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. Enter Your Email Address In a recent article I explained why Greggs, a firm whose share price has grown by more than 80% in 2019, could be about to add to these monster gains next week. But it’s not the only dividend hero that I have one eye on as we head into the next decade.Indeed, as a shareholder of Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) stock, I am eagerly awaiting the release of fresh trading details on January 14. The housebuilder certainly soothed persistent fears over a market slowdown last time out in mid-November, advising that “we continued to see good demand for our homes and have built a very strong order book.” And I expect nothing less than another robust set of numbers from the Buckinghamshire company.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…It said that its sales rate per outlet per week was up at 0.96 in the year to date versus 0.81 a year earlier. And a total order book of 10,433 homes as of November 10, up from 9,843 at the same point in 2018 and worth £2.7bn (versus £2.4bn previously), gave investors like me extra reasons to be confident. Stunning share price gainsLike Greggs, the FTSE 100 firm’s share price has also ignited this year, up a meaty 43% since New Year’s Day. Investor demand really lit up following the UK’s avoidance of a no-deal Brexit in October, and then again after the Conservative Party’s general election victory this month. But as I explained recently, it’s possible that this bullishness will evaporate once the complications of trade deal negotiations with the European Union become apparent, raising doubts over new-build demand once again in the minds of many investors.I see no reason to fear for the likes of Taylor Wimpey however, either in the near term or beyond. While it may fail to replicate the mighty share price gains of the outgoing year, thanks to ineffective government housing policy there’s no reason to expect the sunny trading releases from the homebuilders to come to a halt. And this should keep the stock moving skywards.Lending conditions remain extremely favourable too, and are likely to remain so given the likely persistence of dovish Bank of England monetary policy entering the next decade. So one can expect bubbly demand for Taylor Wimpey product (and that of its peers) from first-time buyers to keep on booming.Big dividends, top valueCity analysts expect earnings at the Footsie company to rise fractionally in 2020, reflecting predictions of more weak home price growth. Still, current consensus leaves Taylor Wimpey trading on a rock-bottom forward P/E ratio of 9.5 times, way below the FTSE 100 broader average of 14.5 times.Besides, what the builder lacks in terms of growth, it more than makes up for in terms of dividends, Taylor Wimpey pledging to keep the special payouts coming next year. It plans to pay a total 18.6p per share reward in 2020, which yields a mighty 9.6%. I reckon the business should keep paying big dividends beyond the coming year too, and with fresh financials just around the corner, I reckon it’s a top buy today. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild owns shares of Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. I own this FTSE 100 10% dividend yield in an ISA. And I reckon it will soar again in 2020! 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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. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 29th November, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroft “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), this is our worst economic slump for 300 years. The OBR expects GDP to shrink by 11.3% this year, which is only trumped by the devastation of the Great Frost of 1709. No wonder FTSE 100 shares have fallen.That knowledge first spiked my amazement that we even have records going back that far. Then I felt sympathy for anyone in charge of budget responsibility. But though such a sorry economic prospect approaches disaster, reading further helped settle my fears.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…The economy is expected to pick up next year, but probably won’t be back to pre-pandemic levels until the end of 2022. Now, hang on a minute, a massive disaster that’s over in two years doesn’t seem like something to despair over. It’s certainly no reason to abandon investing in FTSE 100 shares, as many have done this year.Carry on investingAn economic slump is dreadful, especially for those losing their jobs. Nobody wants it to happen. But from a long-term investment perspective, even a two-year dip, shouldn’t be a reason to stop investing. The dip might be deep, but if it’s effectively flat after two years? Twenty four months are hard to even see on long-term FTSE 100 share price charts.The approach championed by all of us at The Motley Fool is to invest for the long term. For me, that’s five years as an absolute minimum. But I really prefer to commit to 10 years, and 20 is even better. According to a Barclays study, the UK stock market has never lost out to cash investments over any 20-year period in the past 120 years, or so. Not even once.I’m in it until the endWith that long-term commitment behind me, I can take short-term dips in my stride. But I confess the depths that FTSE 100 shares reached in the 2020 crash sorely tested me. I’m confident that good companies will thrive, and that my stock values will recover before I need the cash. But it’s an altogether different thing to watch them plummeting and not flinch.I was talking to a financial adviser not long ago. And when I said that my investments were almost totally in FTSE 100 shares with a long-term horizon, you know what he said? He rejected my strategy, saying that it was all very well but it wasn’t not much good this year. My long-term strategy doesn’t work in the short term? It makes me wonder how you get to be a financial adviser these days! One of my fellow Motley Fool writers is one, so I’ll have to ask him.FTSE 100 share price panic?The key thing now is to not panic, and I’m certainly not going to sell any of my FTSE 100 shares. Instead, I’m planning to buy more for my Stocks and Shares ISA. And the stock market crash and economic slump? I say never mind the depth, feel the duration — or something like that.The grey clouds from the OBR haven’t a silver lining, but a golden one. The prospect of getting back to almost-normal by the end of next year is better than this long-term investor had hoped.
Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks raise £100,000 for BHF Howard Lake | 9 September 2005 | News Employees at Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank have raised over £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation in just eight months.In January this year, Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank launched their first ever Charity Partnership by each making a £20,000 donation. Since then, all funds raised by employees have been matched £1 for £1 by the banks, encouraging the continued commitment from their 10,000 staff.The banks reached their £100,000 fundraising milestone by holding a host of fundraising events, including a ‘wear something red’ day on Valentine’s Day and a ‘wear something red on your head’ day during the BHF’s Help a Heart Week in June. Also among the activities that week was a ‘Departmental Triathlon’ where competitors cycled, swam and ran (or walked) a total of 874 miles – equivalent to the distance between John o’Groats to Land’s End, raising £5,000. Advertisement 23 total views, 1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics
Tagged with: Blackbaud Digital Technology Howard Lake | 17 January 2011 | News 109 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. The Raiser’s Edge now available in new hosted package Blackbaud has announced a new version of The Raiser’s Edge for charities that want a simpler approach to buying, installing and managing the fundraising database.The Raiser’s Edge (i) helps charities manage both their offline and online fundraising and communications in a single, hosted solution. The UK version, which includes the ability to capture Gift Aid information, enables online donations, registration, email, and SMS communications to help charities acquire and cultivate supporters.The new package, available in three versions, combines the functionality of The Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud NetCommunity, but has been configured to serve those charities who wanted a simpler approach to choosing and installing the software that is used by over 13,000 not-for-profits around the world.This new packaged version of The Raiser’s Edge includes software, implementation, support and maintenance. It reduces the costs of sale for Blackbaud, and the company says it is passing on these savings to bring the price down on the standard, but customisable, version of The Raiser’s Edge.Blackbaud explained that the new package was developed to service the growing expectations of donors who wish to interact with a charity via one or more of a whole range of channels, and to serve the needs of charities who wish to combine and analyse information on donors irrespective of whether they gave online or offline. It is based on Blackbaud’s examination of the best practices of its 250,000 users.The Raiser’s Edge (i) allows individuals to login, make donations, sign up for email alerts, and track all their past donations (whether made online or offline). Charities can use it to analyse their donors’ giving behaviour, including how they interact with their website, and to develop communication and fundraising programmes based on analysis of donors’ online and offline giving histories.The Raiser’s Edge (i) platform was created, trialled and developed in the USA in 2010. Blackbaud says that organisations using it to manage supporters who were interacting online and offline “typically secured 40% higher gifts”.Martin Jervis, Blackbaud Europe’s vice president and managing director, said: “Blackbaud recognises that the only real answer is to have one fully integrated solution. Fundraising and supporter relationship management has changed significantly in recent years with donors, fundraisers and stakeholders alike expecting to engage, be engaged with, share and feel like they are part of the organisation they choose to support”.Focusing on its simplicity and lower cost, Jervis added: “This new version effectively doubles the number of people in the market who can take advantage of The Raiser’s Edge.”www.blackbaud.co.uk
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 June 2011 | News Tagged with: Digital New website design for Batten Disease Family Association The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is improving its online communications with families, fund-raisers and volunteers after appointing PSP Rare Digital to redesign a professional new website.Supported by a grant donation from the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the BDFA has briefed the Clerkenwell-based agency to take its website to a new level of design, function and versatility and increase its appeal across all user groups.Founded in 1998 by a small group of parents of children with Batten Disease, the BDFA achieved registered charity status ten years ago. It has continued to support families, raise awareness and facilitate research into this group of rare, genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative, metabolic diseases that occur in children and adults worldwide.PSP Rare’s digital creative division was established last year to integrate emerging digital technologies and website design into the group’s traditional contract publishing services. Its previous third sector experience has included a major programme of digital communications and website design work for Jeans for Genes.Agency director, Clint Golding commented: “The BDFA is doing some excellent work supporting a broad network of people affected by Batten Disease. Our brief is to completely overhaul the existing website, redesigning, rebuilding and helping with visual and content strategy to make it more accessible, appealing and relevant to its diverse range of user groups.”Andrea West, charity manager at BDFA added: “Our charity is very grateful to the Clothworkers’ Foundation for a generous grant which has enabled us to commission PSP Rare Digital to work with us to develop our new website.“This represents a very important step in the development of the BDFA as it enables us to expand the invaluable support we provide to affected families and represents an important tool for raising awareness of this devastating disease.”EndsPart of the PSP Rare publishing and communications group, PSP Rare Digital is a digital creative agency which creates compelling experiences through digital marketing, website development and user experience design.For further information contact:Andrew Crosbie, PR Director, Tel: 07947 992022, E: [email protected] 17 total views, 1 views today 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.
International Working Women’s Day Coalition defends reproductive justice, New York City, March 8. 2014.The Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 has issued unity principles defining what it stands for. Included in eight rights are those for workers, immigrants, LGBTQIA communities, people with disabilities, environmental justice, civil and reproductive rights, and ending violence.The march statement on reproductive freedom begins, “We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education.”The statement concludes: “Recognizing that women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues … [we] must create a society in which women — in particular Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and queer and trans women — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.”That affirmation of reproductive justice is welcome since the next day, Jan. 22, is the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade. Roe’s very existence is now in jeopardy given the aggressive anti-woman, anti-abortion stance of the Trump-Pence administration and the right-wing-controlled Congress.The House of Representatives passed the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 13, which affects millions of working people, especially women of child-bearing age whose contraceptives were paid for under the law. (See editorial.) The same day Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced a national law to ban all abortions.The major federal ruling that currently restricts Medicaid and Title X payments for abortions for poor women is the Hyde Amendment, in effect since 1976. (See Jan. 5 WW.)Attacks in the statesAccording to the Guttmacher Institute, 18 states in 2016 enacted 50 new restrictions on abortion. That brings the total of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 338.Now 14 states, mostly in the South and upper Midwest, have 20-week bans on abortion. Twenty weeks is the time when anti-choice adherents claim a fetus can feel pain, though that has been debunked by the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, no laws have an adequate exception for women’s health.Some states have adopted extreme laws. Texas passed one in 2016 that mandates burial or cremation of embryonic or fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy surgery, regardless of the woman’s wishes. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Dec. 12, arguing that “restrictions cannot impose burdens on a woman’s right to access abortion care without providing any medical benefit.” (Rewire, Dec. 12)New Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman intends to introduce a state bill that any woman who has an abortion or a doctor who performs one will be charged with first-degree murder. The only exception is if the woman’s life is in danger. (www.mcclatchydc.com, Jan. 11) Guttmacher confirmed this is a first in the U.S.Abortion advocates resist Ever since the selection of the Trump ticket, abortion rights organizations and advocates have been mobilizing. Many such groups will be marching on J21 in D.C. and hundreds of U.S. cities, along with many women who have never marched before.All* Above All will be there with its new campaign: “We will be Bold, We won’t be Punished.” A*AA was started by young women and women of color in 2014 to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which discriminates against poor women — predominantly women of color, youth, immigrants, rural residents, women with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence. At a press briefing on Jan. 12, A*AA co-director Destiny Lopez stressed, “The fight to lift coverage bans cannot be divided from the broader struggle for abortion access.”Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO of Whole Women’s Health, a plaintiff in last year’s Supreme Court case, pointed to the recent hike in the maternal death rate in Texas after laws forced reproductive health clinics to close. She predicted that if the anti-woman agenda exists on the federal level, “we will see more negative outcomes for women’s health.”“What happens in the next four years could affect Latina health for decades,” said Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, executive director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Speaking for Latinas and their families, especially immigrants, she said, “That’s why we’re building our power, super-charging our activism, and forging new cross-movement relationships.”Yamani Hernandez, executive director, National Network for Abortion Access, wrote in a Jan. 4 email to supporters, “As we kick off 2017, let’s draw strength from each other. … Let’s march forward together, with our voices, with our donations, and with our love. … Let’s build power.”Why we must fight backAll the attacks on abortion from the Trump-Pence administration and right-wing Congresspeople are part and parcel of a reactionary turn to the right. Trump, his government and many of his followers want to return to the 19th century — to racist segregation, white supremacy and lynchings; no unions defending workers’ rights; no laws promoting clean air, water and a healthy environment; LGBTQ people jailed for expressing their desires; and women unable to vote, have legal rights, access safe abortions or lead independent lives.As well as being Commander in Chief, President Trump should be called Patriarch in Chief. Smashing patriarchy should be high on our agenda.Frederich Engels explained how patriarchy arose at the dawn of history in “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.” Primitive communism evolved from separate roles for the sexes — women cultivating crops close to home and children, while men hunted and fished — into “the historic downfall of the female sex.” As men’s domestication of herds of animals increased their power and property, they wanted to bequeath wealth to their progeny. So women’s social and economic role was subordinated to men’s, and with private property came classes and patriarchy.It’s time for thorough-going revolutionary change. Not only do we need to fight Trump’s backward agenda, which only benefits millionaires and property owners, we need to link arms with all our sisters and brothers and form a united movement that guarantees all the rights affirmed by the Women’s March. It’s time for a revolutionary women’s movement that fights for full women’s liberation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Updates”Preventive Detention Shall Not Be Decided In Slipshod Manner”:Gujarat HC Issues Guidelines For State, Detaining Authority [Read Order] Mehal Jain21 Oct 2020 8:54 AMShare This – xCautioning that the matters relating to the preventive detention should not be decided in a slipshod manner, the Gujarat High Court has asserted that it is very essential to look into the order of detention including the grounds of detention and the other materials on record threadbare and with all seriousness to ensure that the personal liberty of the detenue has been curtailed…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?LoginCautioning that the matters relating to the preventive detention should not be decided in a slipshod manner, the Gujarat High Court has asserted that it is very essential to look into the order of detention including the grounds of detention and the other materials on record threadbare and with all seriousness to ensure that the personal liberty of the detenue has been curtailed strictly following the procedure prescribed by law.”At times even if the Court is not getting any proper assistance from the counsel appearing in the matter on behalf of the detenue, the Court owes a duty on its own to look into the matter threadbare”, said Chief Justice Vikram Nath Justice J. B. Pardiwala.The division bench further iterated that the concerned government pleader appearing for the State also as an Officer of the Court owes a duty to assist the Court in the right manner and in the right direction. “The endeavor of the concerned AGP appearing for the State should not be to defend the order of preventive detention at any cost even if he is convinced that the same is not in accordance with law”, observed the bench.The bench proceeded to stipulate the following guidelines for the State Government and the Detaining Authority while initiating and dealing with the proceedings under the Laws of Preventive Detention. It required the judgment to be circulated among the Home and Revenue Departments of the state and all district magistrates.(a) The detention order in writing, soon after it is passed, should be communicated to the detenue. The detaining authority should also communicate the grounds of detention comprising of the basic facts, and the relied upon materials, in their entirety with the documents, statements, or other materials, not later than 5 days from the date of passing of the detention order.(b) If two or more grounds are relied upon by the authority, each of the grounds should be separately and distinctly mentioned in the Detention order, as each one of the grounds if valid is sufficient to validate the order even if other grounds are vitiated or invalidated for any reason except in the case of non-application of mind.(c) Every Detention order should be supplied with the translated legible version of all the scripts and documents relied upon, in the language he understands to make an effective representation.(d) The detaining authority should specifically disclose with reference to each of the grounds for detention, which are all the documents relied upon and which are the documents casually or passingly referred to in the course of narration of facts (including the bail orders) and should furnish the relied upon documents along with the detention order.If the detaining authority prefers to furnish the referred documents also, those materials also to be furnished.(e) So far as the bail applications and orders, and violation of bail conditions are concerned, if the detenue is on bail, if the bail application and bail orders, conditions therein are with reference to any vital ground or vital materials, placing of those materials though may not always be mandatory but such requirement depends upon the facts and circumstances of each case, which the detaining authority and later the Courts should very carefully examine whether the non placing of those materials in any way prejudiced the detenue. However failure to furnish any or all the referred documents shall not invalidate the order of Detention.(f) If the order of detention is challenged, the courts also shall have to independently consider each ground, to ascertain on each ground whether the order is sustainable or not with reference to the guidelines herein referred.(g) If any representation is submitted by the detenue before the Detaining Authority, addressing the same to the Detaining Authority, government, or to the Advisory Board, irrespective of the fact that, to whom it is addressed, the same should be as early as possible considered by the appropriate Government, before sending the papers to the Advisory Board. If the appropriate Government revokes the detention order and directs release of the detenue, there arises no question of sending the case papers to the Advisory Board.(h)The Government shall within three weeks from the date of the detention order, place the order before the Advisory Board along with all the materials, grounds, representation if any made by the detenue, along with any report by such officer made under subsec (3) of section 3 of the Act.(i) The Advisory Board shall maintain records disclosing the date of receipt of the detention order and other materials, including the representation of the detenue. The Advisory Board shall consider all the materials placed before it, including the representation if any of the detenue, if necessary after calling for such further information as it deems it necessary, and if the person concerned desires to be heard, after hearing him in person and then send its report to the Government within Seven Weeks from the date of detention of the person concerned.(j) After receipt of the report from the Advisory Board, the Government before passing any order of confirmation under section 12 of the act shall consider the representation of the detenue, if not already considered by it for reasons that, it was either directly submitted before the advisory board or the sub delegated Authority or received later after the Advisory Boards report. Therefore, it is mandatory that appropriate Government shall consider the representation of the detenue, at least once at any stage before passing the final order of confirmation.(k) The consideration of the representation if received before confirmation, order at any stretch of imagination, cannot be done after the confirmation of the detention order. It amounts to no consideration in accordance with law and procedure.(l) If the Advisory Board has sent a report, stating that there is sufficient cause for the detention of the person concerned the Government, may confirm or revoke the said order. If the report says that there is no sufficient cause for detention, the Government, shall revoke the detention order and cause the person to be released forth with. It has no discretion to detain such person any more for any reason on the basis of such detention order.(m) If the order is revoked either under section 12 or under section 15 as the case may be, or the period of detention under the order is fully undergone by the detenue, in such an event the detaining authority shall forth with release such person from detention. Further the detaining authority shall not pass any extended or further detention order on the same grounds.However, if any subsequent order of detention has to be passed, it shall be by a separate order on fresh grounds after again following the procedure, but not on the grounds on which earlier order was passed.(n) The claim of privilege by the Detaining Authority under Section 9(2) of the Act in public interest should be meaningful and not an eye wash or mere mechanical exercise. It is this mechanical exercise of the claim of privilege under Section 9(2) of the Act which compels the Court to quash the detention orders.(o) It is obligatory on the part of the Sponsoring Authority to make true, full and correct disclosure of all the relevant facts relating to the detenue before the Detaining Authority. If the detenue has been acquitted in any of the cases relied upon then the Sponsoring Authority owes a duty to bring such fact to the notice of the Detaining Authority along with the copy of the judgment and order passed by the Competent Court. In many matters the detention orders are quashed on this ground alone as it has been consistently held by the Supreme Court that the withholding of the vital fact that the detenue has been acquitted in some of the criminal cases relied upon against him would result in the non-application of mind of the Detaining Authority to the said fact and the same would vitiate the order of detention. The attention of the State Government and the Detaining Authority is drawn to the two decisions of the Supreme Court in (i) Ramesh vs. State of Gujarat and others, reported in AIR 1989 SC 1881 and (ii) Dharamdas Shamlal Agarwal vs. The Police Commissioner and another, reported in Judgments Today 1989 (1) SC 580.(p) Although there is no prohibition in law to pass the detention order in respect of a person who is already in custody in respect of criminal case, yet there must be cogent materials before the authority passing the detention order that there was likelihood of his release on bail. We are saying so because if the detention order is challenged the detaining authority will have to satisfy the Court the following facts :(1) The authority was fully aware of the fact that the detenue was actually in custody.(2) There was reliable material before the said authority on the basis of which he could have reasons to believe that there was real possibility of his release on bail and further on being released he would probably indulge in activities which are prejudicial to public order.(3) In view of the above, the authority felt it necessary to prevent him from indulging in such activities and therefore, detention order was necessary.In case either of these facts does not exist the detention order would stand vitiated.FACTSThe bench was hearing a writ appeal at the instance of an unsuccessful writ applicant (detenue), directed against the judgment passed by a Single Judge by which the order of preventive detention dated 12.05.2020 passed againstthe appellant was affirmed. The order was by the District Magistrate, Rajkot, in exercise of his powers under Section 3(2) of the Gujarat Prevention of Anti Social Activities Act, 1985 branding the applicant as a ‘dangerous person’, as defined under Section 2(c) of the Act 1985.The CJ-led bench saw that the Detaining Authority took into consideration four Criminal Cases registered against the detenue at the Gondal City Police Station. One of the four cases relied upon by the Detaining Authority is in respect of the First Information Report for the offences punishable under Sections 307, 143, 147, 148, 149, 506 (2) of the IPC and Section 135 of the Gujarat Police Act. It appeared that the Detaining Authority remained under the impression that the said case is still pending and the detenue has been released on bail in connection with the said offence. However, the correct factual position was that the First Information Report referred to above culminated in a Sessions Case and vide judgment and order dated 17.10.2019 passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Gondal, the detenue came to be acquitted.”We are of the view that the order of detention deserves to be quashed and set aside on the ground of non-application of mind itself. Had this material fact of acquittal in the Sessions Case No.31 of 2017 been placed before the Detaining Authority along with a copy of the judgment, it might have influenced the mind of the Detaining Authority one way or the other on the question whether or not to make the detention order”, ruled the bench.The bench als noted that the detaining authority has claimed privilege under Section 9(2) of the Act, 1985 for not disclosing the identity of the persons whose statements came to be recorded in-camera.Section 9(2) of the Act, 1985 reads thus:”9. Grounds of order of detention to be disclosed to detenue-(1) … …(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall require the authority to disclose facts which it considers to be against the public interest to disclose.” The bench further explained that the detaining authority while exercising powers under Section 9 of the PASA Act for claiming privilege is expected to consider the general background, character, antecedents, criminal tendency of propensity etc. of the detenue. “In the instant case, if the grounds of detention are considered, all that is recorded by the detaining authority is that the fear expressed by the witnesses is found to be genuine and correct by the detaining authority. The detaining authority has recorded that it has carefully scrutinized, examined and considered all the materials that were produced before him by the sponsoring authority. It is, therefore, clear that the detaining authority, while verifying the statements of the witnesses and while considering the question of exercising the privilege under Section 9(2) of the PASA Act, has not taken any independent steps for considering the general background, character, antecedents, criminal tendency etc. while recording subjective satisfaction, but has relied solely on the material produced by the sponsoring authority”, noted the bench.The bench also saw that there is no contemporaneous record to indicate the steps taken by the detaining authority and the grounds and reasons for arriving at the subjective satisfaction. It therefore found it very difficult to conclude that the detaining authority has considered the general background, character, antecedents, criminal tendency and propensity etc. of the detenue while arriving at the subjective satisfaction, for the need for exercise of powers under Section 9(2) of the PASA Act and claim privilege by not disclosing the identity of the anonymous witnesses.”In the instant case, it cannot be said that the grounds of detention disclose the grounds and reasons which weighed and considered by the detaining authority for exercising powers under Section 9(2) of the PASA Act”, concluded the bench.”The question of personal liberty of a person is sacrosanct and the State authority cannot be permitted to take it away without following the procedure prescribed by law, otherwise it would be violative of the fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution”, reiterated the bench.By placing reliance on Section 6 of the Act, it was sought to be argued on behalf of the State that where a person has been detained in pursuance of an order of detention under section 3 on two or more grounds, such order of detention is deemed to have been made separately on each ground.”The plain reading of the above quoted provision of section 6 of the Act would indicate that the same would not apply in cases where the order of detention suffers from the vice of total non-application of mind on the part of the detaining authority”, said the bench, quashing the detention order.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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