Carillion renegotiates contracts

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Latvia gambling revenue reaches €154.5m in first half

first_img Latvia gambling revenue reaches €154.5m in first half Gambling revenue in the regulated Latvian market climbed 14.7% year-on-year to €154.5m (£142.0m/$172.1m) in the first half of 2019, with national regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) citing growth across all verticals.Revenue during the six months to June 30, 2019 was up from €134.6m, while the IAUI also noted a rise in income from gambling – climbing 15.2% from €99.9m to €111.5m.Gambling machines were by far the main source of income for licenced operators in Latvia, generating a collective €111.5m, which is up 11.5% on the same period last year.Income from interactive gambling increased 38.8% year-on-year from €18.2m to €25.4m as more consumers turned to online gaming.Online casino games were the most popular form of iGaming activity during the first half, with income up 40.1% to €18.1m. Online betting income was also up 35.3% to €7.1m, while card tournaments income jumped 65.9% to €193,482.Elsewhere, table games income increased 2.6% to €8.1m, while bingo income was up 37.0% to €123,000 in the first half.The IAUI also published an update on its effort to clamp down on illegal online gaming activities in the first half, during which it blocked 51 domain names and 87 IP addresses.Since August 1, 2014, a total of 1,166 domain names and 2,478 IP addresses have been blocked.The first and second quarters were similar in terms of performance by operators in Latvia, with revenue and income remaining relatively level throughout both periods.Total market revenue stood at €77.3m in the three months to June 30, compared to €77.2m in the first quarter, while income was level at €73.3m.Gambling machine income dipped slightly quarter-on-quarter from €56.1m to €55.4m, but online gambling income was up 4.9% from €12.3m to €13.0m. 5th August 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Baltics Latvia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Poker Slots Gambling revenue in the regulated Latvian market climbed 14.7% year-on-year to €154.5m (£142.0m/$172.1m) in the first half of 2019, with national regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) citing growth across all verticals. Email Addresslast_img read more

Why do investors fail to take advantage of FTSE 100 crashes?

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House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400914/house-k-keikichi-yamauchi-architect-and-associates Clipboard Projects ArchDaily CopyHouses•Sapporo, Japan 2012 Japan Architects: Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Area Area of this architecture project Area:  192 m² Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKeikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSapporoHousesJapanPublished on July 19, 2013Cite: “House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates” 19 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400914/house-k-keikichi-yamauchi-architect-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Year:  Save this picture!© Koji Sakai+ 20 Share “COPY” House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Houses photographs:  Koji SakaiPhotographs:  Koji SakaiSave this picture!© Koji SakaiRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusCultural / PatrimonialBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at Summerfest GroundsText description provided by the architects. This two-household home for a couple with two elementary school kids and their grandmother is built in a typical residential area in Sapporo-city, Hokkaido prefecture. The first floor is for the grandmother, the second and third floors are for the family of four, and they share the entrance. This floor composition allows each family to live independently. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiTwo courtyards are made to fulfill the contradicting requirements of ensuring privacy from passersby and the surroundings, and of providing abundant daylight. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiFor the first floor, the garage is built separately on the south side that faces the road. The house is built on the north side, and a courtyard in-between. In addition to ensuring privacy and providing daylight, this yard is used as a kitchen garden for the grandmother. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiA yard surrounded by walls is created on the east side of the dining room on the second floor. This yard is used for small parties as an extension of the indoor space without being conscious of the surroundings. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected ProjectsHow Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM’s Computers to a HaltArchitecture News Share 2012 Year:  Photographslast_img read more

Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charl…

first_img 2011 CopyAbout this officeTakero Shimazaki Architecture OfficeFollowCharlie LuxtonOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuckinghamshireHousesRefurbishmentRenovationUnited KingdomPublished on February 06, 2014Cite: “Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie Luxton” 06 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Architects: Charlie Luxton, Takero Shimazaki Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Silver Square Construction Solutions Ltd Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 25 Share Area:  215 m² Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Milk Structures Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie LuxtonSave this projectSaveAperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie Luxton Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie Luxton Housescenter_img “COPY” Structural Engineer: Main Contractor: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473968/aperture-in-the-woods-takero-shimazaki-architecture-charlie-luxton Clipboard photographs:  Edmund SumnerPhotographs:  Edmund Sumner , CopyHouses, Renovation•Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 2011 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473968/aperture-in-the-woods-takero-shimazaki-architecture-charlie-luxton Clipboard Approved Inspector:STMC Building ControlClient:Jonathan Harbottle, Ana Maria HarbottleContract Value:£250,000Design Team:Jennifer Frewen, Charlie Luxton, Takero Shimazaki, Meiri ShinoharaCity:BuckinghamshireCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerText description provided by the architects. A conversion of a derelict 1960s modernist house in the outskirts of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, the house has multiple aspects and is sited next to a local Church and surrounded by the Buckingham woodland. Save this picture!Existing House. ImageReflecting the economic downturn post 2008 and with a limited project budget, the design developed out of the architectural language of the original house; the owners and the architects working as much as possible to maximize the existing structure.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanMost of the original brickwork was retained and added too. It was clear that no matter how carefully we tried to match the brick a homogenous finish would not be achieved, It was decided to paint the brick and the black was chosen to make the house recede into the shadows created by the surrounding woodlands. One half of the roof was raised to create a taller, sharper, pitch to the living room. Bedrooms were placed in the other half, retained at its original pitch, with an additional volume projecting into the garden to create a larger master bedroom. A new glass entrance lobby has also been added to open up the front of the house.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe family recently relocated from London to enjoy life within the Buckingham woods. The house is Phase 1 of 3 phases that will include additional spaces for quieter activities such as a study/guest house (Phase 2) and a green house (Phase 3). Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerViews of the house’s woodland surroundings were made through careful amendments to the existing openings, with additional apertures focusing on specific viewpoints including the church, immediate and distant woods and the newly planted wild flower garden to the front of the house. Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerWithout any curtains or blinds, the house is a transparent black viewing box, its external walls reflecting or absorbing the surrounding nature throughout the season. The interior is realized in a light grey tone with all joinery including windows and doors in oak. The contrast of dark and light makes this building highly ephemeral and reflects the family’s aspirations for more dynamic living. The house is often used as a shelter for music events (with all the doors and windows open!), gatherings for local families and children as well as a quiet retreat for the family. Project gallerySee allShow lessShould You Become a Global Architect?ArticlesFour Practices Re-Envision Parking in Long Island DowntownsCompetition Results Share United Kingdomlast_img read more

The Skiff: September 3, 2015

first_imgThe Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Facebook The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff Life in Fort Worth Previous articleCity Council approves water rate hikeNext articleTCU Football: Breaking down the defense The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Twitter ReddItcenter_img The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 + posts printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 2: Gopher hole? Opening game one of several that might make Frogs stumbleAlso: Printing stations show new student format; Students give mixed reviews of Hunter Hayes selection; UT removes statute of Confederate President Davis; Texas asks full appeals court to hear voter ID case; Director of first-year experience leaves TCU; Off-campus TCU student confirmed with rubella; Latest on Texas deputy: Lawyer says man had mental illness; City-wide food drive sparks competition, provides over 300,000; Breaking down the Horned Frogs’ defensive line; Experience is key for TCU offense this season; Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Democrats amass enough votes; Former Horned Frog Arrieta throws no-hitter; Preview of game one: TCU vs Minnesota The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019last_img read more

Journalist Ahmed Radhi’s detention extended after forced confession

first_imgNews Receive email alerts October 14, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more September 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ahmed Radhi’s detention extended after forced confession RSF_en to go further News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Help by sharing this information March 17, 2021 Find out more BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Related documents Version ArabePDF – 55.4 KB Organisation News News German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the supreme court in Manama on 30 August to extend journalist and blogger Ahmed Radhi’s detention for another 15 days. Charged with participating in an illegal demonstration and disturbing the peace, Radhi was arrested on 16 May (LINK) after criticizing a proposed union of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in interviews he gave to BBC Arabic Radio and the London-based exile television station, Lulu TV.”After so many rulings restricting media freedom in Bahrain, this latest violation, decided by the country’s highest judicial authority, is indicative of the decline of an institution that is meant to represent impartiality and fairness, one that is supposed to issue just decisions, not judicial ones.”The international community must put pressure on Bahrain, and on Saudi Arabia, which openly supports the Bahraini monarchy, to end the policy of suppressing dissent, which the monarchy is pursuing with complete impunity. We urge the authorities to rescind this decision and to drop all charges against journalists and others who were arrested for using the freedom of expression.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Radhi has been subjected repeatedly to physical and psychological violence in prison to force him to confess to the charges brought against him. The decision to extend his detention highlights the speciousness of the king’s claim that no more journalists are in prison because of their views.Aside from keeping a journalist in detention, the ruling is a violation of the November 2011 recommendations by Cherif Bassiouni’s Independent Commission of Inquiry, which called on the government to stop detaining journalists whose only offence was to exercise their free speech rights by expressing their opinions. The commission also urged the authorities to relax their control of the media and to give the opposition more access to the state-owned media – TV and radio as well as print.In a separate ruling on 3 September, a Manama appeal court upheld the long jail sentences imposed on 20 leading opposition figures for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. Eight of them got life imprisonment and the others got sentences ranging from five to 15 years. They include Abdullah Al-Khawaja, who staged a 110-day “death or freedom” hunger strike in protest against his detention.The alarming state of media freedom in Bahrain dates back above all to the state of emergency that was declared on 15 March 2011 in order to crush a wave of street protests that had begun a month earlier. Journalists and others who provided information about the crackdown, especially photos and video footage, were the targets of arbitrary and systematic arrests and physical attacks.There have been three fatalities – Zakariya Rashid Hassan, the moderator of a web forum about the village of Al-Dair, who died in detention on 9 April 2011, Karim Fakhrawi, one of the founders of the independent newspaper Al-Wasat, who died in detention three days later, and Ahmed Ismail Hussain (LINK), who was shot dead while filming a peaceful demonstration in Salmabad, a village southwest of the capital, on 31 March 2012.King Hamad Ben Aissa Al-Khalifa is on the Reporters Without Borders list of predators of press freedom.last_img read more

Fannie Mae: Employment Report Supports Forecast of ‘Solid Economic Growth’

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Bureau of Labor Statistics Doug Duncan Employment Fannie Mae Jobs in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Judge Rules Wells Fargo, Citi Must Face Consumers’ Claims of Inaccurate Credit Reports Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 10/6/2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics Doug Duncan Employment Fannie Mae Jobs 2014-10-03 Brian Honea Fannie Mae: Employment Report Supports Forecast of ‘Solid Economic Growth’ Fannie Mae’s chief economist, Doug Duncan, weighed in on today’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, saying the GSE maintains its “forecast of solid economic growth” in response to the data released.”Today’s encouraging jobs report also is consistent with results from our September National Housing Survey, to be released next week, which is expected to show a rebound in consumer expectations regarding housing after a couple of months of eroding confidence,” Duncan said. “Overall, we maintain our forecast of solid economic growth – fueled by steady job gains – for the remainder of  the year, which should help build momentum for consumer housing sentiment, setting up for a stronger housing recovery in 2015.”The data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the labor force added 248,000 jobs nationwide in September, topping expectations by about 33,000. The number of jobs added pushed the nation’s unemployment rate down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since July 2008. The new report also revised August’s originally weak employment gains, which when first reported fell well below expectations.”Today’s report confirmed our expectation that much of the weakness in the August hiring number would be revised away,” Duncan said. “The improved job gains over the past six months, combined with other economic data, support our forecast for firming economic growth in the second half of 2014. The decline in the unemployment rate, though due partly to a shrinking labor force, will get the attention of Federal Reserve officials, but the muted wage gains may help soothe their concerns over brewing wage inflation.”The upward revisions of job gains in July and August totaled 69,000 more jobs added, which raised the average monthly job gain in the third quarter up to 224,000 – a modest decline from the 267,000 monthly average job increase reported for the second quarter. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Employment Report Supports Forecast of ‘Solid Economic Growth’ 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. October 3, 2014 966 Views last_img read more

Cypriot leaders meet to form Plan ‘B’ to avoid bankruptcy

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Cypriot leaders meet to form Plan ‘B’ to avoid bankruptcy Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleStranded Polish miners rescued following earthquakeNext articleSimon Coveney hails deal on CAP reform as a major step forward News Highland Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter The Cypriot President will meet with party leaders this morning in order to hammer out a Plan B in bid to save the country from bankruptcy.It follows last night’s rejection of the terms of the 10 billion euro EU-IMF bailout deal which would have seen a tax levied on people’s savings.One of the options being explored by the government to make up the 5.8 billion-euro shortfall is to seek further Russian investments.It is thought President Nicos Anastasiades may try to hash out a deal with Russian gas company Gazprom: News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – March 20, 2013 last_img read more

Section 3(2)(v) of SC/ST Act Will Attract As Long As Caste Identity Is One Of The Grounds For The Occurrence Of Offence: SC Doubts Earlier Judgments

first_imgTop StoriesSection 3(2)(v) of SC/ST Act Will Attract As Long As Caste Identity Is One Of The Grounds For The Occurrence Of Offence: SC Doubts Earlier Judgments LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 April 2021 9:46 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court doubted the earlier judgments which interpreted Section 3(2)(v) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989, to mean that the offence should have been committed “only on the ground that the victim was a member of the Scheduled Caste. The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah observed that this provision will attract as long as caste identity is one of the grounds for the occurrence of the offence. To deny the protection of Section 3 (2) (v) on the premise that the crime was not committed against an SC & ST person solely on the ground of their caste identity is to deny how social inequalities function in a cumulative fashion, the court said. The bench however did not refer the issue to larger bench since it found that the evidence in the present case does not establish that the offence in the present case was committed on the ground that such person is a member of a SC or ST. The bench was considering the appeal filed by one Patan Jamal Vali, the sole accused tried for the offences punishable under Section 376(1) of the IPC and under Section 3(2)(v) of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for committing rape on the victim girl who is aged about 20 years and blind by birth, on 31.03.2011 at about 9:30 AM in her house. The High Court had affirmed the conviction of the accused by the Trial Court on these charges. The Supreme Court finally set aside the conviction of the accused under Section 3(2)(v) of the SC and ST Act but upheld the conviction and life sentence punishable under Section 376 IPC.Juxtaposition of “the” before “ground” does not invariably mean that the offence ought to have been committed only on that ground. The court noted that under Section 3(2)(v), an enhanced punishment of imprisonment for life with fine is provided where (i) The offence is committed by a person who is not a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe; (ii) The offence arises under the Penal Code and is against a person or property and is punishable with imprisonment for a term of ten years or more; and (iii) The offence is committed “on the ground that such person is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe” or such property belongs to such a person.The court noted the decisions in Dinesh Alias Buddha v. State of Rajasthan (2006) 3 SCC 771, Ramdas and Others v. State of Maharashtra (2007) 2 SCC 170, in which it was observed that merely because a woman belongs to the SC & ST community, the provisions of the SC & ST Act would not be attracted in a case of sexual assault. In Ashrafi v. State of Uttar Pradesh (2018) 1 SCC 742 and Khuman Singh v. State of MP, the Court noted, Section 3(2)(v) was interpreted to mean that the offence should have been committed “only on the ground that the victim was a member of the Scheduled Caste.””The correctness of this exposition is debatable. The statutory provision does not utilize the expression “only on the ground”. Reading the expression “only” would be to add a restriction which is not found in the statute. The statute undoubtedly uses the words “on the ground’ but the juxtaposition of “the” before “ground” does not invariably mean that the offence ought to have been committed only on that ground. To read the provision in that manner will dilute a statutory provision which is meant to safeguard the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes against acts of violence which pose a threat to their dignity. As we have emphasized before in the judgment, an intersectional lens enables us to view oppression as a sum of disadvantage resulting from multiple marginalized identities. To deny the protection of Section 3 (2) (v) on the premise that the crime was not committed against an SC & ST person solely on the ground of their caste identity is to deny how social inequalities function in a cumulative fashion. It is to render the experiences of the most marginalized invisible. It is to grant impunity to perpetrators who on account of their privileged social status feel entitled to commit atrocities against socially and economically vulnerable communities. This is not to say that there is no requirement to establish a causal link between the harm suffered and the ground, but it is to recognize that how a person was treated or impacted was a result of interaction of multiple grounds or identities. A true reading of Section 3(2)(v) would entail that conviction under this provision can be sustained as long as caste identity is one of the grounds for the occurrence of the offence. In the view which we ultimately take, a reference of these decisions to a larger bench in this case is unnecessary. We keep that open and the debate alive for a later date and case.”, the bench observed.2016 Amendment decreased the threshold of proving that a crime was committed on the basis of the caste identityThe court further noted that Section 3(2)(v) was amended by the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, which came into effect on 26 January 2016. The words “on the ground of” under Section 3(2) (v) have been substituted with “knowing that such person is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe”.”This has decreased the threshold of proving that a crime was committed on the basis of the caste identity to a threshold where mere knowledge is sufficient to sustain a conviction. Section 8 which deals with presumptions as to offences was also amended to include clause (c) to provide that if the accused was acquainted with the victim or his family, the court shall presume that the accused was aware of the caste or tribal identity of the victim unless proved otherwise”, the court said.The court observed that since these amendments came into force from 26 January 2016 they would not be applicable to the case at hand.Case: Patan Jamal Vali vs. State of Andhra Pradesh [CrA 452 of 2021]Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCounsel: Adv Harinder Mohan Singh,Citation: LL 2021 SC 231Click here to Read/Download JudgmentTagsSection 3(2)(v) SC-ST Act Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud Justice MR Shah Next Storylast_img read more