Top Stories”Fringe Elements Wearing Masks Of NGOs, Human Rights Organisations And Political Groups Creating Unrest”: Justice Kirubakaran Of Madras HC,Justice Hemalatha Dissents [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay19 Sep 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xWhile hearing the Bail plea of an alleged member of the banned organization called “Tamil Nadu Liberation Army”, Justice N. Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court on Friday (18th September) offered some intense observations against “fundamentalists” and “extremists” acting “against the very integrity of our nation and public welfare.””This kind of fringe elements are stated to be more active…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?LoginWhile hearing the Bail plea of an alleged member of the banned organization called “Tamil Nadu Liberation Army”, Justice N. Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court on Friday (18th September) offered some intense observations against “fundamentalists” and “extremists” acting “against the very integrity of our nation and public welfare.””This kind of fringe elements are stated to be more active in Tamil Nadu and wearing the masks of NGOs, Human Rights Organisations and political groups are trying to create unrest in Tamil Nadu by way of continuous propaganda through media especially social media instigating the people to protest, creating fear psychosis and spreading hatred among the masses. However, it is to be noted that many of the NGOs and Human Rights Organizations are really doing yeomen service to the people.Allegedly, the accused before the Court, was found to be indulged in various acts of violence disturbing the peace and tranquillity in the society in the name of the language, culture and separate country. In the process, he, along with the other members of his organization, caused the destruction of public and private properties apart from endangering the lives of people.After perusing the pamphlet, allegedly prepared by the Appelant/Accused, calling for “Liberation of Tamil Nadu” and “Tamil Language”, Justice Kirubakaran observed,”This kind of fringe elements are stated to be more active in Tamil Nadu and wearing the masks of NGOs, Human Rights Organisations and political groups are trying to create unrest in Tamil Nadu by way of continuous propaganda through media especially social media instigating the people to protest, creating fear psychosis and spreading hatred among the masses. However, it is to be noted that many of the NGOs and Human Rights Organizations are really doing yeomen service to the people” (emphasis supplied)Justice Kirubakaran further said,”When these elements take “Tamil Culture”, “Tamil Race” and “Tamil Language” as weapons for their sinister plans, the Governments should be careful enough to see that no action of the Government would pave way for or strengthen the propaganda made by these elements especially, with regard to emotive language issues. Already political parties are waiting to make use of such positions to arouse linguistic chauvinism to harvest political dividends.” (emphasis supplied)Anti-national Movements on the rise: Justice KirubakaranFurther, Justice Kirubakaran opined that many “antinational movements” have been emerging in India and they are continuously contained by the Governments with the help of the people.Justice Kirubakaran, in an attempt to clarify and elaborate on what he meant by “anti-national movements”, said,”Violence, Destruction, Militancy, Assassinations, chaos, anarchy, mutiny, riots, Creation of conflicts based on religion, race and language, Secession, Separatism are synonymous with anti-national and separatist movements which are active in India to disintegrate our country by soft and violent militancy”He went ahead and even compared such “anti-national movements” with other violent movements namely, ‘Khalistan Movement’, ‘National Liberation Front of Tripura’, ‘Nagaland Liberation’, ‘United Liberation Front of Assam, (ULFA)’ and ‘People Liberation Army of Manipur’.Without placing any caveat, he even said that “our country is facing more danger in the hands of elements within the country rather than enemy countries. Therefore, the Government, as well as the people, should be very cautious about those elements.””Some Organisations…”Justice Kirubakaran made some general remarks about “some organisations” to make a point that these organisations, who claim to fight for the rights of the people, themselves do not have any faith in the system.Justice Kirubakaran was of the view that some of the organizations in the name of fighting for the rights of the people always raise their voice for rights, forgetting about corresponding duties. These people, in effect, they also do not have any faith in the system.Further, he remarked,”They always support separatists, secessionists forces and those who celebrate our enemy countries and criminals in the name of violation of human rights. Sometimes, these groups themselves make anti-national comments making use of “Right to Expression” and “Freedom of Expression”.”The lovers of the neighbouring nation”Justice Kirubakaran, while citing an example, which was unusual in an interesting way, aimed to explain, in brief though, as to “who are the lovers of the neighbouring nation.”He said,”The recent Galwan Valley conflict between India and a neighbouring country exposed people who are lovers of the neighbouring nation, as they openly support the enemy country. The shocking fact is that many such elements cropped up in the media to spread distorted news and exaggerate minor incidents.” (emphasis supplied)He further opined,”They are not giving straight forward NEWS and only disseminate their VIEWS with the name of NEWS to mislead people. These elements are a threat to our nation. The fundamentalists and extremists which are a threat to national integrity and unity have to be nipped in the bud as the propaganda and their acts go against the very integrity of our nation and public welfare.”Our country is a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual and multi religious nation : Justice KirubakaranFurther, he stressed,”Our country is a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual and multireligious nation. Peace and Harmony have to be maintained. For that, Governments should make every citizen feel that his language, culture, religion, race are preserved and protected and not interfered with or suppressed by any action of the Governments. Even an apprehension should not be created in the minds of the people which would be certainly counterproductive”Lastly, Justice Kirubakaran also hinted at what is expected from the Governments. The following points, find place in the opinion of Justice Kirubakaran, as suggestions for the Governments to take note of:-(i) Not to create an impression in the minds of the people that their language is being discriminated or suppressed;(ii) Not to create any apprehension in the minds of the people that only a few chosen languages are given prominence and recognition especially when there are about 22 languages recognized and listed in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India which are entitled to equal treatment and protection so that all Indian languages are well-developed and preserved.(iii) To deal with communal elements, religious, extremist forces very firmly.The above suggestions, explained Justice Kirubakaran, are only in the interest of safeguarding the unity and integrity of the nation. There should not be any room for linguistic chauvinists to create any unrest in the name of languages in any part of our country.He also opined that the Governments should effectively deal with anti-national forces with an iron hand which are bent upon creating fear, unrest in the society in the name of “language”, “race”, “religion”, “region” or “ideology” and stall the development and divide the country.Therefore, opined Justice Kirubakaran, the Governments should deal with the above sensitive issues very carefully and cautiously to protect the largest democracy in the world, keep the destructive forces including chauvinistic linguistic forces at bay and to uphold our “Unity in Diversity”.Cautioning the Governments, he also said,”Any action of the Government, which is likely to create apprehension or giv the impression that their language is discriminated or any other language is given prominence, would amount to adding fuel to the mischievous propaganda made by these secessionist forces.”I do not subscribe to the views expressed by Justice Kirubakaran: Justice R. HemalathaWhile accepting that the Appellant shouldn’t be granted bail, Justice R Hemalatha, who was on the Division Bench along with Justice Kirubakaran, did not subscribe to the views expressed by Justice Mr.N.Kirubakaran.While observing that “learning languages is a matter of one’s personal choice”, she said,”I do not subscribe to the views expressed by Hon’ble Justice Mr.N.Kirubakaran with regard to the Tamil Organisations, the languages and the consequent suggestions given to the Government. They are not relevant to the present petition.”Lastly, as mentioned, the Court, while observing that the normal rule of bail not jail would not apply in this case, ruled that it would not be appropriate to grant bail to the appellant (charged with offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Explosives Act and IPC) in the present case, when the trial is almost going to be over. 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Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Cairn Energy has entered into a farm-out agreement for the sale of a 10% interest in the Wintershall Dea-operated Nova development offshore Norway.Installation of subsea templates on Nova field. Source: Wintershall DeaWith effect from January 1, 2019, ONE-Dyas Norge will acquire 10% in the project by paying $59.5 million plus customary working capital adjustments on completion, Cairn said in a statement on Tuesday.Following this transaction, Cairn will retain a participating 10% interest in the Nova development and reduce its capital expenditure to the end of 2021 in the Nova area by approximately $110m.Cairn said it will use the proceeds of the transaction to fund group exploration and development activities.The Nova field development plan was submitted and approved in mid-2018 by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with first oil targeted in 2021.The transaction remains subject to written consent by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, partner and third-party approvals.As a result of the transaction, subject to approvals, the partners in these licenses will be as follows: Licenses PL418/PL418B: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 45%, Spirit Energy 20%, Edison 15%, Cairn 10%, ONE-Dyas 10%; and, License PL378: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 76%, Cairn 12%, ONE-Dyas 12%.The gross asset value of the interests being transferred was $62.5m, the net asset value was $28.5m.The Nova field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 120km northwest of Bergen. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which the majority will be oil. The partnership is investing almost 1.1 billion euros in the development of the Nova field, which is expected to come on stream in 2021.The Nova is being developed with two subsea templates tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform. Gjøa will receive the well stream, and provide water injection and gas lift to the Nova field. A new module will be lifted onto Gjøa in 2020.In May this year, Wintershall Dea installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for its operated Nova project.
“They have been placed under monitoringsince their arrival on Tuesday, but they are not under mandatory quarantine,”Duque said in an interview on Friday. According to Department of Health secretary Francisco Duque III the South Koreans in Boracay are among the 26 Korean national that the country are eyeing for a possible coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “The decision that we are followingis that if they don’t have symptoms, although the place has been identified,they will be considered as persons under monitoring,” he added. South Korea has the most confirmedcoronavirus cases outside of mainland China. There are at least 2,022 personswho were confirmed positive of the coronavirus disease and recorded 13 deaths. MANILA– Eleven South Koreans who landedat the world-famous Island of Boracay despite their travel history from thecity of Daegu, South Korea are being monitored, the Department of Health (DOH)said. According to DOH secretary FranciscoDuque III, the South Koreans in Boracay are among the 26 Korean nationals beingmonitored across the country following their recent trip to Daegu. A travel ban was imposed on thosetraveling from North Gyeongsang province, where Daegu City is located. It iswhere the majority of South Korea’s coronavirus cases are concentrated. Aside from Daegu, the Philippines alsohas an existing travel ban on China and its special administrative regions HongKong and Macau. Japan is also being eyed by the country. The Philippines has three confirmedcases of coronavirus. Two have recovered, while the other one died./PN