The Anatomy of Fear Breaking NewsBuilds its own spray field that meets FDEP standardsWith an agreement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Anuvia Plant Nutrients was able to start operations yesterday on a limited basis without using the City of Apopka’s wastewater treatment plant.The company entered into a pilot project with FDEP that consists of significant reporting requirements and water standards that are approximately 20 percent of the standards from the City of Apopka.At its own expense, Anuvia has built a spray field for water that meets the FDEP standards. Any water in excess of these strict standards, will be shipped to a commercial facility for wastewater.“We are proud to enter into this program with the state to start operations once again and put our employees back to work,” says Amy Yoder, CEO, Anuvia Plant Nutrients. “The DEP’s interest in protecting our environment is aligned with our core mission and we believe this is the start of moving forward with all entities.”In addition to the immediate solution to start operations, the pilot project includes a wide variety of testing that Anuvia will be running on its system over the next several weeks to reduce its chemical and biological oxygen demand.Finally, the company is working with the City of Apopka to start a program suggested by city staff to assist in ensuring the city’s wastewater treatment plant begins to run functionally.The new permit with the city is still under review and negotiations are pending after the results of the variety of testing is complete.This is a breaking story that will be updated. 1 COMMENT Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAnuviaApopka Wastewater Treatment PlantFDEP Previous articlePublix tops list in Customer Experience rankingsNext article7 tips to conquer your packing challenges while traveling Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR D Ryan Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 March 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here All I want to ask is what’s left if the city staff ? ( wastewater plant treatment dept ) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Please enter your comment! Well, it is getting closer to June 1st, the official start of hurricane season. I am not looking forward to that, for sure! And now they are talking about some type of a disturbance off the coast of Florida in the gulf, off of Naples, and I don’t know exactly what that will bring. I have been watching Click Orlando. com, and the story of Maitland’s flooding problems there on 17-92, right where the train trestle goes across the highway, near where the old mini golf place used to be. That flooding was caused by developers doing some work, and blocking some storm drains off according to the news story. Well, I saw pictures of cars totally flooded with water, in the road, up to the windshields! That must have been extremely scary to those drivers. We used to go that way, and never saw the road flooded, years ago. It had to be from the work they were doing, for sure. I also saw Mark Reggatin, out there talking with the news people, about what the City of Maitland was going to do about the flooding headaches, and Mark Reggatin, used to work for the City of Apopka as our Community Developer guy, and he wasn’t with Apopka very long at all, until he left Apopka, to go work for the City of Maitland. LOL (I know I misspelled his name, sorry) The City of Maitland council is going to vote on whether or not to buy $ 80,000 dollars worth of dirt, to somehow remedy the flooding problem…..???? This makes me wonder about the trains that run along there, the Sun Rail and the Amtrack, and how they would get across there if flooded???? I know they come along there, because of have sat there at Kappy’s sub shop on 17-92 when the fast trains roared along there. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear May 14, 2018 at 8:16 am Please enter your name here TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleScience teachers sacrifice to provide lab materials for studentsNext articleSmart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictMore than 207 million gallons of reclaimed water is reused daily within the St. Johns River Water Management District. Next week, May 13-19, the district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and fellow agencies across the state will recognize the benefits of reusing treated wastewater, or reclaimed water.“In order to meet our future water demands and protect our natural resources, we have to continue supporting the use of reclaimed water to meet our outdoor watering needs and reduce demand on traditional water supplies,” said Governing Board Secretary Chuck Drake. “This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the positive direction our state is headed and educate residents about how each person can make a difference when it comes to making smart choices about our water supply.”“Florida is a national leader in water reuse,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are excited to partner on cooperative funding projects that provide financial assistance to develop additional reuse opportunities like irrigation, within our 18-county area.”Tuesday, the district’s Governing Board approved a resolution proclaiming May 13-19, 2018, as Water Reuse Week, to help promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water in the district.Water reuse is the process of using highly treated wastewater for a beneficial purpose. By using reclaimed water, communities can conserve traditional freshwater supplies and provide an environmentally responsible alternative to disposal of wastewater. Since Florida utilities began using reclaimed water in the 1970s, it has become a major component of water resource management by local governments and utilities within the state of Florida and the district.Using reclaimed water saves fresh drinkable water for use in homes and businesses; provides a safe, environmentally responsible alternative to wastewater disposal; delays the need to develop alternative drinking water supplies and can reduce the need for fertilizer.Many people may recognize the purple pipes from their own neighborhoods that use these pipes to distribute reclaimed water, which is color-coded to remind water users that the water is not treated to drinking water standards in Florida.Across Florida, more than 1.6 billion gallons of reuse from domestic wastewater treatment facilities are permitted per day. The largest use for reclaimed water is irrigation, and May is typically the month when irrigation demands peak due to hot and dry conditions.The district actively promotes and encourages the efficient and effective use of reclaimed water by:Implementing a cooperative funding program that provides financial assistance to entities developing alternative water supplies, including water reuse;Funding studies and pilot programs that promote innovative treatment technologies; andEngaging in innovative uses and applications of reclaimed water.The majority of beneficial reuse currently occurs in the central Florida area, but other areas of the district continue to expand reuse. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
92 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Oxfam safeguarding “It is with great sadness and with thanks for his dedication and leadership that I accepted Mark’s decision to stand down.“Having led Oxfam successfully for five years, working with millions of people to help them escape poverty, building the international Oxfam confederation, and raising record levels of income, Mark faced the test of a lifetime managing the crisis which hit us in February and related to events before he joined. He rose to the immense challenge and his leadership has been invaluable through it. It is testament to his integrity and humility that Mark will see through the next few difficult months.“Mark’s decision today is in keeping with his work over the last five years. His top priority has always been to ensure that Oxfam has a great future, focused on the people we are here to serve, helping them to escape the dirty water, hunger and other daily realities of life in poverty now and for good.”Goldring will continue to lead Oxfam GB until a successor is recruited and in post. 91 total views, 1 views today Oxfam GB’s Mark Goldring to stand down About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 16 May 2018 | News Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring has announced that he will stand down at the end of this year.Announcing his decision in a statement published on the charity’s site, Goldring said:“I have loved and felt privileged to do my job over the last five years. Oxfam has achieved much in that time. I am proud to have played a part in that, but I think the time is coming for a new leader.“Following the very public exposure of Oxfam’s past failings, we have redoubled our efforts to ensure that Oxfam is a safe and respectful place for all who have contact with us. We are now laying strong foundations for recovery. I am personally totally committed to seeing this phase through.“However, what is important in 2019 and beyond is that Oxfam rebuilds and renews in a way that is most relevant for the future and so continues to help as many people as possible around the world build better lives. I think that this journey will best be led by someone bringing fresh vision and energy and making a long-term commitment to see it through.”Goldring rejoined Oxfam in 2013, having previously worked for the organisation in the 1990s as Bangladesh country director. Earlier this year he faced the International Development Committee following allegations of sexual misconduct among staff in Haiti, which saw thousands of regular direct debit payments cancelled in the wake of the scandal. Commenting on Goldring’s decision, Caroline Thomson, Chair of Oxfam, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2
Determined resistance to militarized police in St. Louis.By Lyn Neeley and Minnie Bruce PrattFurious and frustrated, people in St. Louis have been taking to the streets since a Sept. 15 not-guilty verdict acquitting a white ex-cop for the 2011 killing of a young Black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. By Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, more than 120 people had been arrested during four days of demonstrations. Organizers foresaw more protests.Cop Jason Stockley had been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for shooting 24-year-old Smith five times under highly suspect circumstances. The charge carried a sentence of life in prison without parole. Probably doubtful that St. Louis residents would find in his favor, Stockley had waived his right to a jury trial, leaving the ruling up to Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson.Prosecutors called the judge’s acquittal of Stockley appalling, given the extent of damning evidence against him. They said Stockley was out of control during a three-mile car chase at over 80 miles an hour, and that he shot Smith without provocation. Audio evidence from the dashcam video in Stockley’s car captured him telling his partner, “We’re killing this m*****f***er don’t you know it.” In less than a minute, he shot Smith five times.Stockley is believed to have planted a gun in Smith’s car. The gun was covered with Stockley’s DNA but none of Smith’s. Moments after the shooting, Stockley was shown on video rummaging through a bag in the back of his police vehicle and returning to reach into Smith’s car.In 2013 Stockley resigned and the St. Louis Police Department paid Smith’s family a $900,000 settlement. In 2016 the FBI and the SLPD turned over new evidence to prosecutors, generating this year’s charges. But, once again, with the judge’s ruling, a killer cop walked free.After Stockley’s acquittal on Sept. 15, protesters marched through St. Louis blocking highways. They surrounded Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house, throwing red paint and rocks that broke two windows, and marched to a police precinct, where they blocked a bus full of riot cops and smashed the windshield of a cop car. Five cops were taken to the hospital.As police used tear gas and shot rubber bullets, a St. Louis synagogue, the Central Reform Congregation, opened its doors to about 250 protesters to protect them from police. Rabbi Susan Talve of the CRJC stressed: “Black and Brown bodies are on the line every day just because of the color of their skin. I have to be out there putting my body on the line so that another mother doesn’t lose another child.” (Jerusalem Post, Sept. 18)White supremacist and fascist groups responded to this act of solidarity by calling on cops to invade and gas both Black people and Jews in the synagogue. One anti-Semitic tweet, which went viral, was “#GastheSynagogue.”‘Kill our kids, we’ll kill your economy!’Protests continued on Sept. 16 as demonstrators went to malls in mainly white suburbs shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “Cops and jails, the whole damn system is going to fail.” One sign read, “White silence is violence.”In an upscale suburb, the Delmar Loop area of University City, protesters demanded that the police resign. They called for an economic boycott of St. Louis, chanting, “If you kill our kids, we’ll kill your economy!” Protesters also marched through shopping malls in a wealthy St. Louis County area. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 17)Hundreds of cops in riot gear poured into protest areas and became more violent against demonstrators because they supposedly “refused to disperse.” However, protesters said cops corralled, or “kettled,” them, so they could not leave, and then attacked.This was confirmed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk, caught in the kettling, who was knocked down by multiple police, kicked in the head, pepper-sprayed and “subdued.” (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 19) One video shows a swarm of cops in heavy armor attacking an elderly woman. They shove her to the ground, walk over her, then force her into handcuffs with no attention to her injuries. (Fox2News)On Sunday, Sept. 17, more than 1,000 people gathered at police headquarters, then marched through downtown St. Louis. During Monday morning rush hour, Sept. 18, silent protesters marched arm-in-arm to city hall, and actions continued into the night.Mayor Krewson issued a statement Sept. 19 denouncing “destructive” protesters, but former St. Louis Comptroller Vivus Jones responded within two hours in a Facebook post: “Most of the destruction in North Saint Louis was government-sanctioned and promoted. N. StL poverty is 50% in zip codes.”The cops mocked protesters Sunday night by co-opting a movement slogan, chanting, “Whose streets, our streets,” while battling the crowd. Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole boasted: “I’m proud to tell you the city of St. Louis is safe and the police owned tonight.” (Washington Post, Sept. 18)But on-the-ground Facebook reports documented the extreme lack of safety for those at the mercy of military-level police violence. The cop chant was a near-fascistic assertion that state control is in direct contradiction to justice for oppressed and poor people.Teresa Montgomery commented that the mayor should see “my video of being threatened with arrest for standing on a sidewalk.” Leigh Maibes wrote: “I have video of the cops using horrendous force on nonviolent observers. Not to mention they Tased other journalists this evening.”Megan Elllyia-Green posted a video of “people maced while sitting cuffed on the ground. Journalists and legal observers arrested.” Buzz Hirsch exclaimed: “The cops and police commissioner O’Toole have just escalated the war and given ordinary folk a new reason to protest. Surrounding and arresting, then handcuffing, beating and macing.”Koach Baruch Frazier recorded hours of video, posted on Facebook, to document his statement: “[The attack] goes down the same way every time. They block you in, and they wrangle you so you have no way to go, and they attack. The narrative that we are doing something wrong that encourages violence against us is utterly ridiculous and untrue. These people hate our innards, they hate us because we are Black, and they bring all their fucking police to kill us.”The Stockley verdict evokes the 2014 acquittal of the racist cop who killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. That ruling sparked months of angry protests. Michael Brown’s father responded to Smith’s killing by saying: “My people are tired of this.” (New York Times, Sept. 17)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Austin protest, June 7.By Ananya Sabharwal and Isabella Ricks Austin, TexasOn June 7, the Austin Justice Coalition, an activist-led organization founded by Chas Moore and oriented toward battling institutional racism, led a protest spanning two miles from Huston-Tillotson University to the Texas State Capitol to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement. Its goal is to defund the Austin Police Department. While a few hundred people were expected, the sea of several thousand people surpassed everyone’s expectations. The multinational crowd marched for Black lives in 90-degree heat. Masks hanging limply on people’s lips, sweat trickling down anonymous faces, hoarse voices rang out, “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” More than the discomfort of the heat, more than APD’s guns locked, loaded and aimed at us, more than the eyes of the Texas State Troopers, the message unified us all to rise up against the system, comfort be damned. Brenda Ramos, the mother of Michael Ramos, an unarmed Black and Latinx man murdered by the Austin Police Department in April while his hands were in the air, addressed the crowd in front of Huston-Tillotson, thanking them for caring about her son. Caravans of cars followed and supported us with water bottles, masks, sunscreen and snacks, while honking and raising fists in solidarity as we marched from the east side of I-35, historically a corridor of segregation, toward the Capitol. People shouted out reminders to take care of ourselves and called out the names of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Mike Ramos, George Floyd and many others, demanding we remember their names and their stories. And that we remember each lived life of hope, of fear, of laughter, of sadness, of joy and of pain. Some urged the crowd on as it moved toward the state capitol; others gave impassioned speeches in front of the locked gates of the Capitol and on the steps of the APD headquarters. One man told the crowd, his voice cracking with emotion, “We are fighting for my life!” Folks from the Black revolutionary group 400+1 set up a tent under the overpass and carefully watched the collected group of protesters in front of APD headquarters. Members of 400+1 stepped into action when the APD arrested a houseless man for “fighting” and “not showing his ID.” They immediately videotaped the encounter with the arresting officer and contacted 400+1’s legal aid. The swift camaraderie and solidarity among the crowd reverberated throughout downtown and united us all. We marched against the system. We marched as a reminder to the system that we will not and cannot be silenced. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Corn Grower Ethanol Committee Explores Future The committee of farmer leaders from around the Corn Belt also had the opportunity to meet the NCGA’s new Director of Biofuel Programs and Business Development Pam Keck, who is a scientist and educator with more than 20 years of experience in the agricultural and biofuels industry, academia and not-for-profit research. Previous articlePresident to Announce Budget ProposalNext articleEnvironmental Groups Withdraw on Eve of U.S. Court of Appeals Hearing on RFS Gary Truitt Home Energy Corn Grower Ethanol Committee Explores Future Facebook Twitter The Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association met in Kansas City this past week to consider the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. SHARE Participants got a first-hand look at the LifeLine Foods business model in St. Joseph, Mo., exploring the possibilities for creating even more food and fuel from every kernel of corn. The company, which produces products for both domestic and international markets, is unique in creating both ethanol and corn-based food products by using the separate components of corn to their fullest capacity. “The market for ethanol has grown exponentially over the past decade, thus utilizing an abundance of corn to meet the already-present need for a renewable, domestic biofuel,” said Chad Willis, a Minnesota corn grower who serves as chairman of the committee. “Now, we face a myriad of challenges and opportunities as those in the industry continue to innovate while some outside of it continue attempts to deny ethanol’s incredible value to our nation.” Facebook Twitter Source: Domestic Fuel Keck most recently contracted with Monsanto, coordinating an outreach program that brought together schools and scientists. She has previously taught chemistry at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and at Lewis and Clark Community College. She has also served as assistant director of workforce development and scientific projects at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. By Gary Truitt – Feb 12, 2012 SHARE “After years of hearing rehashed iterations of the food-and-fuel debate, we found the tour of LifeLIne to be both interesting and inspiring,” Willis said. “Companies such as this demonstrate that, through a mixture of creative thought and hard work, we can find new ways to use corn even more productively and solve an array of societal needs.”
Previous articlePierce Turner’s “folked with” Irish folk LPNext articleMarketa Dowling, Belltable Programme Manager – #WeAreLimerick Episode 25 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Email Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsHealthLimerick hospital trolley numbers broke every record last monthBy Bernie English – September 7, 2019 378 Advertisement Patients on trolleys along the corridor at UHL.HEAVY criticism has been voiced about the number of people left on trolleys and in overflow wards in August with the University Hospital Limerick breaking all records at 1,197.Meanwhile, there were 76 admitted patients waiting for a bed on trolleys in the emergency department on this Wednesday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Labour Party TD Jan O’Sullivan has called on Health Minister Simon Harris to sanction the approval of posts for all recently graduated nurses and midwives in the region following the release of the figures, which show a 20 per cent jump on last year.Deputy O’Sullivan said: “Minister Harris made a commitment that all graduates would be offered permanent positions in hospitals where posts had been sanctioned and I understand from graduates who have contacted me that there are unfilled sanctioned posts in Limerick, enough to retain all this year’s graduates.“I am calling on the Minister to fulfil his promise.“There is categorical evidence that we are understaffed and there is no doubt that patients are suffering as a result.”Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said that August was another incredibly difficult month for patients, their families and the staff in University Hospital Limerick.“It is completely unfair on the patients who are packed into the hospital, and incredibly tough for staff to carry out their duties.“If this is the level of overcrowding in the middle of the summer, when the hospital should be at its quietest, I dread to think what the situation will be like in the middle of winter, with outbreaks of flu and other illnesses.Mayor of Clare Cathal Crowe, who had contacted Minister Harris about the graduate hiring situation was told that hiring of staff is sanctioned “within hospital budget”.The Minister said the HSE had put an embargo on recruitment until each Hospital Group brings forward a credible budget and one that deals with the high cost of hiring agency staff.”We are currently preparing financial projections to year-end which will include provision for the retention of graduate nurses. I recognise the valuable role our graduate nurses perform in the health sector, and every effort will be made to accommodate requests for posts in specific hospitals on graduation.“Unfortunately, it is not always possible for the HSE to accommodate all graduate nurses in their preferred locations,” Minister Harris added.Concerning the high numbers on trolleys, a statement from the press office at UHL said that the hospital’s emergency department was one of the busiest in the country. During August there were 5,951 presentations at the department, marginally higher than the 5,897 patients who attended during the same month last year.“Our emergency department is facing additional pressures due to issues around accessing transitional care and home care package funding, which, during August, led to increased delayed charges that were twice those recorded in August of 2018.“On average there were 18 to 20 delayed discharges per week from UHL during August 2019, compared with the 8 to 10 per week recorded 12 months previously.This is further compounded by the delayed discharges across the group – a total of 55 on Tuesday September 3 – which further limits the ability of the UL Hospitals Group to maximise the use of beds and relieve pressure on the Emergency Department at UHL.”“We regret that any admitted patient experiences long waiting time in our emergency department for a bed to come available. This is not the level of service that UL Hospitals Group wishes to provide, and we apologise to patients, and their loved ones, who have experienced extended waiting times.“We would like to reassure patients and their families that every patient in the emergency department receives expert medical care, and we are working to alleviate the situation. We acknowledge the work of our staff, and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to patient care,” the statement concludes. Linkedin
Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath FF seek establishment of cross border agency to tackle fuel smuggling Google+ Twitter Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – March 12, 2015 Fianna Fail is proposing the establishment of a cross border, multi-agency taskforce to tackle fuel smuggling.It would involve all statutory organisations responsible for detecting and policing the illicit fuel trade north and south of the border.The environmental consequences of fuel laundering have been widely reported in areas along the border.Former Minister Brendan Smith moved the bill earlier today, saying that the material produced as a consequence of removing green dye from diesel is highly toxic – and has the potential to damage drinking supplies and cause other environmental problems.He says a joint approach is needed…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bsmithfuel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articleGiven named among Ireland squad ahead of Poland qualifierNext articleDonegal County Council launch new tourism brochure and app News Highland Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
News UpdatesPrisoner’s Conjugal Rights :Any Policy Framed Based On 2015 Judgment? P&H High Court Asks Haryana Govt LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 March 2021 8:01 PMShare This – xA Division Bench of Punjab & Haryana High Court consisting of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh has issued notice to the State of Haryana seeking response of the State regarding enforcement of rights to have matrimonial relation with her husband during incarceration as claimed by petitioner.The Court also asked the Additional Advocate General of Haryana if any policy has…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?LoginA Division Bench of Punjab & Haryana High Court consisting of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh has issued notice to the State of Haryana seeking response of the State regarding enforcement of rights to have matrimonial relation with her husband during incarceration as claimed by petitioner.The Court also asked the Additional Advocate General of Haryana if any policy has been made to implement the observations in the 2015 judgment in Jasvir Singh v State of Punjab which recognized prisoner’s conjugal rights. The petitioner submitted that she was married in 2016 and after 04 months of her marriage, her husband was initially arrested in case under Sections 302, 307, 34 of Indian Penal Code and under Section 25 of the Arms Act. He was held guilty and convicted by the Additional Sessions Judge, Gurugram against which her husband had preferred an appeal before Punjab & Haryana High Court which is stated to be pending. She further said that her husband was also convicted under Sections 302, 120-B of Indian Penal Code and under Section 25 of the Arms Act by the Additional Sessions Judge, Gurugram in 2020 also. Appeal against second conviction is also stated to be pending before Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana. It is the case of petitioner that she had moved an application for parole for purpose of consummation of matrimonial relation in November, 2020. However, her application was rejected by the jail authorities. Accordingly, she has approached the High Court contending that she has constitutional right to maintain conjugal relation with her husband and not allowing her to exercise her right violates Article-21 of Constitution of India. The counsel for petitioner has contended that the right to procreation is alive even during incarceration. Same can be traced to Article 21 of the Constitution read with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Division Bench on consideration of contentions raised by petitioner has passed following orders in the case CRWP 2526/2021: “x x x x x x x x x x x x x It appears that in judgment reported as Jasvir Singh @ another Vs. State of Punjab & others 2015(1) RCR (Criminal)509 a question was framed whether penalogical interest of the State permits or ought to permit creation of facilities for the exercise of right to procreation during incarceration and whether said right is termed as ‘right to life’ and ‘personal liberty’ guaranteed under Article-21 of the Constitution. Notice of motion for 26.03.2021 Mr. Vivek Saini, Additional Advocate General, Haryana who has advance copy of the petition accepts notice on behalf of the official respondent(s). A query has been put to him whether any Policy has been framed by the State Government in light of the judgment in Jasvir Singh’s case (supra). He submits that he shall seek instructions from Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and apprise the court. Let his affidavit be filed on or before the next date of hearing. The State has been called upon to place policy, if any, framed by the State Government in light of the judgment Jasvir Singh’s case (supra) for conjugal relationship even during incarceration. Also Read : Prisoner Has Right To Conjugal Visits, Says Madras HC; Allows Leave To Lifer For Fertility Treatment [Read Order]Conversations Between A Prisoner And Spouse Should Be Unmonitored; Madras HC Reads Down Prison Rules [Read Judgment] Next Story