‘Vigilantism Can’t Be Encouraged’ : Kerala HC Says While Reserving Orders On Bail Pleas Of Women Accused Of Assaulting YouTuber

first_imgNews Updates’Vigilantism Can’t Be Encouraged’ : Kerala HC Says While Reserving Orders On Bail Pleas Of Women Accused Of Assaulting YouTuber LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Oct 2020 6:12 AMShare This – xVigilantism cannot be encouraged, observed Justice Ashok Menon of Kerala High Court on Friday while reserving orders on the anticipatory bail applications filed by three women who are accused of assaulting a YouTuber for posting a vulgar video.”Not proper to take law into your hands even if the other person has said the nastiest of things”, Justice Menon told the lawyer 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?LoginVigilantism cannot be encouraged, observed Justice Ashok Menon of Kerala High Court on Friday while reserving orders on the anticipatory bail applications filed by three women who are accused of assaulting a YouTuber for posting a vulgar video.”Not proper to take law into your hands even if the other person has said the nastiest of things”, Justice Menon told the lawyer of the applicants.The court directed that the three accused – famous dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and feminist activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arackal – should not be arrested till October 30, when the case is next posted for the pronouncement of orders.The lawyer for the accused, Advocate K P Jayachandran, submitted that the non-bailable provisions mentioned in the FIR – Section 452 (house-trespass with preparation for assault) and 392(robbery) of the Indian Penal Code – are not attracted to the case.He submitted that the accused women went to the lodge room of YouTuber Vijay P. Nair at his invitation for a negotiation talk regarding the objectionable video. So, there was no occasion to invoke the offence of trespass with preparation for assault. As regards the allegation of theft of laptop and mobile phone belonging to Vijay Nair, the lawyer submitted that the women took them from his possession to hand them over to the police. Therefore, there was no dishonest intention to attract Section 392.The lawyer also mentioned that following the incident,  the Kerala government decided to bring in an ordinance to deal with cyberattacks against women.Mr. Suman Chakravarthy, the public prosecutor, submitted that the accused women had posted incriminating videos of their assault on the complainant. Granting them bail will send a wrong message to the society, submitted the prosecutor. He demanded that the accused should surrender and cooperate with the criminal investigation.”Probably they did not have faith in the police and decided to do it themselves. That also needs to be taken into consideration”, Justice Menon told the Public Prosecutor.Justice Menon also told the applicant’s lawyer in a lighter vein:”If you are bold enough to go and beat up a man, why are you afraid of facing the consequences? Why are you shy about appearing before the police or going to jail?”The bench observed that there was no “dishonest intention” behind the taking away of the laptop and the mobile phone of the complainant as the accused handed them over to the police the same day.The bench also noted that the custodial interrogation of the accused may not be necessary and no recovery is also sought to be made from them. There was also doubt regarding the application of Section 452 IPC to the case, the judge added.”But vigilantism cannot be encouraged”, Justice Menon said while reserving orders for October 30.Earlier, the Additional Sessions Court, Thiruvananthapuram, had dismissed their anticipatory bail application, after observing that granting bail “would give a wrong message to the society that anybody can resort to such vandalism so as to oppress their opponents””A civilized society is expected to obey the rule of law of the country so as to maintain peace, law and order and any attack to the said fabric is actionable and cannot be viewed lightly. No one can take law into their hands on the strength of man power or muscle power”, observed the court below.The case relates to the attack made by the three accused against one Vijay P Nair, a YouTuber with a considerable number of followers, who is known for making derogatory and obscene videos about women. The attack happened on September 26, when the accused barged into the office of Vijay Nair and slapped him, abused him, and poured black oil on his face for making vulgar comments against one of them in particular and ‘feminists’ in general. They also live-streamed the visuals of the attack via Facebook Live. The women said that they were constrained to resort to the drastic step as the complaint filed before police against Vijay Nair’s video failed to elicit any response.The videos of the attack became viral sparking off intense debates in social media over the correctness of their response. After the attack, the women were booked by Thampanoor police on a complaint by Vijay Nair under IPC Sections 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 294 B (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 392 (punishment for robbery), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention of the Indian Penal code).Vijay Nair was also arrested in another FIR for offences under the Information Technology Act, 2000, for posting obscene videos and is under custody at present.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

Berry, Kennedy to headline 19th annual Troy Leadership Conference

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Berry, Kennedy to headline 19th annual Troy Leadership Conference By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Published 8:15 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration DIVING IN: Local ‘polar bears ready for the plunge It’s too cold to be pretty. And not a one of the 13 shiver-ers and shakers set to take the… read morecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Email the author Skip Print Article The 19th Annual Leadership Conference, hosted by Troy University, will be Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1 at the Troy University Trojan Center.             The theme for the 2020 Leadership Conference is “Effective Leadership: Civically, Economically and Socially.”The opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Mary Francis Berry. The closing keynote speaker will be Peggy Wallace Kennedy. The opening event will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday and the closing event will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Shelia Jackson, City of Troy Tourism and Public Relations director, said the Annual Leadership Conference continues to grow each year.“The Leadership Conference provides opportunities for the attendees to become more effective community leaders,” Jackson said. “The focus of this year’s conference is the three-fold development of leadership. Those who attend with benefit civically, economically and social. Not only will the attendees benefit individually but their communities will benefit from what they have learned. The benefits of the conference are far-reaching.” Registration for the 19th Annual Leadership Conference is underway. Adult registration is $30. Student registration is $15. Registration link: https://troy.edu/leadershipconference/registration.html. For more information, contact Barbara Patterson at 334-670-3204 or Shelia Jackson at 334-670-2283. John Parker, Leadership Conference chair, said the Leadership Conference committee is honored to have Berry and Kennedy to address the conference attendees. “We also have two exceptional pre-conference speakers, Dr. Fred Figliano and Eujon Anderson,” Parker said. “Our general session speakers are equally impressive, Retired Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham, Colonel Nathan C. Mooney II, Rev. Curtis Kennington, Christopher Scott and Tiffany Slater.”The Pre-Conference Workshop for Teachers will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Fred J. Figliano, Ph.D. will lead the workshop. His topic will be “Engineering Design Through Integrated STEM Education.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

BYU Baseball’s Brock Hale Selected As Senior Class Award Finalist

first_img Brad James Written by Other finalists include Baylor outfielder Richard Cunningham, Oregon State outfielder Bryce Fehmel, Northern Kentucky catcher/outfielder Will Haueter, Norfolk State senior outfielder Justin Hayes, Louisiana left-handed pitcher Gunner Leger, Mississippi State outfielder Jake Mangum, Air Force infielder Nic Ready, Wichita State infielder Luke Ritter and Florida Atlantic pitcher Zach Schneider. To be eligible for this award, student-athletes must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. This season, Hale currently has 34 hits, 32 runs scored, seven doubles, seven home runs, 25 RBI and 24 walks. The winner will be announced during the College World Series at Omaha, Neb. this June. Tags: Brock Hale/Bryce Fehmel/BYU Baseball/Gunner Leger/Jake Mangum/Justin Hayes/Luke Ritter/Nic Ready/Richard Cunningham/Senior CLASS/Will Haueter/Zach Schneider FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOVERLAND PARK, Kan.-BYU baseball senior outfielder Brock Hale has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate baseball. April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball’s Brock Hale Selected As Senior Class Award Finalistlast_img read more

Siemens partners with Total to advance concepts for low-emissions LNG production

first_img Siemens partners with Total. (Credit: djedj from Pixabay.) Siemens Gas and Power has entered into an agreement with Total, a broad energy group, to advance new concepts for green liquified natural gas (LNG) production. As part of the contract, Siemens Gas and Power is conducting studies to explore a variety of possible liquefaction and power generation plant designs, with the ultimate goal of decarbonizing the production of LNG.The studies are targeting key areas, such as reducing the environmental footprint of LNG liquefaction facilities and the associated greenhouse gas emissions, plant reliability, maintainability, regulatory compliance, and development costs. Concepts to be explored include the use of gas turbine- and electric-driven compression trains in conjunction with proven single-mixed refrigerant and double-mixed refrigerant technologies; selecting equipment that can minimize or eliminate process flaring; and developing techniques to improve the efficiency of onsite power generation facilities (heat recovery systems, inlet air chilling, supplementary firing, renewables integration, battery storage, etc.).The studies are also exploring how to leverage digitalization and automation platforms to optimize plant design and achieve seamless project execution.“Siemens Gas and Power is committed to supporting the LNG industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the application of proven equipment solutions and by providing financial, technical development, and strategic support to customers in the early concept development and pre-FEED stages of projects,” said Thorbjoern Fors, CEO for Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division. “We are proud to continue these efforts by partnering with Total to drive towards the lowest possible plant emissions profile and attain the highest degree of sustainability in LNG production.” Concepts to be explored include the use of gas turbine- and electric-driven compression trains in conjunction with proven single-mixed refrigerant and double-mixed refrigerant technologieslast_img read more

Michael Faber Under The Skin

first_imgFaber’s first novel tears away protective layers of propriety, leaving the flesh and bone of society quivering and in full view. The realisation that something strange is going on is immediate, as the reader is confronted with the mysteriously repugnant alien Isserley, who scours the Scottish Highlands, under the command of her superiors, in search of beefy male hitchhikers. Her freakish appearance (thick glasses, crooked spine, disproportionately large breasts) is the result of painful operations, yet offers a bizarre erotic appeal, which allows Isserley to snag her victims and send them to The Farm for “processing”. This sounds gruesome and gratuitous, yet the beauty of his novel relies on our gradual realisation of Faber’s gist. He combines the fantastic, in the form of Isserley’s race, and the familiar, epitomised by the domestic vignettes of Isserley’s passengers, so that the one aspect emphasises the other and we appreciate the complexity and strangeness of both. “The monster without is the monster within” is a common literary theme, recalling Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but Faber provides a modern twist by examining how we deal with “monsters”, personal or otherwise, through the eyes of a protagonist who, though frightful in form, embodies the complex paradoxes of the human condition. This is re-enforced by the fact that Isserley refers to her own race as “humans”, while our own species are “vodsels”, and the manner in which she justifies her actions towards “vodsels” reflects our own treatment not only of animals but also of other races and different religions. Faber, therefore, provides an exploration of our own predatory nature and even, despite our strong disapproval of her actions, manages to stir sympathy for Isserley in her moral dilemma. Under the Skin, then, works on a number of levels and is far more than a cheap thriller; in his discussion of the sometimes unavoidable objectification of one species by another, Faber provokes us to continually reassess our moral stance, making this a gripping, if not immediately gratifying, read.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more

OUSU to prevent PREVENT

first_imgOUSU Council passed a motion on Wednesday evening to “not co-operate with the [government’s] Prevent strategy”.The motion, which comes following a contrasting vote in June by OUSU’s Board of Trustees to abide by the law in relation to Prevent, mandates “OUSU Offi cers to not co-operate with the Prevent strategy or serve on any bodies overseeing the implementation of Prevent, and to boycott it as far as legally possible.”Council also resolved to work on combatting the anti-terrorism policy “and its implementation on campus”, as well as to mandate the provision of support and assistance to “any students who feel harassed or persecuted due to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.”Prevent obliges bodies including universities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.” Extremism is defi ned in the Act as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy [and] the rule of law.”Aliya Yule, a third-year PPEist at Wadham and the proposer of the motion at this week’s OUSU Council, told Cherwell, “It is vital that we oppose Prevent for a number of reasons. Not only does it attack academic freedom and stifl e critical debate and thinking, this legislation is a thinly veiled attack on black and Muslim communities.“Under Prevent, indicators of ‘extremism’ include ‘criticism of Western foreign policy’ and ‘opposition to British values’. It recommends monitoring students if they seem ‘withdrawn’ or want ‘political change’ – which could be any and all of us with an opinion, or if we’re stressed or dealing with mental health issues.“This comes at a time when the government is pushing through an ‘anti-Islamic extremism’ agenda, and already under the guise of Prevent, Muslim students have been monitored, harassed and reported.”Cherwell understands that OUSU is not currently co-operating with Prevent; the passage of this motion cements this position into OUSU’s long-term policy on the matter.This motion also follows NUS Conference’s passage of Motion 517, which mandates the national student union, “to encourage Unions and institutions to not comply with or legitimize Prevent and to develop guidelines for Unions on eff ective non-cooperation with the Act and its proposals.”The policy was due to come into force by 21st September of this year throughout UK universities.The government’s new Extremism Analysis Unit has claimed that last year at least 70 events featuring hate speakers were held on UK campuses.Universities Minister Jo Johnson said in a statement, “It is disappointing to see overt opposition to the Prevent programme [by the NUS]…The legal duty that will be placed on universities and colleges highlights the importance that the government places on this.”Prime Minister David Cameron has emphasised, “All public institutions have a role to play in rooting out and challenging extremism. It is not about oppressing free speech or stifl ing academic freedom, it is about making sure that radical views and ideas are not given the oxygen they need to flourish.”last_img read more

Southeast Side Neighborhood Association Expansion

first_imgSoutheast Side Neighborhood Association ExpansionJANUARY 6TH, 2019 LINDSAY NEAL EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe Southeast Side Neighborhood Association is optimistic about its recent expansion out west to Weinbach Avenue in Evansville.The previous areas that were under the neighborhood association included Pollack, Boeke, Vann and Covert. Saturday, excitement for the expansion was felt at a ribbon cutting ceremony.” Its gonna be great for our community, this is our tenth year and we decided it was time to grow and so we’re gonna serve more and more people and get more and more people involved, that’s what this is about,” said Southeast Side Neighborhood Association President Thomas Littlepage .”The expansion has grown the association from about 500 homes to around 900.It now has two churches: Fairlawn United Methodist Church and Souls Harbor Baptist Church. A school, Fairlawn Elementary is also a part of the association. City Councilwoman Missy Mosby who lives in the area says adding the additional homes to the Southeast Side Neighborhood Association will help strengthen the community and bring people together.” That just keeps our neighborhoods safer because we have our monthly meetings, we talk to the police we get the crime reports and we all meet each other and we kind of know who is suppose to be in the area and who’s not,” said City Councilwoman Missy Mosby.Those in the community share Mosby’s outlook and look forward to being updated on events that may take place in the association.” It would be nice if people would give out newsletters about what’s going on in the neighborhood but it seems to be a good idea,” said Resident Elizabeth Mabrey.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Appointment of the President of the Queen’s Bench Division: 5 April 2019

first_imgHer Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Dame Victoria Sharp DBE as the President of the Queen’s Bench Division from 23 June 2019. This appointment will follow the retirement of Sir Brian Leveson on 22 June 2019.Dame Victoria Sharp DBE will be the first woman President of the Queen’s Bench Division.Notes to EditorsBiography of candidateDame Victoria Sharp DBE read law at Bristol University, was called to the Bar in 1979 and took Silk (QC) in 2001. She was appointed as a Recorder in 1998, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2008 and a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2009. Dame Victoria was Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit from 2012 to 2013 and was appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal in 2013. In 2016 she was appointed Vice President of the Queen’s Bench Division and a member of the Judicial Executive Board and Judges’ Council.The AppointmentThe appointment of the President of the Queen’s Bench Division was made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor following the recommendation of an independent selection panel chaired by Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice. The other panel members were: The President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, Professor Lord Kakkar (Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission), Ms Jane Furniss CBE (Lay JAC Commissioner) and Professor Emily Jackson (Professor of Law and former JAC Commissioner).The President of the Queen’s Bench Division is responsible for the work of the Queen’s Bench Division and is in charge of the Administrative Court. The work of the Division consists of crime and a wide range of civil claims including personal injuries claims, negligence, breach of contract, libel and slander (defamation), non-payment of debt and possession of land. The Commercial Court, Admiralty Court and Technology and Construction Court are also part of the Queen’s Bench Division.The ExerciseThis selection exercise was run under the relevant sections of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, as amended by the Crime and Courts Act 2013, and the Judicial Appointments Regulations 2013.In accordance with section 70 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the panel determined the selection process to be followed. As required by regulation 12 of the Judicial Appointments Regulations 2013, the Lord Chancellor was consulted as part of the selection process.In accordance with sections 2(1) and 10(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, the selection exercise was open to all applicants who satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 7 year basis, or are judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Court of Appeal, or High Court.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Covers Mark Ronson In Scorchin’ Asheville Opener

first_imgThe full setlist can be seen below, thanks to All Things Umphrey’s! Umphrey’s McGee wraps up their two-night Asheville, NC run tonight with the second performance.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 2/19/16Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Out Of Order, Walletsworth, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Deeper > Padgett’s Profile, The Linear > Andy’s Last Beer, The Triple WideSet 2: Wizard Burial Ground > Gulf Stream > Wizard Burial Ground, Speak Up, Daffodils, Intentions Clear -> Kula, Wappy Sprayberry > The FloorEncore: DivisionsCheck out Phierce Photo’s full gallery below: Load remaining images Umphrey’s McGee kicked off a two-night stand in Asheville, NC last night, February 19th, reaching the end of their winter tour schedule. While the band will be back less than a month later for some springtime dates, the finality of this run has only increased the jam band’s potential for sonic perfection. Last night’s show was the latest in a series of energetic performances, and, much to the fans’ delight, UM mainly within their own original catalog for a monumental performance.With songs like “There’s No Crying In Mexico” to open the performance, the 250th ever “Tribute To The Spinal Shaft,” and “Wappy Sprayberry > The Floor” to close out set two, this was certainly a show for the ages. Of course, the fun cover of Mark Ronson’s “Daffodils” was a nice treat in the second set as well, played for only the second time in UM history! Check out photos from the event, courtesy of Phierce Photography:last_img read more

College hosts lecture on race in the media

first_imgMedia expert Callie Crossley discussed the ways people of color have been portrayed in the media during her lecture “Race and Media: Everything Old is New Again” at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night. Crossley shared personal experiences she has come across during her work. She spoke about racism toward her and her co-workers. “I got into this business to make a difference. My whole career has been about telling the stories right and truthfully,” Crossley said. “We need to learn to challenge and question what we see. That is why I’m doing what I’m doing,” Crossley said. “We need to speak up in the moment.” Crossley said she hopes more change will come in future generations, but she is aware action needs to be taken now. “Post-racial or not, the racial stereotypes have not gone away but have been revised for modern times. Everything old is new again,” Crossley said. Crossley is an award-winning broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker and television and radio commentator, and she offers regular commentary on a number of television programs.center_img A current survey about the racial society in the media showed many people still believe there is not enough diversity in the newsroom, and there is still a lack of acceptable coverage of racial issues. Crossley hosts a new daily talk show on WGBH-FM Radio, “The Callie Crossley Show.” The show covers topics such as current events, local happenings, arts and culture.  “Media representations of people of color have not changed though out the years,” said Crossley, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. “This is how to create a single story about a group of people, to show those people as one thing and then show that one thing over and over again.” “Every time we see it, it feels like a slap in the face,” Crossley said. Crossley produced “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Year,” the critically acclaimed documentary series which earned her an Oscar nomination and major film and journalism awards. For the last eight years, Crossley has served as program manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.last_img read more