East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Argentina make rugby historyAugust was largely a month of Rugby World Cup warmups and national coaches carefully pruning their squads like Mister Miyagi tending to a bonsai tree. But last month also saw one of the finest moments in rugby history – Argentina beat the Springboks. It was a remarkable result for the Pumas. It was more than a victory, it was a thumping, made even more glorious that it was in South Africa – it was like watching Mr Miyagi felling a giant redwood with a flamethrower and chainsaw. The result was hugely important for Argentina and rugby as a whole. It proved that rugby can’t be allowed to simply bow to purely commercial considerations and that everything must be done to widen the breadth, appeal and participation of the game. Argentina have taken some serious hidings in The Rugby Championship and many argued that they simply weren’t up to the job, but they are. After four years of perseverance in the toughest competition outside of the Rugby World Cup, the Pumas beat one of the big boys on their own turf and gave hope to all those nations and teams looking to improve and progress. Congratulations Los Pumas!Matthew Morgan breaks the mouldThe last week of August saw Matthew Morgan selected in Warren Gatland’s final squad of 31 – a situation that few, even Morgan himself, would have thought unlikely a few months ago. Morgan doesn’t fit the mould of modern rugby, and he certainly doesn’t fit Warren Gatland’s mould of freakishly large backs. But that is exactly why Matthew Morgan has been selected. At 5ft 8ins and 11 and half stone, he doesn’t fit the mould. You wouldn’t be able to get a mould on him. No sooner had you tried, he’d have stepped on you, gassed you and left you so dazzled that you’d have dropped the mould on the floor and smashed it into tiny pieces.Twinkle toes: Matthew Morgan isn’t big but he is extremely evasive in broken-field playMany regard Morgan’s inclusion as a risk, a defensive miscalculation and a romantic nod to a bygone age. But it isn’t. Warren Gatland doesn’t exactly do romance. This is a man who has recently dispensed with senior Welsh players with the same warmth and charm of ‘Jigsaw’ from the Saw films. Morgan is in that squad for one reason; to change games, make line breaks and expose tired defensive lines late in the game. Good luck Matthew Morgan.The importance of ball handling forwardsAugust once again proved the importance of ball handling forwards, particularly in this year’s Rugby Championship – New Zealand and Australia in particular. Counter attack possession is the best possession in modern rugby. It is the only instance in elite rugby where you gain a guaranteed advantage over the defensive side –primarily because a nano-second prior they were the attacking side and setup to achieve a completely different objective. It is this rapid switch from defence to attack that requires forwards to be able to handle the ball confidently and at speed. In a counter attack situation ruck guards, such as props and locks, become scrum halves, the second ruck guard is often the first receiver and flankers and hookers become centres. Public cut: Danny Cipriani is one of several big-name stars to have been omitted from World Cup squadsThere are no written warnings, no consultations with the human resource department and no right to appeal. The impact of this sacking affects players’ earnings from test appearances fees, sponsorship and all of the trappings that come with being an elite athlete – not to mention self-esteem. Not only that, but your ‘sacking’ is plastered all over the media for weeks to come, and then the public, via social media, subject you to a digital public stoning. On second thoughts I’m not sure that I do want to play for my country, which is the only thing stopping me… Argentina making history, Matthew Morgan’s resurgence, the six-point try and ball-handling forwards are all covered in this month’s column Offload central: Kieran Read is one of the best handling forwards in the worldWithout the ability to move the ball efficiently through the hands these turnover opportunities are often squandered. The All Blacks have the finest set of ball handling forwards in the world and control the ball with the fluidity of liquid mercury. If anyone is planning on beating the ABs in the Rugby World Cup, they will need to match the skillset of their forwards.Welsh Premiership trial new ‘points’ methodAs of this Saturday, the Welsh Premiership will trial a new points system where a try is worth six points and all kicks, be it a conversion, goal kicks, or drop goal will be worth two points. If successful it could have an impact on the game as a whole. It is a very positive move and will decrease the incentive of opting for ‘the posts’ and instead encourage teams to take attacking scrums and lineouts – particularly in the ‘redzone’. It could also see a return to the organised ‘penalty move’, a glorious and often ingenious spectacle which sadly died with the amateur game. However, whilst the increase in points for crossing the line will have undoubted benefits, the decreasing of points for a goal kick, will require very strong use of the yellow card. Two point goal kicks will lead to an increase of infringements at the breakdown – the fact that the punishment has been reduced will mean that more ‘crimes’ occur. It will require referees to use yellow cards prudently and discourage teams from slowing the breakdown or killing the ball outright. The success of this law trial arguably rests more with the referees, than the players.The cruel reality of rugby ‘employment’.Becoming a test rugby player is a genuine privilege and something that all players and supporters dream of. Regardless of age we all fantasise about pulling on the colours of our country and playing at our national stadium. Which reminds me, this is the 20th Welsh squad for which I have been overlooked and I’m not happy about it. However, whilst becoming a test player seems like the ultimate career, August showed that it does have its drawbacks – employment issues that you simply don’t encounter in ‘normal’ jobs. Put simply, if the coaches don’t want you, you are sacked on the spot. History boys: Argentina posted a confidence-boosting first win over South Africa in Durban LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Photographs: Miran KambičSave this picture!© Miran KambičText description provided by the architects. With every realisation of a project the architect fundamentally interferes with the natural or urban ambient. The site is never again the same as it was before the intervention. Because of that, the architects responsibility to the space into which he intervenes is even greater.Save this picture!© Miran KambičIn the case of House on Golo, which is situated on a picturesque location, overlooking the peaks of Julijske Alpe, Karavanke and the Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe, one of the essential characteristics of the area is represented in the colour and the texture of the soil on which the house is built.Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe structure of the house follows the tectonic layering of the terrain into which the construction pit was dug. With a careful casting of the concrete, coloured in the same shade as the autochtonous rocks and executed in separated layers, the house with it’s architecture replaces what it has taken from the nature during the construction.Save this picture!Basement Floor PlanSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe house is sited as a set of three volumes of different heights, which follow the terrain configuration. The ground floor, spanning over three slightly different levels, corresponds to the living style of it’s users.Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe study room is located on the lowest of the three levels and represents the heart of the house. It is made completely out of wood and serves as an ambiental contrast to the fair-faced concrete walls and terrazzo floors of the rest of the living space. The concrete walls are designed as a background to the owners’ collection of art pieces .Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe window has a double role in architecture: on one hand it allows natural light to enter the interior while at the same time directs the views outside towards the surroundings.Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe same is true for House on Golo, since the rhythm of the window openings is carefully formed to frame the views towards the Alps. It is also the reason for the seamingly random layout of the windows on the facade.Save this picture!© Miran KambičProject gallerySee allShow lessNine Projects to be Highlighted in ‘In Therapy’, the Nordic Contribution to the 2016…Architecture NewsJJ&S.M Houses / Atelier MimaSelected Projects Share Year: ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeARK Arhitektura KrušecOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGoloSloveniaPublished on February 19, 2016Cite: “House in Golo / ARK Arhitektura Krušec” 19 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Foundation: A Great American Secret – How Private Wealth Is Changing the World About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Malcolm Tyndall has been appointed as the new Director of Marketing & Development at Elizabeth Finn Care. He joins from Dimbleby Cancer Care, where he was the first non-family member to run the charity.Before that he had been Director of Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association, Clubs for Young People and a consultant for the Home Office.Tyndall said: “This is an exciting time for Elizabeth Finn Care not least because its client group of professionals are being especially hard hit in these economic times. It is a great opportunity to take the charity’s fundraising and marketing to a new level.”www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 45 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Director of Marketing & Development at Elizabeth Finn Care
Follow the news on Philippines PhilippinesAsia – Pacific WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Organisation Dismay over Philippine journalist Maria Ressa’s prison sentence News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment July 9, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information July 20, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2021 #HoldTheLine Coalition calls for criminal tax charge to be dropped as Maria Ressa returns to court #HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines to go further #HoldTheLine: Sign to support Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines News July 9, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Petitions The #HoldTheLine Coalition demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler – the news organisation she founded. “The prosecution of baseless financial charges and cases represents an attempt to use tax law and foreign ownership regulations as another weapon to criminalise journalism and silence Ressa and Rappler as threats to press freedom and democracy escalate in the Philippines,” said the #HoldTheLine steering committee. “We urge the government to drop all charges and cease and desist its orchestrated harassment campaign.”The Coalition – a global collective of 78 civil society and journalism organisations – was formed to defend the prominent Filipino-American editor after she was convicted on a trumped-up criminal cyber libel charge in June. The Coalition’s call for the dismissal of all tax and foreign ownership cases and charges comes as Ressa prepares to return to court in Manila on July 22nd on a baseless criminal tax charge, amid concerns about a suspected COVID-19 outbreak involving the death of a worker at the Pasig Regional Trial Court where the hearing will take place.Ahead of this appearance, this Court has an opportunity to quash the criminal taxation charge on which Ressa faces arraignment. The #HoldTheLine Coalition urges the state to immediately drop this charge and end the prosecution of the other charges and cases associated with it.If convicted, these three related tax cases could result in up to 44 years of imprisonment for Maria Ressa. They hinge upon the bogus notion that Rappler’s parent company, Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC), is not a holding company for a news organisation but rather a ‘dealer in securities.’ “Legal acrobatics – that’s what all these cases show. In order to charge me with tax evasion, the government reclassified Rappler as a ‘dealer in securities’ – we’re obviously a news organisation. It’s absurd!” Ressa said. “From inciting hate on social media to weaponising the law to using the full force of the state against journalists trying to hold power to account … it’s a war of attrition, tearing down trust and credibility. This is how democracy dies by a thousand cuts.” It is notable that the arrest warrant in the criminal case associated with the July 22nd arraignment was issued in the immediate aftermath of Ressa being honoured with two prestigious international journalism awards in November 2018 — from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which together with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) form the #HoldTheLine Coalition Steering Committee.The tax-related cases and charges are predicated on another suite of charges and cases connected to alleged foreign media ownership breaches designed to shut Rappler down. They cumulatively represent maximum prison sentences of up to 36 years. Together with the criminal libel conviction, which is currently under appeal, and a second pending libel action, convictions in all these cases could theoretically lead to a century in jail for Ressa.Further, the Coalition calls on the Pasig Regional Trial Court to conduct proceedings remotely on July 22nd to ensure the safety of Ressa, her legal representatives, media and court staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. We note that in addition to this court being associated with what appears to be a deadly COVID-19 outbreak, Ressa was forced into lockdown following her appearance in June before a different court which was also the subject of a COVID-19 scare. This demand from the #HoldTheLine Coalition echoes the call by more than 10 thousand signatories who have signed a petition calling on the Philippine government to drop all cases against Ressa, her former colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr, and Rappler, and to cease attacks on independent media in the Philippines. Once again, we also note the devastating blow to media freedom and access to information caused by the Duterte administration’s permanent shuttering of the national TV station ABS-CBN.Contact #HoldTheLine Steering Committee Members for further details: Julie Posetti ([email protected]); Rebecca Vincent ([email protected]); Courtney Radsch ([email protected]).Note: The #HoldTheLine Coalition currently comprises 78 organisations. This statement is issued under the authority of the #HoldTheLine Steering Committee but it does not necessarily reflect the position of all or any individual Coalition members or organisations. Receive email alerts June 15, 2020 Find out more
WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Council honours Lord Provost of Glasgow Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal County Council is this afternoon honouring the Lord Provost of Glasgow.Cllr. Sadie Docherty, whose family roots are in West Donegal, is being honoured with a Civic Reception at County House in Lifford this afternoon.She is only the fourth woman to hold the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow since the year 1450.The Lord Provost is also Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, and therefore the Queen’s official representative in the City. In this capacity, the Lord Provost hosts visits by all members of the Royal Family to Glasgow.Cllr Doherty says it’s a privilege to hold the position…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/prov3pm.mp3[/podcast] News Facebook Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – May 7, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleUsed car imports outstrip new vehicle sales in Donegal – CSONext article40 DARD jobs announced for Strabane not a token – Boyle News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
ColumnsThe Naming Saga In Andhra Pradesh Sri Harsha Kandukuri13 Jun 2020 10:17 PMShare This – xAs the descendants of colonialism and monarchies, we are quite familiar with the practice of naming the institutions, buildings, important roads in the memory of the Kings and Queens who ruled us. The Victoria memorial, King George hospitals, Nizam College, Krishna Raja market, Maharaja’s colleges etc. are etched into our memories. At least here, we can console ourselves by saying that it is…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?LoginAs the descendants of colonialism and monarchies, we are quite familiar with the practice of naming the institutions, buildings, important roads in the memory of the Kings and Queens who ruled us. The Victoria memorial, King George hospitals, Nizam College, Krishna Raja market, Maharaja’s colleges etc. are etched into our memories. At least here, we can console ourselves by saying that it is a practice in a monarchy. But, what if the practice of naming after the incumbent heads of the democratically elected Government is prevalent?The State of Andhra Pradesh is forefront in this naming saga. The State Government has at least 7 welfare schemes in the name of the present Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. Jagananna Vasathi Deevana (Jaganna’s accommodation blessings), Jagananna Vidya Deevana (educational scheme), Jagananna Gorumuddha (mid-day meal scheme), Jagannaa Chedodu (Jegananna’s assistance), Jagananna Amma Vodi (Jagananna’s scheme for mothers), Jagananna Vidya Kanuka (Jagananna’s education gift), YSR-Jagananna Colonies are the schemes named after the Chief Minister who came to power with a thumping majority in 2019. The list would further increase, if we also include the schemes named after CM’s father and former CM of the State, Dr. Y S Rajashekara Reddy (Dr. YSR). As it has become a custom now, the present Government changed the schemes named after the former CM and founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Mr. N T Rama Rao to Dr. YSR. To be fair to the present Government, even the previous TDP Government has schemes named after the then CM Chandra Babu Naidu (Chandranna Peeli Kanuku, Chandranna Bheema etc.) Even the sister state of Telangana has a scheme named after its CM K Chandrashekara Rao (KCR Kits scheme). How can the schemes be named after the Chief Ministers holding the office, as if it is their personal charity? Is it not an indirect way of gaining political mileage by promoting the political leaders using the public money? This practice of naming the schemes after the serving CMs is against the principles and traditions of democracy and rule of law. This naming saga merits serious consideration in the light of the recent judgement of the AP High Court, where the Court quashed a memo which allowed the panchayath offices to be painted in the colours of the ruling YSRC party’s flag. After coming to the power, the YSRCP Government vide a memo dated 11.08.2019 permitted the panchayath buildings to be painted in the colours resembling the party flag. The Court opined that painting the Government offices in the colours of the flag of the ruling party amounts to gaining unfair political advantage and is violation of rule of law. The judgement was later approved by the Supreme Court in appeal proceedings. In the said case, the High Court has heavily relied on the 2015 judgement of the Supreme Court of India in Common Cause v. Union of India, where the apex court has given the guidelines on the Government advertising. Though our issue at hand (naming of the schemes) is not advertising per se, the expansive interpretation given by the court to ‘advertising’ along with the spirit of the judgement covers this situation too. After all, when the Governments advertise the schemes, the names of the schemes are also promoted. The objectives of the said guidelines are very clear regarding the political neutrality in the Government advertising. The guidelines provide that the Government advertising should not be used to “project particular personalities, parties or governments without any attendant public interest.” It also states that “Government advertising shall maintain political neutrality and avoid glorification of political personalities and projecting a positive impression of the party in power or a negative impression of parties critical of the government”. What is happening with the naming of the schemes after incumbent Chief Ministers is glorification of their political personalities, to gain undue political mileage at the cost of the public resources. The practice of renaming the schemes for the namesake, when new Governments take charge is in complete violation of one of the guidelines which says that “Pre-existing policies, products, services and initiatives should not be presented as new unless there has been a substantial change or modification of such policies, products or services.” There can be no doubt that, this practice of naming is in clear violation of the guidelines given by the Supreme Court of India, not to mention the democratic traditions and the rule of law. More imminent danger to our democracy because of this practice is elevation of these political leaders to the status of demigods. Like one of our founding fathers and chairman of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly Dr. Ambedkar warned us on the day of adoption of our Constitution, “Bhakti in religion may be a road to the salvation of the soul. But in politics, Bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.” (26th November 1949- Constituent Assembly Debates).(The author Sri Harsha Kandukuri is LLM student at Azim Premji University in Bengaluru. The author may be reached at [email protected]) (The views expressed in the article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of LiveLaw) Next Story
Top StoriesDelhi Court Takes Cognizance Of Offences Of Sedition, Promoting Enmity Between Groups Against 18 Accused In Riots Conspiracy Case Nupur Thapliyal2 March 2021 6:41 AMShare This – xA sessions court in Delhi on Tuesday took cognizance of the offences of sedition(Section 124A) and promotion of enmity between groups(Section 153A IPC) against all 18 accused in the Delhi riots conspiracy case, who are already booked under the UAPA.The Court took cognizance of these additional offences on the basis of sanction received under Section 196 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.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?LoginA sessions court in Delhi on Tuesday took cognizance of the offences of sedition(Section 124A) and promotion of enmity between groups(Section 153A IPC) against all 18 accused in the Delhi riots conspiracy case, who are already booked under the UAPA.The Court took cognizance of these additional offences on the basis of sanction received under Section 196 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.The Court directed that the copy of the supplementary chargesheet be supplied to the accused in a pendrive.The Court has also called for a medical report from Tihar jail regarding the allegations of ill-treatment made by accused Asif Iqbal Tanha.Further, the Court has required the presence of the law officers and the concerned Jail Superintendents regarding the issues flagged by the accused regarding leakage of crucial documents to media.Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma Court passed the order. Student leaders and activists such as Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Safoora Zargar, Gulshima Fathima, Umar Khalid, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Khalid Saifi, Tasleem Ahmed, Sharjeel Imam, Ishrat Jahan, Meeran Haider, Tahir Hussain etc are among the 18 accused in the riots conspiracy case. The Special Cell of Delhi Police Crime Branch has registered FIR No.59/2020 against them under UAPA alleging that the anti-CAA protests organized by them were a conspiracy to create communal riots.During the hearing, ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid appeared in person before the judge to complain that certain media houses were indulging in ‘media trial’ against him and the other accused.Umar Khalid told the judge that certain media houses are repeatedly publishing damaging reports against the accused, despite a court order which asked them to refrain from carrying reports prejudicing the right to fair trial.”It is happening again and again. When the media reports projects you as an accused well before the trial…this is against the rights of accused and violates constitutional mandates.There were newspapers where the pictures of Asif iqbal, Natasha, me, Devangana etc were published with the headline “Dilli dango ke bade gunegaar, ye hain unke chehere”. How can we be condemned without given a chance?”, Umar Khalid submitted.”Without a trial, they are projecting us as dangaayi and rioters”, Khalid added.”After the headlines quoting us as dangaayi was shown, we have been discriminated in jail. I have not been given proper medical treatment”, Asif Iqbal, another accused, told the judge.’Reputation A Facet of Article 21′ : Delhi Court Slams Media For Publishing News Against Umar Khalid Without Verifying All Facts In Riots CaseKhalid Saifi, founder of the group “United Against Hate”, told the judge: “I am unable to understand what are the charges against me. They say I was part of the protest. They are making serious allegations against me as being a terrorist, because of my name. Before coming to court with anything, they go to media. Then things are published and thereafter they come to court. this entire process has to stop”.Tasleem Khan, another accused in the case, told the court that he was slapped in jail and was denied medical check-ups.Advocate Adit S Pujari, appearing for ‘Pinjra Tod’ members Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, submitted that the accused are entitled to get the copies of the chargesheet and the supplementary chargesheet.However, judge Amitabh Rawat asked if the court can order supply of the documents before the stage of taking cognizance.Pujari submitted that TV channels and newspapers were carrying reports against the accused quoting from the charge-sheet.The judge told the Prosecutor that the leakage to media should not have happened.”I do feel that this leakage from media shouldn’t have happened. Why the media is getting into this?”, the judge said.Pujari submitted that the leak is happening from the police end. Mentioning a Times Now report, Pujari submitted that the sections of the supplementary charge sheet were leaked in the media. He added that because of such leakages, the accused in the case have to undergo media trials that is against their rights. “The supplementary chargesheet is with the police officer and then it comes to court. But it gets leaked with media. When the leak happens from police, it is very important here”, he said.The Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad denied that police was leaking information. The SPP told the judge that the Delhi High Court is hearing Asif Iqbal Tanha’s petition against leakage to media.The SPP further submitted that the accused were also running ‘narratives’ in some media outlets about the police investigation. In this context, he referred to an article published by ‘Newslaundry’.Pujari responded by saying that articles citing the police or accused versions are different from media reports based on selective quotes from prosecution documents which have not yet been shared with the accused.Advocates Siddharth Satija and Rizwan, appearing for other accused, urged the Court to pass appropriate orders taking cognizance of the media reports prejudicial to the accused.The Delhi High Court in November last year had stayed the trial of FIR 59. A single judge bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait had ordered the stay after the Delhi Police’s challenge to the order passed by the trial court directing it for providing physical copies of charge sheet to the accused persons.Next Story