Prashant Bhushan, a lawful activist who was found responsible of legal contempt by the leading court docket of the state, soon after considerably ‘Gandhigiri’, determined to cough up the Re. 1/- token fine imposed on him as a fine for the contempt. Bhushan, inspite of saying that apologising to the court docket for an opinion he held would be a ‘contempt of conscience’ for him, he did not wait from ‘gratefully’ accepting the high-quality which he was questioned to cough up. Owning been uncovered by the prime court docket as a duplicitous man who most well-liked spending a token fine rather of going to jail for his ‘principles’, Bhushan now stares at the prospect of dropping his license.
The risk of punitive motion getting taken by the Delhi Bar Council, upon the instructions of the Bar Council of India (BCI) looms substantial above the activist, to the extent that the contemptuous gentleman may even be shedding his licence. The BCI—which regulates the legal profession in India—has directed the Bar Council of Delhi to “examine” the Supreme Court’s conclusion convicting Bhushan of contempt of court docket and move forward as per regulation and laid out rules “as expeditiously as possible”.
As reported by The Tribune, “The Council is of the check out that the tweets and statements designed by Shri Prashant Bhushan, Advocate and the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India desires thorough examine and examination by the Bar Council in the light of the statutory obligations, powers and features conferred on it beneath the Advocates’ Act, 1961 and the principles framed thereunder, particularly, Segment-24A and Section-35 of the Advocates Act, 1961 and Chapter-II, Aspect-VI of Bar Council of India Policies,” BCI Secretary Srimanto Sen reported on Friday.
It is pertinent to take note right here that portion 24A speaks of disqualification from enrolment, although part 35 confers on the BCI the powers to initiate disciplinary proceedings for expert misconduct. While Prashant Bhushan may well have been remaining off the hook by the Supreme Court effortlessly, the BCI appears to be in no temper to let contemptuous advocates continue to be beneath its umbrella.
In a person of the tweets, Bhushan had stated, ‘four past Chief Justices of India performed a role in destroying democracy in the place considering that 2014.’ A further tweet was a reaction to a photo of Chief Justice Bobde on a Harley Davidson, wherever Bhushan experienced remarked, ‘he was without the need of a helmet and deal with mask even though maintaining the courtroom in lockdown and denying citizens their ideal to justice.’
PM Modi invitations Denmark to diversify global provide chains as Denmark has experienced more than enough with China
Denmark joins the standard trend of European Union’s pivot away from China and the digital summit amongst PM Modi and PM Mette Frederiksen (the leaders of New Delhi & Copenhagen respectively) has cleared all and any question about the trend. The summit was substantial in a lot of methods as it was the very first virtual summit with a European place. It lasted for an hour, the place lots of important details were mentioned and agreed on.
Briefing journalists, joint secretary Neeta Bhushan said, “This was a new age partnership and will include a new dimension to our bilateral relations. This will help expand economic relations and green progress, and fortify cooperation on addressing global issues with a concentration on the implementation of the Paris Settlement and the local weather improve targets.”
The two international locations have a solid linkage of financial and trade relations with Denmark investing extra than 1 Billion USD in India during the initial 18 decades of the 21st century by means of direct and mentioned firms. Key Danish corporations like Novo-Nordisk, A.P. Moller Maersk, Vestas, and so forth., make use of over 100,000 folks in India. Likewise, major Indian IT companies these types of as Tata Consultancy Products and services (TCS), L&T Infotech, Infosys Systems, ITC Infotech, Mahindra Satyam and Ubique Programs have investments in Denmark.
PM Modi said through the summit, “COVID-19 has revealed that it is risky to rely excessively on any one resource of international provide chains. We are performing jointly with Japan and Australia for provide-chain diversification and resilience. Other like-minded nations can also join the endeavours.”
He also extra, “The situations of earlier few months have manufactured it distinct that how important it is for the like-minded international locations, who share rule-primarily based, transparent, humanitarian and democratic benefit-process, to work together.”
It was a really clear declaration that India is going all out to nudge like-minded international locations to arrive alongside one another with the QUAD and diversify the world wide supply chain so that in circumstance of any drastic downturn in the intercontinental relations, these nations don’t find by themselves forced to toe the Communist Bash of China’s line.
The intent of kicking absent Chinese dominance in the international offer chain was earlier reported by TFI. In the backdrop of China’s aggressive political and military posturing, India, Japan and Australia are jointly countering the Chinese challenge as the troika has commenced deliberations to start a trilateral Source Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to decrease the dependency on China.” It will not be poetic to say that India under PM Narendra Modi is main the battle towards China to liberate the environment from its dependence on the Communist regime at Beijing.
The two leaders also agreed to elevate their partnership to Environmentally friendly Strategic Partnership and reaffirmed their dedication to reinforce cooperation and lead to the comprehensive reforms of the WTO. As per the joint statement, “Both countries have pretty formidable nationwide targets on weather and electrical power that will add to an ambitious implementation of the Paris Settlement. With each other, the two nations will show the entire world that providing on bold weather and sustainable energy plans are attainable.”
With the blended emphasis on world wide offer chains, cooperating in issues of weather alter, supporting and advertising rule-primarily based multilateral methods as nicely as supporting the reform of Earth Trade Business (WTO), it was the most scathing assault on Chinese endeavor to hijack the Entire world Liberal Purchase in the kind of a bilateral joint statement.
The endeavours by EAM S Jaishankar are starting off to fork out dividends in Europe in contrast to which the Chinese International Minister’s Europe tour was an abysmal disaster. This can be termed as another diplomatic gain in the encounter of an intense and out of manage China.