Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgDN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileDN Meyer Plc manufactures and sells high quality paint for the residential, industrial, automotive, marine and construction sectors in Nigeria. Products in its extensive range include decorative paint, wood paint, vehicles finishes, industrial and marine coatings, road lining paint, roof coating and tube coating. The company also produces a range of tile adhesives. DN Meyer Plc has business interests in selling and renting residential apartments and building and restoring properties. Founded in 1940 and formerly known as DN Meyer Plc, the company changed its name to Meyer Plc in 2016. The company’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. DN Meyer Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Sayo / Den Nen Architecture

first_img Area:  141 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Eiji Tomita Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs House in Sayo / Den Nen ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse in Sayo / Den Nen Architecture Architects: Den Nen Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Contractor: Projects “COPY” House in Sayo / Den Nen Architecture Manufacturers: Atom Company Save this picture!© Eiji Tomita+ 17 Share “COPY” Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/567145/house-in-sayo-den-nen-architecture Clipboard Japan ArchDaily Houses ASJ Amagasaki・Studio in Itami, YOSHIKAWAGUMI CO.LTD. Structural Engineer:Kensuke Noto, 拙計画工房Architects In Charge:Naohiro Sumi, Shuhei MoritaCity:SayoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eiji TomitaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This home is sited among villas within the grounds of a golf course that also has tennis courts and a hot springs spa. It is outside of the urban planning area. From the road to the site is an uphill slope with an elevation difference of up to 6m. Behind the site lies an expansive landscape of wooded hillsides and golf course fairways. 
Save this picture!SectionThe clients, a couple of golf lovers, wanted a place for special moments of reunion with gathered family and friends while enjoying a view of the fairway. To give their gatherings the desired view, the living-dining area had to be built at an elevation 6m above the road level. I wanted to let this elderly married couple enjoy the 6m height, but an ascent to the living-dining area was also needed.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaOf course I also planned for a panoramic view of the landscape to become an integral part of the living – dining space. 
When viewed from the road, parallel to the slope surface, there are three large sloping eaves with a large overhang, and the two planes with large volumes are connected, passing through the corridor. 
The home’s cubic volume is minimized as much as possible by structuring it with four floor levels cascading along the sloped site.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaIn contrast to the many large homes in this vacation community, I wanted this residence to be adapted to the environment with quiet dignity. 
An exposed concrete wall faces the front walkway. A thin, horizontally elongated roof is visible, and as one enters from the gate, an inner garden of plantings is seen to the left, and a bench to the right.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaThe walkway continues until reaching the foyer. 
From the front door, a corridor leads to the back, connecting to the living-dining-kitchen area. Three stairs go up to the dining-kitchen, which has the highest floor level and a total height difference of 3m, and stairs continue to the second floor, while rooms and bathrooms are arranged on the way. 
East and south of the living-dining-kitchen area, there is a wooden frame with cedar paneling and wide glass windows. The fairway and expansive natural landscape are visible outside.Save this picture!First Floor PlanAlso, a large terrace is located at the south side of the dining-kitchen, where the whole family can enjoy an outdoor barbecue while taking in the surrounding greenery. 
Wrapped within a backdrop of natural beauty, this residence is the perfect place to enjoy leisurely at-home time with family and friends, and outdoor fun times as well.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaProject gallerySee allShow lessHDJ75 / T38 studioSelected ProjectsTetris House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina CastroviejoSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sayo, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/567145/house-in-sayo-den-nen-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDen Nen ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSayoJapanPublished on November 19, 2014Cite: “House in Sayo / Den Nen Architecture” 19 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects

first_imgArchDaily Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” United Kingdom Houses 1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks ArchitectsSave this projectSave1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects Save this picture!© Annabel Elston+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share M&E Services Engineer: Structural Engineer: Year:  2018 Photographs:  Annabel Elston Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project GMP UK Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907624/1a-earls-court-square-sophie-hicks-architects Clipboard Libra Services CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom Products used in this ProjectWindowsJansenWindows – JanisolShowerAXORShowers – Overhead Shower by Phoenix DesignExecutive Architect:BB PartnershipGlazing Contractor:Graham Welding Construction LtdJoinery:Manning Bespoke and Benchworks LtdCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Annabel ElstonText description provided by the architects. Our goal was to create an urban house that was comfortable but sustainable; and that looked and felt, in every sense, healthy. The challenge was to do so on a site of just 75m², in central London, in a conservation area, where we were limited by planning constraints to two storeys: one above ground, one below. The design aims to maximise not only the actual space, internally, but also the perception of space.Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonSave this picture!Section 01We have thus built right up to the boundaries – something that entailed both delicate party wall negotiations and a careful choice of construction methods – and given the house generous ceilings.  On the ground floor, the ceiling is 3m high but 3.6m beneath the glazed up-and-over extensions which serve to decompose the perceived edges of the living area.Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonIn addition, the house is visually open to the natural world outside, with abundant natural light and air and carefully framed views of the surrounding canopy of trees. Construction methods were chosen, too, with a view to limiting costs, as was non-standard procurement on the European model. Construction in London, especially underground, is expensive.Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonThe construction of the house is clean and legible.  The structural frame, including columns and ceilings, is in exposed concrete, with a rough board-marked finish.  The floors are polished concrete, and can be heated and cooled. The glazing of aluminium and stainless steel framed windows and doors, some of which slide or guillotine electronically, is contained within a strongly dominant grid of T-section steel, now protected from the elements but still bearing the rust marks acquired during construction. Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonTo reduce heat loss and solar gain, in line with building regulations, we chose glass of a high specification.  We opted for a structure in concrete – that is, with significant thermal mass – for the same reason.Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonSave this picture!Basement floor planThe house is a quiet machine, with heating, cooling, lighting and alarm systems; mechanical ventilation; motorised windows and blinds; and solar panels to offset CO2 emissions.  However, thanks to careful pre-construction design work, the electrics, tightly organised in stainless steel boxes set into the columns, are exceptionally discreet. Contemporary houses such as this are sadly rare in Kensington; and even more rarely visible from the street.Save this picture!© Annabel ElstonProject gallerySee allShow lessHeadquarters and Logistic Centre of the Plural Pharmacy Cooperative / ORANGE arquite…Selected ProjectsMinneapolis to Become First Major U.S. City to End Single-Family ZoningArchitecture News Share Arup Lighting, Andy Sedgwick Mlm Groupcenter_img Architects: Sophie Hicks Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Lighting Design: Photographs “COPY” Corrigan Street CopyAbout this officeSophie Hicks ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnglandLondonUnited KingdomPublished on December 14, 2018Cite: “1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects” 14 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?现代主义住宅 Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects Quantity Surveyor: Groundworks and structure contractor: Projects Sophie Hicks, Tom Hopes Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Finishing contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907624/1a-earls-court-square-sophie-hicks-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AXOR, Jansen, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Sika, panoramah!®, Bette, DuPont, Glasbau Hahn, Guardian Glass Advent Developments Ltdlast_img read more

Vint Cerf promotes iT4Communities and the Information Technologists’ Livery Company

first_img Howard Lake | 29 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Celebrity  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Celebrity endorsements for a technology charity don’t come much bigger than one from Vint Cerf, ‘father of the Internet’ and Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.Even better, iT4Communities and the Information Technologists’ Livery Company persuaded him to talk about the charity on video, which is now available on YouTube.Not surprisingly the video is on the front page of charity’s website.www.it4communities.org.uk  47 total views,  1 views today Vint Cerf promotes iT4Communities and the Information Technologists’ Livery Company Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Journalist Zhao Yan is denied appeal hearing

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on China November 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Zhao Yan is denied appeal hearing Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go furthercenter_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked at the decision of the Beijing High Court not to allow journalist Zhao Yan an appeal hearing. His lawyer will represent him simply through written submissions to the judges.”Just days after journalist Ching Cheong was denied an appeal hearing, we learn that the New York Times researcher is also to be denied his fundamental right to a fair trial,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“In both these cases it looks like the Chinese justice system is afraid of the truth. It is vital that Zhao Yan, winner of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France prize, should be cleared of these monstrous fraud charges which hang over him,” it said.The journalist was cleared in a lower court of the charge of having revealed state secrets but was sentenced to three years in prison for fraud, a charge which essentially relied on the evidence of a provincial official in Jilin and his relatives. Zhao has been in prison since 17 September 2004.The Beijing High Court made its decision to refuse an appeal hearing on 2 November. Zhao’s lawyer, Guan Anping, will have to plead his case based on written submissions to the court. He will be allowed to present new written evidence and add new exhibits to the file. This form of trial could be held in the next two weeks.At the first trial, the defence was denied the right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses. Zhao had asked for these witnesses to the appeal hearing to be submitted to a lie-detector test.last_img read more

Parents of detained American journalist Austin Tice urge US, Syria: “bring our son home”

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF), along with the United Nations Correspondents Association and the Committee to Protect Journalists, hosted a press conference on Monday for the parents of Austin Tice, the American journalist detained in Syria since 2012. On the eve of the UN General Assembly, the Tices called for direct engagement between the governments of the United States and Syria in order to bring Austin safely home. September 19, 2018 Parents of detained American journalist Austin Tice urge US, Syria: “bring our son home” United StatesSyriaAmericasMiddle East – North Africa International bodies They also urged reporters in attendance, including representatives from Al Jazeera, CNN, The Guardian, and The New York Times, among others, the importance of continuing to cover Austin’s story and raise awareness among the public: “you never know who could learn about Austin in the news and may have information useful to securing his release.” Syria has been the world’s most dangerous country for journalists for the past several years and ranks 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. On Monday, Debra Tice held back tears as she reminded journalists of the time that had passed since her son, a freelance journalist published in McClatchy News, The Washington Post, AFP, CBS, and other outlets, was first detained in Syria in August of 2012: six years, one month, and four days. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Just a few days before the 2018 UN General Assembly began, the Tices decided to address the UN Correspondents Association because “the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms as fundamental human rights the freedom of expression and access to accurate information, regardless of frontiers. Even so, today, we find that journalists worldwide are in greater danger than ever before.” The Tices said they were “very much encouraged by recent reports of direct discussions between Syrian and United States officials which included Austin’s situation.” 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Leading up to and since the 6-year anniversary of Austin’s captivity on August 14, the Tices have been traveling regularly to Washington and New York in order to ensure their son’s release remains a top priority for the American government, UN officials, and fellow journalists. A traveling photo exhibit entitled “Austin Tice: Children of Syria” will highlight his journalistic work after it was already featured at Georgetown University and the National Press Club.   RSF has been assisting and advising the Tice family since September 2012. In February 2015, around 300 US news websites participated in the #FreeAustinTice campaign, which was designed to draw the public’s attention to Austin’s plight. center_img News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further News RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports United StatesSyriaAmericasMiddle East – North Africa International bodies Follow the news on Americas Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more Debra Tice added: “We intend to relentlessly push for these discussions to continue. A genuine and collaborative effort must be put forth by both governments in order to resolve this humanitarian issue without further delay. Both governments have assured us they will do all they can to secure Austin’s safe release. We call on them – now, more than ever – to honor that commitment. Bring our son home.”last_img read more

National Geographic Taps Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men,” “Shameless”) and Dylan Baker (“The Good Wife,”…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness National Geographic Taps Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men,” “Shameless”) and Dylan Baker (“The Good Wife,” “Hunters”) as Guest Stars Alongside Previously Announced Leads Tony Goldwyn and Daniel Dae Kim for THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDi Maria doubtful for PSG match at Barça in Champions LeagueNext articleKymetaTM étend ses solutions de nouvelle génération en lançant le terminal u8 GOV et la mallette u8 GO Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Harry Hamlin will join the cast of THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX as Tom Brokaw, the respected journalist and anchor for NBC News.center_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy Urges People to Ensure they are Included in Broadband Plans

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Donegal Deputy Urges People to Ensure they are Included in Broadband Plans Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – November 23, 2014 Maps showing where broadband is and isn’t available are to be published tomorrow.People who have no decent connection will soon know when services are likely to improve in their area.They’ll detail the locations across the country that will have access to high speed, high-quality internet connection by the end of 2016.More information on the next stage in the roll-out of broadband to all areas is also expected to be announced tomorrow.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue is urging the people of Donegal to ensure their area is listed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/broadb2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleNational Intermediate Boxing Championships 2014Next article News Highland Twitter Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

PIL In Supreme Court Challenges Laws On Religious Conversions “In The Name of Love Jihad” Passed By UP and Uttarakhand

first_imgTop StoriesPIL In Supreme Court Challenges Laws On Religious Conversions “In The Name of Love Jihad” Passed By UP and Uttarakhand Sanya Talwar3 Dec 2020 3:57 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the laws passed by the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on religious conversions in the name of “love jihad”.The PIL has been filed by lawyers Vishal Thakre, Abhay Singh Yadav and Pranvesh, who are practicing lawyers in Delhi, challenge the constitutionality of the recently promulgated Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unwlaful Conversion…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 PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the laws passed by the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on religious conversions in the name of “love jihad”.The PIL has been filed by lawyers Vishal Thakre, Abhay Singh Yadav and Pranvesh, who are practicing lawyers in Delhi, challenge the constitutionality of the recently promulgated Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unwlaful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018.The PIL prays that these laws made in the name of “love jihad” be declared null and void because “they disturb the basic stricture of the Constitution”.”The ordinance passed by the State of UP and UK is against the public policy and society at large”- Plea in SCIt is averred that our Constitution has given citizens of India the fundamental rights which also includes the rights of minorities and other backward communities.  Advocate Sanjeev Malhotra has filed the petition which has been drawn by Advocate Pradeep Kumar Yadav.”The ordinance passed by the State Governments of UP & Uttarakhand is against the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 and it will create fear in the society against who is/are not part of the Love Jihad they can be falsely implicated in the ordinance,” Plea in SCThe petitioner states that the Ordinance can become a “potent tool in the hands of bad elements of the society to use this ordinance to falsely implicate anyone in this ordinance and there are probabilities of falsely implicate persons who are not involved in any such acts and it will be a grave injustice if this ordinance is passed”. Implementation of these laws will “harm public at a large and will create a chaotic situation in the society”, states the petition.In this context, the plea seeks issuance of a writ of Mandamus directing/ declaring the provisions of the Ordinances to be ultra vires and directions to not give effect to the Ordinance passed by the concerned State Governments.Additionally, the plea has sought issuance of directions to the Centre and concerned States directing them not to give effect to impugned provisions/ordinance and withdraw the same or in the alternative, modify the said bill.A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the UP Ordinance on religious conversions and also the 2018 Uttarakhand legislation on religious conversion. The writ petitioner argues that the laws are arbitrary and violate freedom of speech and religion. pic.twitter.com/OEovqvnlo3— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 3, 2020 The Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act was enacted in 2018 with the stated objective “to provide freedom of religion by prohibition of conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage and for the matters incidental thereto”.If any person comes back to his ” ancestral religion”, it shall not be deemed conversion under the Act, as per proviso to Section 3.As per Section 6 of the Act, marriages done for sole purpose of conversion can be declared null and void on a petition filed by either party to the marriage.The UP Ordinance, promulgated last week, is modeled mostly on the Uttarakhand legislation. However, UP Ordinance specifically criminalizes conversion by marriage.Section 3 of the Ordinance prohibits one person from converting the religion of another person by marriage. In another words, religious conversion by marriage is made unlawful. Violation of this provision is punishable with imprisonment for a term which is not less than one year but which may extend up to 5 years and a fine of minimum rupees fifteen thousand. If the person converted happens to be a woman, the punishment is double the normal term and fine.Recently, the Allahabad High Court declared as bad law the judgments which had held that religious conversions only for the sake of marriage are invalid.Former Supreme Court judge, Justice M B Lokur, recently criticized the UP Ordinance as “putting on the backseat the freedom of choice and dignity”.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more