first_imgTuesday 11 January 2011 9:14 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap KCS-content center_img Public spending rise sees UK fall down freedom rankings Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo BRITONS face increasing restrictions on their financial and businesses freedoms, according to an international survey released today.Last year the UK dropped out of the top 10 most economically free countries, and has plummeted a further five places in today’s report.The UK is now ranked 16 in the world, below countries such as Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the US.Business freedom and labour freedom both dropped in the UK, according to the report which was released in association with the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA).“The decline is doing significant harm to business and the UK’s growth prospects,” said IEA economist Philip Booth. “In many areas regulation has increased or is set to increase. The rankings are a serious wake up call to the coalition.”Growing public spending and taxation were the main causes of the drop down the table. “The UK has a high income tax rate,” the report said. “Government spending has risen steadily since the 1990s, and gross public debt has climbed to over 70 per cent of GDP.” Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Cardiff Blues and Wales Women back-row Manon JohnesDate of birth 17 December 2000 Born Cardiff Region Blues Country Wales Position Back-rowWhen did you first play? I started playing tag rugby at seven at CRICC, where Jamie Roberts and Rhys Patchell started. When I had to stop playing with boys, I joined Cardiff Quins and I also played for my school, Llandaff.What positions have you played? At first I played hooker, then I moved to the back row. I like playing there. I think it’s too structured in the backs and you get to do a bit of everything in the back row. Openside is probably my favourite.Which players did you grow up admiring? Sam Warburton is the obvious one. Sioned Harries, Rachel Taylor – anyone really in my position and playing at a high standard.Who’s been the biggest influence on you? I wouldn’t say one person – I’ve always wanted to achieve and set goals – but one of my PE teachers, Gwennan Harries, who used to play football for Wales, has always been very supportive. This impressive back-row made her Test debut aged just 17 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Young run: Manon Johnes finds space for Wales against South Africa (Huw Evans Agency) center_img You’ve played senior regional rugby this season and made your Test debut at 17 in November… I was shocked! I’d been involved in the senior sevens set-up – I went to Australia last year – but 15s has always been the dream. I didn’t think it would come so soon.The main difference has been the physicality. It’s much easier to get the ball and jackal in U18 rugby; at senior and international level you get over the ball and the next second you’re on your bum. It’s challenging but will come with experience. The set-piece is a big step up too; it’s all about technique but I felt more comfortable the more I played.What are this year’s goals? I’d like to keep playing club rugby; I’ve played with those girls for a long time. My main goal is to play in the Six Nations.What about sevens? Sevens is great for developing skills like passing and speed. I’d be very happy to play sevens again but I probably prefer 15s.RW VERDICT: Currently working on A Levels in French, geography and RE, as well as a Welsh Baccalaureate, Johnes wants to study volcanology. She’s had an explosive start to her Wales career and is set to be on the scene for a long time. This article originally appeared in the February 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

first_imgThe following excerpts are from a statement released by the “Hands Up” coalition, comprised of mainly St. Louis County activists, including from Ferguson, Mo., who have announced a mass mobilization in Ferguson from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 to demand Justice for Michael Brown. Email [email protected] or go to“Hands up, don’t shoot” activist at Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. DunkelWe are in a movement moment.What began as a local call for “Justice for Mike Brown” has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others named and unnamed have been killed through the excessive use of force by law ­enforcement.As droves of people, many of them young and black, took to the streets of Ferguson in resistance and to demand justice for Mike Brown, thousands of others joined in solidarity around the country. The interconnectedness of our struggles became clear. Police brutality and excessive use of force against young people of color, militarized policing, poverty, economic inequality and the absence of real participatory democracy deeply harm our communities from Dayton, Ohio, to Los Angeles, Calif.The uprisings in Ferguson and mobilizations around the country represent a desire by community members to claim their right to self-determination, energy to strengthen a movement for racial justice, and to end violence against black and brown communities.We are calling for a convergence in Ferguson, Mo., from Oct. 9th to 13th to continue the fight for justice for Mike Brown and to spark the broader movement for racial justice and sow transformative seeds for others to carry back home. There is an urgency in this moment to strengthen the mobilizing, organizing and resistance happening across the country to build a movement.If you want to join in this national fight, sign up to organize locally and come to Ferguson, Mo., Oct. 9th to 13th.Our values:This mobilization is centered around the following key values:* There is a prevailing need to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and resources they need to transform the world around them.* Constant struggle and vigilance are necessary to protect our rights and achieve the justice that we seek.* Our shared oppressions cannot be reduced to the personal; our issues are systemic, so the solutions should be as well.* While racism can manifest itself personally all too often, racism is also institutionalized and structural. The sooner we can see racism as structural, the sooner we can try to break the cycle.* Our current economic system degrades people of color and low-income people — justice must address the economic inequality built into the capitalist system.* We believe that movements are based in local struggles; sometimes, like here in Ferguson, our movements find a crack where we must all push together. We are fighting for Justice for Mike Brown, for many others murdered by the police and for people of color as a whole.What to expect:Thousands of leaders from around the country will arrive in Ferguson on October 9th and 10th. Hands Up United will hold direct action trainings, have people participate in actions and identify leaders for demonstrations planned for the weekend. We will also ask organizers coming to town to canvass and do grassroots outreach.On Saturday, Oct. 11th, there will be a large mobilization march. We expect large numbers for this march, and your participation is key to making this ­happen.­On Sunday, Oct. 12th, we will be having faith meetings and trainings in preparation for distributed actions which will take place on Oct. 13th.On Monday, Oct. 13th, we will have a distributed day of action with civil disobedience and major demonstrations at significant targets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgLifeline, a ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization, rescued 230 people off the Libyan coast.A humanitarian and political crisis is brewing in the European Union over the issue of im/migrants. Millions upon millions of people attempting to escape wars and violence, poverty and persecution of all sorts in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and North Africa have fled toward what they see as more stable prosperity in Europe.The refugees are willing to take serious burdens and risks getting there. Smugglers, who offer a spot on underpowered, overcrowded rubber dinghies, charge high prices. Crossing the Mediterranean Sea is dangerous. Of the 44,000 refugees who have attempted so far this year, more than 1,000 failed to survive, according to the UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, on June 25. ( political crisis was brought to a high point by the recent election in Italy. A coalition government of the Five Star Movement and the racist League took control, with League leader Matteo Salvini becoming a vice premier and minister of the interior. Salvini immediately began the process of closing the country’s refugee reception centers, which held hundreds of thousands of refugees.When Salvini made a campaign-style tour on June 3 of southern Sicilian ports — all of which have seen large debarkations of refugees from Libya, particularly in Pozzallo — he was met with bands of left opponents carrying signs that read, “Welcome refugees.” These opponents held their own against Salvini’s supporters, who want to see 700,000 people immediately expelled.Precipitating a humanitarian crisis, Salvini also closed Italian ports to the Aquarius, a rescue ship operated by Doctors Without Borders, with 629 people on board, including children, pregnant women and people with medical problems. After a few days the Spanish government agreed to accept the ship, and the French government said it would accept some of the rescued passengers.Salvini did the same thing to the Lifeline, a ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization that had rescued 230 people off the Libyan coast. He even tried to make it hard to deliver supplies to the ship and insulted the people onboard, calling them “human meat.”The Maersk Alexander, a container ship that picked up 113 refugees but also had cargo for Sicily, has been denied permission to enter Italian waters as well. The new Spanish government, trying to present a progressive face, is likely to accept both ships.On the weekend of June 23-24, Salvini insisted that 1,000 migrants on the coast of Libya be picked up by the Libyan coast guard, rather than European nongovernmental organizations.In Germany, which has accepted more than 1 million refugees, a section of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has taken a much harder line than Merkel and wants Germany to stop taking any new refugees. President Emmanuel Macron in France is under pressure from a semi-fascist, right-wing party called the National Rally (previously the National Front).Merkel and Macron held an emergency, off-the-record meeting on June 24, to come up with a solution to the migration crisis, to present to a full meeting of the European National Council at the end of June. The regimes directing Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary — which form the V4 “Visegrad Four” group — avoided taking part in this meeting. They refuse to take in asylum seekers from other EU states.Given all the political maneuvering and jockeying over the migrant issue, the 28 EU countries have to take into account that the unions and many political parties in the front line states — Spain, France, Italy and Greece — know in their bones and in their foundational history that solidarity is the most important tool in the arsenal of the working class. This solidarity lies behind all the rescue missions accomplished since waves of immigrants began crashing on Europe’s shores in recent years.last_img read more

first_imgThe Obert family has been farming in Gibson County since 1830. It wasn’t until 2006 that they decided to expand their dairy operation for estate planning and tax purposes. They increased the number of cows and added new facilities and equipment on farm field right next door to their historical farm, much to their longtime neighbors’ displeasure. As Hoosier Ag Today reported last week, Todd Janzen from Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, the lead attorney in the case for Obert’s Legacy Dairy, said, “What happened was that some neighbors, who were okay with living next to a 100 cow farm, were not okay with living next to a 760 cow farm. So they filed suit alleging nuisance, saying they could smell the new, modern farm. They could smell the odor from both the silage and the manure.”  Janzen said the farm used Indiana’s Right to Farm law as a defense, “The Obert’s dairy was in a proper agricultural location and had been in existence for more than one year in that locale, so the nuisance claim didn’t hold up in court.”  The Gibson County court ruled in favor of the dairy farm, but the case was appealed.  Janzen reported that, “We were fortunate enough to get a ruling from the Indiana Court of Appeals affirming the Trial Court’s judgment in favor of Obert’s Legacy Dairy.”  Indiana’s Right to farm Law withstood another challenge. Previous articlePathway Celebrates 20 Years of Teaching ConservationNext articleSeed Consultants 5/6/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Commentary Farming and Hunting: Rights to be Defended  By Gary Truitt Just to the north of the Hoosier State, the battle has been joined on whether hunting is a right. Michigan has a state agency that regulates hunting in the state. But the radical animal activist group HSUS wants to change that. Protect the Harvest reports that HSUS has spent $240,000 trying to stop the proposed management of the gray wolf population in the Upper Peninsula with hunting.  Hunters and conservationists have responded with legislation, SB289, which reads, “The legislature declares that hunting, fishing, and the taking of game are a valued part of the cultural heritage of this state and should be forever preserved. The legislature further declares that these activities play an important part in the state’s economy and in the conservation, preservation, and management of the state’s natural resources.”  So far, the legislation looks to be on track to be adopted.HSUS is also at work in Ohio. Recently it formed the Ohio Agriculture Council in an effort to “advance humane and sustainable agricultural practices in Ohio.” The group will also showcase those farmers who are good stewards of their animals and the land. It says the council members will advise HSUS on issues affecting Ohio’s family farmers.  The Ohio Farm Bureau says this tactic is just another ploy to make HSUS look farmer-friendly, “It appears HSUS’s plan intentionally excludes the majority of farmers and consumers who have differing views on food and farming. Both producers and consumers should have multiple choices in how food is grown and raised.” Many in agriculture feel these Right to Farm laws, common in many states, are not strong enough. Given the kind of bizarre rulings handed down by some courts, trusting the right to farm to the court system is worrisome. As a result, efforts are underway in Indiana and several other states to place the right to farm into state constitutions. Such an effort is underway in Indiana and should be on the ballot in 2014. Other states have already adopted these amendments to their constitutions or are in the process of adopting them. In addition, the Indiana proposal also includes the right to hunt.center_img SHARE So, as you can see, defending the rights to farm and hunt is a continuous effort. Our laws must be strong and clear, and there must be united support to repel the well-funded and well-organized attacks on farming and hunting. We must be vigilant in our efforts and strong in our convictions. Otherwise we could wake up one morning and find it is against the law to go to the field or to pick up a gun and head to the woods. By Gary Truitt – May 5, 2013 Rights are causing a lot of controversy today: the right to own a gun, the right to marry your same sex partner, the right to end the life of an unborn child or terminally ill adult. These and many other rights are making headlines, sparking passionate debate and even causing violence in our society. Our nation’s founding fathers also were concerned about rights. They were so worried about certain rights being taken away from citizens by their government, that they created the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, our founders never imagined in their wildest dreams some of the rights being challenged today. For example, it would have been inconceivable to them that someone would question the right to farm or hunt. Yet those two activities are being challenged in court and at the ballot box. SHARE Farming and Hunting: Rights to be Defendedlast_img read more

first_imgHigh seeding rates are needed to “push the plants and first pods higher, produce more nodes on an area basis and canopy faster,” he said. Farmers also need to determine the latest possible planting date for their area. Even shorter-season varieties need about 90 days to mature or be close enough to maturity for harvest. “If the fall freeze is typically October 10, then soybeans need to be replanted and emerged by July 10 to have a chance at producing harvestable grain this fall,” he said. Soil moisture and temperatures should allow soybeans to emerge quickly. Casteel estimates that late planting could produce about 50 to 60 percent of a normal grain harvest. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Minor Changes in June WASDE Report SHARE Facebook Twitter Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Home Indiana Agriculture News Is Replanting the Right Decision? Facebook Twitter Is Replanting the Right Decision? All quotes are delayed snapshots “We are quickly marching on the end of time to successfully plant soybeans for grain,” said Casteel. “It’s going to be extremely tight.” Whether planting an initial crop or replanting flood-damaged fields, Casteel recommends using a shorter-season variety and planting at least 200,000 seeds per acre. “If soybeans are to be planted for grain harvest, we need to shorten the maturity group by 1.0 unit relative to the full season in your area,” he said. “We will mature about 7 to 10 days faster with that shorter-season variety.” How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 center_img Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 By Gary Truitt – Jul 5, 2015 SHARE Is Replanting the Right Decision?Shawn CasteelOver the weekend, many growers who have been impacted by heavy rains and floods were weighing their options on replanting. Purdue says replanting may not be the best option. Some of the hardest hit fields are in Northern Indiana and, for those growers, replanting corn is simply not an option, according to Dr. Bob Nielsen with Purdue Extension. He recommends a possible application of nitrogen to help the plants recover, if they are still alive. As for soybeans, Dr. Shawn Casteel says replanting is still an option but may not be the best option, “Even if a grower has as little as 60,000 plants per acre, I would not consider replanting.” He added, if a field or parts of a field are completely drowned out, that is a different story. Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Previous articleInfluential Ag Leader Wayne Townsend, Dies at 89Next articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Casteel said farmers who were unable to get their soybean crops planted this year because of the wet conditions should still consider planting soybeans as a cover crop or look at alternative cover crops to preserve soil nutrients for next year. “We should plant something in these fields and large drowned-out areas to help suppress weeds, take up moisture and nutrients, and stabilize the soil for this year and next year,” he said. There is no need to use a shorter-season variety if the soybeans are planted as a cover crop, he said, because the goal is to produce biomass and ground cover, not grain. Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Name Sym Last Change STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more July 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for end to jailing of journalists after newspaper reporter is freed Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders notes that reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah of the weekly Al Watan Al An was freed on 25 July on completing his prison sentence. He had been in Casablanca’s Oukacha prison since 19 February, when Morocco’s highest court of appeal ordered him to go back to jail to serve the rest of a seven-month term.“We welcome Hurmatallah’s release with joy, but we reiterate our firm condemnation of the original decision to imprison him just for doing his job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now hope that this is the end of the era when people are jailed in Morocco because of what they write.”Hurmatallah, whose request for a royal pardon was ignored, told Reporters Without Borders that conditions in prison were very harsh. He was put in a cell with convicted criminals and his visits were restricted. He added that he nonetheless hoped that he would be the last journalist to be jailed in his country in connection with their work.He was initially sentenced on 15 August 2007 to eight months in prison on a charge of “receiving documents obtained by criminal means” in connection with a special report about a state of alert in the 14 July issue of Al Watan Al An.The following month his sentence was reduced to seven months and he was released provisionally. But he was returned prison in February after the country’s highest court rejected his appeal. His release means that there are no journalists currently in prison in Morocco. News April 15, 2021 Find out more “We welcome Hurmatallah’s release with joy, but we reiterate our firm condemnation of the original decision to imprison him just for doing his job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now hope that this is the end of the era when people are jailed in Morocco because of what they write.” Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the murder of Francis Kainda Nyaruri, a freelance journalist based in the southwestern town of Nyamira, whose decapitated body was found on 29 January in a nearby forest. He had been missing since 16 January.“We would like above all to express our deep sympathy to the victim’s family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the competent authorities, especially Nyanza province police chief Larry Kieng, to do everything possible to establish the motive for this appalling murder and to bring those responsible to justice, keeping in mind its shocking symbolism for the Kenyan population.”The decapitated body of Nyaruri, who was also known as “Mong’are Mokua,” was found with deep gashes and with the hands tied behind the back in Kodere forest, in the Rachuonyo region (in Nyanza province). It was taken to Kisii hospital.According to the privately-owned daily The Standard, Nyaruri had reported being threatened by police officers over several articles he wrote for a local weekly. November 27, 2020 Find out more February 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance journalist murdered in southwest KenyaAfrica News KenyaAfrica Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists April 6, 2020 Find out more June 13, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Kenyacenter_img Reports to go further Organisation News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesMerely Inciting Feelings Of One Community Without Any Reference To Any Other Community Cannot Attract Section 153A IPC: Kerala HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 July 2020 12:21 AMShare This – x”Real intention to incite one group or community against another is absolutely essential.” The Kerala High Court has observed that merely inciting the feelings of one community or group without any reference to any other community or group cannot attract the provisions of section 153A of Indian Penal Code. Justice Ashok Menon observed thus while granting anticipatory bail to some of the accused allegedly involved in conspiracy which resulted in demolishing a film…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?Login The Kerala High Court has observed that merely inciting the feelings of one community or group without any reference to any other community or group cannot attract the provisions of section 153A of Indian Penal Code. Justice Ashok Menon observed thus while granting anticipatory bail to some of the accused allegedly involved in conspiracy which resulted in demolishing a film set constructed at Kalady riverside, depicting a Church, at the precincts of the Mahadeva Temple. The allegation against Pradeep RS, the General Secretary of Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (A.H.P) was that he had published a post on his Facebook page after the incident admitting his role in the act of demolition by the members of his organisation and justified it. In his bail petition, he submitted that he is innocent and was not even present at the scene of occurrence. He further contended that the Facebook post does not in any way promote enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion as no other religion has been referred to in the post. The Public Prosecutor opposed the basil pleas contending that the intention of the accused was to poison the minds of Hindus of the locality against the Christians stating that a Church or something resembling a Church has come up in the precincts of Mahadeva temple, which may probably be permanently snatched away by the members of the other religion. The Judge while considering the bail application also made comments on the maintainability of offences under Sections 153-A and 454 I.P.C. The court said that the essence of the offence under S.153A IPC is promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony. The court observed: “Real intention to incite one group or community against another is absolutely essential. It is necessary that at least two groups or communities should be involved. Merely inciting the feelings of one community or group without any reference to any other community or group cannot attract the provisions of S.153A IPC.” The court further observed that the comments made by the accused only refers only to the Mahadeva temple and not permitting such activities of construction within the precincts of the temple. The court added: “Therefore, prima facie, the offence punishable under S.153-A is not attracted to the facts of the case. (See also Bijumon v. State of Kerala 2018 (4) KHC 73.) At best, the Facebook post would amount to an admission regarding the involvement of the 1st accused as the President of the Ernakulam Division of Bajrang Dal and his supporters.” Dealing with the contention of the accused that the film set is not a house or a place of worship to attract the ingredients of “House-trespass” under Section 442 I.P.C, the judge said: A reading of the aforesaid provision and in particular the expression “in building used as a place for custody of property”, I am of the view that a film set, though a temporary structure, was being used as a place for custody of property like generator, etc; which was allegedly stolen. Since the definition also includes a tent, and does not state that it should be a permanent structure, even a temporary film set would fall within the definition of a house which in this case, can be said to be a structure used for custody of property. Hence, I have no doubts about Section 454 getting attracted in this case. The court further noted that the accused in these applications do not have any criminal antecedents The fact that the 1st accused has 28 criminal cases against him and that accused of 4 and 7 are also involved in criminal cases may not militate against accused 8, 11 and 12 from claiming a pre-arrest bail, the judge said while granting anticipatory bail with conditions.  Case name: PRADEEP R.S @ HARI PALOD vas STATE OF KERALACase no.: Bail Appl..No.3302 OF 2020Coram: JUSTICE ASHOK MENON Counsel: ADV. VISHNUPRASAD NAIR and Sr.PP C.K .SURESHClick here to Read Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more