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News Updates[Delhi Riots] Gulfisha Fatima’s Allegations Of Harassment By Tihar Jail Staff: Delhi Court Directs Superintendent To Change Staff If Required Sparsh Upadhyay6 Nov 2020 12:52 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (05th November) directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to change the staff, if required, against whom Accused/Applicant and Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima had raised an allegation of mental harassment.The Additional Sessions Judge, Karkardooma Court Amitabh Rawat observed,”In the facts of the case, I deem it fit, without getting into…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 Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (05th November) directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to change the staff, if required, against whom Accused/Applicant and Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima had raised an allegation of mental harassment.The Additional Sessions Judge, Karkardooma Court Amitabh Rawat observed,”In the facts of the case, I deem it fit, without getting into the allegations/denial of allegations, to instruct the Jail Superintendent to ensure that if need be, to change the ward of the applicant or change the staff on duty or other steps that he deems fit to avoid any confrontation”AllegationsIt was submitted by the counsel for the Accused/Applicant Gulfisha Khatoon that the accused is in Judicial Custody since 11.04.2020 and she was subjected to harassment by the jail authorities.It was alleged that derogatory terms were used for her by the jail staff, which caused her mental and emotional harassment.Thus, it was prayed that jail authorities may be directed not to harass the accused and action be taken against them.Status report filed by Jail Superintendent, Tihar JailIn this context, a status report was filed by the Jail Superintendent, Tihar Jail stating that various requests of the applicant were considered from time to time as per jail rules.It was stated in the report that”Various requests like the change of brand of milk, a headphone for the legal interview, study room etc. were made and duly considered. The applicant had made a complaint about the discrimination by jail staff and after making inquiry it was found that there was an argument between the applicant and the jail staff over the issue of going inside the jail ward after 6.30 pm as per rules.”The report further stated that no derogatory words as mentioned in the application were made and two other inmates, who were present there, have given their statements in this regard.It was also stated in the report that there are 48 Muslim female inmates as on 15.10.2020 and no other inmate has ever made such kind of complaint.Notably, the Report stated,”The applicant/female inmate is also trying to overpower the jail staff and create nuisance in jail. Her behaviour is aggressive and troublesome. The staff has also been directed to behave politely and not to argue with other inmates. The applicant has also been given correctional punishments to mend her behaviour.”Court’s orderAfter perusing the application, report and hearing the arguments, the Court noted that there were some arguments between jail staff and an accused/applicant.”It is a version of the applicant vs the version of the jail staff. The concerned Jail Superintendent has conducted an inquiry”, remarked the Court.As stated earlier, the Court ordered,”I deem it fit to instruct the Jail Superintendent to ensure that if need be, to change the ward of the applicant or change the staff on duty or other steps that he deems fit to avoid any confrontation.”It may be noted that student activist Gulfisha Fatima has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).In September, Gulfisha Fatima, had alleged before a Delhi court that she was being subjected to communal slurs and mental harassment by jail authorities.Fatima had alleged that she was being discriminated against by the staff in the jail.”I have a problem in jail. Ever since I was brought here I have been constantly facing discrimination by the jail staff. They called me an educated terrorist and are hurling communal slurs at me. I am facing mental harassment here. If I hurt myself, only jail authorities will be responsible for it”, she alleged.On Monday (19th October) Karkardooma Court (Delhi) had dismissed her application seeking statutory bail in a case related to the communal violence which took place in North-East Delhi in February 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
The attachment to artificial substrata (carborundum paper) of cyanobacteria and algae isolated from Antarctic fellfield soils was investigated using a simulated flow apparatus. Generally, the rugosity of the substratum was less important than the morphology and extent of mucilage production of the microflora in determining attachment success. However, the smoothest grades of substratum did increase the retention of the fine filaments of the cyanobacterium Pseudanabaena and decrease the retention of the large filaments of the chlorophyte Zygnema. Filaments of the motile cyanobacterium Phormidium and cells of the motile diatom Pinnularia showed good retention on all grades of paper, with that of Phormidium being the highest of all taxa at 90–100%. The coccoid chlorophyte Planktosphaerella was poorly retained on all grades of substratum. Growth rates of the same organisms on fellfield soils were little affected by soil rugosity, although the largest soil particles (1–2 mm) did cause a decrease in the growth rate of Phormidium and increase in that of Planktosphaerella. These results indicate the importance of the cyanobacterial-algal flora, and especially the motile component, in the stabilization of fellfield soils.