The farmers’ chakka jam is taking place peacefully
The three-hour chakka jam or demonstration at the roadblock called by the agricultural unions went smoothly today, despite the detention of some people at a solidarity protest in Delhi, as well as reports of arrests in Madhya Pradesh, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
- With fears of chaos and violence in the background, security forces stepped up the deployment and farm unions called off protests at the U.P. and Uttarakhand.
- Members of different farmer groups in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday blocked several state and national highways and occupied the roads between 12 noon.
- The protests, which involved the participation of elderly people, women and young people, were peaceful and no adverse incidents were reported.
- Slogans were launched against the Center, demanding the repeal of the laws. The Interior Ministry ordered the suspension of internet services at the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders of Delhi until Saturday evening, authorities said.
- In addition to the three sites, Internet services will also remain suspended in their adjacent areas until 11:59 p.m. on February 6. The protests took place during a convocation of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a common front of farmers’ unions, which had campaigned against agricultural laws.
SC judge hails PM as “popular, dynamic and visionary leader”
Supreme Court judge Mr. Shah on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “our most popular, beloved, dynamic leader and visionary, “reported the PTI.
- The eulogy for Prime Minister Judge Shah came during a function to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the High Court of Gujarat. Last year Judge Arun Mishra’s praise for Prime Minister Modi at an event was stunned. Judge Mishra, now a retired SC judge, had described Modi as an “internationally renowned visionary”.
- In his speech on Saturday, Judge Shah also said that Gujarat’s high court was his “karmbhoomi”, where he practiced as a lawyer for 22 years and served as a judge for 14 years.
- Modi issued a commemorative stamp on the performance. He also praised the country’s judiciary, saying it had done its duty to protect people’s rights and defend personal freedom.
Consensual sex between minors is a “legal gray area,” says Bombay HC, which grants bail to teenager convicted of rape
The Bombay High Court recently granted bail to a 19-year-old boy and suspended his prison sentence, in connection of raping his 10 years cousin.
“Incidents of consensual sexual relations between minors constitute a gray area under the law, as the consent of the minor is not legally valid under the Law on protecting children of Sexual crime (POCSO) “.In its order, the court said,
- In September 2017, the minor was living with her paternal uncle. She is said to have told a friend that her cousin touched her inappropriately and that her stomach was hurting.
- The friend has told the class teacher that she had questioned the victim about the same, and she told the teacher that she had been sexually harassed by her cousin and subjected to an assault.
- Then described to the school principal, after which an FIR was registered against the child under Articles 376 (2) (n) and 354 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Articles 3, 4, 5 and 6 POCSO.
- After the trial he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The court suspended his sentence and recorded; “The victim declared that his statement to the police and the account of the statement under article 164 were at the teacher’s request.
- Therefore, in the process of requesting a stay of sentence, this Court cannot ignore the “testimonial” age of the victim ”and“ his mother ”.
After oils, FSSAI limits trans fats in foods
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) changed its rules to put a limit on trans fatty acids (TFAs) in food products, just weeks after tightening standards for oils and fats.
- “Food products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient must not contain industrial trans fatty acids more than 2% by mass of the total oils / fats present in the product, as of January 1, 2022”, of according to revised regulation Recently notified and made public on Friday.
- In December, it capped TFAs in oils and fats to 3% by 2021 and 2% by 2022 from current levels of 5%.
“The two percent limit is considered the elimination of trans fatty acids, which we will achieve by 2022. We are pleased to say that we will reach this goal one year before the WHO deadline. We have held eight meetings with industry stakeholders and they are on board to implement the rules, ”said Arun Singhal, FSSAI CEO.
- Trans fatty acids are found in baked, fried, and processed foods, as well as in adulterated ghee, which solidifies at room temperature. These are the most harmful fats because they clog your arteries and cause high blood pressure, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular diseases.
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