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in the semifinals. 2016 12:56 am Top News The AAP Sunday demanded a “complete ban on unlicensed app-based taxi services” till cab aggregators agree to comply with safety standards and regulations.universal jurisdiction?meaning that some crimessuch as genocideare so grave that every country has a right to punish the guilty Universal jurisdiction has been used to justify the ad-hoc Nuremburg Tribunal that convicted Nazi war criminals in 1946the hanging of Adolf Eichmann by an Israeli court in 1962and the recent international warrants issued against former US Vice President Dick Cheney by a Belgian magistrate Some visa denials are governed by similar logic Apart from Canadas visa rejectionsthe 2005 decision of the US State Department to deny Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a visa for his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots is based on the same logic behind universal jurisdiction since your internal legal mechanisms are faultywe have the right to make our own judgment about you Is this valid Can Canada question Indian state actions in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab Its own double-standards and Indias legitimate if faulty democracymake that doubtful The other way to judge Canadas actions is if it will improve state accountability in J&K and Punjab Even if legitimatedo arrest warrants and visa-rejections bring any change on the ground Three examples provide mixed answers General Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile from 1974 to 1990; He stepped down in 1990 in favour of a democratically-elected governmentbut only after he was given presidential immunity from future prosecutions In 1998a Spanish magistrate invoked universal jurisdiction to issue an arrest warrant against Pinochet for crimes against humanity the widespread killings that took place during his regime Pinochet was at the time in Britainwhere he was promptly arrested to be extradited to Spain The Chilean governmentstill in transition from Pinochets brutal legacywhole heartedly supported him In the end Pinochet was released by the British government on health groundsand returned to tumultuous support in Chile Soon afterthe Chilean legislature confirmed his immunity But the many legal cases finally admitted by the Chilean judiciary caught up with him and he was placed under house arrestuntil he was judged by a different master If Augusto Pinochets experience is anything to go bythe use of universal jurisdiction and threat of prosecution by a foreign country spurred Chile to confront her own demons The 2009 arrest warrant issued by a London judge against Israeli leader Tzipi Livni sends the opposite message Livni was charged with complicityas Israels foreign ministerin war crimes committed by Israeli troops during its 2008-09 invasion of Gaza The warrant forced Livni to cancel her UK visitin effect a visa-denial But the judge could not have gotten it more wrong Apart from the unverified war crimes claimsLivni is an Israeli moderate She publicly supports a two-state solution and buys the US-sponsored roadmap for peaceunlike the current Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahuwho is waffly on both Peace in the Middle East hinges on Livnis view becoming official policy in Israel To arrest the likely peacemaker in a conflict zone betrayed imperial arrogance rather than a healthy heart The closest analogy to Canadas visa refusal is the US governments 2005 decision to deny Narendra Modi a visa for his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots The rejection served no immediate end: Modi addressed the World Gujarati Conference by videolink It didnt serve a larger end either: the domestic processes against Modilargely directed by the Supreme Courthave little space for what the US thinks The visa-slap also forced Indias political class and public discourse sharply polarised around Modi to rally behind him Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a Modi criticwhose law minister thinks that in any other country Modi would have been hanged was forced to defend Narendra Modis honour in the Rajya Sabha By intervening in a robust and continuing internal debatethe United States played spoiler Visa rejections and international warrants are interventions-on-the-cheap They betray global ambitionsbut without the stamina for serious diplomacy or muscle for armed interventions (think tinyirrelevant Belgium passing warrants against Cheney) It is unfortunate that Canadawithout a colonial past or sanctimonious presentmust resort to such pietiesespecially those that tarnish institutions rather than individuals Pinochets trial played a positive role in his home countrybut as Tipnis and Modis cases showsuch pieties could equally impede domestic accountability in conflict-ridden states Canadas visa rejection also coincides with a prickly new Indian nationalismmost recently exibited in the over-the-top Australia-baiting that followed attacks on Indian students living there The issue is not a closed chapter as Foreign Minister SM Krishna now insists The real tragedy would be if Canadas cussedness unites Indians in a way that impedes accountability for state violence in Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Also read:? 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members and other office bearers. My point was that if any player felt he would not able to focus on cricket in India in given circumstances he can withdraw from the squad, The PCB chief met with the players in Lahore yesterday to brief them about the issues surrounding the World T20 in India and the background for the government wanting full security assurances from the Indian government to give permission to the team to play in India.” said Kalisz, “It’s just like, Hamilton added: “Yes," he said. comparing the then Chelsea manager with the image from the movie. after watching Tom Hanks’ Green Mile a day earlier,15.

The Speaker said he also discussed the issue of alleged attack on AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Sarita Singh." Khan also spoke about inviting the Afghanistan team to Quetta, Talking to the media in Quetta, “Though HC and SC have given orders that builders cannot charge parking fees, the government should issue orders to make parking charges legal with a fixed amount and parking allotment number along with architect’s demarcation map showing exact place of parking while making registration at sub-registrar’s offices. Morris scored a total of 12, while Rolton’s performances have been recent and came during an era when women’s cricket became very competitive.

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