The Catch Up: 17 March

   2023-03-17 13:03

This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Anwiti Singh.

It’s the 17th of March and here are the headlines.

Alleging interference with the course of justice, 13 Opposition leaders wrote to President Droupadi Murmu requesting immediate action against the online trolling of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud. The CJI has been receiving hate comments after he shared his opinions on the Governor’s role in Maharashtra government formation. The letter reads “While the matter is sub judice, the troll army, presumably sympathetic to the interest of the ruling party in Maharashtra, has launched an offensive against the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India. The words and contents are filthy and deplorable, which has garnered views in lakhs on social media platforms,”

the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi has extended Jailed AAP leader Manish Sisodia’s Enforcement Directorate remand by five more days in connection with the alleged liquor policy case. The ED The ED stated that Sisodia needed to be confronted with his secretary C Arvind, senior excise policy officials, and with over 1.23 lakh emails and other digital data. Sisodia’s lawyer, in response, said there is not a whisper from the agency regarding the proceeds of the crime

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a charge sheet against payment gateway Razorpay, three fintech companies controlled by Chinese nationals and as many NBFCs and some others in a money laundering probe linked to Chinese loan apps which allegedly cheated numerous people, PTI reported. The federal probe agency said in a statement that the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court based in Bengaluru has taken cognisance of the prosecution complaint.

The Delhi Police Thursday issued notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking information on the sexual harassment victims that he mentioned in his speech during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir in January. Police said they are ready to take legal action against the offenders but have not received a complaint so far. In a speech, Gandhi had said, “women who told me they have been raped, they have been molested. Few said they were molested by their relatives/known persons. When I asked them if  I should call the police, they told me no and said they wanted me to know. They didn’t want to inform the police because they said they would face more issues. So, yahi humare desh ki sacchai hai,”

 the tenth Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report stated Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year, despite a reduction in attacks and deaths.  the report stressed that it “does not include acts of state repression and violence by state actors and, as such, acts committed by the Taliban are no longer included in the scope of the report since they took control of the government. Meanwhile, India ranked 13th on the index, marking only a marginal decrease from the previous year.

This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.

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