Almost 90 journalists snatched in mass arrests in Kathmandu, a score injured

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage to go further Reporters Without Borders condemned mass arrests in Kathmandu of 87 journalists demonstrating on 16 September 2005 for the restoration of press freedom They were held at a police station for more than four hours before being released. Around a score of journalists were hurt when they were clubbed by police.Among those arrested were the chairman of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Bishnu Nishthuri, as well as the chairman of the reporters’ club, Rishi Dhamala. A photographer working for Agence France-Presse, Devendra Man Singh, was left with a head injury.Police said they had moved in to arrest demonstrators after they assembled in a forbidden zone close to Ratna Park. Demonstrations have been banned in the centre of the capital since King Gyanendra seized power on 1st February 2005.A total of more than 140 journalists have been arrested during pro-democracy demonstrations since the start of September 2005. NepalAsia – Pacific Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal June 8, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img September 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Almost 90 journalists snatched in mass arrests in Kathmandu, a score injured RSF_en May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation Newslast_img read more

Nationwide Lockdown: Bombay HC Allows Father To See Children Through Video Conferencing In A Case Of Matrimonial Dispute [Read Order]

News UpdatesNationwide Lockdown: Bombay HC Allows Father To See Children Through Video Conferencing In A Case Of Matrimonial Dispute [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap29 April 2020 10:40 PMShare This – xEmbracing the prevailing situation around the pandemic of Coronavirus and the nationwide lockdown imposed as a result of it, the Bombay High Court last Friday allowed a father to see his children through video conferencing three days a week, while hearing a writ petition in a matrimonial dispute filed by the man’s wife. Justice SJ Kathawalla specified that the said order will remain…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?LoginEmbracing the prevailing situation around the pandemic of Coronavirus and the nationwide lockdown imposed as a result of it, the Bombay High Court last Friday allowed a father to see his children through video conferencing three days a week, while hearing a writ petition in a matrimonial dispute filed by the man’s wife. Justice SJ Kathawalla specified that the said order will remain in operation till the lockdown is lifted in Mumbai and that the video conferencing sessions with children shall be done thrice a week i.e. on Monday, Thursday and Sunday between 5 and 6 pm. Court said- “If the children have any difficulty to come on-line at the time specified herein, the parties may mutually fix the time when the father can have access to the children.” Family Court had granted custody of the children to the petitioner wife and directed the respondent husband to pay a monthly maintenance for their children and the High Court directed him to continue to pay the maintenance. Advocate Prabha Bhadadre appeared for the petitioner and the respondent appeared in person. In December 2019, the High Court had appointed Senior Advocate Manjula Rao as a mediator in the matter after both parties mutually agreed on her name. Court had observed- “Having regard to the matrimonial dispute also involving dispute as to custody and access, it would be appropriate that the dispute is referred for mediation.” At the same hearing Court was also informed by the respondent’s lawyer that two orders of access passed by the Family Court against the respondent husband had been stayed by the High Court in October, 2019 and the petitioner wife’s contempt petition against the respondent for breach of these two orders was still pending before the Family Court. Court was informed that the mediator had interviewed the children, and stated that they seemed comfortable and willing to meet their father at the children complex in the Family Court. On March 26, 2020, Justice Revati Mohite Dere passed an order directing both parties to remain present in her chamber at 3 pm in order to settle the dispute amicably. However, due to the nationwide lockdown, the respondent was unable to meet his children in person and sought an alternative solution from the Court. On Friday, the petitioner wife through her lawyer submitted that she was willing to make arrangements to enable the respondent father to have access to their children through video conferencing. Thus, the respondent’s request seeking access to the children via video conferencing was allowed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more