her protection and on the condition that her parents would take full responsibility of her education.The girl, who is a BTech student claimed that she is a UPSC aspirant, and she…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 division judge bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar of the Delhi High Court today allowed an adult Hindu girl, who had eloped from her home with her Muslim boyfriend, to return home – while granting her protection and on the condition that her parents would take full responsibility of her education.The girl, who is a BTech student claimed that she is a UPSC aspirant, and she had not received due support from her parents to pursue her ambition. She had eloped from her home due to the lack of such support. In the hearing before the Court today, after interacting with the girl privately, she was also made to interact on the Court’s platform with her parents.After the private interaction, the court said that the girl had left from her home of her own accord due to a non-conducive environment for studying, she didn’t wish to return there for the same reason.However, the girl changed her mind after her interaction with her parents in the court’s presence, and said that she was ready to return provided they would support her education her.Her parents assured the Court that they would not scold or taunt her for whatever has transpired. They have also ensured that they will not force her to marry any other person whom she would not like to marry otherwiseThe court was hearing a habeas corpus petition, and in a previous hearing had directed the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch to trace the girl. The court had also expressed shock that no FIR had been registered in the case despite a complaint by the parents about their daughter having gone missing.As per the father’s allegation, one Syed Mustafa, a laborer had removed his daughter, an engineer, from their residence and on the same day took her to Kolkata by train. He suspected that it had been carried out in the manner of an organized crime.However, the girl denied this story and said that she had gone with the said Mustafa of her own free volition, having been disturbed by constant bickerings at her house. The state confirmed this stand and added that a Nikaahnama had also been produced, though the same could not be verified till date.The police had submitted that they had received a nikaahnama of the couple sent by post. The court had then expressed shock at the police’s failure to register an FIR on the bald statement of an unverified marriage, and directed for the girl to be traced and kept in a Nari Niketan for 4 days before being produced before it for verification of statements alleged to have been voluntarily made by her.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe 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

Bleak Weather Doesn’t Stop Ocean City Vacationers From Having Fun

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiShopping bags in hand, Mary Ellen Buono and Joan Cesarini stopped at an Asbury Avenue boutique Saturday afternoon to check out the sale items on a clothing rack outside the store.Buono noted she had already bought some pillows for her home and a top for her granddaughter. Next, she was looking for a birthday gift for her niece.She joked that Cesarini was her shopping “assistant.”“I’m helping to carry all of the items,” Cesarini quipped.The two friends from Pennsylvania, both enjoying summer vacations in Ocean City, were out shopping to salvage what was otherwise a dreary day following an overnight storm that pummeled the Jersey Shore with torrential rain.They weren’t alone. The downtown shopping district along Asbury Avenue brimmed with tourists who were determined not to let the cheerless gray skies ruin their weekend.“Eat, drink and be merry,” said Karen Casey, of Chalfont, Pa.Casey was part of a group of eight women from Pennsylvania who were in Ocean City for a ladies-only weekend getaway.“No husbands and kids. We are happy to be here. It’s our girls weekend,” said Diane McNamee, of Exton, Pa.McNamee explained that the eight women had pretty much planned out the entire weekend: “Eating, shopping and drinking later,” she said as the group burst out in laughter.Asbury Avenue in the downtown retail district bustled with shoppers.With a beach day wiped out by strong winds, chilly temperatures and a choppy surf, vacationers hunted for bargains in the downtown area or strolled the Boardwalk to make the best of it.Ione Talese, owner of Artisan Body Products, a soap and lotion shop on Asbury Avenue, said the bleak weather was good for business.“Today’s been great so far,” Talese said, shortly after a group of customers left her store. “It’s not a beach day, so people will look for other things to do. That includes doing the kind of things they can do with their kids.”Jennifer and John Strohm, tourists from Rockville, Md., who are spending a weeklong vacation in Ocean City, said they were looking for ways to entertain their sons, Philip, 7, and Henry, 5. While the boys were busy playing the popular mobile game Pokemon Go, their parents were savoring the array of soap scents inside Artisan Body Products.“This is my favorite store and my favorite place in the world,” Jennifer Strohm said in a glowing endorsement that brought a smile to Talese’s face.Ione Talese, left, owner of Artisan Body Products, talks with customers John and Jennifer Strohm, of Rockville, Md., and their sons, Philip and Henry.The Strohms were somewhat worried when they heard about the flooding from the storm, but were confident that the sunny weather would return.“We came here, even though we heard there was a lot of flooding. But the rest of the week should be good,” Jennifer Strohm said. “There is always so much to do here.”Kristen Morgan, of Stafford, Va., said she spent Saturday morning cleaning up 5 or 6 inches of stormwater in front of her Ocean City vacation home. After she was done, she took her 10-year-old son, Ryan, and 7-year-old daughter, Kara, up on the Boardwalk to enjoy the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove. They were joined by the children’s grandmother, Linda Pettersen, of Annapolis, Md.Pettersen and Morgan noted that five generations of their family have vacationed in Ocean City, so they are well aware of other family-oriented diversions to do when capricious weather spoils a beach day.“It’s known as ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort,’” Morgan said, reciting the city’s tourism slogan.Sister and brother Kara and Ryan Morgan enjoyed the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the Boardwalk.Although whipping winds and a rough surf left stretches of the beachfront pretty much deserted, some people found the ocean too tempting to pass up Saturday. While the air temperature was a chilly 70 degrees for late July, the water was a balmy 72.“It’s extremely warm,” declared Tim Dorsey, who waded out to his knees at the 11th Street beach while holding his 3-year-old daughter, Kendall, and 2-year-old son, Andersen.Dorsey and his wife, Chrissy, of Easton, Pa., had booked their hotel room for a weekend trip in Ocean City before the storm hit. Knowing they would lose their deposit money if they canceled their hotel reservations, they chose to come.“We took a chance with the flooding, but now that we’re here, we’re having a great time. The weather didn’t stop us,” Tim Dorsey said.Tim and Chrissy Dorsey, of Easton, Pa., show their children, Kendall and Andersen, the choppy surf. Friends Mary Ellen Buono, left, and Joan Cesarini, vacationers from Pennsylvania, salvaged an otherwise dreary day by going shopping.last_img read more

Coronavirus puts ‘fragile’ global recovery at risk: IMF to G20

first_img“The risk is now confirmed, and so is the impact on the global economy, and it is a real concern for all G20 members.”EU economic affairs commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said the G20 was ready to react with “pro-growth policies” to alleviate the downside risks.”The main risk is the outbreak of the coronavirus and the consequences that this outbreak” could have are tied to the duration of the epidemic, Gentiloni told reporters in Riyadh.’Stark reminder’ At the meeting in Saudi Arabia, the first Arab nation to hold the G20 presidency, financial leaders also discussed ways to achieve consensus on a global taxation system for the digital era.Several leaders including Le Maire voiced hope for a “technical agreement” to tax digital giants — a key bone of contention between the US and several European nations — by July and a broader global deal by the end of 2020.Le Maire said climate change was also part of the G20 discussion for the first time in three years.But the impact from the new coronavirus outbreak formed the core of the discussions, along with an action plan to shield the world economy — already facing a slowdown.The gathered financial leaders vowed to “enhance global risk monitoring” of the outbreak, according to the G20 final communique. “We stand ready to take further action to address these risks,” it said.Georgieva told the Riyadh gathering that the outbreak would shave about 0.1 percentage points from global growth and constrain China’s growth to 5.6 percent this year, in a baseline scenario.”I reported to the G20 that even in the case of rapid containment of the virus, growth in China and the rest of the world would be impacted,” she said.The IMF projects a “V-shaped, rapid recovery” for the global economy, but given the uncertainty around the spread of the virus, Georgieva urged the financial leaders to prepare for “more adverse scenarios”.She warned the global economy faced other risks including rising debt levels in some countries, but in particular urged G20 nations to cooperate to contain the spread of the virus.”COVID-19 is a stark reminder of our interconnections and the need to work together,” Georgieva said. “In this regard, the G20 is an important forum to help put the global economy on a more sound footing.”Topics : “The COVID-19 virus — a global health emergency — has disrupted economic activity in China and could put the recovery at risk,” Georgieva said in a statement.The virus has now claimed more than 2,400 lives in China, cutting off transportation, disrupting supply chains and fanning investor alarm as businesses are forced to close their doors.Paris on Friday announced a host of measures to assist French companies affected by the fallout from the epidemic.”We are ready to take any additional measures if necessary to cope with a possible worsening of the impact on the global economy,” said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who attended the G20 talks. The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced “real concern” over its economic ripple effects.Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after a two-day meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh.But the projected recovery was “fragile”, she warned, amid global alarm over rising Coronavirus cases in multiple countries even as Chinese authorities lock down millions of people to prevent its spread, with major knock-on effects for the world economy.last_img read more

El-Clasico: Barca, Real share spoils at Camp Nou

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a goalless draw in Wednesday night’s El Clasico at Camp Nou. Barca had a half-chance inside the first four minutes when Jordi Alba volleyed a brilliant pass into the path of Luis Suarez inside the Madrid box, but the Uruguay international just could not make contact. The hosts were the team on the front foot in the early exchanges, but Madrid, who started with a diamond in midfield, were dangerous when they had the chance to break. Karim Benzema had the game’s first shot on target in the 10th minute, but the Frenchman’s low strike was never threatening to trouble Marc-Andre ter Stegen between the home side’s sticks. Barca had a penalty shout shortly after when Dani Carvajal blocked a cross from Jordi Alba, although replays clearly showed that the Los Blancos defender had used his thigh rather than his arm. Gerard Pique then had to clear a header from Casemiro off the line down the other end during a period where Madrid were causing all sorts of problems in the wide areas. The fact that Los Blancos were playing with a high press was making it uncomfortable for Barca, who did not have the blistering pace in the final third to threaten in behind. Madrid had another half-chance in the 25th minute when Gareth Bale delivered a low cross into Sergio Ramos, whose clever flick just dropped wide of the post. Casemiro then tested Ter Stegen with a drive from distance as Barca continued to come under pressure on home soil. Barca had a wonderful chance to make the breakthrough just before the hour when Griezmann did excellently to feed a low cross into Messi, but the Argentine got his contact all wrong and the chance evaporated. Bale was next to come close as the Wales international struck the side-netting with a thumping effort in the 68th minute having been found by the impressive Valverde. Barca will finish their 2019 with a home game against Alaves on Saturday afternoon while Madrid will close the year with a clash against Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.Tags: Camp NouDani CarvajalFC BarcelonaLuis SuarezReal Madridlast_img read more

Stave shut down indefinitely

first_imgUpdate: Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told reporters after this story was published that Stave is still out indefinitely, but not because of an injury. Read our update on that news conference and stay tuned for more developments of Stave’s condition and Wisconsin football coverage.Update: Stave out indefinitely but not injuredThe Wisconsin football quarterback situation took another confusing turn Monday afternoon following practice, with Joel Stave remaining out indefinitely, but Read…The Wisconsin football team’s quarterback situation just got that much more interesting with some oddly timed injury news.After stating in his press conference Monday afternoon that the top two quarterbacks, Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave, would play, head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave has had lingering shoulder problems and will sit out for an undetermined amount of time.“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in an injury update Tuesday morning. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”Stave originally injured his throwing shoulder during UW’s New Year’s Day loss to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl and still has yet to make a full recovery. With Andersen’s description of the injury, Stave’s health very well might have decided the quarterback job.The announcement comes as part two of a confusing sequence of events related to injuries. Following Saturday night’s 28-24 loss to LSU both Andersen and star running back Melvin Gordon confirmed that Gordon was healthy and the lack of second half carries was due to a coach’s decision. Then Monday afternoon in his press conference, Andersen said Gordon suffered a hip pointer and the staff was just trying to keep him fresh during the second half of play.As far as what Stave’s injury means for Wisconsin, Tanner McEvoy will still start Saturday’s game as planned. However, instead of the possibility of using Stave should McEvoy run into trouble, McEvoy will be the starter for the foreseeable future until Stave recuperates his shoulder. Bart Houston is currently the third string quarterback, but the redshirt sophomore has yet to see significant playing time in a game in his career.last_img read more

ALL FEMALE GRAND FINAL

first_imgFor the first time in it’s 30 year history, the NSWTA State Cup will have an all female event with the appointment of 3 Female Referee’s to officiate the Women’s Open A Grand Final.While the results and score lines have shown that the women’s game has advanced in skill and speed since last years tournament, the selection of an all female team to officiate a Grand Final is proof that the same is happening in the middle and on the sidelines with the female referees.The three are Karen Strachan, Sharon Foster and Sam Clark and with the Two Grand Final teams yet to be confirmed it should be a fantastic event and a first for the NSWTA State Cup.NSWTA Referees Director Ian Matthew explained that “Each of the 3 Referees had made significant progress individually throughout the tournament and their appointment to the Grand Final was a result of this. They have all Refereed Men’s A and Men’s 30’s over the last Two days and their performance in these games and throughout the tournament saw them selected to the Grand Final”. For full details including quarter and semi finals as well as the Grand Final results of the 30th NSWTA State Cup please click on the following link State Cup Website.last_img read more

7 days agoEl Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed

first_imgEl Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponedby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThis month’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest.The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.Both Barcelona and Real Madrid disagreed with calls to switch the game to Madrid.The clubs must agree a new date by Monday.La Liga made the postponement request because of “exceptional circumstances beyond our control” as more protests are expected in Barcelona on the day of the match.Protests have continued into a fifth day in Spain’s Catalonia region with protesters clashing with riot police. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Amazons NYC home in opportunity zone for Trump tax break

first_imgNEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighbourhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul. The designation offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.Critics question whether Long Island City in Queens needs such breaks. Median income around Amazon’s planned campus is $130,000, poverty is half the city average and new buildings were going up long before the tax overhaul.Under the new tax law, officials in each state designated 8,700 such zones across the country that have high poverty and unemployment, and are in need of development.The site of Amazon’s other new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, was not in an opportunity zone.Bernard Condon And Stephen Braun, The Associated Presslast_img read more

German economy slowed in 2018 amid signs of global downturn

first_imgFRANKFURT — Germany’s economic growth eased to 1.5 per cent last year amid signs of a slowdown in Europe and the wider global economy.The growth figure announced Thursday by the government statistics agency was down from 2.2 per cent in 2017.German output fell in the third quarter by 0.2 per cent, but the dip was attributed to temporary factors such as bottlenecks registering cars under new emissions testing rules.Worsening economic data had raised fears that Germany may have turned in a subpar performance in the fourth quarter, for which figures will be reported Feb. 14. The statistics agency said there were “signs of a slight recovery” in the fourth quarter compared with the third.It was still the ninth straight year of annual economic growth in Germany.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Northwestel reporting major network outage for landline customers in Northern BC

first_imgAt this time, there is no service for customers and an estimated time for when service will be restored is unknown.In the case of a fire emergency, affected customers in the Fort Nelson area are being asked to call 250-775-0796 or 250-321-0924.For police emergencies, affected customers are asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8100.For more information on this landline service outage, you can visit Northwestel’s website. UPDATE as of 1:20 p.m. – We have been advised that normal telephone service has been resumed.FORT NELSON, B.C. – As of Monday morning, August 12, phone service provider Northwestel is reporting of a temporary major network outage that is impacting landline service in Northern B.C. and Whitehorse.According to a post on the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Facebook page, the company is working hard to locate and remedy the issue.last_img read more