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Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Advice for foreign journalists covering human rights situation during Beijing Games

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Related documents Guide FCCCPDF – 216.25 KB With less than two weeks to go to the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the human rights situation in China has never been such a burning issue. The government’s all-out focus on security and its crackdown on human rights activists are as important as the sports events themselves.The authorities have denied the existence of any crackdown although around 10 Chinese activists have been detained for criticising the way the Olympic Games are being organised. It is vital that the fate of these “Olympic prisoners,” including Hu Jia, are not forgotten during the games.Reporters Without Borders urges the thousands of foreign journalists visiting Beijing and other parts of China during the games to look at the issue of free expression, although it will not be easy.The authorities issued new rules for the international press in January 2007 that supposedly give foreign journalists the right to go anywhere and interview whomever they want. But these rights have been repeatedly violated, above in Tibet and Sichuan.Reporters Without Borders therefore offers the following practical advice to foreign journalists to help them cover the human rights situation in China.1. Install programmes on your computer that will help you to circumvent firewalls and protect your communications. Before going to China, you should install Tor (, Psiphon ( or Proxify ( The international version of Skype is recommended, rather than the one available in China, which is not secure. It is also advisable to encrypt emails with PGP ( “You can also unblock your Internet connection by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). It provides you with a secure connection just as if you were located outside of China. Some VPNs are free, such as Hotspot Shield ( Others are paid, such as Jitterbits VPN ( Jitterbits can also be reached at this number in Beijing, +86-10-6556-1973.”More information is available in the Reporters Without Borders Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents: Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Advice for foreign journalists covering human rights situation during Beijing Games China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Receive email alerts 2. Protect your computer against Trojan viruses and ensure that it is password-protected. Do not leave your equipment and contact lists in an accessible condition in a hotel room.3. When making phone calls or sending emails, bear in mind that there is no guarantee of confidentiality. Use several SIM cards, especially when contacting “sensitive” people.4. Before leaving to China, get the contact details of Chinese human rights activists, lawyers and relatives of prisoners of conscience. Reporters Without Borders can provide journalists with lists of people willing to talk to the foreign press.5. Do not use the services of Chinese companies that offer interpreters and guides. These companies are linked to the government and their employees could easily try to prevent you from investigating sensitive issues or could endanger your sources. Try to use the services of Chinese interpreters and fixers who are freelancers, or foreign journalists who speak Chinese.6. Take the following with you when you go out reporting: the Chinese-language version of the rules for foreign journalists, your embassy’s contact details, photocopies of your ID documents and press accreditation, and the phone numbers of BOCOG and the Chinese foreign ministry.7. Monitor the following independent Chinese-language sources of news about China: the BBC in Chinese (, Radio Free Asia in Chinese ( and Boxun ( Any violation of your freedom of movement and right to interview should be reported to your embassy, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China ( and Reporters Without Borders. It should also be reported to BOCOG and the IOC. In the event of any conflict with the authorities, use the legal hotline set up by Chinese lawyer Li Baiguang (139 108 02 896 or 13509652761 or [email protected]).9. Read the Reporters’ Guide to China that has been written by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. News March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

Design Commission Will Hear Plans for Chandler School Expansion

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s Design Commission on Tuesday will begin consideration of a proposal to build a two-story, 2,130-square-foot multipurpose/innovation laboratory building at The Chandler School’s campus at 1005 Armada Drive in Pasadena.The project is under the Preliminary Consultation phase of the City’s approval process.The Chandler School is a private, independent, coeducational day school for students K-8 (kindergarten through eighth grade) established in 1950. In 2011, the school submitted amendments to its Master Plan that included the proposed building with a “different conceptual architectural design,” according to a report by the Department of Planning and Community Development.The Planning Department issued conditions of approval of the Master Plan, saying the proposal should be reviewed by the Design Commission, to make sure the construction would mitigate the effects of the massing of buildings in the neighborhood, and that the architecture would be consistent with the residential character of the existing lower buildings in the campus.Currently, The Chandler School site has seven buildings, an athletic field, an outdoor basketball court, a parking structure, and two surface parking lots. The new building will be at the northerly end of the existing middle school building, which was constructed in 2012 and is located at the southerly end of the campus.On the first-floor level, the new building would accommodate an innovation laboratory/maker space for students. A multipurpose room with an open deck is proposed on the second level, and a 734-square-foot terrace is proposed on the building’s roof. An exterior staircase connecting the first and second floors is proposed on the westerly side, and an elevator shaft providing access to all levels will be built on the southerly side.Since the campus is surrounded by historic resources within the Prospect Historic District and the Pasadena Arroyo Parks and Recreation Historic District, the Design Commission will be looking at features of the project that demonstrate a “contextual relationship with the neighborhood,” and making sure the project respects the “defining elements of Pasadena’s character and history,” according to the report.The department has also included potential design issues that need to be addressed before the proposal is recommended for approval.The Design Commission meeting Tuesday starts at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, Room S249 at the Pasadena City Hall. Top of the News 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. Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Design Commission Will Hear Plans for Chandler School Expansion From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 11, 2018 | 4:36 pm 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 Showtimescenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Limerick Design students get a lesson in international branding

first_imgNewsBusinessEducationLimerick Design students get a lesson in international brandingBy Staff Reporter – December 12, 2018 1010 Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Print Advertisement Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Emailcenter_img Twitter Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up LSAD Graphic Design students Karen McNamara, Emmett Ryan and Mary Deegan with M&C Saatchi partner, David Glass.Photo: Alan PlaceLIMERICK City and County Council has connected international marketing experts with local design students as part of the process to develop a new brand for the city.M&C Saatchi, who have been engaged to develop the new brand identity, met with fourth year students in Graphic Design at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) for a workshop as part of their design and consultation process. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up M&C Saatchi managing partner Mary Harris said it was vital for them to get a deep understanding of Limerick and to meet the people who are building the future of the City and County.“LSAD has a wealth of fresh creative talent and we were keen to engage with the students on a creative level. We were delighted by their input and the new perspectives that they shared. It was great to collaborate with these talented young designers from such a renowned college.’“Limerick is a very special place with an amazing story to tell. We’ve really fallen in love with it. It’s a resilient place with real grit and energy which has allowed it not simply to overcome challenges but to thrive on them – as exemplified by the incredible story of the Dell factory rebirth as Troy studios.“There is a lot of untapped potential in Limerick – something already identified by global brands who are making the decision to invest there. We are excited about the impact on the city, the county and the region in general when their compelling story is shared with a wider international audience.’Describing it as a wonderful opportunity for the students, LSAD head of graphics Eamon Spellman said that they spent the day with some of the top brand specialists in the world, inputting into a key stage in the development of a brand that will mark a key moment in Limerick’s remarkable resurgence.“Our students were delighted with the opportunity to take part in this workshop and work with M&C Saatchi, who shared some really positive feedback. It really was a very inclusive creative collaboration with the students highly engaged and sharing their fresh perspectives. It was great to see the creative conversations happening as the group bounced ideas off one another and I think everyone got a lot from the process.”Council head of marketing and communications Laura Ryan said they needed a strong umbrella brand for Limerick that is world class and reflects the scale of the city’s ambition.“Limerick has really become the urban success story of the last five years and now has a great new story to tell. The fact that M&C Saatchi, one of the world’s leading agencies wanted to work with Limerick says a lot about where Limerick has arrived at.“Over the last number of months they’ve met and engaged with a lot of stakeholders in Limerick, got to know the city and county and today is another exciting stage in that process,” she explained.Brand Limerick will be unveiled in mid-2019. TAGSbusinesseducationLimerick CityLimerick School of Art and DesignNews Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleWATCH: Murray “Expecting a backlash” against CastresNext articleViolin duo feature Emma Langford Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Cleeves Riverside Quarter step forward

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement WhatsApp LimerickNewsCleeves Riverside Quarter step forwardBy Meghann Scully – November 18, 2020 502 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOver €25,000 of Cash and Suspected Drugs Seized in LimerickNext articleMcNamara slams Government over inaction on Shannon Heritage sites Meghann Scully Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The master-planning process for a Limerick riverside site that will play a key role in the wider transformation of the city and region is about to commence following the appointment of the Design Planning and Project Teams by Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC to develop the Cleeves Riverside Quarter. Photographed are from left: Karen McEvoy, Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Limerick Twenty Thirty Chairman Conn Murray and The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Michael Collins.Photo: Sean Curtin True MediaTHE master-planning process for a Limerick riverside site that will play a key role in the wider transformation of the city and region is about to commence following the appointment of the Design, Planning and Project Management Teams by Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC to develop the Cleeves Riverside Quarter.A six month programme will get underway with immediate effect to come up with the blueprint for the 10 acre Cleeves Riverside Quarter site, which will see Limerick Twenty Thirty – the development company established by Limerick City and County Council – bring its €500m plus programme to the north side of the river.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following an intensive procurement process that attracted interest from eminent national and international consultancy firms, the tender process has seen the appointment of:Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in partnership with Bucholz McEvoy Architects, as the Design Team for the project. The Design Team will include Architects, Conservation Architects and Urban Designers, etc. They will be supported by Arup (Civil & Structural Engineering, Building Services Engineering etc.) and Mitchell Associates (Landscape Architects)Rogerson Reddan to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Project Supervisor Design Process services. Rogerson Reddan will be supported by health and safety consultants Integrated Risk Solutions.HRA Planning to deliver Planning Consultancy services for the projectThe Cleeves Riverside Quarter project represents a unique opportunity to develop a high-quality mixed-use development of scale that will transform the high-potential site synonymous with the Limerick city centre skyline for its red-brick chimney stack tower.  The total cost of the project is estimated at between €250 – €300 million and delivery will take approximately seven years.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Michael Collins said that the development will play a huge role in the future of the city, county and region.  “Despite the challenges with COVID now and into the New Year, the mid to long-term future of Limerick is extremely bright thanks to all the planned investment that is already happening or scheduled to take place.“The Opera Site looms largest on the horizon and is about to start but to have this project kicking in over the coming years will be a huge boost.  We have a lot to look forward to.” he said.The newly appointed Project Team, led by Limerick Twenty Thirty, will commence its work by preparing a shortlist of concepts for the site, with a preferred option to be selected in early 2021 following a rigorous assessment of how it will deliver on a range of objectives for Limerick City and the region, including economic development, residential accommodation and a new public realm.The next stage of the programme will involve the preparation of a Stage 1 Master Plan for the development, to be completed by June 2021. The Master Planning process will include public consultations to ensure local community and wider public engagement on the future of the site. Following the completion of the Stage 1 Master Plan, the Project Team will move onto formal design stages for the project.Said Limerick Twenty Thirty Chairman Conn Murray: “The Cleeves Riverside Quarter is going to be another huge contributor to the transformation of the city centre over the coming decade.“The site offers huge opportunity for a high-quality mixed-use development of real scale and significance.  Between this and all the other investments underway or about to start in Limerick, we are going to see the city transform before our eyes over the coming years.” he added.Said David Conway, CEO of Limerick twenty Thirty:  “This is a very exciting time for Limerick Twenty Thirty and the finalisation of the Project Team for a project as significant as this is further evidence of that.“A lot of eyes are on the Opera Site, which starts in the coming weeks, but Limerick Twenty Thirty’s focus is very much also on the other side of the River.  This is a really important aspect for us as having a development of such scale on the northside of the river ensures our wider programme spreads to both sides of the river when traditionally the vast bulk of investment in Limerick city is on the south side of the Shannon.” he concluded. 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Freddie Mac Expert Discusses Options for Struggling Borrowers

first_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago While the volume of calls Freddie Mac is receiving these days from struggling borrowers needing help and other housing industry stakeholders is substantially less than it was at the height of the crisis, the calls and questions they receive today are no less urgent than they were then, according to Sharon McHale, Corporate Communications and Marketing VP at Freddie Mac.Today, Freddie Mac receives about one tenth of the amount of calls it was receiving during the immediate aftermath of the housing crash (about 40,000 per month, or 1,300 per day), but many homeowners facing financial setbacks are still calling Freddie Mac hoping the GSE will have a solution for them, whether it allows them to keep their home or is of the non-home retention variety.”When a struggling borrower is looking for help, we don’t necessarily recommend they call Freddie Mac first,” McHale wrote on Freddie Mac’s site. “Most borrowers’ very first call should be to their lender (the company where they send their monthly mortgage payment) because lenders and their servicers are best equipped to help borrowers directly. That being said, we continue to field a wide range of calls on a huge variety of topics, some involving borrowers having trouble making their payments, but many that don’t.”One of the most frequently asked questions Freddie Mac receives is from delinquent borrowers asking what their options are. According to Freddie Mack’s consumer response specialists, borrowers behind on their payments should reach out to their lender as soon as possible to determine the borrower’s eligibility for any of the following programs in order to make payments more affordable and sustainable: refinancing through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), which last week was just extended until the end of 2016); forbearance; reinstatement; repayment plans; or modification. Failing any of those home retention options, a short sale or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure can facilitate a graceful exit from the house for the borrower. A section of Freddie Mac’s website, Mortgage Help: Understanding Your Options, discusses all of these options in depth. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Alternatives Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation 2015-05-14 Brian Honeacenter_img Freddie Mac Expert Discusses Options for Struggling Borrowers in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 14, 2015 1,148 Views Previous: Real Estate Investors Expanding Property Searches, Broadening Strategies Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 5/15/2015 About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Expert Discusses Options for Struggling Borrowers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Alternatives Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation Subscribelast_img read more

Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Petition Challenging Section 8(2) Of Citizenship Act; Gives Liberty To Approach HC

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Refuses To Entertain Petition Challenging Section 8(2) Of Citizenship Act; Gives Liberty To Approach HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Nov 2020 7:48 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a writ petition which challenged the constitutionality of Section 8(2) of the Citizenship Act 1955.A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao asked the petitioner to approach the High Court and granted permission to withdraw the petition with liberty to challenge the provision before the HCAs per Section 8(2), if a person renounces…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a writ petition which challenged the constitutionality of Section 8(2) of the Citizenship Act 1955.A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao asked the petitioner to approach the High Court and granted permission to withdraw the petition with liberty to challenge the provision before the HCAs per Section 8(2), if a person renounces Indian citizenship, that will result in the renunciation of the citizenship of the minor child of that person. “Where a person ceases to be a citizen of India under sub-section(1) every minor child of that person shall cease to be a citizen of India”, states the provision.The constitutionality of this provision was challenged by a woman who was apprehending that her estranged husband was trying to renounce his Indian citizenship so as to cause the automatic renunciation of the citizenship of her daughter as well, by virtue of Section 8(2).Appearing for the petitioner, Senior Advocate Anita Shenoy submitted that the husband’s attempt to renounce Indian citizenship was with the aim to keep the daughter away from the jurisdiction of Indian courts, where matrimonial proceedings are pending.Even if the petitioner succeeds in the Indian courts, the operation of Section 8(2) will defeat her interests, submitted the counsel.However, the bench expressed at the outset itself that it was not inclined to entertain the matter and suggested that the petitioner should approach the concerned High Court.Though Shenoy submitted that the matter was of pan-India importance requiring an authoritative pronouncement from the Supreme Court, the bench was not persuaded. The bench, also comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi, passed the following order :”Ms. Anitha Shenoy, learned senior counsel appearing for the petitioners after arguing for some time, seeks permission to withdraw this writ petition with liberty to challenge Section 8(2) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 before the High Court.Permission granted. Writ petition is, accordingly, dismissed as withdrawn with the aforesaid liberty”.Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more