Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Church of England] As the archbishop of Canterbury prepares to lead the “largest ever” school assembly, the Church of England has today launched a new program to make prayer a household habit once again. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL center_img Posted Apr 30, 2020 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY #FaithAtHome which launches today will feature weekly video content to help families to talk about faith and pray together.The videos will be led by children, young people, staff and school leaders from across the country.Over the next three months, #FaithAtHome will explore themes including courage, patience, generosity, resilience, love and hope.Read the entire article here. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Impact of tsunami appeals on other fundraising appeals?

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Impact of tsunami appeals on other fundraising appeals? The Institute of Fundraising has launched a survey to establish the effect of the tsunami appeals on its members’ fundraising organisations across the sector. The Institute is seeking responses from fundraising organisations in the UK via an online survey, the first time the Institute has used its site in this way.The survey will be repeated in six months’ time in June 2005 to help track the impact on fundraisers throughout 2005. 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. Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “While it’s too early to identify the long-term effects of the tsunami appeal on fundraising more widely, most organisations will be able to look back over the past month and see whether there has been any initial change. “The survey is intended to identify fundraisers’ concerns about the longer-term implications of such a large-scale appeal. This should give us a good idea of the real issues charities are facing at the moment and of how we can better support them in the future”.One representative from each fundraising organisation is invited to complete the survey online. Each organisation that takes part will receive a full analysis of the results.The closing date for the survey is 12 February 2005.center_img Howard Lake | 10 February 2005 | News  27 total views,  1 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Postal workers target privatization

first_imgLetter carriers protest at Staples, July 23.The threat of privatization hung in the air as thousands of postal worker union members met in separate conventions July 21-25. More than 6,000 National Association of Letter Carriers delegates met in Philadelphia, while 2,000 delegates attended the American Postal Workers Union convention in Chicago.Both unions organized marches to nearby Staples stores responding to a boycott called by the APWU. Last fall, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced a no-bid, sweetheart deal for a “pilot project” to open postal counters in more than 80 Staples stores in four states. The boycott has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO; American Federation of Teachers; Service Employees; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Firefighters union; and many other labor and community organizations.The unity created by the recently formed Postal Union Alliance was demonstrated when National Postal Mail Handlers Union President John Hegarty addressed the APWU meeting and when APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke from the NALC convention via video. (The National Rural Letter Carriers Association is the fourth union in the PUA.)The theme of the APWU convention was “Stand Up, Fight Back,” which was reflected in such workshops as “How to Win a Grievance Without Filing (Using Our Power at Work)” and “Building Worker-Community Coalitions to Fight Post Office Consolidations.” Delegates unanimously passed resolutions in support of fast food and Walmart workers’ struggles for higher pay and a union.The APWU announced plans to fight the closure and consolidations of 82 processing plants with new emphasis on coalition building with other unions and community groups. NALC President Fredric Rolando has pledged to support that campaign, though no specific details were announced.Philadelphia workshopagainst privatizationMembers of Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services (­CLUPJS) and Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) handed out 4,000 fliers urging delegates to attend a “Forum for a Broad United Fightback Against Privatization.” Organizers urged union officials, shop stewards and letter carriers to view their struggle against privatization in the context of the challenges facing the whole U.S. multinational working class.The event featured Warren McLendon, of APWU Local 7048; Christa Parlacoski, of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Caucus of Working Educators; and Justin Watson, of Fight for $15. CLUPJS leader Johnnie Stevens and CPWU organizers Dave Welsh and Melissa Rakestraw all emphasized how the unions and workers represented at the forum share a common interest in fighting together against privatization and raising wages for all workers.Invited speakers Wendell Young IV, president of Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, and Joe McGarrity, of Utility Workers Union 686, did not attend, because they were reluctant to cross the informational picket line set up by the Carpenters Union outside the Convention Center. They promised to participate in a future forum.Forum organizers invited Ronald Curran, of Carpenters Local 8, to address the meeting. He explained to the 50 labor and community members that while four of six building trades’ unions have agreed to a “customer service agreement” with Convention Center management, the Teamsters Union and the Carpenters have been unfairly locked out since May 9.Many NALC members joined the carpenters’ rally on the street on the last two days of the convention. The Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters responded by officially endorsing the Staples boycott and organizing a contingent of 20 members to join more than 300 letter carriers who marched to the Staples store.Broad fightback can winAPWU membership has already been reduced by tens of thousands of workers, reflecting the USPS management’s decisions to close half of all postal processing plants, reduce window service hours and close thousands of post offices. After a decade of serious setbacks, the APWU leadership and membership seem ready to “Stand Up, Fight Back.”Letter carriers are beginning to understand that what happens to other postal workers ultimately affects them. For instance, increased distances between mail processing plants result in late mail delivery for carriers, often forcing them to make unsafe home deliveries in the dark.Postal workers are not alone. Workers at city, state and federal levels all face threats of privatization, which, at its core, is a drive to replace unionized workers earning decent wages and benefits with low-wage, non-union workers. Privatization and austerity mean the services our communities need are reduced, but at a higher price to boot. It’s in the interest of all workers, organized and unorganized, and neighborhood organizations to join in the common fight against the forces of privatization — the 1%.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Imprisoned “freedom lawyer” Mohammed Abbou begins hunger strike

first_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa July 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned “freedom lawyer” Mohammed Abbou begins hunger strike December 26, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of Tunisian lawyer Mohammed Abbou today after Abbou, who has been in prison since 1 March for daring to express his views online, yesterday announced that he had just begun another hunger strike.”It is absolutely unacceptable that going on hunger strike has become the only option left to Abbou,” the press freedom said in a message to Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, adding that it was “outraged” that the president chose to pardon common criminals instead of Abbou for the national holiday.Abbou said he began the hunger strike with the intention of pursuing it for several days “in order to inform national and international public opinion (…) and draw attention to what is happing in my country as regards the repression against all those who voice their dissent.”He said he also wanted to draw attention to “the hatred and complete intolerance towards all those who dare, even if only implicitly, to expose and criticise the ‘mafia families’ who are destroying the Tunisian economy and endangering the safety of all Tunisians.” His wife also began a hunger strike yesterday in solidarity.Abbou is serving a total of three and a half years in prison terms that were imposed at a trial on 29 April which Reporters Without Borders denounced at the time as a sham. The sentences were upheld on appeal on 10 June.He was given two years for a supposed physical attack on a woman lawyer at a conference in 2002, although no evidence was presented for the attack apart from an unsigned medical certificate. And he was given a year and a half for an article posted on the Tunisnews website in August last year that compared the torture of political prisoners in Tunisia to that perpetrated by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. But many observers believed he was in fact being punished for another article posted a few days before his arrest which criticised an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to attend the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in November, and which commented ironically about corruption within President Ben Ali’s family. Follow the news on Tunisia Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of Tunisian lawyer Mohammed Abbou today after Abbou, who has been in prison since 1 March for daring to express his views online, yesterday announced that he had just begun another hunger strike. News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more News News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more News to go furtherlast_img read more

Life Saving ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Mobilization Begins

first_img Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Life Saving ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Mobilization Begins Pasadena Police Department Kicks Off High Visibility Enforcement From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 2:59 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Police Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, beginning Monday, May 19th, officers will be joining in the 2014 national seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.Even with a seatbelt usage rate of 97.4 percent, California still has 800,000 or more who aren’t buckling up. In a crash, they stand a 50 percent greater chance of being killed than those who have taken the two seconds to buckle in. In an on-going effort to reach those remaining safety hold-outs, police, sheriff and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) departments across the state will be taking part in Click It or Ticket from May 19 through June 1.“Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.“Wearing a seat belt is one of the easiest and best things you can do to protect yourself in the event of a car crash,” said Rhonda Craft, Director of the California Office of Traffics Safety. “Taking a few moments to properly secure yourself and all your passengers before going on your way could mean the difference between life and death.”The cost for a seat belt violation in California for unbuckled vehicle occupants over age 16 is a minimum of $161 for a first offense. The penalty fees for failing to properly buckle up any child under the age of 16 is a minimum $490 per child for a first offense, plus a violation point will be added to the driver’s record. If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket.For more traffic safety information, visit the California Office of Traffic Safety at www.ots.ca.gov or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Click It or Ticket mobilization, www.nhtsa.gov/ciot. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Historic link established for case

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHistoric link established for caseBy admin – February 8, 2010 490 Facebook Email WhatsApp Print LIMERICK District Court marked another historic milestone last Thursday when it made its first video link connection to another prison outside the city.Praising the Courts Service and prison staff for their work in setting up the live link with Cloverhill Remand Prison, Judge O’Donnell noted; “that we should use this facility more and this should forge links throughout the country between the courts and prisons. We made history today and I hope we can build on it”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His comments came after a video link was made possible to Cloverhill Prison to hear the case of 32-year-old, Gary Culhane of Hyde Road.Culhane, who is serving a sentence at the Dublin Prison, was notified that the documents and directions were available from DPP and that he would be served with a Book of Evidence relating to two counts of alleged burglary and two counts of alleged criminal damage, dating back to May of last year.The case was adjourned for Culhane to be presented at Limerick District Court for service of documents and for a date for the trial to be set.center_img Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Previous articleBomb hoax at Hassetts pubNext articleO’Callaghan, Horan and Murphy rejoin squad adminlast_img read more

Fire at Stryker factory in Limerick

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsFire at Stryker factory in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 31, 2015 1689 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSfeaturedlimerickLimerick Fire and Rescue ServiceRaheen Industrial EstateStryker LIMERICK Fire and Rescue Service continue to deal with an incident at Stryker in Raheen Industrial Estate. The alarm was raised at 10.30am after one of the machines went on fire at the Limerick plant where 700 people are employed. Eight units of Limerick Fire Brigade are at the Stryker facility, which makes surgical orthopaedic implants. The building is currently being ventilated before an inspection is carried out. There have been no reports of any injuries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printcenter_img Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Advertisement Twitter Previous article“Ireland will be even better at the Rugby World Cup” – Robbie DeansNext articleCouncil moves to stamp out prostitution Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emaillast_img read more

PSNI still to hand over vital Denis Donaldson information

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – June 5, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter PSNI still to hand over vital Denis Donaldson information Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Google+ Denis DonaldsonPolice in the North have not handed over information requested by the Police Ombudsman about the murder of Denis Donaldson.It understood the PSNI has refused to hand over information requested by investigators looking at claims that police officers may have contributed to the death of former senior Sinn Féin official Denis Donaldson, who was also a police and MI5 informer.Police in the North have refused to give information to Ombudsman investigators probing the death of Mr Donaldson, who was shot dead at his remote cottage outside Glenties in April 2006.He had fled there after being told by the police that the media were going to expose his role as an agent.The Police Ombudsman is Northern Ireland is investigating allegations by his family that PSNI officers may have exposed him as an agent, and contributed to his death.Early this week it was confirmed that the ombudsman Michael Maguire is taking PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott to court in a bid to obtain the material. Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal businesses dominate HSE list of smoking ban breachesNext articleAll three Donegal driving test centres exceed national average pass rate News Highland last_img read more

Grabbing Property Using Political Party’s Name Must Be Crushed With Iron Hand, Such Activities Challenge Democracy & Rule Of Law: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesGrabbing Property Using Political Party’s Name Must Be Crushed With Iron Hand, Such Activities Challenge Democracy & Rule Of Law: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay13 Feb 2021 4:17 AMShare This – xPolitical parties are supposed to work for the welfare of the people and the name of the political party should not be used for the purpose of land grabbing. Unfortunately, when complaints are given to the police, they are also not in a position to react effectively fearing consequences : Madras High CourtNoting that there has been a spate of complaints where persons are involved in land grabbing in the garb of belonging to a particular political party, the Madras High Court on Friday (12th February) directed that Police Protection be provided to petitioners and action be taken against the land grabbers. The Court also observed, “It is high time for the political bosses to…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?LoginNoting that there has been a spate of complaints where persons are involved in land grabbing in the garb of belonging to a particular political party, the Madras High Court on Friday (12th February) directed that Police Protection be provided to petitioners and action be taken against the land grabbers. The Court also observed, “It is high time for the political bosses to take control of their cadres and stop them from involving in such activities of land grabbing, failing which, it will have a direct impact on the reputation of the political party. The Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh was hearing the plea of one S.Dhanasekharen who sought police protection, pursuant to the complaint given by him on 29th January 2021. The case in brief Petitioner is involved in real estate business and a property was purchased by the petitioner under various registered sale deeds in the year 2018 and 2019. Thereafter, the petitioner was accorded sanction for carrying out a housing scheme and the petitioner and his partners are the promoters of the housing scheme. However, due to the pandemic, he was not able to carry on with the work due and could resume the work only from August 2020 onwards. When the work was being carried out at the site, the private respondents allegedly barged into the property and demanded some money. When this was questioned, those persons allegedly issued threats and abused the workmen, who were present at the site. Those persons had also made it very clear that they belong to a particular political party named Viduthalai siruthaigal and there is nothing that can be done against them, unless money is paid to them. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted, “Political parties are supposed to work for the welfare of the people and the name of the political party should not be used for the purpose of land grabbing. Unfortunately, when complaints are given to the police, they are also not in a position to react effectively fearing consequences.” Importantly, the Court sternly remarked, “These attempts made to demand money in the name of election expenses and to grab the property by using the name of the political party must be crushed with iron hands. These activities are a direct challenge to democracy and rule of law. No one is above law and it includes even political parties.” The Court also took into account a photograph, produced by the Petitioner wherein it is seen that persons claiming to be belonging to a particular political party, have put up a shamiana in the property and that all of them are comfortably sitting in a chair and illegally occupying the property. To this, the Court said, “This Court cannot turn a blind eye to such blatant illegal activities committed by certain persons claiming to belong to a particular political party.” In view of the above, the Court directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Avadi, to immediately provide police protection to the petitioner and ensure that action is taken against the land grabbers The concerned DCP was also directed to ensure that nobody takes advantage of their status claiming to be a cadre in a particular political party and continue to cause a threat to the petitioner and attempt to grab the property. Lastly, the petitioner was directed to make fresh representation to the concerned DCP along with all the relevant documents and also, a copy of this order and the writ petition was disposed of with the above directions. In related news, last month the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench had observed that unauthorized construction are mushrooming on revenue land all over the place. Noting this, the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice M. M. Sundresh had directed the Government to ensure a sense of discipline and uniformly demolish any kind of unauthorized construction on revenue land, be it the construction of any religious idol or made for political considerations. Further, in December 2020, while taking Judicial note of the fact that many political parties and communal organizations along with some black-sheeps in the Police Force as well as in the administration, are indulging in Land Grabbing, the Madras High Court had observed, “It is unfortunate that even some people claiming to be Advocates dressed up in black and white also act, like ‘paid hooligans’ to grab the properties with the connivance of land grabbers.” Case title – S.Dhanasekharen v. The Commissioner of Police and others [W.P.No.3120 of 2021 and WMP No.3543 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more