Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Lloyds share price has dived 17% in 16 days! What would I do today?

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! The Lloyds share price has dived 17% in 16 days! What would I do today?center_img Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Cliff D’Arcy | Saturday, 12th December, 2020 | More on: LLOY What a roller-coaster year it’s been for shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). Being the UK’s biggest retail bank in the worst global pandemic for 100 years and the UK’s worst economic decline for 300 years has been tough. Indeed, the Lloyds share price has been one of the FTSE 100‘s worst performers in 2020.Covid-19 crashes the Lloyds share priceThis has been the worst year to own Lloyds shares since the global financial crisis of 2007-09. At their 52-week high, Lloyds shares peaked at 73.66p on 13 December 2019 (almost exactly a year ago). As Covid-19 went global, it was all downhill from there and the Lloyds share price went into meltdown.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Looking at a chart for 2020, the Lloyds share price in 2020’s first quarter resembles a ski jump. From late February to early April, the stock chart looks like a cliff, as Lloyds shares plunged in the ‘pandemic panic’. The share price then staged a comeback for two months, before resuming its decline. By 22 September, it had crashed to 23.58p — a collapse of more than two-thirds (68%). Two days later, I said that I saw “a lifetime of value in Lloyds shares” at 24.58p and that I would “happily buy and hold Lloyds shares for life”. The share price has since soared.Lloyds stock surges by 73%, but then slips backSince bottoming out on 22 September, the Lloyds share price has rallied powerfully. By 25 November, the stock had hit a post-meltdown peak of 40.82p, soaring by almost three-quarters (73.1%) in two months. This rally has since reversed, with the stock sliding back. On Friday, it closed at 34.07p, down 6.75p — almost a sixth (16.5%) — in 16 days.What’s causing this weakness?The share price is being battered by a ‘triple whammy’. First, a strong second wave of coronavirus infections around the world is unnerving investors. Second, the Bank of England is looking to bring negative interest rates to the UK, harming banks’ lending margins. Third, the growing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit makes global investors wary of being overly exposed to UK stocks.Would I buy Lloyds shares today?I’m not a Lloyds shareholder, but I would be tempted to buy at the current share price. I expect good news to propel the Lloyds share price higher in 2021. In late March, the bank was forced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to cancel its dividends. However, the PRA has now confirmed that, subject to certain financial tests, UK banks can resume cash payouts next year. Therefore, Lloyds could announce its new dividend policy as early as next February — just two months away.Likewise, after huge write-offs in the first half of 2020, Lloyds’ profits should bounce back in late 2020. A decent set of results would underpin the share price, as would a return to profitability in 2021. Today, Lloyds in its entirety is worth £24.1bn. If I could buy the entire bank at that price, I would. Indeed, I’d expect to make my money back and more within a decade, with ease. That’s why I’d happily buy Lloyds stock today, ideally inside an ISA, so as to enjoy tax-free dividends and future capital gains! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

House Heidehof / Alexander Brenner Architects

first_img Germany CopyAbout this officeAlexander Brenner ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStuttgartHousesGermanyPublished on December 02, 2011Cite: “House Heidehof / Alexander Brenner Architects” 02 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Photographs House Heidehof / Alexander Brenner Architects Photographs:  Zooey Braun Text description provided by the architects. The almost triangular shape of this plot, with its long street front and an impressive plane tree worthy of protection at the rear, required an elongated building running parallel to the road. The expansive, wood-clad garage wall, the layers of garden and pool walls in front of the house and the compact white cube, rising weightlessly above “zebra stripes”, shield the building from the public space on the northeast side. Save this picture!Site planThe entrance level on the ground floor is reached via a small courtyard and a flight of stairs. From this point, the pool in front of the house can be seen on the left. The pool area is not visible from the roadside. The early morning sunlight falling on this water surface is reflected and enters the living area through a window strip at floor level. In the dark, the illuminated pool resembles an abstract picture when viewed from the interior. Save this picture!© Zooey BraunThe bright entrance hall, which is characterized by a frameless glazing stretching across two stories, faces onto the garden and the old plane tree. All living spaces – the living area with the dining space and kitchen on the ground floor, as well as the bedrooms, bathrooms and roof garden on the upper floor – offer views of this imposing tree. On the upper floor, a copper-clad unit stretching along the whole of the solid north wall accommodates all objects and functions to be stored. This element forms the backbone of the upper story. Save this picture!© Zooey BraunAll building equipment and appliances are concealed behind this or other surfaces to preserve the tranquility and the distinctiveness of the room.Save this picture!© Zooey BraunProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Women’s Opportunity Center / Sharon Davis DesignArticlesDisaster Prevention and Education Center / Ryszard Swarabowicz, Marek Golec, Anna Li…Articles Share Projects Save this picture!© Zooey Braun+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Stuttgart, Germany House Heidehof / Alexander Brenner ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Heidehof / Alexander Brenner Architects Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  377 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/188211/house-heidehof-alexander-brenner-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/188211/house-heidehof-alexander-brenner-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year: last_img read more

We-think: The Power of Mass Creativity

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We-think: The Power of Mass Creativity Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 25 June 2008 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Twestival returns with events throughout the year

first_img Howard Lake | 5 April 2013 | News Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Twestival, the global movement that has harnessed Twitter to raise £1.16 million for 285 charities since 2009, returns this year with a different approach. Instead of a single day of events around the world, Twestival will consist of a large number of events taking place throughout the year.Social media users – not just those on Twitter – are now invited to submit proposals to run a ‘Twestival’ or Twitter Festival event in their local community on a volunteer basis. Organisers and volunteers can choose the local cause they will be fundraising for.  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twestival returns with events throughout the year Amanda Rose, one of the Twestival founders, is still part of the Twestival management team. She expects over 300 events to take place in as many cities by the end of the year.Rose said: “This is the biggest change we’ve made to the Twestival movement since launching in 2009, but our vision remains the same – use the power of social media to give back.” She added “Those who have been a part of Twestival know it is much more than just global charity events. Twestivals are a great way to connect with others you might only know on social networks. For many, they are an accessible and exciting way to throw support behind causes that have a big impact in the community they live in.”PayPal and StayClassy are official partners for Twestival 2013, providing local organisers with online donation and organisation facilities.http://twestival.org/last_img read more

University more than doubles income

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Photo: Queen’s University Belfast by Captain Tucker on Flickr.com University more than doubles income Queens University Belfast Foundation had a bumper year in 2014 when it more than doubled its income on the previous year.Total income for 2014 was £14.3 million against £6.5 million in 2013. Pledges made in 2014 for future use came in at £4.4 million.The total figure was boosted by exceptionally large donations from the Atlantic Philanthropies which gave grants of £8 million towards medicine, sharing education and improving children’s lives. A new initiative to raise money from individual giving for medicine proved successful, raising £600,000.Donations to the annual alumni fund raised £328,000 and the Foundation said it contacted 18,000 people in two telephone fundraising campaigns.As well as charitable trust income increasing from £4.5 million to £9.7 in 2014, company giving also grew from £950,000 to £1.2 million. Legacy income jumped from £330,000 to £2.7 million. This figure included one legacy gift of £2 million for cancer research.Income for medicine and health dominated the giving categories with over £10.4 million for these areas of activity.The Queens University Belfast Foundation accounts note that in 2015 they will be assessing the potential of funding for new projects. During the year the Foundation employed 16 staff who, along with general expenses, were paid out of the main university funds. Tagged with: Ireland Northern Ireland Research / statisticscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 April 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Taiwan: RSF urges presidential candidates to commit to the strengthening of journalism

first_img TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure News Amid concerns in Taiwan about possible disinformation attacks aimed at influencing the presidential elections of January 11, 2020, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in an open letter asks candidates and political parties to pledge to support journalism by strengthening editorial independence, creating a due process against disinformation, significantly increasing public media’s resources, supporting ethical journalism, and strengthening media literacy.”The structural weakness of the Taiwanese media makes them particularly vulnerable to disinformation attacks, which represents a real threat to democracy, especially during election periods” observes Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who insists on the urgency “to take the necessary measures to restore confidence in the media and to protect the proper functioning of the island’s institutions.”Taiwan, a liberal democracy that is the world’s 21st largest economy, is the victim of growing interference in its media from the People’s Republic of China, who aggressively claims its sovereignty on the island. In 2017, RSF opened its first Asian office in Taipei, which covers China including Hong Kong and Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea and Mongolia. Taiwan is currently ranked 42nd out of 180 in the 2019 RSF World Press Freedom Index, while China remains near the bottom of the ranking at 177th.The letter was published in the following media:Apple Daily (in Chinese)Taipei Times (in English)Read the full letter (English and Chinese): Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts As Taiwan is concerned about possible disinformation attacks aimed at influencing the upcoming presidential elections, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges candidates to pledge to take strong measures to strengthen journalism. Organisation Related documents 2019-12-17 RSF OpEd Journalism Taiwan (En+Cn)PDF – 364.03 KB Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PHOTOS: AFP News News December 17, 2019 Taiwan: RSF urges presidential candidates to commit to the strengthening of journalism News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure to go further June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Stifled by the authorities, an opposition daily winds up

first_img Organisation November 23, 2020 Find out more According to the information gathered by RSF, the Turkish Cypriot opposition daily Avrupa, known for its dissenting stand toward the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Dentkash and his policy, winded up this week-end, choked by condemnations and fines. The daily, accused and condemned for libelling against Rauf Dentkash in 1999, could not face the damages claimed by the plaintiff, exceeding 200 billion Turkish liras (152 500 euros) News RSF_en News Reporters sans frontières (RSF Reporters Without Borders) denounces the multiple pressures, hindrances and aggressions exerted toward the press during the year 2001 in the Turkish Republic of Cyprus. Stifling the Turkish Cypriot opposition daily Avrupa, compelled to wind itself up this week-end and revive under another name, Afrika, is emblematic of the press general situation worsening in the Turkish part of the island. In July 2000, M. Levent and three other journalists of Avrupa had been accused of spying for the Greek part (south) of the island and kept in custody for several days after the newspaper had criticised the presence of 35 000 soldiers in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts On December 12, the Turkish Cypriot authorities had seized the furniture and equipment as well as the printing material in the daily premises. On December 11, a court had ordered that the newspaper revenues, valued at 5 billion Turkish liras (3820 euros) per week, be seized. June 2, 2021 Find out more December 18, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Stifled by the authorities, an opposition daily winds up CyprusEurope – Central Asia center_img Help by sharing this information Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go further Follow the news on Cyprus News Sener Levent, who regularly receives threats on his life stemming, in his own words, from paramilitary forces, justifies the name Africa given to the revived daily, explaining that from now on Cyprus “does not aim at Europe anymore but rather turns to prehistory toward the African continent”. On May 24, 2001 a bomb had exploded in the daily printing office buildings in Nicosia without casualties. In the evening of May 23, 2001 more than five hundred insulting messages had been sent to the daily electronic mail. According to researches made by the newspaper Yenicag gazetesi, all these messages were coming from the Army military Academy of the RTCN. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more News On November 9, the daily’s computers had been seized under the pretext of outstanding taxes. According to Sener Levent, owner and editor in chief of the newspaper, that last seizure was a response to articles in the daily denouncing the threatening tone of the Turkish Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit and the Turkish minister of Foreign Affairs, Ismail Cem, when addressing the Republic of Cyprus (South). Indeed, one week before, M. Ecevit had announced that would Cyprus integrate the European Union, Turkey would consider annexing the North of the island it has been occupying since 1974. CyprusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

JPMorgan Chase to Launch Digital Consumer Banking in the U.K.

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Twitter Facebookcenter_img LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) today announced it will offer U.K. consumers a completely new banking choice when it launches a digital retail bank in the coming months. Using the Chase brand, the bank will provide products and features tailored to meet the needs of customers in the U.K., delivered via an innovative mobile app. “We are bringing Chase to the U.K. because we want to provide customers with a new banking choice – one that will enable them to benefit from a simple and exceptional banking experience, built on the significant capabilities of JPMorgan Chase,” said Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer & Community Banking and co-President of JPMorgan Chase. “The U.K. has a vibrant and highly competitive consumer banking marketplace, which is why we’ve designed the bank from scratch to specifically meet the needs of customers here.” Sanoke Viswanathan has been appointed CEO of the digital bank having previously been Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Strategy at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank. The digital bank is headquartered at Canary Wharf, London, and its customers will be served by a purpose-built customer contact centre in Edinburgh. The business has already created 400 jobs in the U.K., and has more hires planned as it grows. A U.K. based subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase is licensed to operate the business. Its activities are regulated by both the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. Chase has a unique opportunity to make a difference for U.K. consumers, by combining the reassurance of an established and trusted bank with a seamless customer experience. The bank intends to offer a range of products starting with a new take on current accounts. Chase’s U.K.-based customer contact centre will be central to the proposition, providing fast to access, personalised service around the clock. The offering is currently being piloted in an internal testing phase, prior to public release. “Our decision to launch a digital retail bank in the U.K. is a milestone, introducing British consumers to our retail products for the first time,” said Daniel Pinto, JPMorgan Chase’s London-based co-President. “This new endeavour underscores our commitment to a country where we have deep roots, thousands of employees and offices established for over 160 years.” When considering entry into the U.K., the firm conducted extensive research to identify where it could make an impact for consumers and meet their needs. Even as digital banking has become mainstream, the bank found that the stability and trustworthiness of the banking provider remains a key consideration for consumers. In the United States, Chase is one of the largest consumer banks serving nearly half of the country’s households, including 55 million digitally active customers. It offers a broad range of consumer banking products and holds several number-one positions including in deposit taking, digital banking and credit card issuance. About JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005468/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts: Patrick Burton, +44 20 7134 9041 Julian Wadley, +44 20 3493 0608 Paul Lussier, +1 212 270 5052 KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005468/en Facebook Twitter Pinterest JPMorgan Chase to Launch Digital Consumer Banking in the U.K. Previous articlePure Transplant Solutions, LLC and University Hospital Basel Announce Research CollaborationNext articleABS Capital Announces Several Senior Leadership Promotions on Heels of Growth Equity Firm’s 30-Year Anniversary Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Centre To Consider Legislating Law Regulating Religious Conversion Along The Lines Of UP Love-Jihad law

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Centre To Consider Legislating Law Regulating Religious Conversion Along The Lines Of UP Love-Jihad law Sparsh Upadhyay27 Jan 2021 8:57 PMShare This – xCourts have very limited role with regard to judicial legislation since neither the Courts can legislate nor they have any competence to issue directions to legislature to enact a law in a particular manner: Allahabad High CourtThe Allahabad High Court last week dismissed a plea seeking direction for ‘Union Of India Thru Secy. Home Affairs Ministry New Delhi’ to consider legislating a law regulating the religious conversion on the pattern of the law legislated on the subject by the State of U.P. and other States. The Bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur was hearing the plea of…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?LoginThe Allahabad High Court last week dismissed a plea seeking direction for ‘Union Of India Thru Secy. Home Affairs Ministry New Delhi’ to consider legislating a law regulating the religious conversion on the pattern of the law legislated on the subject by the State of U.P. and other States. The Bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur was hearing the plea of ‘Hindu Personal Law Board’ (through its President Ashok Pandey) who prayed before the Court to issue a direction (as prayed for in the petition) to ameliorate the condition with regard to a particular sect or religion. Contentions raised The petitioner in person contended that he was only seeking a direction for UOI to consider legislating a law regulating religious conversion and no specific direction is being sought to Parliament or any State Legislature to enact any legislation. It was further submitted that the plea only seeks consideration of petitioner’s grievance particularly since all the laws giving criminality to any act or omission have been legislated by the Union and therefore, the law regulating religious conversion should also be made by Union of India. Court’s Observations The Court quoted the Apex Court’s Judgment in the case of Manoj Narula v. Union of India (2014) 9 SCC 1 and the Principle discussed therein (the Doctrine Of Constitutional Trust). In this case, it was held by the Apex Court that it cannot be believed that a constitutional authority or functionary would not act in accordance with and within the scope of its powers as indicated in the Constitution of India. The Court also noted that the Apex Court in the above-said Judgment had further ruled that,”Courts have very limited role with regard to judicial legislation since neither the Courts can legislate nor they have any competence to issue directions to legislature to enact a law in a particular manner.” Further, the Court concluded by saying, “No direction can be issued for enacting any legislation in any particular manner by High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.” Lastly, the Court said, “So far as submission of petitioner in person is concerned that only a direction for consideration of petitioner’s grievance has been made in the petition, the doctrine of constitutional trust also bars any grant of relief prayed for in the manner as envisaged in the petition.”Related News The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel on 28th November promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 (Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Viruddh Dharm Samparivartan Pratishedh Adhyadesh 2020). UP Governor Promulgates Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 On December 18, 2020, a Chief Justice led Division Bench of the High Court issued notices on a batch of PILs challenging the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, and had asked the UP Government to file a counter affidavit. Thereafter, the UP Government filed a counter affidavit in response to a batch of PILs challenging its controversial Love-Jihad Ordinance. In its reply, the Government has claimed that the Ordinance is aimed at preventing any form of unlawful conversion actuated by elements of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, etc. “The Constitution of India abhors any form of forceful conversion particularly in matters of religion. Being a secular State it becomes the foremost duty of the State to protect its citizens from any kind of unlawful or forceful conversion so that the liberty of thought, faith, belief and worship as well as equality of status stands safeguarded thereby assuring the dignity of the individuals,” the Government submitted. Notably, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Anandiben Patel promulgated The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020. The ordinance has been published in the gazette notification (dated 09th January 2021). Madhya Pradesh Governor Promulgates The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020 This law has several provisions that are similar to the ordinance issued by Uttar Pradesh Government.Case title – Hindu Personal Law Board Thru Pres. Ashok Pandey (In Person) v. Union Of Bharat Thru Secy. Home Affairs Ministry New Delhi [P.I.L. CIVIL No. – 2084 of 2021] Click Here To Download Order/JudgmentRead Order/JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more