Current Affairs 13 July

National Security law: Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in light of fears over another national security law forced by China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new law sabotaged “Hong Kong’s own fundamental law” and the region’s present degree of self-sufficiency from Beijing. Australia wanted to expand visas for Hong Kong occupants and urge organizations there to migrate, he said. China has reprimanded the move as “gross impedance” in its residential undertakings. “We ask the Australian side to quickly quit interfering else it will prompt only lifting a stone and just to hit its own feet,” said an announcement by its government office in Australia.

Breach of Promise to marry amounts to Rape: High Court of Kerela

Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan through his judgment observed that” The Question to be considered in such cases is whether or not the accused had wanted to marry the victim or had malafide motives and had made a false promise thereto effect only to satisfy his lust.”  The Kerela High Court, while considering a bail application seeking pre-arrest bail for the offenses under Sec 376(2)(n) and 506 IPC, observed that each case of breach of promise to marry won’t amount to rape.

GUJARAT HIGH COURT TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL JULY 10 FOR SANITIZATION PURPOSES: JUDICIAL FUNCTION SUSPENDED

The novel coronavirus is causing a huge pandemic succumbing to the lives of millions. Death is not the only event this virus causes, it has caused a major economic slowdown as wells as restraining open of public offices. Many government offices remain closed due to fear of infection. Until now, there have been no antiviral vaccines in the market that can show potential in eliminating the virus.  Offices of the government, including the Judiciary, remain closed. All the courts have shifted themselves to a virtual trail and online filing of cases. It has been a tedious process to present witnesses through video conferencing yet there has not been any positive outlook over the corona cases in the country.

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