Posts Tagged ‘Judges’

14 Heroes & 14 Villains

In Internet, Politics, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2015 at 1:06 முப

Source: Blog | Access


  1. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  2. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, introduced and was a crucial advocate for the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
  3. Malkia Amal Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Malkia Amal Cyril’s work
  4. MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
  5. Maricarmen Sequera is the director of TEDIC, a Paraguayan digital rights organization
  6. Journalists Scahill and Begley revealed that American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the world’s largest producer of SIM cards and stole vast quantities of encryption keys
  7. As director of the digital liberties organization Bolo Bhi, Farieha Aziz has been at the forefront of the campaign to modify the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, currently under consideration in Pakistan.
  8. Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs
  9. a District Court struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicholas Merrill, the owner of Calyx, an internet service provider.
  10. Kakao (formerly Daum Kakao), owns a South Korean internet company with a popular messaging service
  11. The U.N. Human Rights Council
  12. Moxie Marlinspike (& team), founder of Open Whisper Systems, an open source software group that freely offers the programs Signal, TextSecure, and Redphone
  13. Kate Westmoreland is a cybercrime and human rights expert with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Her January paper, Foreign Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action,
  14. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has vocally resisted government demands to weaken the company’s data security practices


  1. Hacking Team, covertly sold advanced communications surveillance services and resources to multiple governments and entities with poor records on human rights.
  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pushed through dangerous new legislation that lacks clarity and precision, and authorizes French intelligence services to exercise broad surveillance powers without prior judicial approval or oversight.
  3. Pablo Romero Quezada is the former director of Ecuador’s intelligence agency, the Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SENAIN)
  4. Attorney General Githu Muigai fought to preserve Kenya’s Security Laws despite a High Court judgment overturning the legislation.
  5. Canadian MP Steven Blaney was the sponsor of Bill C-51
  6. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
  7. Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department in the U.S. Acting under a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI that was signed by a previous commissioner, the Baltimore Police Department used the “Stingray” surveillance device 4,300 times

  8. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued before India’s Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right
  9. Spanish Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez jailed seven people without specifying the individualized charges or facts attributed to each suspect, forcing the defendants to make statements without knowing what they were accused of.
  10. Telefonica
  11. Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha approved legislation to create a National Cybersecurity Committee
  12. Washington Post Editorial Board suggested that the U.S. Congress could compel Apple and Google to use their “wizardry” to create a “Secure Golden Key” for the government to access otherwise secure user data
  13. Gerhard Schindler is president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  14. U.S. Senator Richard Burr, As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr has been a driving force behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) legislation

Most Number of Rape and Sexual Harassment cases by High Courts: India

In Lists on மார்ச் 5, 2013 at 4:32 முப

  1. Uttar Pradesh – 8,215 cases in the Allahabad HC
  2. Madhya Pradesh – 3,758 cases
  3. Chandigarh – Punjab and Haryana – 2,717
  4. Chhattisgarh – 1,533
  5. Orissa – Odisha -1,080
  6. Rajasthan -1,164
  7. Mumbai – Mahrashtra – Bombay – 1,009
  8. New Delhi NCR – 924
  9. Jharkhand – 822
  10. Bihar – Patna – 797
  11. Trivandrum – Kerala – 420
  12. Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – 269
  13. Bengaluru – Karnataka – 243
  14. Gujarat – 230
  15. Madras – Tamil Nadu – 179
  16. Himachal Pradesh – 177
  17. Assam – Gauhati- 174
  18. Jammu & Kashmir – J&K – 28
  19. West Bengal – Calcutta – 27
  20. Uttarakhand – 26.

List of Tamil Juries for Sahitya Academy: சாகித்ய அகாடெமி ஜூரி பட்டியல்

In India, Lists, Literature, Tamilnadu on ஜூன் 1, 2012 at 8:20 பிப

சாஹித்ய அகாதெமி விருதில் நடுவர் குழுவில் இடம்பெற்றவர் யார்?

இவர்களில் எத்தனை பேர் விமர்சகர்கள்?

இலக்கிய ரசிகர்கள் என்று பெயர் எடுத்தவர் இருக்கிறார்களா?

படைப்பிலக்கியத்திலும் புனைவிலும் ஆளுமைகளா?

பத்திரிக ஆசியர்கள் உண்டா?

எவ்வளவு பேர் எவ்வித அரசியல் சார்பு கொண்டவர்கள்?

அவர்களின் கம்யூனிச, சித்தாந்த சாய்வு நிலை என்ன?

யார் தோழருக்கு நண்பர்?

  1. Dr. Abdul Rahman – அப்துல் ரெஹ்மான்
  2. Dr. E. Sundaramurthi – ஈ. சுந்தரமூர்த்தி
  3. Dr. K. S. Subramanian – கே. எஸ். சுப்ரமணியன்
  4. Dr. M. Palaniappan – எம். பழனியப்பன்
  5. Dr. R. Kumaravelu – ஆர். குமாரவேலு
  6. Dr. S. Chandra – எஸ். சந்திரா
  7. Prof. K. Chellappan – கே. செல்லப்பன்
  8. Smt. Madana Calliyani – மதன கல்யாணி
  9. Sri Kalladan – கல்லாடன்
  10. Sri Kovai Gnani – கோவை ஞானி
  11. Sri Kurinjivelan – குறிஞ்சிவேலன்
  12. Sri Samakodangi Ravi – சாமகோடங்கி ரவி
  13. Sri Tamilnadan – தமிழ்நாடன்
  14. Sri Thopil Mohamad Meeran – தோப்பில் முகமது மீரான்
  15. Sri V. Sabanayagam – வே சபாநாயகம்


Indian Literary Award Judges: Sahitya Akademi Jury members for Recdent Years in English Language

In India, Lists, Literature, Questions on ஜூன் 1, 2012 at 8:08 பிப

Who were part of the jury in English Language?

How the last names could impact the choice of winner selection?

Does it have a good mix of different sexes or is it just males in the Judge pool?

What was the prefix like doctor, professor, miss for the decision makers?

From Sahitya Academy website:

The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by a Jury of three members in the concerned languages in accordance with the procedure laid down for the purpose. According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous selections made by the Jurors or selection made on the basis of majority vote. The Awards relate to books first published during the three years immediately preceding the year of Award

Some of the distinguished Jury members:

  1. Dr. Amitava Roy
  2. Dr. E.V. Ramakrishnan
  3. Dr. Lakshmi Kannan
  4. Dr. Lakshmi Kannan
  5. Dr. Poonam Trivedi
  6. Ms. C. T. Indira
  7. Ms. Mini Krishnan
  8. Prof. G.J.V. Prasad
  9. Prof. Manju Jain
  10. Prof. Manoj Das
  11. Smt. Prema Nandkumar
  12. Sri Bhaskar Ghosh
  13. Sri Jayanta Mahapatra
  14. Sri M.L. Raina
  15. Sri Tarun Saint


The top ten tainted MPs in 15th Lok Sabha

In India, Politics on மே 17, 2009 at 7:36 பிப

Source: 17.2 per cent rise in criminal turned MPs: Report: “The Bharatiya Janata Party tops the list of criminal candidates with 42. The Congress is a close second with 41 tainted candidates. Among the states Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 31 criminal candidates of which 22 have serious charges. Maharashtra comes second among the states with 23 candidtates with criminal charges.”

Note: Affidavits of 8 new MPs (all from Tamil Nadu) are not available on Election commission’s website.

1. Jagadish Sharma of Janata Dal- United elected from the Jahanabad constituency tops the list. He is an accused in 6 cases and there are 17 serious counts under the Indian Penal Code booked against him.

2. Bal Kumar Patel of the Samajwadi Party from the Mirzapur constituency in Uttar Pradesh is an accused in 10 cases and has 13 serious counts under the IPC.

3. Prabhath Singh Pratap Singh Chauvan of the Bharatiya Janata Party elected from Pachamal, Gujarat has three cases and 10 serious counts under the IPC.

4. Kapil Muni Karwariya of Bahujan Samaj Party elected from Phulpur, UP has 4 cases and 8 serious counts under the IPC.

5. P Karunakaran of Communist Party of India-Marxist from Kasargod, Kerala has 12 cases and 6 serious counts under the IPC.

6. Lalu Prasad Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal from Bihar, Saran has 2 cases and 6 serious counts under the IPC.

7. Kunwarjibhai Mohanbhai Bavaliya of Congress from Rajkot, Gujarat has 2 cases with 6 serious counts under the IPC.

8. Vittalrao Hansrajbhai Radadiya of the Congress from Porbandar, Gujarat has 16 cases with 5 serious IPC counts.

9. Feroze Varun Gandhi of BJP from Pilibhit, UP has 6 cases and 5 cases with serious IPC counts.

10. Chandrakanth Raghunath Patil of BJP from Navsari has 6 cases and 5 cases with serious IPC counts.

Notable Omission: DMK‘s Madurai MP M.K. Alagiri with 19+ Crore assets