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Criminal Justice Act 1988

Section 139 Offence of having article with blade or point in public place

  1. Subject to subsections (4) and (5) below, any person who has an article to which this sectionapplies with him in a public place shall be guilty of an offence.
  2. Subject to subsection (3) below, this section applies to any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except a folding pocket knife.
  3. This section applies to a folding pocketknife if the cutting edge of its blade exceeds 3 inches.
  4. It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had good reason or lawful authority for having the article with him in a public place.
  5. Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (4) above, it shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had the article with him —
    1. for use at work;
    2. for religious reasons; or
    3. as part of any national costume.
  6. In this section “public place” includes any place to which at the material time the public have or are permitted access, whether on payment or otherwise.
  7. This section shall not have effect in relation to anything done before it comes into force.

 

Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 4.

After section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (offence of having article with blade or point inpublic place) there is inserted—

“139A Offence of having article with blade or point (or offensive weapon) on school premises

  1. Any person who has an article to which section 139 of this Act applies with him on schoolpremises shall be guilty of an offence.
  2. Any person who has an offensive weapon within the meaning of section 1 of the [1953 c. 14.]Prevention of Crime Act 1953 with him on school premises shall be guilty of an offence.
  3. It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) or (2) above to prove that he had good reason or lawful authority for having the article or weapon with him on thepremises in question.
  4. Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3) above, it shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) or (2) above to prove that he had the article orweapon in question with him or Her  —

 

  1. for use at work,
  2. for educational purposes,
  3. for religious reasons, or
  4. as part of any national costume.

Death Penalty (India)

Go to 11.29 am for Kesri Lehar Campaign

I beg to move,That this House welcomes the national petition launched by the Kesri Lehar campaign urging the UK Government to press the Indian government to sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which encompasses the death penalty, with the result that India would abolish the death penalty and lift this threat from Balwant Singh Rajoana and others. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for agreeing to this debate, and for having considered our representations as a matter of urgency.

Press Release
Rt Hon ANN CLWYD MP

4 December 2007

Ann Clwyd calls for justice over Sikh pupil

Ann Clwyd said:

“After considering all the circumstances, I believe that the Sikh girl currently excluded from Aberdare Girls’ School, in my constituency, for wearing a steel bangle, should be allowed to return to school and to wear the bangle.

Rt Hon ANN CLWYD MP

“The Kara is a steel bangle that is one of the five physical items that every Sikh must wear as symbols of their faith.

“Sarika Singh, aged 14, refused to take off her bangle worn by devout Sikhs as a symbol of her religion.

“I have met Sarika and her mother at their home in the Cynon Valley. I have also spoken to governors at the school, a number of colleagues here at the House of Commons, and the civil liberties organisation Liberty. I am firmly of the view that the school, if it persists in its views, contravenes the Race Relations Act 1976, the Equality Act 2006, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

The hardest thing for any parent is for them to see the dead body of their young son..

it’s even harder to accept when he was killed for peacefully protesting!!

Bhai Jaspal Singh aged 18 was shot dead by the Punjab Police whilst protesting against the death sentence given to Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana!!

Sister-of-Shaheed-Bhai-Jaspal-Singh-Ji

"My brother had a dream since we were little to become shaheed one day"

When I asked him, where are you going with the bag" (as He had packed his bags in the morning and left hom)?

"He said I'm going to Patiala to meet Bhai Rajoana & I'm not coming back till He is free. If i dont come, consider me Shaheed.....When my brother had said this it was Akaal Purakh Waheguru speaking" - Bibi Kawaljeet Kaur Ji 

A Salute to Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh (Gurdaspur, Punjab) 29-03-2012 Parnaam Shaheeda nu!


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