News Dabba for 25 November 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from SC seeking govt response on same-sex marriage, France moving towards inclusion of abortion in the Constitution, to heavy rains lashing Saudi Arabia.
India Abstains on UNHRC Resolution to probe crackdown on protesters in Iran, the Wire
India on Thursday abstained on a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to set up a fact-finding mission into alleged human rights violations in Iran, the Wire reports. The mission was against the alleged violations committed on protesters in the country by state authorities. The West Asian nation has seen protests rage since September 16 after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was taken into custody by Iran’s morality police for wearing an ‘inappropriate’ headscarf, where she later died. India’s was one of 16 abstentions on the resolution, sponsored by Germany and the Netherlands. The report adds comes just a week after New Delhi voted against an Iran-specific resolution in the third committee of the UN General Assembly. However, the resolution in the UNHRC was passed, with 25 votes in favour, seven against and 16 abstentions. Read the full report here.
The Hindu reports SC seeks govt response on including same-sex marriage under Special Marriage Act
The Supreme Court on Friday sought the government’s response to pleas to allow solemnisation of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act. The report by the Hindu adds that the Special Marriage Act of 1954 provides a civil form of marriage for couples who cannot marry under their personal law. A Bench of Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli agreed to hear partners Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty and Abhay Dang. They said, as per the report, the non-recognition of same-sex marriage amounted to discrimination that struck at the root of the dignity and self-fulfillment of LGBTQ+ couples. A Bench of Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli agreed to hear partners Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty and Abhay Dang, who said the non-recognition of same-sex marriage amounted to discrimination that struck at the root of dignity and self-fulfillment of LGBTQ+ couples. The Bench issued separate notices to the Union of India and the Attorney General of India and listed the case for hearing after four weeks. Read the full report here.
France moves towards inclusion of abortion in Constitution, TeleSUR
TeleSUR reports that a text proposing the inclusion of the right to abortion in the Constitution was approved this Thursday by the National Assembly in France with 337 votes in favor and 32 against. It now requires approval by the upper house (the Senate) and by the French people in a referendum. The report adds this approval is intended to guarantee adequate and equal access to the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy by law, thus amending the 1958 Constitution. The proposal comes from the radical left-wing party La France Insoumise (LFI). Read the full report here.
Two dead, schools and universities close due to rains in Saudi Arabia: Arab News
At least two people died on Thursday as heavy rains hit western Saudi Arabia, including Jeddah. Arab News report states that officials said flights have been delayed flights and forced schools to be closed. “Two deaths have been recorded so far, and we call on everyone not to go out unless necessary,” Makkah regional government said on its Twitter page. Read the full report here.
Meghalaya CM appeals no fuel shortage in Meghalaya after border clash, NDTV reports
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said there is no shortage of petrol and diesel in the state. The chief minister requested all citizens to not resort to panic buying of any essential commodities, NDTV reports. He said his government has initiated necessary action to ensure no shortage of stock and supply. The apex body of petroleum workers in Assam said it has stopped the transportation of fuel to the neighbouring state. NDTV reported that hundreds of vehicles were seen waiting at the petrol pumps as people scrambled to fill up tanks fearing shortage since Thursday afternoon. Read the full report here.