Enforce NRC Throughout India To Remove “Illegal Immigrants”: PIL In SC Seeks Issuance Of Directions To Centre To Revise Voters’ List

first_imgNews UpdatesEnforce NRC Throughout India To Remove “Illegal Immigrants”: PIL In SC Seeks Issuance Of Directions To Centre To Revise Voters’ List Sanya Talwar14 Aug 2020 2:00 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Government to take action against Foreigners illegally residing in India in violation of the foreigners Act, 1946 & against those residing in India in violation of the cut of date of March 1, 1947 & 19 July 1948.The plea seeks nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to give effect…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 plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Government to take action against Foreigners illegally residing in India in violation of the foreigners Act, 1946 & against those residing in India in violation of the cut of date of March 1, 1947 & 19 July 1948.The plea seeks nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to give effect to section 14-A of Citizenship Act, 1955, adding that the “Central Government has failed to carry out and implement the said provision due to which the citizens of the country are facing tremendous problems”.Moved through 6 petitioners on behalf of Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain & drawn by Advocate Hari Shankar Jain, the plea demands action against “illegal foreign immigrants” by a proactively working towards PAN India NRC implementation.”The voter lists of the Parliament and State Assembly elections should be checked and the names of foreign nationals should be removed from them. As per the powers granted by the Constitution’s Article 142, the Government must verify the nationality of a citizen before including in the voters’ list” – the plea statesStating that due to the non-implementation of Clause 154A of the Citizenship Act of 1955 by Government, the nation is facing “huge obstacles”, the plea contends that as millions of people live in the country illegally, it endangers the unity & sovereignty of the nation.”As per Clause 154, A of the Act 1955, the registration of Indian citizens in the National Register of Citizens is the duty of the Central Government. The Government did not carry out this duty so far; as a result, the nation is facing huge obstacles. Millions of people live in the country illegally. This endangers the unity and sovereignty of the nation. Also, these people relish the luxuries and facilities without paying taxes” – excerpt of pleaThe petitioners state that the Election Commission has allowed illegal foreigners to enlist their names in Voters’ lists due to which they obtained the Adhaar Card, PAN Card & Ration Card through “illicit ways & means”. “These forged documents enabled them to get employment and avail huge benefits from other Government schemes” the plea states.Petitioners have elicited that the presence of illegal migrants in the country has generated a host of tensions in the country which include political, economic, ethnic and communal tensions and that they are “eating into menials, semi-skilled and skilled jobs depriving the Indian citizens of livelihood but it is also creating law and order problem”Calling the act of immigrants from Pakistan & Bangladesh entering Indian territory a “mischievous” act carried out with the intention of changing the demography of India, the petitioners contend that that immigrants are in a position to influence the results of elections in a large number of constituencies, specifically in the North-east. This, the petitioners claim is not a problem restricted to Assam & West Bengal only but the whole of India.Thus, the plea states,”That it is strange that the Central Government has failed to implement the provisions contained in Articles 6 and 7 of the Constitution of India and also implementing the mandate of Section 14-A of Citizenship Act, though it came into force w.e.f. 03.12.2004. That due to slackness on the part of Central Government Nation, the States and the citizens of the country are facing tremendous problems. Such inaction has created a situation of internal disturbance due to external aggression even though the Government of India is under Constitutional obligation under Article 355 of the Constitution of India… That the foremost duty of a Government is to exclude all aliens and to take stern action to save the country from foreign illegal immigrants.”In this backdrop, the plea urges the Court to issue directions to the Centre for issuance of National Identity Card to every citizen of India & direct the EC to revise the voters list applicable for elections to House of the People & Legislative Assemblies of the states, excluding the names of foreigners & non-citizens of India from voters list.Additionally, the petitioners seek directions to the GOI by Top Court in exercise of the powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to lay out guidelines for “determining citizenship of a person before registering him as a voter in the electoral roll for the election of House of the People and Legislative Assemblies of the States”.Next Storylast_img read more

Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jul 2019 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have raised their bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by offering £65million plus Reiss Nelson on loan.The Gunners have been frustrated in their pursuit of the Ivory Coast winger and have had two bids rejected by the Eagles.Palace have already made £55m from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Manchester United and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, who they value at £90m.Arsenal had offered the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers in previous discussions with Palace but the Independent claim they’ve now offered highly-rated youngster Nelson.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson has been offered on loan (Picture: Getty)Nelson thrived last season on loan at Hoffenheim and had been expected to form part of Arsenal’s first team squad this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims Arsenal’s new bid is around £55m up front, as well as £10m further in add-ons.Palace are understood to have rejected the proposal as they want a far larger fee for Zaha and they also want any player coming the other way to move permanently.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are willing to let Jenkinson move to south London permanently and Palace remain keen on the £5m-rated full-back.Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal and is a boyhood Gunner.The forward informed Palace of his desire to leave at the end of last season and he’s frustrated by the club’s valuation of him.MORE: James Milner slams Joris Gnagnon for ‘disgraceful’ challenge on Liverpool youngster Yasser Laroucilast_img read more

Immigrating to South Africa

first_imgThinking of settling in South Africa? Here’s information on immigration categories, requirements and application procedures, and the answers to some frequently asked questions.Sunrise over the Johannesburg city skyline. South Africa is a land of opportunity for many, attracting immigrants from across Africa, and the world. (Image: Brand South Africa)To immigrate and live in South Africa, you need a permanent residence permit. This permit grants the holder all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a citizen, except for those which are explicitly ascribed to citizenship.Important noteThis article is currently under review as the regulations covering immigration and visas have been changed. In the meantime, please visit the Department of Home Affairs at www.dha.gov.za for more information.Read more:Visiting South Africa: visasSouth Africa tightens immigration rulesSouth Africa opens new visa facilitation centresSouth Africa to enforce new regulations on travelling with kidsThis information is a guide only. Requirements for immigration to South Africa are subject to change, and each application is treated as an individual case. Always make enquiries before travelling to South Africa.Where can I make enquiries about immigration?See Department of Home Affairs website for information on permanent residence permits.Find out where to apply in your own country from this list of South African offices abroad.South Africa’s immigration policy is embodied in the Immigration Act, which prescribes the requirements which are to be met by an applicant who wishes to immigrate to the country permanently.Read the Act in full: Immigration Act (No 13 of 2002)Who can immigrate to South Africa?South African immigration law aims to protect the health and security of South Africans, as well as their rights to employment opportunities in the country.South Africa has a vast reserve of unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Generally, a prospective immigrant to South Africa should not follow an occupation for which there are already sufficient people available to meet the country’s needs. Unskilled and semi-skilled workers, in particular, will not usually be accepted as immigrant workers in South Africa.Conversely, immigrants who are in a position to contribute to the broadening of South Africa’s economic base will be welcomed. Applications by skilled workers in occupations for which there is a shortage in the country are encouraged – particularly applications by industrialists and other entrepreneurs who wish to relocate their existing businesses or establish new concerns in South Africa.What are the requirements for immigration?Because of the need to create job opportunities for South African workers, prospective immigrants should be seriously committed to investing their assets, skills and experience for the benefit of themselves and the people of South Africa.If you wish to immigrate permanently to South Africa, you should be of “good and sound character” and not follow an occupation in which there are already sufficient people available to meet the country’s needs.In order to make an application for a permanent residency permit, applicants must first submit representation to the Minister of Home Affairs motivating why he or she should be declared not to be a prohibited person or an undesirable person.All applications for permanent residence are considered individually on merit by an autonomous statutory body, the Immigrants Selection Board.Immigration categoriesPermanent residence permits are divided into two main categories:Direct residence (Section 26): This is issued to foreigners who have been on a work permit for five years and who have received a permanent offer of employment. In general, if a foreigner meets all the requirements, their spouse and children under 21 will likewise qualify for permanent residence.Residence on other grounds (Section 27): This includes foreigners who:have been made a job offer within certain conditionspossess exceptional skills or qualificationsintend to set up a business in South Africathose who intend to retire hereare financially independentqualify as refugeesrelatives of a South African citizenAll immigration applicants older than 21 must submit to a personal interview.Where do I apply for immigration?In general, you should apply for immigration to South Africa while in your country of residence, and await the outcome of your application before proceeding to South Africa. You should apply at your nearest South African office abroad.However, you may apply for immigration while in South Africa – at your nearest Home Affairs provincial office – if:You are in the country on a valid work permit; orYou are married to, or the child of, a South African citizen or permanent resident, and are in South Africa on a valid temporary residence permit; orYou are being sponsored for immigration purposes by a blood family member who is permanently and lawfully resident in South Africa and are in South Africa on a valid temporary residence permit; orYou have been exempted from the requirement to hold a temporary residence permit.How long is my permit valid for?Once you have been granted permanent residence, you need never to apply again. However, you must take up residence in South Africa within a year of being granted permanent residence.Brand South Africa reporter, incorporating information from the Department of Home Affairs Reviewed: 10 March 2014Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South African firm wins another Airbus A400M contract

first_img3 July 2014Denel Aerostructures, a subsidiary of the state-owned Denel Group, has won its fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, the company announced this week.South Africa is one of seven countries working on European aircraft manufacturer Airbus’s A400M programme.Denel Aerostructures, the only tier 1 supplier of parts for the A400M outside of Europe, is already responsible for the design, engineering and fabrication of the giant airlifter’s wing-to-fuselage fairings and fuselage top-shells, as well as for the manufacture of the ribs, spars and swords that make up the inside structure of the A400M’s distinctive tail section.Under the new, six-year contract, worth more than R260-million, Denel Aerostructures will manufacture ISO locks for the A400M’s cargo hold.According to Engineering News, the ISO locks “are a combination of aluminium rails and cross tracks which serve to guide the movement of ISO containers within the cargo hold. The containers are then secured in their positions by a comprehensive system of locking mechanisms”.Denel Group chief executive Riaz Saloojee said in a statement that the new work package confirmed Denel Aerostructures’ reputation as an emerging player in the global aerospace environment. “It is a vote of confidence in the South African engineering and high-tech manufacturing sectors.”Noting that Denel Aerostructures had beaten international bidders for the contract, Saloojee added: “It is quite clear Airbus Defence and Space is satisfied with the quality of work we have delivered on other contracts over the past nine years and decided to place another work package with Denel.”Denel describes the A400M as “the most cost-efficient and versatile airlifter ever conceived and absolutely unique in its capabilities”.With a cargo hold designed to carry the outsize equipment needed for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, a range of over 3 300 kilometres, and the ability to land on unprepared terrain, the airlifter has been “designed to meet the needs of the world’s armed forces in the 21st century”, the company says.It is also “ideally suited to the typical African peace-support missions which continue to be undertaken by South Africa in support of African Union and United Nations mandates on the continent”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

OCA presents 2016 awards at annual banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Industry Excellence Award was presented to Henry Bergfeld (left)The Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Pete Conkle (Center). The Seedstock Producer of the Year award was presented to Charlie, Jordan & Scott Diehl of Diehl Cattle Company (not pictured).The Young Cattleman of the Year Award was presented to Randy HollowellThe Commercial Producer of the Year Award was presented to Jamey & Jody Rauch and FamilyThe Industry Service Award was presented to Jim, Jackie & Jarrett MurrayThis year’s Ohio Beef Ambassadors are: Samantha Norman (Fulton), Nick Erf (Bellevue) and Mackenzie Chamberlain (Napoleon)last_img

Meet the 2017 OEFFA Conference Keynote Speaker

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The need for personal, societal, and political transformation in our food and farm system and the challenge of growing organic agriculture with integrity to meet consumer demand will be the focus of a keynote address by farmer and activist Jim Riddle at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 38th annual conference, Growing Today, Transforming Tomorrow, this February in Dayton, Ohio.In his February 10 keynote address, “Transform Organic Today, Grow with Integrity Tomorrow,” Riddle will explore the environmental and health problems associated with our current food system, the need for farmers and citizens to engage in organic policy issues, and solutions for change.For more than 30 years, Riddle has been an organic farmer, inspector, educator, policy analyst, and activist.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Jim Riddle about the impact a President Trump Administation will have on organic agriculture and about the takeaways from his keynote address at the upcoming OEFFA Conference.Jim Riddle OEFFA 2017 SBFrom 2001 to 2006, Riddle served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Standards Board, chairing the board from 2004 to 2005. In the years since, he has remained engaged on organic issues and GMO labeling, calling for attention to process, transparency, and integrity.He is founding chair of the thriving Winona Farmers’ Market and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), and has served on the leadership team for eOrganic and on the boards of the International Organic Accreditation Service, Beyond Pesticides, and the Organic Processing Institute.He served on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force from 1991 to 2009, and was instrumental in passing Minnesota’s landmark organic certification cost-share program in 1998 and a national organic certification cost-share program in 2002. From 2006 to 2013, he worked for the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center as Organic Outreach Coordinator.From 2013 to 2016, Riddle coordinated organic research grant programs for the Ceres Trust. He has recently been appointed to chair the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force, which provides advice to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota. He and his wife also own and operate Blue Fruit Farm, a five acre fruit farm in southeastern Minnesota growing certified organic blueberries, elderberries, aronia berries, black currants, blue plums, honeyberries, and juneberries. The farm is part of a 360 acre organically-managed land cooperative.On February 9, Riddle will facilitate a full-day, pre-conference intensive workshop, titled, “Respect Your Elderberries: Growing and Selling Niche Fruit Crops from Aronia to Service Berries.”He will also lead two 90 minute workshops as part of the conference: “Getting Started with Blue Fruits” on February 10 and “An Agenda for Organic America” on February 11.“We’re excited to welcome Jim to this year’s conference, now in our new home in Dayton. He has been a leader in the organic movement and a knowledgeable, vocal advocate for strong and transparent standards for decades,” said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt.Riddle will speak as part of the Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference, which will run Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11 at the Dayton Convention Center.In addition to Riddle, this year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Robyn O’Brien on February 11; nearly 80 educational workshops; four pre-conference intensive workshops on February 9; a three-day trade show; networking events; activities for children and teens; locally-sourced meals; a raffle; book sales and signings, and more.For more information about the conference, or to register, go to www.oeffa.org/conference2017.last_img read more

Thoughts of Suicide – Having a Wingman Helps

first_imgDo you have a friend or loved one who you don’t know how to help and are worried about his or her emotional well-being?In a recent article from Military Pathways, Having a Wingman Improves Your Mental Health, the article discusses a new method to suicide prevention.The Wingman Project, an Air National Guard suicide intervention organization, uses the Wingman approach to providing care by emphasizing the importance of a buddy system to keep each other safe and aware of signs of suicide or depression.last_img

UFC president would ‘rather not’ have Conor McGregor in boxing ring again

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “I would rather he did not,” White said, as relayed by MMA Fighting. “This isn’t what he does. He’s a mixed martial artist where he goes in and he fights and he uses all of his weapons, and tonight he was only allowed use his hands.”McGregor’s transition from the octagon to the boxing might open some doors for other MMA fighters to do so as well, but White made it clear that this was a special case.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t even want to talk about my other guys in a boxing match,” he said. “This one was these two big superstars, this thing built from the bottom up from the fans to the media and then up to us when we even started remotely considering something like this. It was a special event and a rare event. I’m not looking to do this again.”McGregor looked comfortable in the early minutes of the fight, but was visibly slowing down in rounds 4 and 5. Conor McGregor watches replays after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Although his fighter took a painful loss, UFC President Dana White is extremely proud of his Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor after going toe-to-toe with iconic boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for 10 rounds.With the Irish sensation showing promise in the ring despite the defeat, the UFC head honcho was asked if he’d be ok if McGregor returns to the boxing ring again.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Beda clobbers Arellano to end 1st round on seven-game streakcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “It’s not the fight I thought it would be, it was a completely different fight than I expected,” White told the news outlet. “When you get into professional boxing, you guys know, you start four rounds, you go six rounds. He went 10 rounds tonight with arguably the greatest to ever do it.”Regardless of the result, White still has full support of his fighter and is not rushing him for a comeback to the octagon anytime soon.“We’re not talking about fighting tonight,” White said. “He put on a great performance. We’re not talking about fighting. You know how he is. When he’s ready, he’ll let me know.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—reportADVERTISEMENT UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown PLAY LIST 01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

10 months ago​Lovren insists Liverpool feel no pressure

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Lovren insists Liverpool feel no pressureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren does not believe pressure is an issue for the Reds.It is the best chance the club have experienced to win the Premier League in a long time.They are now six points ahead of Tottenham and seven up on champions Manchester City.But Lovren believes no one is under pressure in the Reds dressing room, as they are only concerned about performing in the next game.”It’s only about us and that’s how we should do it always. We learn from these previous seasons,” the defender said to the club’s official website.”There’s no pressure. In the previous years, yes, but now when you look in the dressing room, when you go into Melwood in the morning, everybody is happy, nobody talks about anything other than the next game.”We can’t talk about something that will happen in five or six months. We go game by game and we will see where we finish. “For us, every game is a final. It’s good to hear all these positive words but we don’t live on these positive words, we live on winning games.” last_img read more