Episcopal Church response to crisis on the border

first_imgEpiscopal Church response to crisis on the border Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Over the past several weeks, The Episcopal Church has responded to the reports of inhumane conditions for children and other asylum seekers in government custody in a number of ways. This response includes calls for donations and goods from Episcopal dioceses on the border, prayers for those seeking safety, efforts to engage in advocacy, and pastoral messages from bishops around the Church.“We are children of the one God who is the Creator of us all,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. “It is our sisters, our brothers, our siblings who are seeking protection and asylum, fleeing violence and danger to children, searching for a better life for themselves and their children. The crisis at the border is not simply a challenge of partisan politics but a test of our personal and public morality and human decency.”The Episcopal Church, through the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), has compiled a list of resources, bishop statements, and information in response to the ongoing humanitarian situation at the southern border.“Reports of poor care for children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody and continued policies to limit access to asylum are extremely concerning to people of faith. We must remember these children are here because they cannot find safety anywhere else,” stated Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. “The U.S. has an established system to process asylum seekers, who are coming to the U.S. legally. The response to asylum seekers who are desperate and afraid should not be deterrence or detention. We have the capability to respond in a humane and compassionate manner, and I am grateful for everyone in The Episcopal Church who is responding to this crisis.”The list of resources for education and support is available on the EMM website and will continue to be updated with ways to learn more and take action. The OGR and EMM webinar with Bishop Michael Hunn of the Diocese of Rio Grande will be made available on-demand through this website as well.“The enormity of the challenge is daunting. It is easy to feel helpless to make a difference. While we cannot do everything, we can do something,” said Curry.  “The links to resources of bishops and dioceses on the border, the Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Migration Ministries offer practical suggestions for how we can each and together do something.”The Office of Government Relations represents the policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. This office aims to shape and influence policy and legislation on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. All of its work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention and Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the church. Connecting Episcopalians to their faith by educating, equipping and engaging them to do the work of advocacy through the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is a key aspect of this work.Episcopal Migration Ministries is a ministry of The Episcopal Church and is one of nine national agencies responsible for resettling refugees in the United States in partnership with the government. Episcopal Migration Ministries currently has 13 affiliate offices in 12 states. To directly support EMM and its life-changing work, visit www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give or text ‘EMM’ to 41444 (standard messaging and data may rates apply). 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When God is Our Home

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Scott Sauls, Christ Presbyterian ChurchI am currently in my forties and yet have never been fully or finally at home.Throughout our childhood, Mom and Dad moved us to a new city every two years because of corporate job transfers. Childhood was followed by four years of college, six months teaching tennis in Kentucky, a three-month hiatus in Atlanta, and three and a half years in Saint Louis for seminary. After that, we spent twelve years planting two churches in two different states, followed by five years in New York City and, to date, almost five years in Nashville, Tennessee.My wife Patti and I swear that we are never leaving Nashville. We are in full agreement, the two of us are, that we are finally home.But are we?We also swore, early on, that we would give more lasting roots to our kids.But did we?Last May, our oldest daughter graduated from high school. To commemorate her accomplishment, Patti and I wrote her long Letters from Mom and Dad. In those letters, we walked down memory lane reflecting upon and getting nostalgic about her eighteen years of life. As we reminisced, it dawned on both of us that, while we gave the girl opportunities, we never gave the girl roots…at least not with respect to place. To date, she has lived in eight different homes and attended nine different schools in six different cities.Contemplating the quasi-nomadic upbringing that we imposed on our daughter, Patti wrote in her Letter from Mom, “I am so sorry…and you’re welcome.”The “I’m sorry” part makes good sense. Moving of any kind is disorienting, especially in childhood. It uproots a child from friends, teachers, neighborhoods and familiar spaces. It digs a hole in the heart, uprooting and re-rooting like that. For better or for worse, our daughter’s story has become the same as mine. It’s a story with no lifelong friends or neighbors or houses from childhood. Instead, it’s the story of a traveler.What good could come from eight homes and nine schools and six cities in less than nineteen years? Why on earth would my wife feel compelled to say “You’re welcome” right after saying “I’m so sorry” to our daughter? I believe it’s because regret and hope don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In our daughter’s case, the two can run together for three reasons I can think of.First, home is more than a place. Home is also the people you travel with and live alongside as you move from place to place. And, for those who travel with Jesus, the family is everywhere—surrogate daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, grandmas and grandpas await us in every city and town to which the Church has been scattered.Even more than this, Home is Three Persons versus a single place. The God of nomadic travelers is our Home. He is the God of Abraham, who left the country and kindred and his father’s house to the land that God would show him. He is the God of Israel, who wandered in the wilderness for forty years. He is the God of the Jews, who were taken captive to Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon after their homes were taken from them by conquest. And he is the God of Jesus Christ, who, in his most “displaced” moments, cried out to his Father for wisdom, comfort, and presence. This Father—this traveling God who also never leaves, and whose dominion and presence covers every single person, place, and thing—is also our Father. He is never away from us, and we are never away from him. Wherever we go, his goodness and mercy follow us for all of our days. If we ascend to heaven, He is there. If we make our beds in Sheol, He is there also. And? He is not merely with us; he is within us. He will never leave us or forsake us. In that sense, we are never not at home.Second, while there are immense benefits to putting down roots in a particular place among a particular people (contrary to, and perhaps because of my immensely poor example, I highly recommend it), there are also some potential liabilities—namely, the narrowing, blinding effect of never being exposed to cultures, peoples, places, skin colors, economic brackets, dialects, philosophies, experiences and perspectives that those who are other can offer to us. For it is only in drawing near to the other that we gain a fuller appreciation of the Imago Dei. For the Imago Dei or the Image of God, is not contained in any single people group or place, but rather in the faces and stories and triumphs and sorrows of every nation, tribe, tongue, and generation. Rather than lock us down into a single place and perspective, the nomadic way increases our exposure and broadens our horizons.Third, and perhaps most relevant, Patti’s “You’re welcome” to our daughter for the quasi-nomadic life that we have “given” her is that a quasi-nomadic life confirms that none of us is home…at least not yet. Said another way, traveling from place to place stirs our longing for the home that is truly Home.Until then, God willing, we’re staying put in Nashville. But I digress…Whether we live in Nashville or Timbuktu, whether we have lived in twenty homes or have been in the same home all of our lives, none of us has arrived Home yet. Even the most “rooted” among us are, as the Apostle reminds us, aliens and strangers who are traveling through a land that is, by its fallen nature, foreign to us. We are, as it were, exiles. The place that Jesus has gone and prepared for us is not here, but There. Not even the “faith heroes” of Hebrews 11 got to see or experience the “better country” while they were living. So then, neither should we expect to see or experience Home fully or finally until Jesus returns. This is the same Jesus who will make all things new as he transforms this weary world into a Garden-City—New Jerusalem, with a tree rooted down deep right in its center, planted there for the healing of the nations—that we will forever call Home.Until Then, even the most solid homes, and the deepest roots will merely be appetizers to prepare us for an everlasting Feast, road signs to prepare us for an everlasting Destination, temporary dwellings to prepare us for an everlasting Home.Like every good gift from God, the places and people that we call “home” are pointers, but they are not the point. Until we understand this, I daresay that we will not only be wanderers but aimless and rootless ones. “Aim at heaven,” C.S. Lewis said, “and you’ll get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll get neither.”It was also Lewis who said, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”It is Lewis’ observation, coupled with my own, sometimes lonesome and sometimes wonderful nomadic years, that makes me grateful for the Home that is promised in Revelation 21:1-5:“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”This is the Home where, according to Tolkein’s Samwise Gamgee, “everything sad will come untrue,” and to Lewis’ Aslan, “every day will be better than the day before.”So, when you feel the ache of not being all the way Home yet, remember where Jesus told us to locate our treasure: in Heaven, which is our true Home. Because God has moved our judgment day from the future to the past in Christ, we know that the mistakes and regrets and sins of our past will not count against us in the future.Instead, our best days are yet to come…because we will finally, once and for all, be Home. Please enter your name here TAGSInspiration Previous articleA tale of two angry menNext article12 Tips for Shopping at Goodwill Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Apopka police are looking for your help to locate robbery subjects

first_img From APD News NEED TO IDENTIFY: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY SUBJECTSOn May 10th at approximately 1:48 PM, a homeowner was alerted to motion outside of her residence. Later that day, she realized her home had been burglarized. The cameras were able to capture two males walking on her property and subsequent video showed them jumping over several fences into backyards. The subjects arrived and left in a silver four-door vehicle with dark tinted windows. These suspects are also linked to other burglaries in Orange County. At this time we are attempting to identify these subjects. If you have information that can assist in solving this case please contact the Apopka Police Department at [email protected] or anonymously through Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS or go here.Bulletin #APD-18-08 Apopka Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (407)703-1623 [email protected]  Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleApopka resident facing recovery from open heart surgery and extensive medical billsNext articleLovell third grader thinks “Cops Rock” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

first_imgSunday Apr 24, 2016 Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash Owen Farrell made this brutal looking tackle on Wasps’ Dan Robson during Saturday’s European Champions Cup Semi Final at the Madejski Stadium. Farrell clashed heads with a ducking Robson, gashing his own ear, but refere Romain Poite showed little sympathy.Saracens reached their second final in three years with a 24-17 victory, with Farrell himself kicking four penalties and a conversion, while Robson scored an excellent early try for Wasps (highlights).The two came to blows in the second half and while Farrell appeared to be holding his ear to his head as blood poured from it, Robson needed to be stretchered off after the sickening knock.Poite, after consulting with his TMO, ruled that the tackle was illegal and carded Farrell.“Dan Robson is OK thankfully after a nasty head knock,” said Wasps’ Dai Young.“He is up and about, and will have to go through the protocol over the next couple of days, which determines when he is right to play next.“The referee has a job to do and he has to do what he thinks is right, but we came out the wrong end of that one as we lost one of our star players for the game and Owen Farrell got ten minutes.“So it’s a little disappointing, but it’s not the reason why we lost the game, and I want to steer away from that and won’t make an issue of it as it looks like sour grapes.”– Match HighlightsWhile Robson was ducking down and in a fairly unnatural position, could the clash have been avoided or was Farrell already committed? Let us know what you think.credit: iancameronADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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New £20 banknote issued

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new £20 note will be issued tomorrow by the Bank of England. The image of Sir Edward Elgar on the reverse will be replaced with that of Adam Smith, “one of the fathers of modern economics”. So, don’t be surprised if your collecting tins or shop tills contain a few of these from tomorrow onwards.The new note is the same size and predominately the same colour as the old-style £20 note but it contains enhanced security features.Both versions of the note will circulate in tandem while the old-style Elgar note is progressively withdrawn from circulation. As is usual practice, the Bank of England will then announce the date on which it will cease to be legal tender. As with all Bank of England notes, however, they can always be exchanged for their face value at the Bank in London.At the end of December 2005 there were around 1.2 billion (1,234,900,000) £20 banknotes in circulation, representing 55% of total notes by volume, 63% by value. Advertisement 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. New £20 banknote issued Tagged with: Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 March 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Jacobs Selected for Light Rail Projects in Pennsylvania

first_img Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 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. More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Company News Briefs Jacobs Selected for Light Rail Projects in Pennsylvania From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 11:41 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania to provide professional engineering design services for light rail transit systems.Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that it is a four year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing professional engineering design services for light rail transit signal systems, power systems, field communication systems, system integration and start-up, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, rail and track systems, operating systems, operations control center communications, light rail vehicles, and value engineering.In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Randy Pierce stated, “We are pleased to have this opportunity to leverage our light rail experience to deliver quality services to the Port Authority of Allegheny County and the people of Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities.”The Port Authority’s 26.2-mile light rail system is an integral part of its public transportation system that provides services for approximately 215,000 daily riders.Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.For more information, visit http://www.jacobs.com/. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newslast_img read more

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Shannon welcome for new Ryanair service

first_imgWhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Linkedin Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Twitter Advertisement Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe NewsShannon welcome for new Ryanair serviceBy Editor – January 28, 2014 792 Print Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins center_img TAGSfeaturedNeil PakeyPoitiersRyanairShannon airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Previous articleMajor study of Limerick aid agency’s African projectNext articleIreland womens side named for Six Nations opener Editor One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon Airport chief executive Neil Pakey.Shannon Airport management has welcomed the announcement of a ninth new Ryanair route for its 2014 summer season after the airline confirmed it will operate twice weekly to Poitiers in west central France.The new destination, which will commence on April 4, and adds to Ryanair’s eight other new routes – to Berlin, Paris, Fuerteventura, Warsaw, Faro, Munich, Nice and Krakow – which were announced in late October for the 2014 summer season at Shannon. This is also the first time that the popular French city has been on the Shannon schedule.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Poitiers, a hilltop city with good access to both the north and west coasts, is recognised as one of France’s most charming inland destinations. It is steeped in history and home to one of the most famous churches in all of France, the Notre-Dame-la-Grande.It also boasts one of the continent’s best known and most popular theme parks, Futuroscope, which attracts close to 2 million visitors annually.Shannon CEO Neil Pakey said, “This is another excellent addition to Shannon’s summer schedule by Ryanair. We now have nine new Ryanair routes this summer across continental Europe, which really strengthens outbound options from Shannon this year.“It is also a huge opportunity for tourism interests across this region as these new routes also connect us with markets that have a very strong demand for the unique Irish tourism product available on this side of the country.”Ryanair’s Maria Macken said the new service would operate twice weekly on Mondays and Friday from April 4. The Poitiers route will go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow with fares starting from €27.99. Facebook Emaillast_img read more

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PM on body of Caolan Page will take place tomorrow

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – October 17, 2011 Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCourt told man threatened to kill former partnerNext articleGAA – McGinley Overjoyed With Glenswilly Ulster Win News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newscenter_img WhatsApp PM on body of Caolan Page will take place tomorrow Police in Derry say a Poast Mortem examination on the body of 19 year old Caolan Page who died in mysterious circumstances in the city over the weekend will not now take place until tomorrow. A spokesperson says once the PM has been completed, initial results from it are likely to inform the direction of the ongoing investigation.A statement issued by the PSNI tonight reads -“Police in Derry investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 19 year old Caolan Page at the weekend are very interested in talking to anyone who may have saw him in the area of Waterloo Place, Waterloo Street making his way towards Magazine Gate at about 1.17am or who may have been in the area of Guildhall Square, Union Place or Lower Magazine Street around this time.The Post Mortem examination has not yet taken place. It is expected to take place tomorrow morning.Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111”. Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Court Staff Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman Within Delhi Court Premises

first_imgNews UpdatesCourt Staff Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman Within Delhi Court Premises LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jun 2020 9:58 AMShare This – xThe Delhi police arrested on Tuesday a Court staff for allegedly raping a woman within the premises of Rouse Avenue Court, Delhi, reported the New Indian Express.The accused has been arrested and identified as Rajendra Singh, a resident of Kalyanpuri area.”The complainant has alleged that Singh raped her in Court no. 308,” a senior police official said.On June 22, a PCR call informed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi police arrested on Tuesday a Court staff for allegedly raping a woman within the premises of Rouse Avenue Court, Delhi, reported the New Indian Express.The  accused has been arrested and identified as Rajendra Singh, a resident of Kalyanpuri area.”The complainant has alleged that Singh raped her in Court no. 308,” a senior police official said.On June 22, a PCR call informed the police that a woman had been raped on Rouse Avenue Court premises by a person who is a court staff.In her statement, the woman alleged that the accused, who is a court staff, raped her inside a room of the Rouse Avenue Court, a police official said.Police said a medical examination has been done.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Denotification Of Shivalik Elephant Reserve In Uttarakhand: Over 80 Advocates Urge High Court Chief Justice To Take Suo Moto Cognizance

first_imgNews UpdatesDenotification Of Shivalik Elephant Reserve In Uttarakhand: Over 80 Advocates Urge High Court Chief Justice To Take Suo Moto Cognizance LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Dec 2020 1:23 AMShare This – xAdvocates urge Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court to take suo moto action against denotification of Shivalik Elephant Reserve”Any attempt to further destroy the already extremely deteriorated natural environment in the fragile ecosystem of the beautiful State of Uttarakhand can be prevented by timely intervention of the aware citizenry.” Over 80 Advocates, mostly practicing at the Delhi High Court, have made a representation before the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court against denotification of…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?Login”Any attempt to further destroy the already extremely deteriorated natural environment in the fragile ecosystem of the beautiful State of Uttarakhand can be prevented by timely intervention of the aware citizenry.” Over 80 Advocates, mostly practicing at the Delhi High Court, have made a representation before the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court against denotification of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve, for the purpose of developmental activities. Terming this decision of the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board to be ‘reckless’, the Advocates wrote, “The decision prima facie appears to be hasty and short sighted and taken without due consideration for the natural environment and wildlife conservation, despite the ongoing reality of Climate Change and rapidly rising pollution. xxx We sincerely request you to take suo moto cognizance of the entire situation in interest of the natural environment and conservation of wildlife and further quash the thoughtless decision of the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board dated 24.11.2020 of denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve and restore the protection granted to the habitat and corridors of the wild Indian Elephants in the state of Uttarakhand.” They insisted that animals have a have a “distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person,” as held by the Uttarakhand High Court in the landmark case titled Narayan Dutt Bhat v. Union of India & Ors. Reliance was also placed on the Supreme Court’s order in Hospitality Association of Mudumalai v. In Defence of Environment and Animals & Ors., where it upheld the 2011 order of the Madras High Court on the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor, affirming the right of passage of the animals and the closure of resorts in the area. The Shivalik Elephant Reserve is the only elephant reserve in the State of Uttarakhand. Spread over 5,000 sq km in 14 state forest divisions, it was notified in the year 2002 under the ‘Project Elephant’, which was launched by the Government of India in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. On November 24, the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board in a meeting chaired by CM Trivendra Singh Rawat de-notified the Reserve for expansion of the Jolly Grant Airport. Highlighting their concerns with respect to this decision, the Advocates wrote, “The proposed expansion will threaten hundreds of species of fauna in Thano (near Rajaji National Park) and the elephant corridor nearby at the same time increase the man-animal conflict. The proposed expansion and developmental activities require felling of at least 10,000 trees and countless other varieties of flora. Further, the adverse impact of this denotification shall not remain limited to only elephants but many other wild species of flora and fauna dwelling in the region. It is pertinent to mention that the State also falls in seismic Zone IV and V, as per the Earthquake Zoning Map, and uprooting Thano will lead to soil erosion, a factor that exacerbated the 2013 Kedarnath floods, endangering countless lives.” It was further pointed out that Indian Elephant (Elephas Maximus) is included in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES). It is ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List. It is stated that the Government has completely lost sight of its duties and obligations under Article 48(a) of the Constitution of India, which mandates that the state shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country and under various global agreements on climate change and conservation of wildlife. “Although we do not practice in Uttarakhand but we as citizens of India and inhabitants of the planet believe this to be our foremost duty to preserve, protect and nurture the natural environment,” Advocate Saumya Tandon said on behalf of the group. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterNext Storylast_img read more

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