House 6 / Welsh+Major

first_img Houses CopyAbout this officeWelsh+MajorOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyHousesAustraliaPublished on May 23, 2012Cite: “House 6 / Welsh+Major” 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore 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 Area:  165 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Welsh+Major Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Paul BradshawText description provided by the architects. The new pavilion presents a chapter in the evolving story of how people continue to live in this place. The house we found when we were first commissioned was a familiar type: a 2-storey terrace, relatively intact at the front, with additions to the side and the rear. The rear of the property presented as a series of elements accumulated over time- kitchens, laundries terraces and stairs. Our approach was to selectively remove some of the elements, and add a few new ones along the way. Save this picture!The massing of the house was treated as an oversized still life: the composition of the elements creating an additional 6 square metres to the house we found. The average size house in Australia is now beyond 300 square metres and is still rising- this increase in pressure on our resources can’t be sustained indefinitely. Consequently, we feel it is important to offer flexible spaces rather than excessive additional space in responding to the needs of the inhabitants of our houses. Fortunately, our Clients agreed with us. Save this picture!What we don’t do in our projects is often just as important as the work we do. Wherever possible we try to avoid demolition of existing structures in order to reduce material flows as well as project cost. Internally the upper floor arrangement was left unaltered, whilst downstairs the front of the house was also left unaltered- the rear wing was the main area we concentrated upon. One of the main aims of the project was to connect the rear lawn with the living spaces of the house. In a relatively benign Sydney climate, a key part of the brief was to be able to open the house up to the outside.Save this picture!Re- setting the kitchen and associated living space on grade with the rear lawn expanded the effective living space of the house to include the outdoor spaces. A new internal bathroom was added, and an existing rear sitting room was altered to become a study. Finally, a vestibule area that linked the formal Dining room to the rear yard was re-configured to hold a daybed, which could be closed off to serve as short-term guest accommodation when required. Save this picture!The rear of the house faces predominantly south. The new roof forms create a lantern form that allow northern and eastern sunlight to penetrate the house between March and October. The new floor slab is electronically heated using a system that reduces the time it takes to heat the slab, and consequently keep running costs low. Save this picture!© Paul BradshawThe house is an exercise in small, considered interventions that contribute to the built landscape in an environmentally responsible manner. Just as importantly, it is a flexible, comfortable family home that suits the needs of our Clients.Save this picture!© Paul BradshawProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Approach WorkshopArticlesUniversity at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOKArticles Share House 6 / Welsh+Major ArchDaily “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Bradshaw+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Australia Projects “COPY” House 6 / Welsh+MajorSave this projectSaveHouse 6 / Welsh+Majorlast_img read more

Bond House / Alexis Dornier

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsUbudOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on October 21, 2020Cite: “Bond House / Alexis Dornier” 21 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bond 巴厘岛林中别墅 / Alexis Dornier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 Area:  1033 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Bond House / Alexis DornierSave this projectSaveBond House / Alexis Dornier ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Ubud, Indonesia Houses 2020 Bond House / Alexis Dornier Save this picture!© KIE+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs Photographs:  KIEArchitect In Charge:Alexis DornierConstruction:Surya KembarCity:UbudCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The cross is one of the oldest diagrams of space organization in architectural history. Bond is designed through the interplay of intersecting elements coming together to shape plane-fields for gathering and recreation on all levels- a junction that unifies elements traveling in all directions. This work of lines frames the lush surrounding and forms no obstacle to the eye that is free for gazing.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© KIEOne approaches the building head on and right onto the pool area which forms the dominating main axis of the house, splitting the living room into two living spaces. Together with the pool area they form the main gathering level.Save this picture!© KIEThe slab is seemingly hovering about these spaces and has large openings above the pool area that provide views from the roof terrace back onto the pool. The curtain wall façade of the living rooms show very little visual barrier to the outside and hold a collection of remarkable furniture pieces, the sculptural kitchen and dining table. Save this picture!© KIEThe spiral staircase is the central sculpture and connects to the vast roof terrace, from which one can enjoy views onto rice fields as well as back down into the pool area. The ground floor holds 5 bedrooms that access the living rooms through voids that hold stairways. All rooms can also be individually accessed from the outside, and without having to go through the living rooms they form the pedestal for upstairs.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© KIEChosen materials amplify the seamless continuation of the outside and sukabumi stone is the conceptual fossilization of the jungle, defining all hard surfaces. The wooden ceiling adds warmth and marks all ‘inside’ spaces to be specific.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessDisrupting Normal Experiences: An Interview with the Curators of Svizzera 240ArticlesDesign Miami Unveils Architectural Drawings by 90 International Architects Including…Architecture News Share Indonesia Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project Year: last_img read more

Age UK criticised by Charity Commission over E.ON partnership

first_img  195 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Age UK Charity Commission regulation About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Age UK must review its involvement with the energy market following a Charity Commission investigation into its relationship with E.ON, the regulator has said.The charity should also make clear to customers any commission or fee received from commercial partnerships. The recommendations come as part of a report by the Charity Commission following its recent investigation into allegations that the charity was receiving a significant sum of money from E.ON to promote a particular tariff that was more expensive than others available.The investigation found processes in place for reviewing the suitability of products prior to selection, but that it was unclear whether Age UK had sufficiently considered the risks of targeting beneficiaries with a commercial product in an area where the charity also campaigns on behalf of its beneficiaries. The Commission also found that the charity’s processes for ensuring that the partnership remained in the best interests of the charity were insufficient and needed to be kept under more regular review.In addition, the nature of the commercial partnership across the range of services, and the fee or commission received by the charity through the trading subsidiary, was not made clear to customers. The Commission has recommended that Age UK clearly identifies any commission or fee received by the charity on all Age UK branded products. A number of further recommendations were also made to ensure that the charity is fully compliant with its legal duties.David Holdsworth, chief operating officer at the Charity Commission said:“Participation in the energy market poses significant risks and Age UK should consider whether continued involvement is in the charity’s best interests. Although the charity had oversight mechanisms, the Commission found these were insufficient and needed to be kept under more regular review. Any fee or commission that the charity receives through these arrangements must be clear and transparent.”An Age UK spokesperson commented: Advertisementcenter_img “We accept we can never be too transparent and our trading arm needs a sharper demarcation from the Age UK charity. We want every customer of our trading arm to know who they have bought from, that any surplus is then gifted to our charity, and how this then benefits older people in need. We will be making some changes so this is always crystal clear.”  194 total views,  2 views today Age UK criticised by Charity Commission over E.ON partnership Melanie May | 20 April 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Bangladeshi solidarity with BLM

first_imgIn solidarity and unity with the Black Lives Matter movement and immigrants under attack, the Bangladeshi American Community Council held a Town Hall meeting in Parkchester, Bronx, on Jan. 31. The meeting followed the hospitalization of a prominent member of the community, who had been attacked by youths influenced by media demonization. Based only on his beard, they called this Bangladeshi man “ISIS.”The People’s Power Assembly, International Action Center, Why Accountability, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum and Guyanese American Workers United participated and spoke, along with several religious leaders and community groups.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Security officials must stop interrogating journalists illegally

first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the interrogation of at least six journalists by the National Department of Security (NDS), including Zaki Daryaie, the editor of the daily Etilaatroz, and Javad Naji, a journalist active on social networks. They were interrogated by NDS officers in the presence of a senior National Security Council representative during the past week. RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” They were summoned and questioned on suspicion of being the anonymous authors of Kabul Taxi, a Facebook page that has been revealing details of the activities of the country’s leaders since April, including the movements of government ministers and national security advisers.The journalists questioned have objected to the illegality of these interrogations as well as denying any role in Kabul Taxi.After journalists and Afghan journalists’ associations protested against the interrogations, the National Security Council issued a statement on 24 August stressing “the state’s respect for freedom of information and the government’s commitment to the right to information.” Although it did not refer to the interrogation of journalists about Kabul Taxi, the statement condemned the publication of information about government officials and in particular, National Security Council members, which – it said – constituted a “state secret.”Under the media law promulgated in 2013 by then President Hamid Karzai, complaints against media outlets and journalists are supposed to be handled by the Media Verification Commission before being transferred to the judicial authorities, if appropriate.Journalists are supposed to be represented on this commission but as they have not yet been elected, the commission is not yet operational and, in its absence, the information and culture ministry is meant to handle this function. The National Department of Security and the National Security Council clearly do not have the right to directly summon journalists for questioning.“We call on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah to respect the ‘pact for the protection of media and journalists’ that they undertook to implement,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Afghanistan desk.“They must also ensure that Afghanistan’s security officials respect this pact. The authorities will not be able to combat ‘rumours’ without respecting the law. The law on access to information, which President Ghani signed shortly after taking office in 2014, must be implemented. Unfortunately, this has not been the case until now.”Afghanistan is ranked 122th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News News August 27, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security officials must stop interrogating journalists illegally to go further Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alertslast_img read more

Outdoor Living in Style

first_imgCover Story Outdoor Living in Style Pacific Outdoor Living designs and builds landscapes for outdoor living, and offers a quality of service like no other By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 1:29 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Everyone craves an escape to paradise every now and then, but what if you can escape every time you step out your house?Pacific Outdoor Living can give you paradise in your backyard.What sets Pacific Outdoor Living apart from other contractors is that it foregoes having you deal with separate designers and contractors by offering both services under one roof. This ensures projects don’t go over budget as is usually the case.“It basically starts with a designer meeting with their customer, discussing what their project is. And one of the things that we do that’s extremely different than other people is that we have to be able to develop a team relationship with the customer and get to know what their budget is,” says owner Terry Morrill.Clients who have a hard time picking a design can visit Pacific Outdoor Living, and see the options available to them.“We have a showroom up in La Crescenta that has all the various products that are available to them, so the customer can see a sample of the real thing and also a sample of the different furniture that we have,” says Terry.Rebecca Morrill, daughter of Terry, says that clients coming to visit the showroom can expect a variety of displays as far as outdoor living is concerned. “We have outdoor living rooms consisting of outdoor furniture, pergolas, jalousies, fountains, pottery and of course the paving stone samples as well as their building materials such as flooring, outdoor flooring and ponds; there’s a lot to see here,” Rebecca explains.Clients who employ the design and contractor services of Pacific Outdoor living can also expect some perks and benefits.“For our customers that are working with Pacific Outdoor Living, we extend designer discounts and great pricing. Of course for the retail store, we do have great pricing but there are extra discounts for those customers that are actually having landscape design services done with us,” says Rebecca.Rebecca also explains that Pacific Outdoor Living offers great value, “We don’t pretend to be the cheapest but basically what we give is excellent service and excellent quality products.”The company aims to give clients everything they need when it comes to outdoor landscaping, and the showroom is where clients “can basically have everything from the idea and the concept to the actual design, the drawing and specs to the installation of the landscape design and the project. Even the furniture with the bells and whistles and the frosting at the end [like] lighting and accessories, fountains, pottery, things like that,” says Rebecca.Terry adds that aside from landscapes, the company also designs and builds swimming pools, ponds and basically most water features.“A lot of our customers say it’s like their own private resort that we can build and create for them,” says Terry.The company also ensures quality work and back’s it up with a “customer loyalty program, where we’ll call and talk to the customers at the end of the job to evaluate how we did, how the salesman did, how the crew did and to instantly be able to go up there and repair and correct anything that does come up.”From design to build, everything that customers need regarding outdoor living, whether it’s advice or products, Rebecca says “we’re here for them.”Pacific Outdoor Living is located at 2727 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta.To learn more about Pacific Outdoor Living, visit or call (818) 247-9595. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

Touring man to sing relatable life tales

first_img Previous articleMCH board to vote on retiree settlementNext articleOPD: Woman threatened to kill pregnant woman, child admin Local News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Touring man to sing relatable life tales WhatsAppcenter_img By admin – March 15, 2018 The Garage Coffee, Music & MoreThe singer/songwriter the Reverend Justin Hylton from Atlanta is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday at The Garage Coffee, Music & More, 1110 N. Main St., Fort Stockton.Hylton has toured the nation with his songs of relatable tales of life experiences. Facebook Twitter Garage Coffee, Music and More Facebooklast_img read more

Juneteenth Celebration begins Friday

first_img Juneteenth Celebration begins Friday Local News WhatsApp Facebook Black Cultural Council of OdessaThe Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration on Friday at the following locations.Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed; 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., welcome program; 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., performance by saxophonist Chris Mitchell; 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by N’Tense featuring Sean G. and youth dance.Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament.Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant.The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation.Food vendors will be at Woodson Park.Call 305-0369. By admin – June 14, 2018 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOPD dismisses officer after unreasonable use of force findingNext articleSULLUM: SCOTUS may yet approve gay wedding cake demands adminlast_img read more

Three of the men arrrested during Michael Barr’s funeral due in court later today

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twelve other men who had also been arrested have been released pending report to Public Prosecution Service. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Facebook Pinterest Three of the men arrrested during Michael Barr’s funeral due in court later today Three men arrested as result of the policing operation at the funeral of Michael Barr in Strabane on Thursday will appear at Omagh Magistrates Court later today. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp By admin – May 7, 2016 They are charged with wearing clothing or having article(s) as a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation. Previous articleGallagher the Harps hero with late penalty saveNext articleMan fired air pistol to frighten taunting children away admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

“Her Personal Views”: Gauhati HC Grants Bail To Writer Who Allegedly Questioned Martyr Status Of 22 CAPF Soldiers Involved In Anti-Naxal Operation

first_imgNews Updates”Her Personal Views”: Gauhati HC Grants Bail To Writer Who Allegedly Questioned Martyr Status Of 22 CAPF Soldiers Involved In Anti-Naxal Operation Sparsh Upadhyay23 April 2021 9:29 AMShare This – xObserving that prima facie, the Assam based Writer, Sikha Sarma had expressed her personal views on the use of the term ‘Swahid/martyr’ in respect of 22 CAPF soldiers who laid their lives in action or killed on duty (during Anti-Naxal Operation In Chattisgarh), the Gauhati High Court on Monday (19th April) granted her bail. The Bench of Justice Ajit Borthakur observed, “Taking note of the apprehension of threat to health of the prisoners due to the ongoing second wave of novel Covid-19 pandemic, this Court is of the considered opinion that further continuation of detention of the accused petitioner, who is a woman, may not be necessary in the interest of the ongoing investigation.” The matter before the Court As per the FIR, the accused petitioner had posted a Facebook post on 05th April 2021 showing disrespect to the martyrs of the Nation and that it was also alleged that the accused petitioner in her post, maligned and disregarded the sacrifice of the martyrs by urging ‘Media’ not to generate public sentiments in their favour and not to term them as ‘Swahids’ as they are drawing salary for the services they are providing to the nation. Allegedly, she wrote- “A person who draws salary for his service cannot be considered to be a martyr/swahid if he dies on duty. If it is so, then, an electrical worker who dies in an electric shock should also be considered as Swahid. News media, do not make the public emotional.” It was also alleged in the FIR that this defamatory comment had encountered public outrage in social media as on that day, the nation was mourning the martyrdom of 22 Jawans killed during anti-naxal operation in Chattisgarh on 3rd April, 2021. Arguments put forth The Senior Counsel appearing for the accused petitioner, submitted that the accused was a renowned writer, who had authored 4 bestselling Assamese books and radio artist. It was submitted that she neither made any anti-national statement nor made the statement which brings or attempts to bring or create any hatred, enmity, contempt or disaffection towards the Government established by law. Importantly, it was stated that the word ‘Swahid/martyr’ was not defined in law or by any Government notifications etc., and that the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India had clearly mentioned in its reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha that “Swahid/martyr” was not defined anywhere and presently the Ministry of Defence is not issuing any such order/notification to this effect in respect of the defence personnel. Lastly, it was submitted that no such order/notification to this effect was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs in respect of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel who are killed in action while discharging their duties. Addl. P.P., Assam submitted that the accused petitioner had shown her mental tendency to demoralise the soldiers of the armed and para-military forces by way of questioning the use of ‘Swahid/martyr ‘ in respect of the armed personnel who laid their lives in action or killed on duty against a militant outfit. Court’s observations The Court noted that the prima facie grounds for arrest of the accused petitioner seem to have basically arisen out of the offence of ‘sedition’, which is made punishable under Section 124A of the IPC. The Court observed that the offence of ‘Sedition’ contemplated three ingredients- 1. That the accused did speak, write, make signs or representations or some other acts; 2. That the accused brought or attempted to bring into hatred or contempt or excited or attempted to excite disaffection thereby; 3. That the said hatred, contempt or disaffection was towards the Government established by law. The Court further observed, “This Section of the IPC, it may be pointed out, is not inconsistent with the fundamental right of freedom of expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India and as such, the intention of the offender has to be gathered from the language used.” Lastly, noting that she prima facie expressed her personal views on the use of the term ‘Swahid/martyr’ through social network in respect of 22 brave hearts/patriot soldiers¸ the Court granted her bail. The Court has directed her to refrain from committing any similar offences in future of which she is accused or suspected of commission. Case title – Sikha Sarma v. The State of Assam Click Here To Download OrderRead orderTagsAnti-Naxal Operation Facebook post Arrest over Facebook Post facebook post on martyrs Gauhati HC Guahati High Court Freedom of speech Freedom of Expression Article 19 Justice Ajit Borthakur Next Storylast_img read more