Planning, Law, and Property Rights Fifth International Conference

The conference sessions  at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta will provide an exciting opportunity for scholars from around the world to present innovative research and engage in interdisciplinary exchange related to the theme of the Association – the study of the connections, in the broadest sense, between Planning and Law.

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Prez rejects a mercy plea of a KLF member involved in a bomb blast

The president in a process to clear the long list of mercy plea petitions pending before her office has rejected a mercy petition of a member of the Khalistan Liberation Force who was convicted in a bomb blast in New Delhi killing the then Youth Congress leader M.S.Bitta and 12 others. This decision comes after many Sikh activists and Human Rights groups have campaigned for the plea to be accepted. The Supreme Court in a recent case has expressed its intention to probe into the reason for the delay of the mercy petitions specially this one. This decision of the president makes the Parliamentary attacks convict Afsal Guru’s case more interesting as similar support to accept his mercy petition have been going on for years but his plea is way down the order in the list.

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The Delhi High Court refuses Balwa to use i-pad inside jail

The High court who had earlier allowed the use of i-pad to Balwa an accused on 2 G spectrum has now refused to allow it in Tihar jail. Justice S Muralidhar on going through all the record of the jail officials said the iPad cannot be made available to Balwa as the report states that all the software installed in it may not be disabled and the accused can take advantage of it.

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