LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply What is a Geriatrician?From Florida Hospital – Apopka Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaGeriatrician Previous articleCar strikes school bus in ZellwoodNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Caring for Mom and Dad is never easy, whether you’re around the corner or across the country. If you’ve noticed things just don’t seem right with their health, it may be time to evaluate your aging parent’s medical needs and see if they’d benefit from seeing a geriatrician, especially if you or the care giving spouse are overwhelmed.Geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on senior health, and in preventing and treating disability and diseases as you age. Geriatricians, doctors who specialize in senior health, have undergone special training and are typically board certified in internal medicine or family medicine.Some geriatricians provide primary care, and are especially helpful if your parents have multiple medical problems. Some geriatricians provide specialty consultation much like other specialists such as a cardiologist or pulmonologist. Your parent’s primary care provider may request a consultation about a particular issue. Or, you or your parent may self-refer for evaluation of a particular concern.Does everyone over the age of 65 need a geriatrician?A geriatrician most often treats people over the age of 65 who have multiple medical issues. But they also may treat patients over 65 who want to age as successfully as possible.We all age differently, so there are varying degrees of health-related issues and disabilities in older adults. Not everyone over 65 years of age needs a geriatrician. If your parents are happy with their primary care doctor, and feel he or she is providing the attention needed for their health care needs, they’re probably fine staying with their doctor.What’s involved in seeing a geriatrician?If you or your parents decide to see a geriatrician, either as their primary care physician or as a consult, the doctor will take a detailed medical history. This may include a physical examination; medication review; functional assessment (an evaluation of a person’s ability to manage tasks and activities that are usually necessary in daily life);vision, hearing and osteoporosis screenings; cognitive testing; and a family meeting.What if Mom or Dad take multiple medications?If your parents take multiple medications, a geriatrician may suggest a pharmacy consultation. As we age, our bodies absorb and metabolize medications differently than when we were younger. And, that can potentially lead to side effects and drug interactions. Working with a pharmacist, a geriatrician can evaluate and monitor your parents’ medications to monitor for effectiveness and help prevent any unintended consequences.American Geriatric Association RecommendationRegardless of an older person’s age, the American Geriatrics Society recommends that a geriatrician be consulted when:An older person has several diseases and disabilities that cause significant impairment and frailty.The caregiver — whether family or friends — is feeling a tremendous amount of stress in caring for their loved one.Rosemary Laird, MD, geriatric medicine specialist at Florida Hospital, says older adults who benefit most from seeing a geriatrician include those who are:dealing with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s diseasehave multiple medical problems that impact their day-to-day abilities to functionRosemary De Angelis Laird, MDGeriatric Medicine/ Internal Medicineunsteady on their feet or fallingdepressednot eating well and losing weighthaving difficulty living on their ownSeniors often have complicated health issues. So, a coordinated care approach works best when it comes to consulting about a loved one’s medical care and determining a plan to help them maintain their quality of life and make home life safer and easier. A Holistic ApproachDr. Laird says geriatricians are trained to look at all aspects and focus on the bigger picture with attention to detail.A geriatrician doesn’t work alone and is often part of a larger, interdisciplinary team focused on the needs of the patient. The team at Florida Hospital includes a geriatrician along with a geriatric-trained nurse practitioner and social worker. Together, they work closely with other professionals whose expertise can help address patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Often this includes rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, counselors, or psychiatrists who bring additional strategies to the care plan. This close working relationship helps them coordinate treatment among a patient’s specialists.What’s the best living arrangement for my parents?A common question of concern to most adult children is whether their parents can maintain their independence and live on their own. It is a highly complex question, but a geriatrician is well suited to evaluate an elders physical, cognitive, emotional, and functional status and arrive at an opinion that respects an elder while addressing real physical and personal safety concerns with compassion.Geriatricians can help you, your parents, and other family members determine long-term care needs, such as how long your parents can safely remain in their own homes without assistance, and what type of services may be necessary, and available, when they do need some extra help.Sometimes the answer is a mix of your parent’s medical, functional and psychological conditions as well as what they want. Working together, the geriatric medical team can assess whether your parents can perform general activities of daily living – bathing, dressing or eating – and if there are any concerning underlying medical conditions that could impact the situation.Geriatricians and their teams can provide additional support that you, as a caregiver, may need so you can better understand or decide how best to care for your aging loved ones. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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The One Show on BBC One has published a template letter for viewers to download and send to any charity that they no longer wish to be contacted by. In the three days since it was published, it has been downloaded more than 18,000 times, according to the programme’s presenter Alex Jones last night.The template letter was published in the wake of some newspapers’ attempts to link the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke to the volume of appeals by post and telephone made by some charities. The link was denied by Mrs Cooke’s family.The letter, also available via post using a stamped address enveloped to The One Show, asks that the recipient charity stops contacting or communicating with the recipient for marketing purposes by letter, phone, email or at their doorstep.It gives the charity 28 days in which to comply, otherwise the sender will complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.The One Show aims to help recipients stop receiving unwanted charity marketing communications. The One Show covered the issue of how charity fundraisers communicate with some donors on Monday’s edition. It looked at how, as presenter Matt Baker described it, “some charities have been using aggressive tactics to get us to part with our cash”.Angela Rippon and Daphne Clark, the show’s “consumer crusader”, investigated the issue. Between them they “devised [their] own plan to try to stem this rising tide of charity mailshots”. Their solution – a clear, firm request by letter.Getting the wording rightThey took advice on what to include in the wording from regulators the Fundraising Standards Board and the Information Commissioner’s Office, and from the Direct Marketing Association.However, “10 leading charities, all household names” who were invited to take part in the letter writing project declined to do so, according to Ms Rippon. On the other hand, both Citizens Advice and The Consumer Association did help.The Cabinet Office was also “happy” with the resultant letter too.Fundraising Standards Board CEO Alistair McLean was interviewed on 27 May and described the current focus on fundraising communication as “a real watershed for the sector”. He appeared again on Monday’s edition to provide an update on what the sector had done since then. He reported that the Institute of Fundraising had already accepted three of the recommendations and had set up task groups to focus on the remaining recommendations.He mentioned the recommendation that charity communications should have a clear, standardised opt out box, which he thought would help solve Daphne Clark’s problem.Journalist Lucy Siegle introduced the letter and explained that it was now available to anyone to download and use. She had contacted several charities earlier to seek their reaction to the letter but had found reticence among some.One who did comment was the Director of Fundraising at Scope who said that the charity wanted people “to be inspired into giving, not pressurised”. Others said that they hoped for a considered approach “that would fix things in the long term”. Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Standards Board regulation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis126 Howard Lake | 19 June 2015 | News 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. 346 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis126 BBC’s The One Show offers ‘don’t contact me’ letter to charities for download 345 total views, 5 views today Advertisement
VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more August 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French-Vietnamese blogger sentenced to three years in prison Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of three years in prison and three years of house arrest that a Ho Chi Minh City court passed today on Pham Minh Hoang, a university teacher and blogger with French and Vietnamese dual nationality, on a charge of trying to overthrow the government. Hoang tried to “undermine national security,” Judge Vu Phi Long said during today’s trial. Hoang has decided to appeal and asks the French authorities to pressure the Vietnamese government to review his sentence, a friend said“Pham Minh Hoang should not be in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is a citizen who just expressed his views on matters of interest to Vietnam. His conviction reflects a dangerous trend in Vietnam towards ‘Chinese-style’ censorship. “Prime Minister Nguyen Tang Dung, who has just been given another five-year term and has been appointed Security and Defence Council vice-president, has instigated a crackdown that bodes ill for journalists, bloggers and free speech defenders. We urge France and the rest of Europe to make their voices heard so that their citizen can be freed as soon as possible.” A politically-committed blogger using the pen-name of Phan Kien Quoc, Hoang wrote articles that circulated widely online on education, the environment and the defence of Vietnam’s sovereignty in its relations with China. He participated in a campaign against Chinese mining of bauxite in Vietnam’s central highlands and gave extra-curricular training in leadership to his students. He is also a member of the banned pro-democracy party Viet Tan.Armed security agents tried to intimidate journalists during today’s trial and to dissuade them from covering the proceedings. The judge ruled that Hoang had “blackened the image of the country” and was guilty of “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s government.” Arrested on 13 August 2010, Hoang spent almost a year in pre-trial detention. Under Vietnamese law, this will be discounted from the jail time he has to serve.Hoang’s conviction comes just eight days after an appeal court upheld a seven-year jail sentence for another prominent blogger and dissident, Cu Huy Ha Vu. And Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest and editor of the underground publication Tu Do Ngon Luan, was returned to jail just two weeks ago after a year and a half on parole because of very poor health.Reporters Without Borders wrote to the prime minister on 8 August urging him to “reverse this trend” and to “stop the political arrests and trials.”Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga insisted on 27 July that “all of the basic rights and freedoms figure in the Vietnamese constitution and in the laws that are below it” and “are respected in practice too.” In Vietnam, “no one is punished for expressing their opinions,” she claimed.The legality of the activities of Hoang and the other jailed netizens is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and articles 35, 50, 53 and 69 of Vietnam’s own constitution.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” that was released on 12 March and is ranked 165th out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Receive email alerts to go further News News April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News As homelessness continues to grow insidiously through Americaâ€™s cities, the Real Change Movement, an initiative that helps provide homes for the homeless through small change and credit card donations, launched its first donation meter in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 13.Dance students from Pasadena City College collaborated with the City of Pasadena and the Flintridge Center to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the campaign.The video is designed to raise public awareness and to encourage donations for the orange-colored meters that will be located throughout the city. PCC dance instructor Roberta Shaw choreographed the dance that featured dancers Ashley Alcuna, Cheryl Banks-Smith, Tetra Balestri, Rebecca Espinoza, Jessica Figueroa, Stephanie Hurtado, Donna Milton, Jesus Mora, Breeshae Morgan, Alan Perez, Edwin Rena, Johan Sangalang, David Saldana, Andrew Sabino, and Bernadette Sebastian.â€œIt was important for PCC to be a part of such an important project. The residents of Pasadena are very compassionate and giving people, and this campaign affords them an opportunity to provide support to the homeless community,â€ said Dr. Robert Miller, Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President for PCC.The Real Change Movement is a three-pronged campaign comprised of public outreach and education, the installation of re-purposed parking meters for donations, and the redirecting of funds from panhandlers to homeless service providers. â€œThere are â€˜real changesâ€™ in Pasadena already, from nonprofits and homeless service providers to the city itself, but they need more people, more businesses and more individuals to be a part of this to end homelessness in Pasadena. This project is a step in creating that,â€ said William Huang, the Director of Housing for the City of Pasadena.Plans are currently underway for a Real Change Movement meter to be placed on the campus of PCC. The video is at http://youtu.be/lW56AvAqQXI.More information is available at www.realchangemovement.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education â€˜Changingâ€™ Homelessness PCC students and Real Change Movement create campaign PSA to fight homelessness From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 18, 2014 | 2:58 pm
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment Today, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare), a leading Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the San Gabriel Valley, announces that Dr. Mitchell S. Kushner has been named its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).Dr. Kushner is a Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician with over 30 years of experience specializing in HIV and communicable diseases. Dr. Kushner comes to ChapCare with over 10 years of senior management experience, having previously been employed as the Medical Director of Community Health for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and as the City of Long Beach Health Officer working with diverse patient populations. While at the County of Los Angeles, he was the Medical Director for the San Gabriel Valley (SPA 3) – ChapCare’s service area.“Dr. Kushner comes to ChapCare with a diverse set of experiences, which dovetail nicely with our future agency plans – expansion of HIV services, continued integration of medical and behavioral health services, and expansion of homeless health services,” said Margaret B. Martinez, MPH, ChapCare’s CEO. “As we move forward with the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ChapCare expects to work with a broad set of public and private partners to implement these new programs. Dr. Kushner’s experience working in the public and private sector, particularly with vulnerable populations in the San Gabriel Valley, will prove invaluable.”Throughout his career, Kushner has demonstrated a deep commitment to the health of vulnerable populations. In order to support this vocation, he has held numerous leadership positions and Board and workgroup memberships with local, state and national health care policy and advocacy organizations including the SPA 3 Children’s Planning Council, AID for AIDS International, the Pomona Homeless Consortium Coalitions, and the Southern California Public Health Association, among others.Dr. Kushner received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and his residency in Internal Medicine was completed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Kushner also has a Masters of Public Health from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA).“I am deeply honored to be named ChapCare’s new Chief Medical Officer,” said Dr. Mitchell S. Kushner, ChapCare’s CMO, “The organization has a track record of providing a comprehensive array of high-quality services to its patients, and I look forward to helping the organization continue to grow as we move forward.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty People Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) Names Chief Medical Officer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 1:15 pm Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe
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Top Stories’Wholly Unacceptable’ : Supreme Court Sets Aside ‘Rakhi-For-Bail’ Order Of Madhya Pradesh High Court Live Law News Network18 March 2021 1:49 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Madhya Pradesh High Court Judgment wherein the Court had imposed a bail condition upon the person (accused of outraging the modesty of his neighbour) to request the victim to tie the rakhi around his wrist.”Using rakhi tying as a condition for bail, transforms a molester into a brother, by a judicial mandate. This is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Madhya Pradesh High Court Judgment wherein the Court had imposed a bail condition upon the person (accused of outraging the modesty of his neighbour) to request the victim to tie the rakhi around his wrist.”Using rakhi tying as a condition for bail, transforms a molester into a brother, by a judicial mandate. This is wholly unacceptable, and has the effect of diluting and eroding the offence of sexual harassment. The act perpetrated on the survivor constitutes an offence in law, and is not a minor transgression that can be remedied by way of an apology, rendering community service, tying a rakhi or presenting a gift to the survivor, or even promising to marry her, as the case maybe. The law criminalizes outraging the modesty of a woman”, observed the judgment delivered by a bench comprising Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AM Khanwilkar.The Court held that the “use of reasoning/language which diminishes the offence and tends to trivialize the survivor, is to be avoided under all circumstances”.The judgment illustrated certain conduct and actions as irrelevant for adjudication – to say that the survivor had in the past consented to such or similar acts or that she behaved promiscuously, or by her acts or clothing, provoked the alleged action of the accused, that she behaved in a manner unbecoming of chaste or “Indian” women, or that she had called upon the situation by her behavior, etc.The Court stated that such attitudes should “never enter judicial verdicts or orders” or be “considered relevant while making a judicial decision”. They cannot be reasons for granting bail or other such reliefs.Imposing conditions that implicitly tend to condone or diminish the harm caused by the accused and have the effect of potentially exposing the survivor to secondary trauma, such as mandating mediation processes in non-compoundable offences, mandating as part of bail conditions, community service (in a manner of speaking with the so-called reformative approach towards the perpetrator of sexual offence) or requiring tendering of apology once or repeatedly, or in any manner getting or being in touch with the survivor, is especially forbidden. “The law does not permit or countenance such conduct, where the survivor can potentially be traumatized many times over or be led into some kind of non-voluntary acceptance, or be compelled by the circumstances to accept and condone behavior what is a serious offence”, the judgment authored by Justice Ravindra Bhat said.Greatest extent of sensitivity is to be displayed in the judicial approach,language and reasoning adopted by the judge. Even a solitary instance of such order or utterance in court, reflects adversely on the entire judicial system of the country,undermining the guarantee to fair justice to all, and especially to victims of sexual violence.The Court issued the following guidelines.(a)Bail conditions should not mandate, require or permit contact between the accused and the victim. Such conditions should seek to protect the complainant from any further harassment by the accused;(b)Where circumstances exist for the court to believe that there might be a potential threat of harassment of the victim, or upon apprehension expressed, after calling for reports from the police, the nature of protection shall be separately considered and appropriate order made, in addition to a direction to the accused not to make any contact with the victim;(c) In all cases where bail is granted, the complainant should immediately be informed that the accused has been granted bail and copy of the bail order made over to him/her within two days;(d)Bail conditions and orders should avoid reflecting stereotypical or patriarchal notions about women and their place in society, and must strictly be in accordance with the requirements of the Cr. PC. In other words, discussion about the dress,behavior, or past “conduct” or “morals” of the prosecutrix, should not enter the verdict granting bail;(e)The courts while adjudicating cases involving gender related crimes, should not suggest or entertain any notions (or encourage any steps) towards compromises between the prosecutrix and the accused to get married, suggest or mandate mediation between the accused and the survivor, or any form of compromise as it is beyond their powers and jurisdiction;(f)Sensitivity should be displayed at all times by judges, who should ensure that there is no traumatization of the prosecutrix, during the proceedings, or anything said during the arguments, and(g) Judges especially should not use any words, spoken or written, that would undermine or shake the confidence of the survivor in the fairness or impartiality of the court. Courts should avoid gender stereotypes such as examples given belowFurther, courts should desist from expressing any stereotype opinion, in words spoken during proceedings, or in the course of a judicial order, to the effect that (i)women are physically weak and need protection; (ii) women are incapable of or cannot take decisions on their own; (iii) men are the “head” of the household and should take all the decisions relating to family; (iv) women should be submissive and obedient according to our culture; (v) “good” women are sexually chaste; (vi)motherhood is the duty and role of every woman, and assumptions to the effect that she wants to be a mother; (vii) women should be the ones in charge of their children,their upbringing and care; (viii) being alone at night or wearing certain clothes make women responsible for being attacked; (ix) a woman consuming alcohol, smoking,etc. may justify unwelcome advances by men or “has asked for it”; (x) women are emotional and often overreact or dramatize events, hence it is necessary to corroborate their testimony; (xi) testimonial evidence provided by women who are sexually active may be suspected when assessing “consent” in sexual offence cases;and (xii) lack of evidence of physical harm in sexual offence case leads to an inference of consent by the woman.Judges be trained on gender sensitizationThe court mandated that a module on gender sensitization be included, as part of the foundational training of every judge. This module must aim at imparting techniques for judges to be more sensitive in hearing and deciding cases of sexual assault, and eliminating entrenched social bias, especially misogyny. The module should also emphasize the prominent role that judges are expected to play in society, as role models and thought leaders, in promoting equality and ensuring fairness, safety and security to all women who allege the perpetration of sexual offences against them. Equally, the use of language and appropriate words and phrases should be emphasized as part of this training.The National Judicial Academy was requested to devise, speedily, the necessary inputs which have to be made part of the training of young judges, as well as form part of judges’ continuing education with respect to gender sensitization, with adequate awareness programs regarding stereotyping and unconscious biases that cancreep into judicial reasoning.The Bar Council of India (BCI) should also consult subject experts and circulate a paper for discussion with law faculties and colleges/universities in regard to courses that should be taught at the undergraduate level, in the LL.Bprogram. The BCI shall also require topics on sexual offences and gender sensitization to be mandatorily included in the syllabus for the All India Bar Examination.The Court passed the directions in a petition filed by Advocate Aparna Bhat and few other SC lawyers seeking guidelines to prevent the courts trivializing sexual offences. The Court took into account the suggestions made by the Attorney General for India while passing the directives.The impugned order was passed by Justice Rohit Arya of Madhya Pradesh High Court, who released a man, apprehended for outraging the modesty of a woman, on bail provided that he visits the house of the complainant and requests her to tie the Rakhi band to him “with the promise to protect her to the best of his ability for all times to come.Case DetailsTitle : Aparna Bhat and others v State of Madhya Pradesh and othersCoram : Justices AM Khanwilkar and S Ravindra BhatCitation : LL 2021 SC 168Click here to read/download the judgment Next Story
News Updates”Under Which Authority Of Law Shia Waqf Board-Administrator Appointed When Waqf Act Doesn’t Permit So?”: Allahabad High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay19 March 2021 5:32 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday (18th March) asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to explain as to under which authority of law it appointed an administrator in the Shia Waqf Board noting that the Waqf Act 1995 doesn’t permit the same. Further noting that an administrator was appointed only on 16th March 2021, the Bench of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Manish Kumar…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 Allahabad High Court on Thursday (18th March) asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to explain as to under which authority of law it appointed an administrator in the Shia Waqf Board noting that the Waqf Act 1995 doesn’t permit the same. Further noting that an administrator was appointed only on 16th March 2021, the Bench of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Manish Kumar found it ‘disturbing’ as it observed that under the scheme of Waqf Act 1995, there is no authority vested in the State Government to appoint an administrator. State submissions before the Court The Court was apprised by the State Government that the Shia Waqf Board was last constituted by notification dated 19th May 2015 as per the provisions contained in the Waqf Act, 1995. It was also submitted that the term of Waqf Board as described in Section 15 of the Act is five years and the term of members of the Waqf Board had come to an end on 19th May 2020. It was further stated before the Court that since the election to constitute Shia Waqf Board could not take place on account of COVID-19, the Government appointed the administrator on 16th March 2021. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court observed that it was understandable that because of the pandemic, the elections could not take place, however, it did express displeasure with the fact that Government went ahead to appoint the administrator. The Court observed, “The affairs of the Waqf in the State of U.P. are to be governed by the statutory provisions contained in the Waqf Act, 1995 enacted by the Parliament. Any legislation passed or enacted by the Central or State Legislature is, in effect, an expression of the people of the country or the State as the case may be.” Significantly, underling that the scheme of Waqf Act 1995 does not provide for the appointment of an administrator, the Court also observed, “From the date the expiry of the term of members of the Waqf Board till yesterday there was a complete vacuum and such inaction on the part of State Government or its authorities in getting the election of Waqf Board conducted is in complete derogation and contravention of the provision of the aforementioned legislation.” The Court also expressed its disappointment with the fact that since the term of members of the Waqf Board had come to an end, a period of about 10 months had elapsed, but there was no efforts or endeavor made by the Election Authority to conduct the election for constituting the Board. “Such an inaction on the part of the State Government and the Election Authority can’t be appreciated as the same goes, as observed above, against the mandate of the legislature”, the Court added. Further, the Court also remarked that in case the Waqf Board is not constituted and elections are not held for a long period and in the meantime, an administrator is appointed, the very spirit of the legislature in making the functioning of the Board democratic gets withered away. “It is the responsibility of all concerned including the executive not only to ensure statutory compliances as mandated by the legislature but also to strengthen the democratic functioning of all institutions including Waqf Board,” the Court concluded while asking the State Government to apprise the Court as to when the election process for constituting the Shia Waqf Board will be initiated. Lastly, the Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary of the State Government in the Department of Minority Welfare and Waqf was directed to depute an officer not below the rank of Special Secretary to be present before the Court for its assistance. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 25th March 2021. Case title – Asad Ali Khan v. State Of U.P. Thru. Prin. Secy. Minority Welfare/Waqf, Lko. & Anr. [Misc. Bench No. – 6591 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story