Kerala High Court Conditionally Stays Stop Memo Against Judicial Officers’ Apartment Complex

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Conditionally Stays Stop Memo Against Judicial Officers’ Apartment Complex Lydia Suzanne Thomas8 May 2021 12:36 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Friday issued a conditional stay of the stop memo issued by the Kochi Corporation to the Kerala Judicial Officers’ Cooperative Society suspending the construction of a 15-storey apartment complex at Chalikkavattom. The stop memo was issued after a complaint alleged that part of the building, 3.27 acres, was being constructed on nilam property. Admitting the petition, Justice N Nagaresh, ordered a stay on the stop memo on the condition that construction did not continue on the area earmarked as nilam (wet land). The stop memo was issued by the Corporation on Salish’s complaint. It was alleged that the building permit for the apartment complex was obtained from Kochi corporation after manipulating the land documents which showed that the land was a dry land. In Court, Standing Counsel for Kochi Corporation Advocate Janardhana Shenoy stated that a portion of the land was marked as ‘nilam’ in revenue records, according to a report by a village officer. However, the possession certificate produced before the corporation narrated that the land in question was ‘purayidam’ (residential plot). Senior Advocate P Viswanathan for the Cooperative Society averred that the construction was not progressing on land marked as nilam, counsel for the Corporation asserted that construction is progressing on land marked as ‘nilam’. In its petition, the Society argued that the stop memo was illegal and issued without adhering to the basic principles of natural justice, and sought a quash on the same. The petitioner, the Kerala Judicial Officers’ Co-operative Society, states its aim as promoting mutual self-help among its members, who are judicial officers in the State of Kerala, and aid in acquiring land and constructing apartments and houses for them. In pursuance of this, the petitioner society purchased property having extent of 33.90 acres for the purpose of constructing a residential apartment for its members, obtaining a building permit for the same. Constructions were also carried out in consonance with it.The Cochin Corporation thereafter issued a stop memo, directing the petitioner society to stall the construction activities carried out in their property on the ground that the property forms part of nilam ground. In the petition, the petitioner society avers that the property was not Nilam ground and that the stop memo was issue “without ascertaining actual state of affairs”.”Being aggrieved by the issuance of … stop memo by the 2 respondent (Secretary, Cochin Corporation), this writ petition is necessitated,” the plea reads. CASE: Kerala Judicial Officers Cooperative Society v. Corporation of Cochin and Anr.COUNSEL: M/s.P. Viswanathan Associates for petitioner – Senior Advocate P Viswanathan, Advocates Shibu Josepn, Ajith Viswanathan, Sayed Mansoor, Bafakhy Thangal, V.C.Xavier and Jeffin JohnClick here to download the orderTagsJudicial officer Kerala Judicial Officers Cooperative Society Kerala High Court Justice N Nagaresh Next Storylast_img read more

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Guidelines for the Destruction of Female Sport

first_imgQuadrant Online 3 October 2019Family First Comment: The Human Rights Commission in Australia is as messed up as New Zealand’s …“By including natal males transgendered to females they will remove protection of the “safe space” of female sport through participation of people whose nature-endowed strengths will belie any psychological claim for parity—even in children. By including natal males in dressing rooms of their choice, they will threaten the “safe space” of female privacy.”The ideology of gender fluidity, in which the binary reality of male and female is not fixed, may secure its greatest victory thus far by the release of Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Sport by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) and Sport Australia[1]. COMPPS comprises the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, National Rugby League, Netball Australia, Rugby Australia and Tennis Australia, in which it declares more than “9 million people participate … through 16,000 clubs”[2]. The victory will lie in the imposition of the ideology and some of the practices of gender fluidity on almost a third of the Australian population.Euphemistically, in its letter of endorsement, COMPPS proclaims the Guidelines “provide a significant opportunity for all of those involved in Australian sports … from grassroots participants and clubs to governing bodies … to reflect on how they can facilitate diversity and inclusion”. But, from the very introduction to the Guidelines, it is clear the “opportunity for reflection” really means “time to prepare for obedience” to the dictates of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act which, though intended in 1984 to protect biological females, was amended in 2013 to include the gender-diverse. In sport, the amendments will discriminate against the sex they were meant to protect.The so-called Safe Schools Programs proclaimed the ideology of gender fluidity to children in schools under the camouflage of anti-bullying. Under the banner of anti-discrimination, its beliefs and doctrines will be imposed by legal force on all the mums and dads, and their children, and all the teachers, officials, volunteers and workers responsible for the running of sporting competitions across the nation. By including natal males transgendered to females they will remove protection of the “safe space” of female sport through participation of people whose nature-endowed strengths will belie any psychological claim for parity—even in children. By including natal males in dressing rooms of their choice, they will threaten the “safe space” of female privacy.As we know it, women’s sport is a recent phenomenon. It was only in 1900 that a few women participated in the Olympic Games[3]. In the 1928 Games, their number had increased to 2.2 per cent of participants and, by 2016, to 45 per cent. This emancipation from male-dominated culture has been rightly welcomed and it is hard to comprehend that society could, one way or another, submit to the return of male domination, if not by boys and men in trousers, by natal males in leotards.Dr John Whitehall is Professor of Paediatrics at a Sydney university. He has written several articles for Quadrant on childhood gender dysphoria.READ MORE: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2019/09/guidelines-for-the-destruction-of-female-sport/last_img read more

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