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Here’s your guide to tuning into the final match of the 2020 championship France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) in France.In Italy, DMAX is showing France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) and you can also live stream the match via its online player Dplay.If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN. France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to France v Ireland from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 9.05am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer France v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereThe elongated 2020 Six Nations Championship will finally reach its conclusion when France take on Ireland at the Stade de France in Paris tonight (kick-off 8.05pm).Both teams are in the title mix along with England and we’ll only know who will be crowned this year’s champions when this match ends, so you won’t want to miss any of the action.Read our full France v Ireland preview here and find out how to get a reliable live steam for the Six Nations match below…How to watch France v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like France v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Tight tussle: Ireland’s CJ Stander looks to make ground against France last year (Getty Images) France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.France v Ireland will kick off at 4.05pm EST and 1.05pm on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions and Challenge Cups as well as the Six Nations.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, France v Ireland (kick-off 7.05am on Sunday morning) is live on beIN Sports 3.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a two-week FREE trial offer, so you could take advantage of that to watch this Six Nations match!You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK.France v Ireland, which kicks off at 8.05pm, will be shown live on the BBC in the UK. Coverage starts at 7.30pm on BBC Two and switches to BBC One at 9pm for the second half, or you can watch live on BBC iPlayer.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when France v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, France v Ireland (kick-off 8.05pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches.You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.France v Ireland kicks off at 10.05pm and is live on SuperSport’s Rugby and Grandstand channels.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaRugbyPass live streams Six Nations matches in a lot of Asian countries, including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. To find out if the streaming service is available where you are and the cost, head to RugbyPass.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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Advertisement The Government is inviting national organisations working to tackle loneliness to apply for a share of £5 million of funding to help those most at risk as a result of Covid-19.The fund will make grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000.To be eligible, services must be able to demonstrate their ability to reach people in ‘cold spots’ where informal neighbourly support and small local charities are not able to fully meet needs around social connection. They must also serve the needs of groups particularly at risk of loneliness, including those noted in ONS analysis and Community Life Survey and Active Lives Survey data, and continue, adapt or expand existing provision where there is a track record of successful delivery. And, they must also be services that cannot be provided without this additional funding.The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 29 May, with the expected outcomes of the fund being effective, targeted relief for those most at risk of loneliness as a result of Covid-19, and contributing to the evidence base on Covid-19 and loneliness.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:“Coronavirus and social distancing has forced all of us to look loneliness in the eye. So recognising the signs and tackling the stigma has never been more important.“We are launching this plan now to help ensure no one needs to feel lonely in the weeks ahead. It will help everyone understand the role they can play in looking after each other, and empower our expert charities and volunteers to reach more vulnerable people.”More information on the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund and an application form is available on the .Gov site.The Government first announced a focus on loneliness in 2018 with the appointment of then Minister for Sport & Civil Society Tracey Crouch as its first ‘Loneliness Minister‘, the publication of its Loneliness Strategy with almost 60 commitments to end loneliness, and the announcement of £20million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. This included the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund – the first Government fund ever dedicated to reducing loneliness. Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding loneliness 578 total views, 2 views today £5m Loneliness Covid-19 Fund open for applications 579 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 14 May 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Supervisor of the Year: presented to a county Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor for their outstanding and exemplary achievements and leadership in the protection and enhancement of Indiana’s soil and water resources. Winner to be announced.Friend of Conservation: presented in three categories: corporate, non-profit and individual. This award recognizes individuals or entities who have made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation in Indiana. The winners are:Corporate: Duke Energy, Cayuga Station, Vermillion CountyNonprofit: Friends of the Middle Fork Steering Committee, Wayne CountyIndividual: Allen and Peggy Royer, Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District The three-day Annual Conference convenes Monday, January 7, with author Scott Russell Sanders, a retired IU professor, discussing “From Consumption to Conservation,” at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The theme for the conference is the Power of Conservation: Today’s Action’s, Tomorrow’s Rewards.Also on tap for Tuesday January 8, Otto Doering, director of Purdue University’s Climate Change Research Center, will talk about “Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and Building Resilience into Our Future.”The complete agenda is available in the conference brochure. Registration and other information on the conference is available online, or check onsite at the registration desk that will be located on the second floor of the Indianapolis Marriott, 350 W. Maryland, Indianapolis, 46225 (not the JW Marriott). Home Indiana Agriculture News IASWCD To Recognize Conservation Accomplishments By Gary Truitt – Jan 6, 2013 Facebook Twitter The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) will recognize conservation accomplishments in six categories this week. The IASWCD’s 2013 Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts is the backdrop for the January 8th Conservation Awards Banquet. Over 400 natural resource specialists will be on hand as six prestigious awards are presented in the categories of: IASWCD To Recognize Conservation Accomplishments Conservation Farmer of the Year: presented to a Soil and Water Conservation District member. It honors a Hoosier farmer who actively incorporates and practices conservation on the land. The winner is:Larry Huffmeyer, Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation District Star Awards: Presented by the Indiana District Employee Association to four Soil and Water Conservation District staff for their outstanding work serving constituents and conservation partners in 2012. The winners are:Cheryl Jarrett, Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictCheryl Furnish, Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictJudy Benochea, Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictRadius Weisman, Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District SHARE Earth Team: Presented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District and volunteers for 2012 conservation volunteer work at the local level. Facebook Twitter SHARE District Showcase of the Year: Presented to three Soil and Water Conservation Districts for 2012. The Award showcases how local Districts are partnering with traditional and nontraditional groups, businesses, governmental agencies, local officials and volunteers to achieve their conservation goals. The winners are:Clark County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictLaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictVermillion County Soil and Water Conservation District Previous articleSpecialist says New Fertilizer Rule is Good Producer ProtectionNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1-7-13 11:34 update with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt
Facebook Twitter Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). USDA will temporarily suspend non-judicial foreclosures, debt offsets or wage garnishments, and referring foreclosures to the Department of Justice; and USDA will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to stop judicial foreclosures and evictions on accounts that were previously referred to the Department of Justice.Additionally, USDA has extended deadlines for producers to respond to loan servicing actions, including loan deferral consideration for financially distressed and delinquent borrowers. In addition, for the Guaranteed Loan program, flexibilities have been made available to lenders to assist in servicing their customers.Wednesday’s announcement by USDA expands previous actions undertaken by the Department to lessen financial hardship. According to USDA data, more than 12,000 borrowers—approximately 10% of all borrowers—are eligible for the relief announced today. Overall, FSA lends to more than 129,000 farmers, ranchers and producers.“USDA and the Biden Administration are committed to bringing relief and support to farmers, ranchers and producers of all backgrounds and financial status, including by ensuring producers have access to temporary debt relief,” said Robert Bonnie, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary. “Not only is USDA suspending the pipeline of adverse actions that can lead to foreclosure and debt collection, we are also working with the Departments of Justice and Treasury to suspend any actions already referred to the applicable Agency. Additionally, we are evaluating ways to improve and address farm related debt with the intent to keep farmers on their farms earning living expenses, providing for emergency needs, and maintaining cash flow.”The temporary suspension is in place until further notice and is expected to continue while the national COVID-19 disaster declaration is in place.USDA’s Farm Service Agency provides several different loans for producers, which fall under two main categories:Guaranteed loans are made and serviced by commercial lenders, such as banks, the Farm Credit System, credit unions and other non-traditional lenders. FSA guarantees the lender’s loan against loss, up to 95 percent.Direct loans are made and serviced by FSA using funds from the federal government.The most common loan types are Farm Ownership, Farm Operating, and Farm Storage Facility Loans, with Microloans for each:Farm Ownership: Helps producers purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, construct a new or improve an existing farm or ranch building, pay closing costs, and pay for soil and water conservation and protection.Farm Operating: Helps producers purchase livestock and equipment and pay for minor real estate repairs and annual operating expenses.Farm Storage Facility Loans are made directly to producers for the construction of cold or dry storage and includes handling equipment and mobile storage such as refrigerated trucks.Microloans: Direct Farm Ownership, Operating Loans, and Farm Storage Facility Loans have a shortened application process and reduced paperwork designed to meet the needs of smaller, non-traditional, and niche-type operations. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures and Other Activities on Farm Loans SHARE By USDA Communications – Jan 27, 2021 SHARE USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures and Other Activities on Farm Loans Facebook Twitter Previous articleGrassley Wants Quick Confirmation of Vilsack at USDANext articleCourt Seeks Status Report on EPA Compliance with Order on Renewable Volumes USDA Communications
June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the action of the Chinese foreign ministry in summoning and warning two western journalists about their reporting from Tibet last month, and it called on Beijing Olympic Games organiser Liu Qi to clarify the status of Tibet in the new rules for foreign journalists.”The Beijing games organising committee has just published a very detailed report about all the benefits that foreign journalists will enjoy, so it is shocking to see foreign correspondents being harassed while out reporting and then lectured to when they write stories that displease the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said.”We urge Liu Qi, the head of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games, to come out publicly in favour of journalists being allowed to travel to Tibet and Xinjiang without hindrance and for this sort of harassment to stop,” Reporters Without Borders added.In his introduction to a “Guide to Services for Foreign Journalists during the Beijing Olympic Games” that was published on 9 May, Liu writes, “The freedom of foreign journalists in their news coverage will also be ensured.” He also says: “In accordance with the regulations, foreign journalists with a valid visa or certificate may travel to places open to foreigners designated by the Chinese government.”Reporters Without Borders regrets that the authorities have confirmed in this guide that the new regulations will cease to apply in October, once the Beijing games are over.Harald Maass, China correspondent of the German daily Frankfurter Rundschau, and Tim Johnson, the China correspondent of the US newspaper chain McClatchy, were summoned separately on 15 May by Zhang Lizhong, a division director at the foreign ministry’s information department, for questioning about their trip to Tibet in April.Zhang told Maass that his reporting from Tibet was a “mistake” and that this was a serious matter. Accusing Maass of distorting the facts and violating journalistic standards, he asked him to “correct his mistakes.” Maass told Reporters Without Borders this was the first in his nine years in China that he was officially critizised by the Foreign Ministry for his reporting.Zhang also told Maass that he had the right to travel to Tibet under the new rules for the foreign press, but he still needed to obtain authorisation from the representatives of the ministry (Weiban) in Lhasa.Zhang told Johnson that parts of his articles were “false” and “unacceptable.” And according to Johnson, Zhang said the new regulations do not apply to reporting from Tibet.When Maass and Johnson arrived in Lhasa, they found themselves being followed and harassed by Chinese plain-clothes policemen. Tibetans they talked to were fined. And the police prevented Maass from travelling to the city of Shigatse. Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News May 25, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two foreign reporters summoned and warned about Tibet stories RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more
News RSF_en News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Prime Minister Gillani urging 10 steps to improve press freedom Organisation News Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information News January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter yesterday to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani hailing a bill introduced by his government in the national assembly to repeal repressive amendments to a 2002 broadcast media law that were decreed by President Pervez Musharraf on 3 November 2007.”This is a victory for the editorial freedom of the TV and radio stations that were the target of many sanctions and attacks by the previous government,” the organisation wrote.Among the draconian amendments to the PEMRA 2002 broadcast media law that would be repealed by the new bill, introduced by information minister Sherry Rehman on 11 April, is a provision for sentences of up to three years in prison for journalists who defame or make fun of the president.Reminding the new prime minister that he holds a masters in journalism and that his government has voiced support for press freedom, the letter proposes the following 10-point plan for achieving a lasting improvement in the situation of press freedom.1. Repeal the RPPO 2002 ordinances restricting the editorial freedom of the print media which were also adopted last November.2. Reform the operational methods of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), which is currently run by former police officers. The PEMRA must grant terrestrial broadcast licences to independent TV stations, guarantee the editorial independence of TV and radio stations and stop harassing cable TV operators.3. Release imprisoned journalists Rehmat Shah Afridi, the former editor of the Frontier Post newspaper, and Munir Mengal, one of the initiators of the Baloch Voice TV station. Two other journalists from Balochistan are missing and the reasons for their abduction are unknown. It is important to locate them and ensure that their rights as citizens are respected.4. Introduce training for the police, army and the intelligence agencies (including the ISI) on the importance of the work of the media, in order to avoid further violence against journalists, especially during demonstrations. At least 30 journalists were seriously injured in 2007 and more that 120 were arrested.5. Award financial compensation to journalists who have been arbitrarily detained, beaten or otherwise harassed by the security forces and to the families of those who were killed in 2007 and early 2008.6. Provide for the protection of news media that are threatened by terrorist groups.7. Withdraw all the unjustified complaints and lawsuits brought by the police and government against dozens of journalists and free speech activists in recent years.8. Combat impunity by creating a Task Force to investigate the murders of journalists that have taken place in recent years. Six journalists were killed in 2007 without any of these murders being solved. Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists in Asia.9. Release the report of the investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Tribal Areas journalist Hayatullah Khan in 2006.10. Turn state-owned PTV into an independent public television service. Monitoring of PTV’s broadcasts by Reporters Without Borders during the elections showed a clear bias in favour of the ruling party.”Both the repressive policies of the previous governments and terrorist actions have resulted in a very disturbing deterioration in the situation of press freedom,” the letter says. “Pakistan was ranked 152nd out of 169 countries in the 2007 world press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.”The letter concludes: “We are aware that the task you face is enormous, but we hope that your convictions will lead you to make it a priority to strengthen press freedom. Our organisation also hopes that you will give your personal attention to these matters and that you will encourage your government to consolidate a climate in which journalists can work freely and without fear.” to go further Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific
Top Stories”Fighting Like a Gang War By the State Is Not Permissible in a Democratic Civil Society”: Petitioner In Vikas Dubey Encounter Case Files Rejoinder In SC Radhika Roy18 July 2020 9:50 PMShare This – xIn a Rejoinder Affidavit filed in response to the Reply of the State of Uttar Pradesh in the plea seeking for an investigation into the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey, the Petitioner has submitted that there exists no law which justifies the killing of even a hardened criminal in the custody of a law enforcement agency. Invoking the Nuremberg Trials which had been conducted…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?LoginIn a Rejoinder Affidavit filed in response to the Reply of the State of Uttar Pradesh in the plea seeking for an investigation into the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey, the Petitioner has submitted that there exists no law which justifies the killing of even a hardened criminal in the custody of a law enforcement agency. Invoking the Nuremberg Trials which had been conducted post the Second World War to try war crimes conducted for crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, the Rejoinder, filed by Petitioner-in-Person Anoop Prakash Awasthi, avers that “Rule of Law is the moral fabric of a just and equitable society and Rule of law is further the ethical code for the exercise of public power in any country, including our country”, thereby outlawing extrajudicial killing. The Rejoinder also refers to the Hyderabad Encounter case wherein Chief Justice of India Bobde had commented, “justice can never be instant and loses its character when it becomes revenge”. With reference to the instant case, it states that there is “no justification in killing a person in custody by staging an almost identical film story each time”. In light of the above, the Rejoinder submits that there are illegalities in the appointment of a single member Judicial Inquiry Commission, by the State of Uttar Pradesh, as, firstly, it has not been done in accordance with Section 3 of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, which mandates passing of a Resolution by each House of the State, followed by a Gazette Notification. Secondly, it is stated that the Governor of any State could have appointed the requisite Commission by issuing an Ordinance under Article 213 of the Constitution of India. However, the same was not done and therefore, the constitution of the instant Commission is without a statutory peg. Thirdly, the Rejoinder posits that the proposed head of the Inquiry Commission, Justice Shashi Kant Agarwal, has been incorrectly referred to as a retired judge of the Allahabad High Court because he is not ‘retired’ as he had “resigned from the position of Judge of High Court of Allahabad upon his transfer from said court ot the High Court of Jharkhand on January 5, 2005, under controversial circumstances”. Fourthly, as per the judgement rendered in the case of Ram Krishna Dalmia v. Justice SR Tendolkar, the Inquiry Commission is “merely a fact-finding body appointed by the government for its information” and “the findings of a Judicial Inquiry Commission are not binding upon the appointing authority and it can as well be rejected by the government of the State of UP”. Further, even if accepted, the government may opt to not take any action. The Rejoinder also raises issues with the appointment of the Special Investigative Team, commencing with, as per media reports, the appointment of J. Ravinder Gaur (IPS), Deputy Inspector General of Police, who is allegedly an accused in a 2007 fake encounter case. “It is submitted that if said committee is permitted to continue the investigation, the entire process will suffer from an institutional bias”, submits Awasthi. Averring that appointment of such a Special Team comprising of Kanpur Police is a conflict of principle of natural justice, the Rejoinder states: “…the issue at hand is not that of an ordinary crime against society, but a crime against a law enforcement agency at the initial stage and then at later stage, it has become a case of alleged crimes of fake encounters done by the law enforcement agency in which the entire system of Kanpur Police is somehow involved either as victim or accused or aggressor and hence, any investigation by them is likely to suffer from personal bias and same would be in conflict with the legal maxim ‘Audi Alteram Partem’ or rule against fairness at the time of investigation.” The Rejoinder further refers to an India TV footage of 9th July which apparently predicted that Dubey would be killed. As the prediction came true, it has been submitted that “it is safe to presume that orders of the encounter came from the top level of the government of Uttar Pradesh” and therefore, there is reasonable risk of institutional bias that could be present during the investigation and thus, Supreme Court needs to appoint a central agency like CBI or NIA. The Rejoinder, while agreeing that the killing of police personnel is a grave crime, states that the same requires to be “judicially redressed in a legal way and not by revenge or instant justice in staged encounters”. “…while fighting a lawless, the state cannot go to the extent of becoming lawless. Fighting almost like a gang war by the State is not permissible in a democratic civil society. I state that law enforcement agencies have to enforce the rule of law in legal way and not otherwise”. On July 14, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices R. Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna had granted time to Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of State of UP, to file a Reply in the instant plea, as well as another plea seeking for investigation in the alleged encounter of Dubey’s five co-accused. The Reply was filed on 17th July, with the State of UP contending that the encounter of Dubey was not manufactured, but real, as Dubey’s intention had been to flee and kill the policemen who were guarding him. It was also submitted that the State had constituted a Judicial Inquiry Commission to inquire into the alleged collusion of the accused and his associates, with the police as well as politicians. The matter is now listed on July 20 for further consideration.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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