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Covid-19: NRI Files Petition In SC, Seeks Appropriate & Non-Arbitrary Evacuation Of Indians Stranded Abroad [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesCovid-19: NRI Files Petition In SC, Seeks Appropriate & Non-Arbitrary Evacuation Of Indians Stranded Abroad [Read Petition] Nitish Kashyap5 May 2020 5:45 AMShare This – xA Sharjah based NRI businessman, Sunil Azeez, has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre for putting in place procedures and protocols in consonance with the World Health Organisation’s International Health Regulations, 2005, regarding evacuation process of Indians stranded abroad in view of the Covid-19 lockdown. The petition filed through…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 Sharjah based NRI businessman, Sunil Azeez, has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre for putting in place procedures and protocols in consonance with the World Health Organisation’s International Health Regulations, 2005, regarding evacuation process of Indians stranded abroad in view of the Covid-19 lockdown. The petition filed through Advocate Kuriakose Varghese highlights the fact that the United Arab Emirates has one of the largest numbers of Indian expats and families in the world at 3.2 million, therefore the PIL shall have a broader effect on the evolution of the norms and the law. The petition states- “It is clearly understood that it is immediately beyond the logistical capability of any country to evacuate 3.2 million citizens. That is neither desirable nor is it feasible. But what this Petition seeks is to highlight are the conditions of the especially vulnerable non-covid medical patients, pregnant women, nervous breakdown patients, senior citizens who were visiting, cancer patients and other terminally ill patients, young children/students etc.” Referring to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Centre, the petitioner argues that suspension of air travel, both domestic and international, left several Indian citizens and students stranded abroad without any assistance to return to India. “Although the Respondent Authorities have evacuated few students/citizens from countries like China, Iran and Malaysia, however, the Authorities have completely ignored the plight of the citizens in the Middle East, particularly in the UAE”, the petition contends. Furthermore, the petition relies upon an article in the New York Times dated April 13, wherein it is highlighted that substantial numbers of migrants in the Gulf States have been kept in cramped, unsanitary dorms, deprived of income and unable to return home due to travel restrictions. It also confirmed that the migrants are primarily from South Asia with a majority from India who have been kept in labour camps. WHO’s International Health Regulations were adopted in 2005 with an aim “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.” The petitioner points out that there is a lack of a unified notified law which recognises the International Health Regulations as the Indian Aircraft (Public Health) Rules of 1954 does not take cognizance of the said regulations which are “a composite compendium on the movement of persons across borders, during the times of a pandemic.” Even the new drafts of IAR, 1954 brought out in 2015 and also in 2017 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for unknown reasons have not been notified. The new drafts as shall be shown in detail hereinafter provides a more robust, systematic, legal approach to the myriad circumstances thrown up by the global pandemic, the petition states. Finally, the petition seeks directions to the Union of India to constitute a subcommittee under Section 9 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to ensure the evacuation of citizens stranded in UAE and allied aspects including their safe return to India. Yesterday, the Government of India announced that evacuation of Indians stranded abroad will be facilitated on compelling grounds in a phased manner starting May 7 through aircraft and naval shipsClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

Organisers of the Onitsha City Marathon Holds Parley With Media on…

first_imgAccording to Okereke-Ekpe, the maiden Onitsha City Marathon will take place on October 5, 2019, but she explained this edition will only be half marathon while subsequent ones will include both the 10km and 5km races.She said: “We are starting with just half marathon this year but from next year, it will definitely be bigger with the addition of the 10km and 5km races.“The race will start by 6.30am and registration is absolutely free for everyone capable and ready”According to the organisers, registration for the Onitsha City Marathon will run through till the end of September to allow for more participants.Over 20,000 runners from across the world are expected to take part in the race which coincides with the popular Ofala Festival.The Onitsha City Marathon have secured the needed endorsements from all relevant professional bodies including the IAAF/AIMS following the expert touch by world-renowned Course measurer, Norrie Williamson from South Africa.Also, the Obi of Onitsha has given his blessings for this historic race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Organisers of the Onitsha City Marathon will on Sunday, August 18, 2019, be in Lagos meet selected members of the Nigerian sporting press at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.In a statement signed by Chisom Okereke-Ekpe, Head of Marketing and Branding of the Onitsha City Marathon (first international marathon in the South-East), she said Lagos is the heart of sporting press in Africa and there is no way an event of this magnitude will be done without carrying the vibrant Lagos press along.“We know the importance of the Lagos sporting press and its environs, that is why we have chosen to have this parley in order for all to be aware of what we are planning to do,” she said.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball loses in straights sets to No. 15 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2016 at 11:54 pm Contact Jake: [email protected] Syracuse (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) started out its first conference road trip with a loss, dropping straight sets to No. 15 Florida State (10-2, 3-0).Anastasiya Gorelina and Kendra Lukacs led the team with 11 kills a piece and Gorelina had a kill percentage of 42.1 percent.Syracuse had only four service errors, a much-needed improvement from the 10 it had against North Carolina State last Sunday.The first set was characterized by large runs by FSU. With Syracuse trailing 5-3, the Seminoles went on a 7-3 run to put them up 12-7. They didn’t lose the lead and went on an 8-4 run to end the set, 25-17.The second set was very much the same, with Syracuse allowing Florida State to go on an extended run with little time to recover. With the Seminoles up 18-16 on the Orange, Florida State went on a 7-0 run to end it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Syracuse trailing 18-16 in the third set, the Seminoles went on another 7-0 to close out the match.Syracuse will look for its second conference win when it returns to action Sunday against Miami (7-8, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) at noon. Commentslast_img read more

Larry Alley announces his candidacy for the 32nd Kansas Senate District

first_imgLarry AlleySubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Larry Alley, of Winfield, is the sole Republican in the race for the 32nd Kansas Senate district. Alley said his top priorities are ensuring a quality education system for Kansas children, supporting pro-growth economic policies, and working to find responsible budget solutions. “Strong schools and a strong economy are crucial to a vibrant state,” said Alley. “Kansas has the opportunity to be the best place to live, work, and raise a family.” Alley spent numerous years working on multimillion dollar projects as a long-range planner for Spirit AeroSystems and the Boeing company before his retirement in 2013. Alley’s budget experience also includes his time on the board at Cornerbank and as school board president. Alley also owns a small general contracting and land development business. Alley said he is looking forward to the upcoming campaign. “I plan to crisscross the district and visit each community,” said Alley. “I am looking forward to hearing from Kansans during the next few months of the campaign.” Alley is a lifelong Kansan with numerous years of community involvement. In 2015, Alley was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for the 40 years he invested in area high school students as a wrestling official. Alley is a member of the Winfield Rotary Club and past president of the Douglass Lion’s Club. Alley and his wife of 42 years, Sondra, are active members of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship church in Winfield. Together they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.  Terry Lawrence, of Oxford, will serve as Alley’s campaign treasurer.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more