SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Van De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architecten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938290/van-de-velde-funeral-center-hulpia-architecten Clipboard Architects: HULPIA architecten Area Area of this architecture project Restaurant Belgium Projects Van De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architecten Van De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architectenSave this projectSaveVan De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architecten Save this picture!© Alejandro Rodriguez+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” CopyRestaurant, Burial, Apartments•Zomergem, Belgium CopyAbout this officeHULPIA architectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureRestaurants & BarsRestaurantReligious ArchitectureBurialResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsZomergemOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on April 27, 2020Cite: “Van De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architecten” 27 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Photographs:  Alejandro Rodriguez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938290/van-de-velde-funeral-center-hulpia-architecten Clipboard 2018 Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Delta Light, Liquid Floors, Adobe, Kanvas, Qubus, TrimbleSave this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Mallorca Congress Centre – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamCorporate ApplicationsMenuInterior Furniture – Vasakronan Arenan and HQWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. How should we begin with the design of a funeral center that contains a restaurant and a private apartment? First, the analysis of the different uses that are required. What can be linked and what prefers a private or isolated character.Save this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezThe morgue requires a subdued, serene atmosphere. It implies saying goodbye to the deceased privately. In contrast, the zone is intended for a farewell meal rather than a meeting place for the family. Notwithstanding restrained, it brings people together. Often to catch up and give one last tribute to the deceased. In any case, we are given an opener here with regard to the personal greeting to the dead.Save this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezThe best solution, in our opinion, for this conflict of privacy is to split the building into the mortuary and the restaurant. The division takes place by creating a continuous (possibly lockable) hall in which toilets, cloakroom, and decorative ornament sales are housed. The meeting of the mortuary, restoration, and living is a central point where we provide the reception desk.Save this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezMaking two entrances gives us the advantage of keeping the building flexible and providing one entrance for mortuary / private entrance and the other (more towards the parking area) for the restaurant. The building volume is determined by mutually shifting boxes, creating spatial tensions, openness, and security, a game of light and shadows. The experience of the last greeting is enhanced by this, we gradually move from a higher, more open volume to the lower, more secure greeting room.Save this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezOur volume game creates a very subtle light just before the greeting of the deceased. The parlors also benefit from such game of light, for example, natural light is drawn into the reception area via an upper window and the large room receives filtered light from wood.Save this picture!© Alejandro RodriguezProject gallerySee allShow lessMaterial of the Future: 4 Architects that Experiment with Cross Laminated TimberArticlesIker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + DiseñoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Zomergem, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Area:  1209 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

British Heart Foundation’s Help a Heart Week includes major fundraising campaign

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Heart Foundation’s Help a Heart Week includes major fundraising campaign Howard Lake | 29 May 2006 | News Tagged with: Community fundraisingcenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The BHF is also carrying out its first ever nationwide house to house collection in June. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched its biggest ever fundraising campaign, Help a Heart Week, which takes place during 3rd – 11th June. The Help a Heart Week campaign has been designed with a fully integrated, cross-organisational approach and includes: BHF Shops, corporate partnerships, website activity, advertising, community fundraising and a nationwide direct mail campaign.In particular, the Charity is organising a series of outdoor cycling events and static bike rides in gyms across the country. Advertisementlast_img read more

Turkish regime opens dirty war on Kurds, leftists

The reactionary Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of Turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, began a military offensive on July 24 against the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and against people of Kurdish origin throughout the geographical area of Turkey, Syria and Iraq.  Another primary target of this offensive is Syria’s government.Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters arrive in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk.The Turkish regime has also arrested 1,200 people within Turkey, charging them with “suspicion of terrorism.” Most are from Kurdish and/or leftist groups. A Turkish politician from the AKP’s rival capitalist Republican People’s Party (CHP), Faruk Logoglu, said, “The true target of the AKP regime is not the I.S., but the PKK.” (Junge Welt, Aug. 3) The PKK has been defending Kurdish regions against Turkey’s army with a guerrilla war since 1984.U.S. imperialism and its NATO military alliance has given the Turkish offensive its full political, diplomatic and military support. The Turkish regime is now allowing the Pentagon to use Turkish airbases at Incirlik and Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country to carry out bombing attacks in Iraq and Syria. In return, the U.S. and NATO are allowing Turkey to set up a “buffer zone” inside Syria in Rojava province.Turkey has been a NATO member since 1952, after its armed forces intervened under U.S. command against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Washington sends more military aid to Turkey’s armed forces — second in size in NATO only to the U.S. — than to any other countries except Israel and Egypt.Through most of the post World War II period, Turkey had its closest military ties to U.S. imperialism and closest economic ties to Western Germany. Currently, Turkey does significant trading with Russia and China. About 3 million people of Turkish background, including Kurds, live and work in Germany now as second-class residents, and Germany’s arms industry sends weapons to Turkey.The pretext for Turkish aggression is the alleged war against the Islamic State. It is also the pretext for U.S. and NATO support and for the Pentagon intervention in Syria and Iraq.Since the war within Syria opened up in 2011, the Turkish regime has supported and armed those forces fighting the Bashar al-Assad government, including the reactionary Islamic forces like the Islamic State. Only after the Islamic State opened a successful offensive in Iraq in 2014 and Washington designated this group as an enemy did Ankara even try to hide its support.Behind Erdogan’s offensiveThe first step leading to Erdogan’s offensive against the Kurdish movements throughout the region and against the left within Turkey was the surprising setback for his party in the June elections. Hoping to win 60 percent of the seats in parliament, the AKP instead lost its majority and won only 258 of the 550 seats. A new leftist coalition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), with much support from the Kurdish population won 13 percent of the votes and 79 seats.What had boosted the mood among Kurds and left forces in Turkey just before the election was the military victory by armed, mostly Kurdish elements against the Islamic State in the town of Kobane in the Kurdish region of northern Syria. Women played an active role among the Kurdish fighters of the PKK and its Syrian sister party. The popular liberation fighters became a rallying point for leftists all over Turkey and among European communists.Because of the severe damage in Kobane, progressive youth were rallying on July 22 in Suruç, Turkey, just six miles from the town in Syria, planning to go there to reconstruct buildings for Kobane’s youth.As Workers World warned in its June 21 article reporting on Turkey’s June 7 national election, “The Turkish police, intelligence services and the massive armed forces, with nearly 700,000 personnel and with close ties to both the U.S. and German armed forces, are still the power behind the electoral façade.” It took only a month for Erdogan to move in the direction of using the repressive apparatus of the state to reverse his electoral defeat.The rally in Suruç was hit by a suicide bomber, allegedly an operative of the Islamic State, which left 32 of the socialist youth dead. Many suspected the hand of the Turkish political police in arranging or allowing the bombing to take place. This suspicion grew as Erdogan used the terror attack on a left group as a pretext to arrest 1,300 people, all but 140 of whom were leftists, and accuse them of terrorism, as well as to launch the bombing attacks.In Iraq, the Turkish Air Force described its targets in Iraq not as the Islamic State but as “PKK camps.” The official state Anatolia news agency claimed that the airstrikes had killed 260 and wounded 400 PKK fighters in Turkey and northern Iraq as of July 30, including the brother of the co-chairperson of the HDP.It is common for oppressive forces to exaggerate their military successes, just as the U.S. did in Vietnam. The PKK response was that they had few casualties among fighters but that many civilians, including children, were killed in the northern Iraq town of Zergele.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Three dailies absent from newsstands after printing operations suspended

first_img Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern over the disappearance of dailies “Le Matin”, “Le Nouvel Algérie Actualité”, and “El Djarida” from newsstands after failing to settle debts incurred with the state-owned printer. The organisation fears authorities may be using the debts as a fiscal weapon tostifle press freedom.”We are extremely worried about the use of fiscal weapons, which have been successfully exploited in the past, to keep the press in line. Three privately owned dailies are today absent from newsstands. Certainly, it is normal to expect newspapers to settle their debts with the state printers. But it is also essential that the printers be flexible and conciliatory intheir attempts to find solutions to the financial difficulties in which numerous privately-owned papers find themselves. It is thus deplorable that the debt repayment schedule proposed by “Le Matin” was refused, leading to its forced publication suspension, which we hope will be short-lived. At atime when the government appears to be prioritising fiscal stability, it is somewhat surprising that they are not more concerned about the debts of those papers close to the ruling party. The jailing of journalists, the rampant use of litigation and the publication suspensions all pose a dangerto press freedom in Algeria,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Le Matin” has not been available in newsstands since 24 July 2004. The state-run printing company, Société d’impression d’Alger (Simpral), which is demanding 38 million dinars (approx. 500,000 euros) in backpayments for the months of February, March and April, has refused the debt repayment schedule requested by the newspaper. The paper’s managingeditor, Mohammed Benchicou, has been in prison since 14 June. The on-line edition of “Le Matin” has managed to continue its operations.”The sum demanded of ‘Le Matin’ represents less than one per cent of the total amount owed by all newspapers to the state printers,” “Le Matin” editor-in-chief Youcef Rezzoug told Reporters Without Borders. “The Algerian authorities arerelentless in their actions against our newspaper. After imprisoning our managing editor, they got advertisers to boycott our paper, banks to stay away from us, and now, have suspended our printing operations. Only a political decision will resolve this situation. We do not want to hear speeches about press freedom. We want action, and first and foremost, therelease of imprisoned journalists.”The Arabic-language daily “El Djarida” and the French-language daily “Le Nouvel Algérie Actualité” have also had their printing operations suspended for non-payment of debts. RSF_en News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Algeria Organisation Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go furthercenter_img Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa July 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three dailies absent from newsstands after printing operations suspended News Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Month-long road closure expected

first_img Pinterest Local News Month-long road closure expected Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCar_show_051719_06.jpgNext article052219_OPDSocialHost.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  WhatsApp Plains All American Pipeline continues construction at West Hillmont Road between Sprague Road and Mary Francis Avenue after crude oil leaked from a pipeline last October . A pipeline break that spilled crude oil onto a county roadway has led to ongoing remediation projects and proved to be a disruption for some more than six months later.The incident occurred last October in Precinct 1 within the 2700 block of Hillmont Road from a pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline.The company is overseeing efforts to repair the damaged pipeline and remedy the surrounding area by dividing tasks into three phases. A partial closure of Hillmont Road between Sprague Road and Mary Francis Avenue has been required to complete each stage of remediation.The final phase of the remediation process is currently underway and includes focusing on soil excavation, disposal of petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated soil and restoration activities.Camille Bryant, a remediation supervisor with Plains, stated in a memo to Ector County Commissioners last month that the company will conduct site restoration and paving of Hillmont Road that meets standards for both Ector County and the Texas Department of Transportation.“There’s no cost (to the county) on this,” Highways and Streets Director Evans Kessey said. “Plains Pipeline is going to assume all costs relating to this crude oil that was spilled last year.”However, some local businesses have taken a hit as a result of the pipeline break.Red Roof Antiques store owner Maria Galindo said she was notified about the upcoming road work and is preparing to counter any effects it might have on her business.Galindo said the road closure hinders customers from easily accessing the antique store and many assume the business is temporarily closed. She said she plans to make posts on Facebook and create physical signs to display in front of the property to let customers know they are still open.“It’s something that has to be done and I hope they finish soon this time,” she said.Road closures for the previously mentioned section of Hillmont Road have been authorized by the county and lasted between a few days to two months.Yolanda Olguin, a former manager for Red Roof Antiques, was working when the first closure happened immediately following the pipeline leak.“The street was closed in one area and people thought they couldn’t get through,” Olguin said. “It really affected our business. We weren’t even getting half of the customers we normally had.”Plains estimates the road closure for the final phase of remediation will be in place until about mid-June. Upon completion of site activities, the company will distribute a report to the county and to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Facebooklast_img read more

Kerala HC Judge Goes Into Self Quarantine After Police Officer Who Visited HC Tests COVID-19 Positive

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Judge Goes Into Self Quarantine After Police Officer Who Visited HC Tests COVID-19 Positive LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jun 2020 10:54 PMShare This – xA judge of the Kerala High Court has gone into quarantine as a policeman who was tested positive for Covid-19 reportedly entered the High Court. It is reported that the officer entered the High Court to submit a file to a Government pleader who was present in one of the courts in the High Court. It is also learnt that this file was handed over to judge for his perusal. After this…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 judge of the Kerala High Court has gone into quarantine as a policeman who was tested positive for Covid-19 reportedly entered the High Court. It is reported that the officer entered the High Court to submit a file to a Government pleader who was present in one of the courts in the High Court. It is also learnt that this file was handed over to judge for his perusal. After this news surfaced, the Judge and his staffs, the Special Government Pleader, and some staff of the AG’s office have all gone into quarantine. The disinfection drive will be taken out in the High Court today.  The authorities are also trying to trace any other person who would have come in contact with this Police Officer is being taken. Any member who have a chance of having contact with the said officer may please report the matter to the High Court Security and also take special care, the Secretary of Kerala High Court Advocates Association said in a message forwarded to the members. It is also reported that the Police Officer entered the High Court through SBI entry, wrote details, went to escalator, reached the doors of the court at the First Floor. Next Storylast_img read more

Advocate Files PIL Highlighting Cases Of Police Brutality In Mumbai During Lockdown; Bombay HC Seeks Reply From State [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAdvocate Files PIL Highlighting Cases Of Police Brutality In Mumbai During Lockdown; Bombay HC Seeks Reply From State [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap1 July 2020 4:30 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to reply to the contentions raised in a PIL filed by a lawyer regarding cases of police brutality that have taken place in Mumbai during the lockdown that was imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice MS Karnik heard a PIL filed by Firdaus Irani, an advocate and…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to reply to the contentions raised in a PIL filed by a lawyer regarding cases of police brutality that have taken place in Mumbai during the lockdown that was imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice MS Karnik heard a PIL filed by Firdaus Irani, an advocate and activist who alleged that a group of men in plain clothes along with some policemen and MCGM officials assaulted him, his wife and his two sons outside their residence in Goregaon. Irani contended that on April 16, 2020, he arrived outside his residence along with his wife and saw that a group of men in plain clothes along with uniformed policemen and MCGM officials were shooing away hawkers and when he started to walk towards his house with his wife, a man in plain clothes armed with lathi in hand charged at him hurling abuses. Soon 10 others joined him and started threatening the petitioner. His two sons came to his defence but they were outnumbered, and consequently the petitioner, his wife and two sons were beaten up in the courtyard of the house. The petitioner tried to file a police complaint immediately after the incident but instead a notice under Section 41 A(1) of CrPC was issued to him for allegedly committing offences under Sections 188, 269 and 34 of IPC. Moreover, it was alleged that police officials had terrorized local residents in the Goregaon area and took hefty bribes (between 5000 and 25000) from shopkeepers for keeping their shops open throughout the day and illegal, unauthorized hawkers were also allowed to sell goods with impunity. “The root cause responsible for rise in these rogue elements within the police machinery can be clearly pointed to the toothless implementation of the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in the case of Parkash Singh & Ors v. Union of India & Ors”, the PIL states. The petitioner also pointed to a report by a human rights organisation stating that a total of 15 persons died across the country due to police brutalities committed during the lockdown, and two such cases are from Mumbai. Assistant Government Pleader Jyoti Chavan appeared for the state government and opposed the prayers in the PIL and submitted that these were one-off incidents and that police authorities are performing their duties as per the law. State sought time to file a reply in the matter and the bench allowed time till Friday, the next date of hearing.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

‘Petitioners Are Like Any Other Couple You Might Meet, Except They Belong To Same Sex’: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples

first_imgNews Updates’Petitioners Are Like Any Other Couple You Might Meet, Except They Belong To Same Sex’: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples Karan Tripathi13 Oct 2020 11:01 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice in a couple of writ petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India. Filed by Dr Kavita Arora, who has been living with her partner Ankita Khanna for 8 years, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Marriage Officer, South East Delhi, to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. It is the case…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 Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice in a couple of writ petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India. Filed by Dr Kavita Arora, who has been living with her partner Ankita Khanna for 8 years, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Marriage Officer, South East Delhi, to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. It is the case of the Petitioners that the fundamental right to choose one’s own partner for marriage under Article 21 of the Constitution extends to same-sex couples as well. Any contrary reading, it is argued, would violate the equality before law and would go against the spirit of the Supreme Court’s judgement in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The petition states that: ‘The law bestows a myriad legal rights and protections in matters of succession, taxation, insurance, maintenance, pension, health and marital privileges that are unavailable to unmarried couples. The Petitioners are deprived of all the legal rights and social benefits that flow from the institution of marriage as the SMA excludes same-sex couples.’ It is submitted by the Petitioners that what they seek is not the right to be left alone, but the right to be acknowledged as equals and to be embraced with dignity by the law. It is further argued that the Navtej Johar judgment has held that sexual orientation places a positive and negative obligation on the State, which includes non-discrimination under Article 15 of the Constitution. ‘The right to choose a marital partner is a positive obligation of the State to be fulfilled through its existing marriage laws. Excluding same-sex marriage from a legislation governing civil marriage outside personal law renders the SMA violative of constitutional guarantees of dignity, liberty, and equality’, the petition claims. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Senior Advocate Menaka Guruswami, Ms Arundhati Katju, Mr Govind Manoharan, and Ms Surabhi Dhar.Thread on the updates from the hearing may be read below :Hearing on a plea seeking marriage equality for the same-sex couples begins before the DB of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon at the Delhi [email protected] @arundhatikatju #LGBTQIA pic.twitter.com/wqUKXYlOJs— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 14, 2020 Subscribe 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