Current Affairs 3 June

Pakistani Supreme Court dismisses Sindh government’s petition in Daniel Pearl case.

The Pakistan High Court overturned the sentence awarded to al- Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed sheikh and his three accomplish in the kidnapping and murder cases of American journalist Daniel pearl. Islamabad the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday dismissed a petition by the Sindh government, seeking adjournment of the High Court’s decision. The high court overturned the sentence awarded to al-qeadea terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeead sheikh and his three associates in the kidnapping and murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The reversal of the American effort to provide justice to the journalist. 

Allahabad HC: States to respond in PIL to ensure social distancing in jails 

Whereas the state asserted that the plea was not maintainable, the court has asked that a counter affidavit be filled within 10 days, in which the state may also raise their contention regarding non-maintainability. The Allahabad HC on Friday as the State of Uttar Pradesh to file a counter affidavit in a PIL urging for measures to ensure that meetings between jails inmates and visitors take place while following social distancing and proper sanitization amid the COVID- 19 pandemic. The Court added that the petitioner may also file a rejoinder affidavit within three days after a copy of the State’s counter is received by them. 

Allahabad HC: Detention beyond quarantine period is violative of article 21.

The Allahabad HC was dealing with a PIL alleging that members of the Tablighi Jamat were being detained in quarantine beyond the required period. The State, however, informed that all such persons have been released now. The Allahabad HC recently directed the state Government to ensure that the persons who have completed their quarantine period are released from quarantine centres, provided they have been tested negative and there is no legal impediment to realising them. The direction was passed by Shashi Kant Gupta and Saurabh Shyam Shamshery, who observed that many persons, including migrant workers, were quarantined at different places in the state owing to the prevailing COVID-19 outbreak.

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