whatsapp whatsapp BAE growth hit after defence budget cuts Defence group BAE Systems said changes from the armed forces review would hit growth this year and reduce earnings per share next year.“Changes from the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) are expected to result in some reduction in growth for 2010,” BAE said in a statement. The company said that a reduction in its financial planning assumptions resulted in a one pence reduction in earnings per share, per annum.The government on Tuesday said it would delay renewing its nuclear deterrent and cut back its army, navy and air force as part of the harshest spending cuts for a generation, aimed at reducing a record budget deficit.The armed forces review, the first since 1998, unveiled a military with fewer people, fewer ships, fewer aircraft, fewer nuclear warheads and a smaller budget.Britain said the BAE-made Harrier aircraft would be retired from service but that the Tornado fleet, which BAE also makes, would be maintained.Orders for nine of BAE’s Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircraft, due to start entering service this year, were also scrapped, while an order for Joint Strike Fighter jets – on which BAE is a partner – will be cut.However, the Royal Navy said BAE could go ahead with an order to build seven Astute class submarines.BAE, Europe’s largest arms contractor, also said its outlook for 2010 remains subject to talks on the cancellation of an offshore patrol vessel programme by Trinidad and Tobago.“Whilst the financial consequences (of the Trinidad and Tobago deal) cannot be definitively assessed at this time … the group estimates a charge of up to £150m, before tax, may be required in its 2010 accounts,” BAE said. John Dunne Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ Thursday 21 October 2010 3:33 am Tags: NULL
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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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 The public believes that charities should be regulated, and that regulation should be properly funded, a report has found.What Regulation, Who Pays? Public Opinion and Charity Regulation by the University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy, was funded by and conducted in partnership with the Charity Finance Group. It questioned four focus groups to explore public awareness of existing charity regulation, attitudes towards what regulation should look like and perspectives on how charity regulation should be funded, as well as how this would affect decisions to donate.The research found that while public knowledge of charity regulation is on the whole low, people are clear that charities should be regulated and that the regulator should provide guidance on best practice to charities.According to findings, the public sees regulation as important in supporting both charities and those who support and benefit from them. People have high expectations of charities and want regulation to deal with areas where they fear charities are falling short, identified in the report as: fundraising ethics, efficiency, staff costs and ‘bogus’ charities.However, opinion is divided on who should pay for the regulator, although the most widely held view is that both charities and the government should contribute, with the widespread view that smaller charities should contribute less to regulator funding than larger charities.The research reveals public concern that having a wholly charity-funded regulator might threaten its independence and would risk being seen as self-regulation and as such could lack legitimacy.It also reveals that charities contributing towards the cost of the regulator would be unlikely to have a negative impact on donations and may even increase them if the reason for the payment and the impact it has on how charities are regulated is seen by donors.Author of the report, the Centre for Philanthropy’s Dr Eddy Hogg said:“While people may know relatively little about how charities are regulated, they are clear that charity regulation is a good thing and that a strong regulator who is able to support and advise charities on best practice is essential. The public trust charities, they trust their values and their commitment to doing good. But they want to see evidence that this trust is not misplaced and want to be able to donate with confidence that their gift will be used effectively.” 72 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Funding regulation Research / statistics Public support revealed for funded charity regulation 73 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Melanie May | 21 January 2016 | News
SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 8, 2013 The American Farm Bureau Federation has taken action to appeal the September court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s pollution diet for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Farm Bureau filed a notice to appeal the federal district court ruling – seeking reversal of the decision that gives EPA wide latitude to dictate local land-use and development decisions. Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says this is a wrongly decided case that has dangerous implications for farmers and many others in the Chesapeake Bay area and nationwide. He says the case isn’t about whether or not to protect the Chesapeake Bay – but whether EPA can dictate where farming will be allowed, where homes can be built and where businesses can be established. By taking over decisions like that – Stallman says EPA has turned the whole concept of cooperative federalism out the barn door. Farm Bureau hopes to preserve the primary role of states in setting land use policy and determining how to achieve water quality goals. Win or lose on appeal – Stallman says farmers and ranchers will continue their dedicated efforts on the farm to improve water quality and the natural environment. In the meantime – he says Farm Bureau will continue to oppose what it sees as a remarkable power grab. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Groups Appeal Court Ruling on EPA Previous articleLawsuit Filed to Challenge 2013 Renewable Fuel Volume RequirementsNext articleUS Beef Becoming a Main Course in Asia Gary Truitt National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre released the following statement after filing a notice to appeal the ruling: “NCGA feels it is in the best interest of farmers to appeal the district court’s decision which upheld the TMDL for the Chesapeake Bay. Our organization understands and supports the need to protect water quality but we don’t support a wrongfully decided case when it has a profoundly negative impact on agricultural production and innovation. We continue to believe the policies and science behind Chesapeake Bay TMDL are wrong and that it goes beyond the scope of Clean Water Act authority. We hope the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider these arguments and ultimately provide state and local jurisdiction more flexibility to work with agriculture in meeting water quality goals.” Farm Groups Appeal Court Ruling on EPA Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
Twenty years in prison for “The Sage”After more than 17 years in prison and despite faltering health, U Win Tin, 76, will not give way. In his special cell at Insein jail, near Rangoon, Saya, “The Wise”, as his comrades call him, refuses to renounce his commitment to the National League for Democracy, robbed by the military junta of a landslide electoral victory in 1990. He continues to demand the unconditional release of thousands of political prisoners held in his country’s jails.Burma’s most renowned journalist was sentenced in 1989 to 20 years in prison for “subversion” and “anti-government propaganda”. U Win Tin, who was one of the political mentors of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi – also deprived of her freedom – is still serving the sentence which was handed down after an unjust trial.Weakened by a urinary infection and two heart attacks, U Win Tin, has the right to two visits per month. A member of his family brings him food, medication and some news from the outside world. But the journalist is no longer allowed to write and can only read the official press.Since the start of the year 2006, he has also been denied visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR) after the military junta decided that they could only take place in the presence of an official.A columnist as far back as the 1960s, U Win Tin exposed corruption, the militarisation of the country and promoted peaceful resistance in the style of Mahatma Gandhi. Burma, prison or advance censorshipBurma is one of very few countries in the world which is subjected to advance censorship. It is a positive paradise for the censors. Scissors in hand, agents of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division check every article, editorial, cartoon, advertisement and illustration before publication. In 2005, they even began going through obituaries published in Burmese papers, chiefly to remove all references to the UN, accused of wanting to overthrow the regime. More seriously, the authorities censor independent news on the reality of the bird flu epidemic, Aids and drug-trafficking in this former jewel of the British empire.Burmese generals in power since 1988 have for unexplained reasons transferred the country’s capital near to Pyinmana, an isolated city in the mountainous centre of the country. Two journalists were sentenced in 2006 for taking photos of this new town where the military believe themselves to be safe from a possible US invasion.While seven journalists had their sentences reduced during a wave of prisoner releases in 2005, seven more are still in jail, including U Win Tin, whose name did however appear on the list of those freed. But the authorities seem to be still afraid of the influence of this close advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi, sentenced to 20 years in prison.In Burma, a journalist can be given seven years in prison simply for possessing an unauthorised fax, video camera, modem or copy of a banned publication. It is also banned to watch Burma’s leading independent channel DVB TV which is broadcast by satellite from Norway.The junta also filters opposition websites and keeps a very close watch on cybercafés, where the computers carry out an automatic screen capture every five minutes so as to ensure surveillance of Internet-users. Since June 2006, the authorities have been blocking Internet telephone and chat services such as Google’s Gtalk. May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Burma’s most renowned journalist was sentenced in 1989 to 20 years in prison for “subversion” and “anti-government propaganda”. U Win Tin, who was one of the political mentors of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi – also deprived of her freedom – is still serving the sentence which was handed down after an unjust trial. News Follow the news on Myanmar May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Hollman Felipe Morris, ColombiaHollman Morris, 36, has become one of the leading experts in human rights and the peace process in his country which has been mired in civil war for more than 40 years. In 2003, he took control of the Contravía (misinterpretation) programme dedicated to covering the armed conflict and human rights initiatives. The programme which was first broadcast on the public station Canal Uno, is about to resume after a period of suspension.The investigative work carried out by Hollman Morris earned him some implacable enemies. Highly critical of President Álvaro Úribe and targeted by all armed groups, he receives frequent death threats. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific The other 2006 nominees in the “Journalist” category were:Dawit Isaac, EritreaJournalist and owner of the weekly Setit, Dawit Isaac, 42, was arrested on 23 September 2001 during a major crackdown which followed the “suspension” of the privately-owned press five days earlier. He is one of 13 newspaper publishers, editors and journalists accused by the government without any evidence of being “traitors” and “spies” for Ethiopia. None of them has ever been charged. They are not allowed visits from their families or a lawyer.Dawit Isaac has had Swedish nationality since the 1980s and was a leading figure among the young Eritrean elite. He is married and father of three children. News Organisation to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more News December 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 2006 Laureate in the “Journalist” category : U Win Tin
Lancer Ella Stepanian blocks a shot in a recent game, image by Richard QuintonPerhaps gelling at the right time, the unranked Pasadena City College women’s basketball team showed host and SoCal Region No. 7-ranked East Los Angeles it meant business Friday night. The Lancers took a 22-15 first quarter lead, extended it to 13 by halftime, and ran away in the second half with a 77-53 rout over the Huskies.PCC avenged a 51-47 home loss to ELAC on Jan. 27 and broke a 4-game losing streak against the Huskies dating back two years.The Lancers improved to 16-12 and 4-3 in the South Coast Conference North Division, taking a temporary spot in second place. However, PCC will face first place and region No. 1 Mt. San Antonio in its regular season finale on Friday, Feb. 19. Meanwhile, ELAC (19-8, 3-3) has two games remaining against LA Trade Tech (also 3-3 in conference) and last place El Camino College-Compton Center, holding a second place destiny in its own hands.What Pasadena did by winning is move up its probable seeding in the upcoming SoCal Regonal Playoffs as it will make the postseason for the 19th time in 20 seasons under head coach Joe Peron.Against ELAC, the Lancers converted a season-high 30 free throws in 45 attempts. Sophomore guard Judith Espinoza scored a game-high 19 points (13-of-17 at the line) and added seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Espinoza raised her PCC career point total to 844 and passed Dominique Scott (2009-11, 835) at the No. 8 position on the Lancers All-Time Scoring List.Once again, inside presence was provided by redshirt forward Ilianna Blanc, who scored 17 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots. Blanc made 7 of 12 shots from the floor. Frosh guard Ella Stepanian stepped up her game and added 17 points. Sophomore transfer guard Emiko Powell contributed nine points while first-year center Kailyn Gideon provided nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench.For ELAC, Tiffani Martinez matched Espinoza with 19 points, making six 3-point bombs. The Lancers though neutralized Martinez in the second half as she was held scoreless over the final 20 minutes.In a SCC game played Feb. 10 at Compton, the Lancers extended their series win streak against the Tartars to 20 games with an 87-30 victory. Sophomore guard Kyrstin Nakamura netted six of the team’s 15 treys for her 18 points while Espinoza made 5-for-6 from long range for her 15 points. Blanc had a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds and Stepanian tallied 12 points. Freshman forward Patience Madayag scored nine points (4-for-5 from the field) and grabbed five rebounds as 10 different Lancers reached the scoreboard. Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Make a comment Sports PCC Women’s Cagers Romp Over No. 7-Ranked East LA Women’s Cagers Romp Over No. 7-Ranked ELAC Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 | 11:37 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.
Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSclaimsfraudlimerickPersonal Injuries Boardpublic liability claims Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLimerick ranked third for public liability insurance claimsBy Staff Reporter – June 21, 2017 820 Advertisement Previous articleNew O’Connell Street will put pedestrians firstNext article#WATCH Summer solstice heralded in at Grange Stone Circle Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WITH the latest figures from the Personal Injuries Board (PIB) confirming that Limerick ranked third in the country for public liability insurance claims, calls have been made for the establishment of an insurance claims register to identify fraudsters.CFM Insurance group managing director Jonathan Hehir said that of the 8,906 public liability claims made in 2015, 170 of them came from Limerick which gave it the third highest number of claimants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calling on Financial Services Minister Eoghan Murphy to speed up the establishment of the insurance claims register to identify what he described as ‘trip and trick claimants” and other professional fraudsters, Mr Hehir said this would go a long way to curbing the activities of “professional insurance claimants who are making a substantial living from falsifying multiple claims”.“There is a relatively small, but very active and dangerous cohort of people who falsify insurance claims. This has the knock-on effect of putting upward pressure on insurance premiums as insurers endeavour to recoup the losses made on the back of these pay-outs. This, in turn, is having a devastating effect on some small Irish businesses as they can no longer afford their commercial insurance and public liability premiums. So too is the financial burden borne by Irish motorists who have seen their premiums soar massively in the last 18-24months.”Referring to the Limerick figures, Mr Hehir said that while most of these would be genuine cases but if even a fraction were false, then several local businesses were suffering the consequences. A confidential register would allow insurance claims managers cross-reference the names and addresses of any individual that they suspect might be a serial offender.“The idea is still in its infancy but the issue is so serious, it needs to happen. Claimant’s entitlements to privacy should not be affected as we would advocate that the register only be made available to the claims managers in insurance companies, and possibly the Irish Courts. It would create a more transparent system by which insurers could filter out the small but active cohort of pseudo claimants,” Mr Hehir explained.Furthermore, businesses and motorists are being plagued by a high number of claims from a relatively small number of reoffending serial claimants who are systematically claiming for false injury or false liable.“These people hide behind the law which protects their anonymity and ensures that they have the freedom to make multiple claims without insurers or courts being aware of their previous similar activity.“While some commentators may cry foul of the establishment of this register, and while we acknowledge that there are many honest people making insurance claims, we cannot let the rights of the minority rules over the rights of the majority – and the many honest policy holders out there should not have to pay for the activities of the dishonest few,” he added. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads
WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin TAGSlimerickmurder inquiryNewcastle West Garda StationPallaskenrypost-mortemState Pathologistsuspicious deathtechnical examination The late Willie Lynch whose body was found in his home in Pallaskenry yesterday.Following the conclusion of a post mortem examination today, Gardaí have upgraded their investigation into a suspicious death in Pallaskenry County Limerick to a murder inquiry.A 29-year-old man arrested in connection with the investigation remains in custody.Gardaí were called to a house in the village shortly before 5pm yesterday when they found the body of 35-year-old local man, Willie Lynch.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The area was immediately sealed off for a technical examination and the office of the State Pathologist notified.Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the incident room at Newcastle West on 061- 393 102; the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.More crime news here Previous articlePlans to keep Shannon safe from Estuary floodsNext articleEarls returns as Munster make eleven changes for Ulster Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print NewsCrime & Court#BREAKING County Limerick suspicious death upgraded to murder inquiryBy Editor – December 31, 2017 2959 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
News UpdatesGovt & Establishments Obliged To Provide Full & Effective Participation Of Transgender Persons & Their Inclusion In Society : Kerala High Court In NCC Case Lydia Suzanne Thomas17 March 2021 2:07 AMShare This – x”We cannot take recourse to the outdated provisions of a 1948 enactment to deal with the realities of life in the year 2021″On Monday, the Kerala High Court in a landmark move gave the green signal to the enrolment of transgender persons in the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The pronouncement in a petition filed by transwoman Hina Haneefa, who was denied permission to apply for enrolment in her University’s unit of the NCC.In the full copy of the judgment which was uploaded today, Justice Anu…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?LoginOn Monday, the Kerala High Court in a landmark move gave the green signal to the enrolment of transgender persons in the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The pronouncement in a petition filed by transwoman Hina Haneefa, who was denied permission to apply for enrolment in her University’s unit of the NCC.In the full copy of the judgment which was uploaded today, Justice Anu Sivaraman observed: “I am of the opinion that the petitioner who has opted for the female gender and has undergone sex reassignment surgeries for aiding her self perception as a member of the said gender would definitely be entitled to enrollment in the NCC unit reckoning her as a transgender and further as a member of her self perceived gender, that is, the female gender. The fact that the provisions of the NCC Act do not recognize the third gender or that detailed guidelines are required to be drawn up for the integration of persons of the third gender into the Armed Forces or the National Cadet Corps cannot, according to me, be a justification for denying admission to the petitioner..”, Justice Sivaraman had said. Justice Anu Sivaraman’s detailed judgment has now been released, which details how the Court arrived at the pathbreaking decision. The operation of provisions of the NCC Act, 1948 vis-à-vis the mandates of the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 One of the issues raised when Haneefa’s petition was being heard was with respect to Section 6 of the NCC Act, 1948. Section 5 and 6 of the Act effectively allow only members of the male sex and the female sex to enrol as cadets in the various divisions of the NCC. Sections 5 and 6 provisions read as below: 5. Division of Corps into Divisions.- There shall be three Divisions ofthe Corps, namely :-(i) the Senior Division, recruitment to which shall be from amongst the students of the male sex of any university;(ii) the Junior Division, recruitment to which shall be from amongst the students of the male sex of any school; and(iii) the Girls’ Division, recruitment to which shall be from amongst thestudents of the female sex of any university or school. 6. Enrolment.-(1) Any student of the male sex of any university may offer himself for enrolment as a cadet in the Senior Division, and any student of the male sex of any school may offer himself for enrolment as a cadet in the Junior Division if he is of the prescribed age or over.(2) Any student of the female sex of any university or school may offer herself for enrolment as a cadet in the Girls Division: Provided that in the latter case she is of the prescribed age or over. Referring the history of the NCC and the enactment of the 1948 legislation, Justice Sivaraman pointed out that the legislation originally allowed enrolment only to members of the male gender. After amendments, a senior division for women cadets was created as well. Stressing the need to account for the march of the times, the declaration by the Apex Court and statutory enactments recognising the rights of transgender persons, Justice Sivaraman states, “We cannot take recourse to the outdated provisions of a 1948 enactment to deal with the realities of life in the year 2021.” Interestingly, this remark echoes one made by Justice Devan Ramachandran, the Judge who was initially hearing Haneefa’s case.While hearing the Central Government’s Counsel raise objections on behalf of the NCC, he remarked “the world has progressed, you cannot remain in the 19th Century!”.The Court additionally holds that the case was to be viewed in the light of the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. Therefore, Justice Sivaraman asserts that when deciding a cases such as the one at hand, one had to consider the objectives of the 2019 legislation. “That the enactment was one intended to give effect to the rights guaranteed to such persons under Article 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India is to be borne into mind while considering cases of this nature,” the Judgment states. Referring the legislation, the Court emphasized that appropriate governments and establishments are “obliged to provide full and effective participation of transgender persons and their inclusion in society in a nonstigmatizing and non-discriminatory manner.” How the Court drew from the NALSA ruling Justice Sivaraman in her judgment references the Supreme Court’s ruling in NALSA v. Union of India wherein the Apex Court declared that transgender persons had the right to be treated as a third gender to safeguard their rights. Moreover, rights of persons to basic human rights including right to life with human dignity and right to privacy and freedom of expression was also upheld by the Court. Apart from this, the Court had also asserted that a person who was a transgender had the right to decide their self identified gender and that the Central Government was directed to grant legal recognition to such identity, whether the identity was male, female, or transgender. The right of a human being to choose his sex or gender identity is integral to his or her personality and is one of the most basic aspects of self determination, dignity and freedom, it had been held. In light of this, the Kerala High Court reasoned “The fact that the provisions of the NCC Act do not recognize the third gender or that detailed guidelines are required to be drawn up for the integration of persons of the third gender into the Armed Forces or the National Cadet Corps cannot, according to me, be a justification for denying admission to the petitioner to the NCC unit on the basis of the Identity Card obtained by her.” Directing the respondents to amend the enrolment criteria to include members of the transgender community and provide guidelines for the same, the petition was disposed.Haneefa’s petition was moved before the High Court through Advocates C.R. Sudheesh, Raghul Sudheesh, Sanish Sasi Raj, J. Lakshmi and K. J. Glaxon. Central Government Counsel NS Daya Sindhu Shreehari represented the Centre and the NCC.Click here to read the judgmentNext Story