AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 2nd March 2020 | By contenteditor BGC warns of impact of UK immigration changes on casinos Casino & games Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games People Gambling industry trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK government to make exemptions for employees in the casino industry as it develops its new points-based immigration system for the country.The BGC warned that plans for this new points-based immigration system could have a significant impact on the casinos, tourism and the night-time economy. It said that foreign workers make up around 70% of all croupiers in the country, but many would fail to qualify for visas under the new system.The new system is due to be introduced on 1 January 2021, when the transition period that followed the UK’s exit from the European Union is due to end. It will see immigrants to the country required fulfil a set of criteria in order to secure a working visa for the country.Individuals from all other countries will have to have a job offer from an approved employer, of a set skill level, and be able to speak English under the system. Matching these criteria will see the applicant awarded 50 points.However, they will need to have 70 points to be eligible for a visa. This can be achieved by having a salary of at least £25,600, or qualifications such as a PhD, or an offer for a job in a sector in which there is a shortage of skills in the country.The BGC noted that croupiers would not qualify as having the requisite skills, qualifications, salaries or professions to be eligible for a visa. This, it said, would “damage highly successful parts of the UK economy.”Casinos, the association added, attract tourists from high-value markets such as China and the Middle East, employ more than 14,000 people in the country, support another 4,000 jobs across the UK and contribute more than £300m in tax revenue.“Casinos are a hugely important part of our country’s leisure industry attracting thousands of wealthy tourists to the UK from around the world,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher (pictured) explained. “In order to remain competitive our casinos need the best croupiers with great arithmetic agility.“While we are determined to grow the number of UK croupiers through the NVQ in Gaming Operations available at many colleges and through the world class Nottingham Casino Academy, we need the ability to employ the best from around the world.” Gambling industry trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK government to make exemptions for employees in the casino industry as it develops its new points-based immigration system for the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 11Curated by Danae Santibañez Share House 3S / Lagula arquitectesSave this projectSaveHouse 3S / Lagula arquitectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888541/house-3s-lagula-arquitectes Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888541/house-3s-lagula-arquitectes Clipboard Projects Year: Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain Photographs Photographs: Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Cortizo, SANTOS, Prefabricados planasInstallations Engineer:Oriol Ruiz (Ordeic)Rigger:Jordi ChopoConstructor:Construccions BusquetsProject Manager:Kristian GarridoCollaborators:Isa Lozano, Gemma Arco, Maria Rosario Herrero, Antonio García, Inés Alomar, Patrizia Etxebarria, Clara Tarrats, Mària Canel, Nando Cabanillas, Toni Cladera, Xavier Font, Albert García-Alzórriz, Aleix Ranera, Martí Bosch,Architects In Charge:Antonio Alonso, Martín Ezquerro, Ignacio López Alonso, Marc Zaballa, Manel MoranteCity:Province of GironaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. In the first glance, the house materializes as a remembrance of Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz’s Nordic classicism. A concrete portico, as-a-colonnade-in antis, is creaky opened to the sky. Besides a wooden fence, lateral to the main axis defined by the colonnade, the visitor crosses a first courtyard, built as a void stereotomy. There you can find a simple door.Save this picture!Axonometric ViewThe main axis of the house is discovered from this point. Suddenly, the sequence portico, porch, courtyard, enclosed living area, courtyard, portico, pool, lake, landscape it is settled in front of the eyes of the visitor. The house live dances around this apparently static axis.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSome windows opened in the flanking walls of this sequence reveal two lateral private courtyards. These diagonal openings in the wall extend the views through the diaphragmatic structure of the main stereotomy, connecting it with the landscape.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe richness of the space is enclosed in traditional austere materials. Walls are regularly white rendered. Snowy freckled terrazzo pavements are extended both in interior and exterior areas, embedded in the base of the walls. As it happens in modernist houses, sometimes there is minimum glazing plane in between the wall openings.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe fare face concrete roofs, framed in between walls and beams, avoid the possible spatial white solipsism. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaIts wood texture reveals a basic and noble construction, carefully casted.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe abstract stereotomy of the house is as adapted to place, program and time, as it aims the sense of belonging to architecture itself. And it was designed in a perpetual debt to an unexpected and distant beloved master.Project gallerySee allShow lessP-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Transforms Warehouse into Dynamic Medical FacilityUnbuilt ProjectCrematory in Basel / Architekturbüro Garrigues MaurerSelected Projects Share House 3S / Lagula arquitectes CopyHouses•Province of Girona, Spain Architects: Lagula arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses 2017 CopyAbout this officeLagula arquitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesProvince of GironaSpainPublished on February 09, 2018Cite: “House 3S / Lagula arquitectes” [Casa 3S / Lagula arquitectes] 09 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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The following is a slightly edited talk given June 19 by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, during the WWP webinar on “Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Rebellion.”Larry Holmes. WW Photo: Liza GreenThis Juneteenth is probably going to be one of the biggest Juneteenths in a long, long time. That’s because of the uprising against the racist police that has been going on for the better part of a month since the lynching of George Floyd. In a sense, the Juneteenth occasion is a reminder that every step in the struggle for Black Liberation in this country has been compromised, with one step forward and two steps backward. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation had been in existence for more than two years, a lot of enslaved people of African descent, particularly in Texas, but elsewhere in the South, did not know that they were free. That is the significance of June 19. Cumberland Landing, Virginia, 1862. Credit: Library of CongressIt’s important to note the heroic figures who don’t get enough credit for this struggle against slavery, like John Brown and Nat Turner. They favored an armed insurrection by enslaved people, supported by progressive whites as a way to end slavery. That is not the way it ended up. The Northern capitalists came in with their army and ended slavery legally, not so much because they opposed slavery on a moral basis, but because the slaveocracy economy had become a hindrance to further U.S. capitalist industrialization. This is why the North, the Northern bourgeoisie, betrayed what is still the most revolutionary epoch of the Black Liberation Movement. That was the period we call Reconstruction. It was about a decade long, mainly after the Civil War, when Black people really had power and self-determination, self-control and self-government in much of the South. But as many of you know, Reconstruction was crushed by Ku Klux Klan terror, with the support of the North, the Northern bourgeoisie. The slaveocracy that had been briefly out of power was back in power on different terms, but more or less back in power. That’s why that epoch is called by many an unfinished revolution — the unfinished phase of Black Liberation. In the next period was the great Marcus Garvey movement in the 1920s and early 1930s. We should talk about that sometime but not tonight. Then in the 1950s and 60s, there was the movement led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and there was the more militant movement led by Malcolm X. Ultimately, there were the Black Panthers, who evolved into revolutionary internationalists and Marxists, which is just one of the reasons why they were so feared — and one of the reasons why the FBI and the police systematically destroyed them. ‘Tremendous, wondrous uprising’I believe that what we’ve been seeing for three weeks in this tremendous, wondrous uprising, not only in this country, but all over the world, is another attempt to finish that unfinished revolution. No matter what happens, the police will never recover politically. They have been isolated. They have been exposed for what they are, and I think to a large extent that’s going to be permanent. Schools and school boards want to break their relationship with the police. They want the police to get out of the schools. In a highly unusual, but very progressive move, labor councils want to kick so-called “police unions” out of the labor movement. We say so-called because they are not really unions. Confederate statues are coming down by the dozens. Even statues of racists like former Mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia and statues of Christopher Columbus in some areas. I believe even a statue of Thomas Jefferson, who was a big slave owner, was taken down. This uprising is so significant that [today] many unions are either taking an afternoon off, or going on a one-day work stoppage, or having demonstrations tomorrow, like the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. It also draws attention to what the official top leadership of the AFL-CIO is not doing. It is a disgrace that they recently issued a statement defending police unions. There is absolutely no reason — considering this tremendous revolution that’s been taking place everywhere — why these leaders didn’t call for some kind of general strike so that workers could come out, even if only for an hour, and solidify themselves with this anti-racist, anti-white-supremacist struggle. But the leadership is not inclined to do that. That’s another reason why the present leadership of the AFL-CIO really needs to be replaced by a more progressive and revolutionary leadership. I think that’s a struggle that has been going on. There’s a lot to say about that. But I think it’s going to pick up a lot of steam because of the events of recent weeks. ‘Unprecedented multinational movement’There’s something deeper going on, something that has not necessarily been said outright yet, but it is there. Why is this uprising so multinational? Why are so many young white people involved in it, marching side by side with their Black and Brown comrades? That’s a new development, we thought, in the Black Lives Matter movement over the past five or six years. But in recent weeks, it’s gotten even bigger and more unprecedented. Is it because they are better on a moral level? I don’t think that’s quite it. I think that what’s happening in the world — the decline of capitalism, the exposure of capitalism and the pillars that it’s built on, and the impact that the demise of capitalism is having on young people, not only in this country, but around the world — is leading to a new level of consciousness. At least in an incipient way, it is very revolutionary. I think these struggles are multinational because whites are finally realizing that it’s in their interest to join with Black and Brown people.This is because — as some of us old Marxists used to say, and we got it from Marx himself — white skin or white workers will really never be free under capitalism as long as Black people are either oppressed or enslaved — or people are kneeling on our necks and killing us. I think they get that. This is really the beginning of a revolution, at least in the view of some of us. The first part of it is smashing white supremacy. But it’s going on to the next level. I think the young people, but not just the young people, are in motion. They are realizing they have no future under capitalism and that white supremacy and patriarchy are pillars of capitalism. They want to get rid of all that, not only in this country, but everywhere.I think they understand — and more of us are understanding — that in a sense what Trump’s election was about was a desperate, reactionary attempt to stop the revolution from coming. They saw this coming. They saw the handwriting on the wall. But what we’re seeing now is the real revolt against that attempt — and it’s pushing it back. Two competing paths in struggle ahead As we move forward, we’ll see there will be two competing paths that this struggle is going to take. One path will be led by the liberal bourgeoisie which is trying to catch up and sound like they’re on the right side, so they can co-opt the struggle with sloganeering and measures. This is what they do. On the other hand, there are the masses who want to tear stuff down, and realize that even if the first thing you tear down is a statue, that’s just symbolic of the fact that we need to tear down systems like capitalism. These two paths will be contending, and that’s going to be a protracted struggle. But for the masses to come out ahead, there’s going to be a time when it’s no longer sufficient for these uprisings to be spontaneous. They are great, and they accomplish a lot, and they push things forward. But the time is going to come when the struggle needs to be organized, and revolutionaries will have to be involved and will need to influence it and lead it. That’s where we can really accomplish some of the revolutionary goals that we have. That requires organization. That’s why there is Workers World Party. We are hoping that those of you who understand this, who are moving in that direction, will look into joining Workers World Party. Now is the time. It’s very decisive. What you do can make a big difference. View this and other WWP webinars at workers.org/videos.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Cameroon Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system “We condemn this premeditated attack, in which this journalist could have lost his life if it hadn’t been for his neighbours’ courageous intervention,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “We urge the authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation that does not rule out the possibility that the attack was linked to the victim’s work. The authorities have a duty to protect reporters and to create conditions that allow them to work at a time of political turmoil, when the country has more need than ever of professional journalists.” RSF_en Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Chief investigative reporter at CameroonWeb, the country’s most popular news website, Paul Chouta was beaten and stabbed by three unidentified individuals as he left his Yaoundé home, sustaining injuries to the head, hands and feet. “He survived thanks to the intervention of neighbours, who rushed him to hospital for emergency attention,” the website said in a communiqué sent to RSF. RSF is still pressing for the release of Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue, two journalists with the leading Cameroonian daily Le Jour, who have been held since the evening of 28 January. They were arrested while covering a meeting of opposition leaders who dispute President Paul Biya’s reelection for a seventh term last October. Now that more than 48 hours have elapsed since their arrest, they have been registered as imprisoned journalists in RSF’s “barometer” of press freedom violations worldwide. They join Amadou Vamoulké, the former head of state-owned Cameroon Radio & Television (CRTV), who has been held for more than two and a half years. The 17th hearing in his Kafkaesque trial is due to be held on 1 March. News Well-known for his reporting and for interviews carried live on Facebook, on which he has more than 54,000 followers, Chouta is often the target of threats and hate speech. “He had to change his place of residence for safety reasons during last October’s presidential elections and is still very exposed because his stories often circulate widely online,” his editor, Emmanuel Vitus, told RSF. Receive email alerts May 31, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this morning’s knife attack on a leading investigative journalist in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, and calls for a thorough and independent investigation to identify those responsible. Help by sharing this information CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News January 31, 2019 Knife attack on well-known Cameroonian investigative reporter Cameroon is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News News May 19, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Organisation Le journaliste Paul Chouta après son agression jeudi 31 janvier à Yaoundé au Cameroun. Crédit : Paul Chouta to go further April 23, 2021 Find out more
NepalAsia – Pacific News Organisation Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story March 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government and Maoist rebels urged to release the 12 journalists still held in Nepal Follow the news on Nepal RSF_en Help by sharing this information News News May 29, 2019 Find out more May 17, 2019 Find out more June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News While welcoming the release of at least nine journalists in March alone, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) and Nepal’s Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Studies (CEHURDES) today called on both the government and the leaders of the Maoist rebels to release all of the 12 journalists still held in Nepal.”The process of negotiations has opened the way for the release of political prisoners, including journalists, and an increase in press freedom in Nepal, and now we urge both parties to respect their commitments and to put an end to a terrible period for freedom of expression,” the two organisations said in a joint letter sent to both Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, who is heading the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in the negotiations.The authorities are still holding 11 journalists, most of whom worked for pro-Maoist publications. They include Komal Nath Baral, editor of the weekly Swaviman, who has been held for more than 15 months in Kaski prison, and Muma Ram Khanal, editor of the pro-Maoist monthly Dishabodh, who was tortured several times and who is held by the army. The others are Janardhan Biyog, Arjun Thapaliya, Bharat Sigdel, Dinesh Shrestha, Anjan Kumar Himali, Niva Shah, Sanga Tamrakar and Kumar Pandit. Although never acknowledged by the authorities, another journalist died in detention. This was Krishna Sen, the editor of a pro-Maoist publication, who was arrested by the authorities on 20 May 2002.The Maoists, for their part, are still holding reporter Dhana Bahadur Rokka Magar of Radio Nepal despite undertakings given by some Maoist leaders that he would be released. He has been held since August 2002 in the western region of Surket.The government and the Maoists agreed on 13 March to release all prisoners of war and political detainees and, as part of the negotiations, each side undertook not to kidnap or arrest the other side’s supporters.As a result of this accord, the government released more than 10 journalists. They included Maheswar Dahal and Ram Karki, also known as Parth Chetri, journalists with the pro-Maoist publication Nepali Aawaj (based in New Delhi), who were set free on 21 March following a favourable supreme court ruling. They also included Shiva Tiwari, editor of the pro-Maoist publication Janadisha, who was released from Kathmandu prison on 24 March. He told CEHURDES he was tortured during the first two months of his detention.The pro-Maoist weekly Janadesh was able to reappear on 25 March. All the pro-Maoist publication had been banned in November 2001 after a state of emergency was declared. Om Sharma, who was imprisoned from November 2001 to February 2003 is editing Janadesh again. Receive email alerts to go further Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage
January 22, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders protested today against new police attacks on journalists covering anti-war demonstrations in Cairo. “Yet again police have targeted journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We are very concerned and once again urge interior minister Habib al-Adeli to ensure that journalists, whether Egyptians or foreigners, are allowed to do their job freely and cover protests without having to fear for their own safety.”As they were dispersing would-be demonstrators on 4 April and making arrests, more a dozen plainclothes police seized Philip Ide, of the British paper Mail on Sunday, when he left a café after talking with relatives of a recently-arrested militant. He was thrown to the ground, roughly held down and his camera seized. When he went to the police station in the Khalifa district to get it back, he was refused.Rhoda Metcalfe, a Canadian freelance for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Radio Netherlands, was roughed up by other plainclothes officers who seized her tape-recorder. Two young journalists from Al Ahram Hebdo were hit. When they went to the police station to complain, they were advised not to do so if they wanted to avoid problems.Four plainclothes police set on Laura-Julie Perrault, a reporter for the Canadian daily La Presse, when she refused to leave the security area. Her fixer, a journalist with the local French-language weekly paper Al Ahram Hebdo, was threatened with arrest. Half an hour later, when they were in a nearby street, one of the police confiscated the fixer’s press card, emptied her bag on the ground and took her papers, which have not been returned.Police hit or threatened at least five journalists during anti-war protests in Cairo on 20, 21 and 22 March. News RSF_en EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff April 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists covering anti-war protest roughed up by police Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News
News UpdatesChhattisgarh HC Contribute One Day’s Salary Towards PM CARES Fund & State’s Relief Fund [Read Memo] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 May 2020 9:46 PMShare This – xThe Judges and employees of the Chhattisgarh High Court as well as officers and employees in the Subordinate Judiciary on Friday contributed their one day’s salary towards the PM CARES Fund, for dealing with the emergencies related to the pandemic. A total sum of Rs. 53,68,867/- was contributed towards the PM CARES Fund. The Judges and employees also contributed one day’s…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?LoginThe Judges and employees of the Chhattisgarh High Court as well as officers and employees in the Subordinate Judiciary on Friday contributed their one day’s salary towards the PM CARES Fund, for dealing with the emergencies related to the pandemic. A total sum of Rs. 53,68,867/- was contributed towards the PM CARES Fund. The Judges and employees also contributed one day’s salary towards the CM’s Relief Fund for Corona in the State of Chhattisgarh, amounting to a total of Rs. 52,44,689/-. Click Here To Download Memo Read Memo 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
News Updates”Attempt To Defame UP Judiciary”: Allahabad HC Bar Association Opposes Justice B. S. Chauhan’s Proposed Visit To Allahabad HC Sparsh Upadhyay10 Jan 2021 7:56 AMShare This – xIn an emergency meeting held on Friday (08th January), the Allahabad High Court Bar Association under the Chairmanship of its President Amarendra Nath Singh has opposed the proposed visit of Supreme Court’s Retired Justice B. S. Chauhan to Allahabad High Court. It may be noted that the Supreme Court in July 2020 approved the constitution of an inquiry commission headed by Justice B…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?LoginIn an emergency meeting held on Friday (08th January), the Allahabad High Court Bar Association under the Chairmanship of its President Amarendra Nath Singh has opposed the proposed visit of Supreme Court’s Retired Justice B. S. Chauhan to Allahabad High Court. It may be noted that the Supreme Court in July 2020 approved the constitution of an inquiry commission headed by Justice B S Chauhan, former Supreme Court judge, to probe into the genuineness of the encounter killing of UP gangster Vikas Dubey. The name of Justice Chauhan was suggested by the Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the government of Uttar Pradesh. The Association, in a resolution passed on Friday stated, “Under the garb of enquiring into the genuineness of the encounter killing of UP gangster Vikas Dubey, Justice B S Chauhan is now coming to Allahabad High Court on 11th January 2021, to enquire into the modus operandi of Honourable Judges of Allahabad High Court, even when he has been a Supreme Court Judge and he knows that such an unconstitutional enquiry cannot be taken up.” The Association has further stated, “There is no provision in our Constitution to undertake an enquiry of Honourable Judges by any such commission and under the garb of an enquiry, Justice B S Chauhan’s act is a sickening attempt to defame Uttar Pradesh Judiciary.” In the resolution, the Association has also alleged that Justice B. S. Chauhan was responsible for the death of an Advocate (Late) Shrikant Awasthi as allegedly, under the instructions from Justice Chauhan, the Advocate had received brutal treatment while he was in Custody. Significantly, the resolution states, “Justice Chauhan’s history has always been Anti-Advocate and now it has become Anti-Judiciary.” Lastly, the Association has stated in its resolution that it vehemently opposes and condemns his proposed visit to Allahabad High Court. Vikas Dubey’s Encounter Narrating the sequence of events which lead to the eventual death of Vikas Dubey, the police said that it was the result of a cross-fire between Dubey and the Police Personnel after the SUV carrying him overturned due to “heavy rainfall” which started at Barajor Toll Plaza and a “herd of cattle that suddenly came running on the road from the right side”. This led to the police personnel getting seriously injured and losing consciousness, during which Dubey snatched the pistol from one of the Personnel and escaped. Thereafter, the Supreme Court on 22nd July approved the constitution of an inquiry commission headed by Justice B S Chauhan, former Supreme Court judge, to probe into the genuineness of the encounter killing of UP gangster Vikas Dubey. Later on, a plea had been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking directions to scrap the inquiry commission constituted by Supreme Court to probe into Vikas Dubey Encounter Case and issue contempt proceedings against state functionaries for allegedly suppressing true facts about the members of the commission. Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay has filed a fresh application alleging “fraud of high magnitude” practised upon the Court by all stakeholders responsible for appointing Justice BS Chauhan, Shri Shashikant Aggarwal, Shri KL Gupta and Shri Ravindar Gaur on the judicial commission. Upadhyay had stated that recent facts have come to light which cast aspersions on the independence of the members so appointed. As regards the appointment of Justice BS Chauhan, Retd. Justice of the Supreme Court, he alleged close connections of the judge with the ruling BJP Government based on an article published in ‘The Wire’ titled ‘Family Ties of Former DGP, SC Judge Cast Conflict of Interest Shadow on Vikas Dubey Probe’ However, the Supreme Court had dismissed his application which sought the disbanding of the Justice (Retd) B S Chauhan inquiry Commission constituted to probe the alleged encounter of UP gangster, Vikas Dubey. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Subramaniun said: “We have provided some safeguards in the manner in which the probe is to be conducted. The plea has no merit and is accordingly dismissed”. While dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court had said that it cannot accept unverified claims based on news paper reports.Read/Download The Allahabad HCBA ResolutionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story