US judge rejects to block venture capital fund’s grants for Black women

A federal judge in Atlanta on Tuesday rejected a bid to bar a small venture capital fund from awarding grants to businesses run by Black women, in a case brought by the anti-affirmative activist behind the successful US Supreme Court challenge to race-conscious college admissions policies.

US District Judge Thomas Thrash, during a hearing, denied a request by Edward Blum’s American Alliance for Equal Rights for a preliminary injunction blocking Fearless Fund from considering applications for grants only from businesses led by Black women.

Blum’s group had asked the judge to temporarily block the Fearless Fund’s “racially exclusive program” while the court considered the merits of the case. The judge said he would issue a written decision later.

With a Saturday deadline approaching for this year’s grant applications, Blum’s organisation quickly filed an emergency appeal to the Atlanta-based 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent the Fearless Fund from picking a grant winner.

It said Thrash’s decision rested on a single ground: That Fearless’ charitable grant program was a form of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, a holding that Blum’s group said “would obliterate nondiscrimination law.”

Fearless Fund founders Arian Simone and Ayana Parsons, in a joint statement, said they were pleased that Thrash rejected Blum’s attempt to shut down their grant program, part of their initiative to address ongoing racial disparities in the venture capital arena.

“We realize there is still a long road ahead, but today we remain fearless and steadfast in creating pathways that empower women of color entrepreneurs,” Simone and Parsons said.

The lawsuit is one of three that Blum’s Texas-based group has filed since August challenging grant and fellowship programs designed by the venture capital fund and two law firms to help give Black, Hispanic and other underrepresented minority groups greater career opportunities.

A different group founded by Blum, who is white, was behind the litigation that led to the June decision, powered by the Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority, declaring race-conscious student admissions policies used by Harvard University and the University of North Carolina unlawful.

According to the Fearless Fund, businesses owned by Black women in 2022 received less than 1% of the $288 billion that venture capital firms deployed.

The fund aims to address that disparity, and counts JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N), Bank of America (BAC.N) and MasterCard (MA.N) as investors. It has invested nearly $27 million in 40 businesses led by minority women since its founding in 2019.

It also provides grants, and Blum’s lawsuit took aim at its Fearless Strivers Grant Contest, which awards Black women who own small businesses $20,000 in grants and other resources to grow their businesses.

The lawsuit alleges that the program’s criteria illegally excludes applicants who are white, Asian or other races, in violation of Section 1981 of the 1866 Civil Rights Act.

That federal law was enacted after the US Civil War to guarantee all people the same right to make and enforce contracts “as is enjoyed by white citizens.”

While the law was adopted with formerly enslaved Black people in mind, courts have interpreted it for decades as protecting white people from racial discrimination as well.

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Sep 27, 2023

Ice house and art deco cinema among buildings to get £12.2m in lottery grants

A 19th-century thatched ice house that was an important staging post for fish between the sea and the nation’s stomachs is to be transformed into a circus training centre.

The quayside Grade II-listed Great Yarmouth Ice House, built as one of a pair between 1851 and 1892, was a key asset in the town’s once-thriving fishing industry.

It was constructed at the same time as a nearby railway station, allowing freshly caught herrings to be packed in ice and quickly transported to the Billingsgate fish market in London and beyond.

Now the National Lottery Heritage Fund is contributing almost £2m to convert the historic building into the National Arts and Circus Centre, a training and performance space due to open in 2024.

Duo Vita Circus performing outside Great Yarmouth Ice House. Photograph: Paul Marriott/PA

The ice house grant is part of £12.2m in funding to restore and transform historic buildings announced by the heritage fund on Tuesday.

The Strand Arts Centre in Belfast, an art deco jewel, will be restored with the help of a grant of £768,000.

The Strand opened in 1935 with a screening of Bright Eyes, starring Shirley Temple. The picture house had one screen and 1,170 seats.

Its design featured a curved end, like a ship’s prow, and porthole windows influenced by the nearby shipyard Harland & Wolff.

Once one of 40 picture palaces in Belfast in the prewar golden age of cinema, it is the last still in operation.

Cardiff Market will get a grant of more than £2m. Photograph: Jim Monk/Alamy

The grant will help transform the building into a living museum and preserve it for future generations.

Cardiff’s Grade II*-listed Victorian market will get a grant of more than £2m for restoration. It opened in 1891 on the site of the city’s jail and gallows, where the coal miner Dic Penderyn was hanged 60 years earlier for his part in the Merthyr Rising.

The market is now home to more than 60 independent businesses and traders. The restoration plans include repairs to the roof and the market clock, and the creation of a 70-seat eating area close to food stalls.

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Lowestoft town hall in Suffolk has been awarded £3.25m to transform the empty Grade II-listed building into a civic and community centre with a gallery and cafe.

The original council chamber contains three stained glass windows, the largest of which commemorates the Anglo-French alliance against Russia during the Crimean war.

St Conan’s Kirk, Argyll, will receive a development grant. Photograph: Andrew Prins

The grants would help “revitalise and preserve the UK’s remarkable built heritage”, said Eilish McGuinness, the fund’s chief executive.

“We look forward to seeing these fantastic projects improving the condition and understanding of the important heritage they guard, reducing the amount of heritage at risk, and delivering transformational projects for communities across the UK,” she added.

The fund has also given development grants to a number of planned projects, including one at St Conan’s Kirk, a lochside church in Argyll. Considered to be one of the finest church buildings in the UK, its highlights include a Norman doorway, Gothic flying buttresses, a Celtic cross, Arts and Crafts carvings, a Saxon tower and a stone circle.

Tentative WGA Deal Grants Members Who Are About To Lose Health Coverage An Extension Through End Of 2023

WGA members who will lose their health coverage on October 1 will be granted extended coverage through the end of the year, per the guild’s tentative agreement. The extension also applies to writers who will exhaust their COBRA benefits eligibility. WGA members will soon be voting to ratify the new deal.

Union health plans have been taking a beating since the Writers Guild went on strike on May 2, followed by SAG-AFTRA on July 14, due to a lack of employer contributions. The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (MPIPHP), which is covering IATSE’s West Coast locals, Teamsters Local 399 and several other industry unions, is reportedly down $150 million in employer contributions during the strikes.

Several other health plans, including those covering members of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE, have made it easier to obtain health coverage during the strikes.

Last month, trustees of the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan unanimously agreed to a one-calendar-quarter extension of health coverage for certain qualified participants who would otherwise lose coverage on Oct. 1.

And trustees of the DGA Pension & Health Plans approved a free major medical plan last month for participants who lose coverage because of the strikes. The MPIPHP has also eased requirements that their members need to qualify for health coverage in order to help participants and dependents affected by the strikes.

Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Mukhtar Ansari In 2007 Gangster Case

Mukhtar Ansari, who is currently lodged in the Banda jail, is likely to remain in the prison


The Allahabad High Court on Monday granted bail to gangster-politician and former MLA Mukhtar Ansari in a 2007 case registered under the Gangsters Act.

The high court’s order came on Mukhtar  Ansari’s plea against a special MP-MLA court in Ghazipur which sentenced him to imprisonment of 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him in the case in April this year.

Granting him bail, a single-judge bench of Justice Raj Beer Singh also stayed the fine. However, the bench refused to stay the conviction in the matter saying that it will be heard at a later stage.

Ansari, who is currently lodged in the Banda jail, is likely to remain in the prison despite getting bail as he is accused in several other cases. In June this year, a court in Varanasi had awarded life sentence to Ansari in a murder case.

During the hearing in the case on September 20, counsel for Ansari had argued in the court that the Gangsters Act was imposed on the appellant on the basis of his alleged involvement in the murder of BJP MLA Krishna Nand Rai in 2005 and in that case he has already been acquitted.

It was also argued by the appellant’s counsel that Ansari has served more than 10 years’ sentence in the trial itself, so there is no justification to keep him in jail even after conviction. 

The state counsel had opposed the bail plea saying that there are sufficient grounds to keep him in jail. After hearing the parties, the high court had reserved its order.         

In the gangster case, the MP-MLA court had also sentenced Ansari’s brother Afzal Ansari to four years in jail.

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Biden Grants Clemency To 5 Jailed Iranians As US Confirms Prisoner Swap

Joe Biden has imposed new sanctions on Iran’s intelligence ministry (File)


The United States on Monday confirmed a prisoner swap with Iran and said that President Joe Biden had granted clemency to five Iranians jailed or awaiting trial for non-violent crimes.

A US official said that seven US citizens were on a Qatari plane that departed Iran. They include three previously identified Americans — Siamak Namazi, Morad Tahbaz, and Emad Sharqi — and two who wish to remain anonymous.

Also on the plane are Namazi’s mother and Sharqi’s wife, both of whom are US citizens who were barred from leaving Iran, although they were not imprisoned.

All are of Iranian descent and are considered citizens by Tehran, which does not recognise dual nationality.

The US official said that Joe Biden, in taking the politically risky move, was also imposing new sanctions on Iran’s intelligence ministry and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The sanctions were imposed over alleged deceit over the disappearance of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in mysterious circumstances and is presumed dead.

“The United States will never give up on Bob Levinson’s case. We call on the Iranian regime to give a full account of what happened to Bob Levinson,” a senior US official said on condition of anonymity.

Levinson had travelled to the Iranian island of Kish on a CIA mission. Iran has not acknowledged his arrest.

The US official said that the five Iranians granted clemency were all charged or convicted with nonviolent crimes. Two were in prison, with the sentence of one soon to end, and three were awaiting trial, the official said. 

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Best interest of child can’t be basis love of primary caregiver parent alone: Bombay HC grants US-born child’s custody to father

The Bombay High court Thursday, while deciding a habeas corpus petition filed by a father for custody of his 3.5-year-old US-born child, observed that the decision of what is in best interest of the child cannot be basis the love and care of the primary caregiver i.e. the mother and views of both the parents have to be considered.

The father had sought physical custody of the child, brought by the mother to India, and directions to allow him to take him to the USA.

The court directed the mother to return the custody of the child to the father within a period of 15 days and said she could not have taken a unilateral decision while the couple had decided the child to be born and raised in the USA and was entitled to various benefits therein, including health insurance.

It said ensuring fulfilment of a child’s basic rights and needs, identity, social well-being and physical, emotional and intellectual development is important.

A division bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere and Justice Gauri V Godse noted that the expression “best interest of the child” is of paramount consideration and had a wider connotation. “It cannot remain only the love and care of the primary caregiver i.e. the mother in the case of the child who is only a few years old and the basis for any decision taken regarding the child, is to ensure fulfilment of his basic rights and needs, identity, social well-being and physical, emotional and intellectual development,” the High Court noted.

However, while deciding the welfare of the child, the High Court said, “It is not the view of one spouse alone which has to be taken into consideration.”

The couple got married in March 2010 and moved to the USA in June 2010 to settle down permanently and obtained a Green Card in October that year. The child was born in December 2019. The respondent woman travelled with the son to India in December 2020 and informed the petitioner that he should not contact her. The husband wrote to the US Embassy in India that his son had been abducted and also reported to the police in India.

He also filed a petition in the same month. In January 2021, the US court, while deciding the husband’s plea for legal separation and son’s custody, directed the wife to return the child to the father. The wife on the other hand, lodged a domestic violence complaint against her husband in an Indian court and also filed for divorce. The US court allowed the father’s divorce plea in April 2021 and granted him irrevocable custody of the son.

The division bench also observed that the proceedings initiated by the wife in India appeared to be an afterthought only with the intention of not allowing her husband to take the child back to the US and there was no order passed in her favour.

The bench also noted that since custody battles were bitterly fought, the role of courts became crucial to enter as a guardian of the child and have to compel the parties to do something that is in the best interest of the child.

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The judges noted that just because the child stayed in India for around two and half years as the mother refused to return to the USA, where the couple had decided to settle permanently, the same cannot be said that he has “developed roots in India”.

The High Court said the father can provide “best of both worlds” to the son and as per his work profile, he is allowed to work from home most of the time and has been training kids as a sports coach and is an excellent cook.

The court also said that the US citizen son is entitled to healthcare facilities therein, including comprehensive insurance packages of minors. Moreover, the respondent being a Green Card holder and highly qualified, all such factors supported the petitioner’s case for the child to return to the US. The court, disposing of the plea, said if the respondent wife is willing to travel to the US with the son, the petitioner shall make arrangements for travel and her stay.

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Lawmakers call for increasing grants for houses of worship ahead of Jewish high holy days

A bipartisan group of Congress members on Tuesday called for increasing funds for protecting synagogues and other houses of worship.

Sens. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, and Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, and Reps. Chris Smith, New Jersey Republican, and Kathy Manning, North Carolina Democrat, called for more funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

Ms. Manning called for increasing the NSGP to $360 million in fiscal 2024, up from $305 million in the current fiscal year, during a security briefing organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, the Secure Community Network, the Anti-Defamation League and the Orthodox Union, among other Jewish groups.

The meeting was held Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center days before the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and a 10-day period of introspection leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

According to figures released by the Anti-Defamation League in March, antisemitic incidents in the United States last year hit a record-high total of 3,697, including 91 bomb threats.

The Secure Community Network, a private group that tracks threats to Jewish institutions, identified more than 4,400 “risk events” in the last year, CEO Michael Masters said at the Capitol Hill briefing.

Mr. Murphy, who chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security, reported “a doubling of antisemitic incidents” in Connecticut from 2021 to 2022.

“We should acknowledge that the threat to Jewish communities is different, and we should treat it as different,” he said. “But the tools that we use to try to root out hate and the violence that springs from hate have common threads.”

Mr. Smith told the briefing that education is vital in combating antisemitic and anti-Israel rhetoric.

“The bias is so thick, you can cut it with a knife, and we’re doing what we can to fight it,” he said.

Mr. Lankford called for a broader adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism across government.

That definition states: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

“The most basic principle is ‘What are we doing to be able to push back on antisemitism?’ That’s our first priority in this,” Mr. Lankford said.

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Delhi HC Grants NIA 10 Days Time To File Documents On Separatist Leader’s Bail Plea In Terror Funding Case

New Delhi, Sep 12: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted 10 days time to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to place on record relevant documents on Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah’s plea for regular bail in connection with an alleged terror funding case.
Shah’s appeal challenges an order passed by a special judge on July 7, which had rejected his bail plea.
On Special Public Prosecutor for NIA Akshai Malik asking for 10 days time to file documents, the court granted it time and posted the matter for next hearing on September 22.
On August 7, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing Shah, had argued that the case lacked substantial evidence, referring to it as a “no material case”.
He had said that a charge sheet had already been filed by the probe agency, adding that the trial had commenced and charges had been framed. He had further said that Shah’s appeal against the order framing charges was pending before the court, and he intended to argue that there was a lack of material evidence.
The court had issued notice and directed the NIA to submit relevant material within the next two weeks, posting the matter for the next hearing for September 12.
“In the absence of any material/material against the appellant, the prolonged period of incarceration, the impossibility of speedy trial with 400 witnesses to be examined by the prosecution, the appellant seeks bail,” the appeal states.
“Appellant has been incarcerated for over four years in the present FIR and intermittently for 35 years in different prisons in Kashmir and the country apart from being under house arrest for a substantial period, without a single conviction or charge against him. A total of 9 PSAs against him have been quashed and it is only now that he has been charged for the first time by the ED in case ECIR no./04/DZ/2007, in which too, the Appellant maintains his innocence,” it adds.
Shah was arrested in June 2019, and is alleged to have played a significant role in establishing a separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir. He is also accused of honouring the families of deceased terrorists, receiving funds through hawala transactions, and raising money via LoC trade to support subversive and militant activities.
The NIA has claimed that several individuals accused of conspiring to gather funds to disrupt the situation in Kashmir and wage war against the Indian government have been involved.
Shah was included as a defendant in the second supplementary charge sheet filed by the NIA on October 4, 2019. (Agencies)

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Hugh Grant’s former £7.25million Kensington penthouse back on the market

Offering three double bedrooms, the £7.25million is laced with luxurious that is strikingly prominent throughout.

This price point marks a substantial drop since the film star’s one-time home was listed for £10million in 2019.

On that occasion, it was taken off the market and rented out before being put up for sale again two years later for just under £9 million.

Hard to come by with London flats, the Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary star’s former Chelsea penthouse comes with an indoor floorplan of 3,000 square feet, paired with an additional 1,600 square feet of outdoor space.

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices describes the property as including 3,000 square feet of internal space and more than half this amount of outside space on top.

With direct lift access, the penthouse is split between three-bedroom suites and a large semi-open plan reception room, dining room and kitchen.

The open-plan living room helps to make the already generously sized home feel even larger, making the most of the living area.

This area then leads onto a west-facing terrace with stunning views towards Chelsea.

What’s more, the master bedroom suite indulges in south-facing views towards the river and Battersea Power Station.

Much of the seventh-floor apartment has air conditioning and vaulted ceilings.

The rest of the South Kensington penthouse features lots of luxury mirrored furniture and a more neutral colour palette throughout the home.

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices London sales manager Charles Findlater said: “This exceptional property has so much to offer, from its star-studded history to the expansive lateral spaces and vast outside space. The penthouse is ideal for a family or for someone who loves to entertain.”

“With its own lift, the apartment offers privacy, which is one of the many reasons it appealed to actor Hugh Grant.”

Hugh Grant is said to have moved into the Kensington penthouse shortly after filming Love Actually in 2002.

South Kensington is a fantastic place to live as it is a cultural hub of London. The area benefits from delightful cafes and restaurants to high-end dining, and has plenty of open green spaces to explore.

The film star sold the house for £3.5million almost two decades ago. In 2019, he bought a Chelsea townhouse for £17.5million.

The actor’s property portfolio has reportedly included a villa in wife Anna Eberstein’s native Sweden and a £10million home in Notting Hill — the area immortalised in the eponymous 1999 romantic comedy he starred in.

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Horoscopes today – Russell Grant’s star sign forecast for September 9


Even when there is no more pushing to be done, keep pushing. You are determined to achieve a goal and you will find the energy to get this done. Ideas need to be discussed privately before you can launch something new but do you have the time?


You will be annoyed with yourself if you took on commitments in the past but don’t feel up to them now. It’s frustrating that you’ve let yourself in for more than you bargained for. If it is possible to find someone to help, this could be the solution to your problem.


You disagree with what’s being said in a work meeting. Because you don’t want to rock the boat, you might wait for a better moment to air your views. Nothing will be agreed today and there will be an opportunity to have your thoughts registered too.


Getting your money back from a cancelled holiday or faulty purchase will not be straight forward. Something you were looking forward to is taken away and you won’t be the only one who is disappointed. If a refund is refused, get expert advice. Find out your legal rights.


In a place you often go to, something unexpected is about to occur. You will either meet someone who you immediately feel is your soul-mate or you will bump into someone from your past you never imagined you would ever see again. A family issue will resolve itself in time. Try not to get upset over trivial matters.


You wish a needy friend would find something constructive to do with their time. You’re tired of listening to their grumbles, groans and complaints. You have so much to do now that you can’t give them the time they seem to need from you.


Quick reactions will ensure you gain as much as you can out of a day that’s going to be filled with good opportunities. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself in the right place at the right time to be able to grab a chance to make a dream come true.


Others will struggle to understand what is going on in a group situation. You will be the one who instinctively gets right to the heart of the matter. Not only this, but you will immediately take the necessary steps to set a small misunderstanding to rights.


You will sense when some people aren’t ready to hear your views because you want change and they want things to remain the same. In some areas, you might discreetly start putting plans into action. Decisions regarding a child’s education need to be agreed on.


If you’re in a long-term partnership, something you discover today about your partner’s past will take you by surprise. If you’ve just got together, you will enjoy the getting-to-know you phase. People in the workplace respect you because you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do your fair share of the work.


All credit to everyone in your group when you come up with a slightly bonkers idea and their response is: what can we do to help? Money will be invested in an unusual scheme that allows people to get together to engage in fun activities.


There are private matters that you intend to keep that way even if it means deliberately ignoring a friend or neighbour’s nosy questions. An older relative too seems to think they have a right to know your business. You will prefer to retain a degree of independence.

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Court Grants Temporary Stay on Texas’ Buoy Barrier in Rio Grande

A U.S. appeals court issued an order on Thursday temporarily ensuring that a barrier of floating buoys in the Rio Grande that was placed by Texas to discourage illegal crossings could stay in place while the court considered a full decision.

The order, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, came a day after a federal judge had ordered Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to remove the barrier because it was an impediment to navigation on the river and a “threat to human life.” The U.S. Justice Department filed a suit in July that argued that the barrier violated a federal law that prohibits structures in navigable waterways without federal approval.

Lawyers for Mr. Abbott and the state of Texas argued in court documents filed on Thursday that “a border-security disaster” had prompted the state to place the roughly 1,000-foot barrier in front of the U.S. banks of the river to prevent illegal crossings and that “no evidence showed the buoys ‘obstruct’ any navigable capacity of the river.”

The state’s lawyers also said in their motion that a temporary stay was necessary because “Texas has clear constitutional authority to defend its territory against the invasion” of migrants and smuggled drugs.

The temporary stay issued on Thursday has, for now, negated the order from Judge David Ezra of the U.S. District Court in Austin, who, in issuing the preliminary injunction on Wednesday, found that the federal government was likely to prevail on the merits of the case in a trial.

Judge Ezra found that the problems posed by the barrier, which the federal authorities said included a risk of drowning for those trying to cross the river, outweighed the interest that Texas had in controlling migration into the state.

Mr. Abbott’s office had said in a statement on Wednesday that the state would appeal the decision, vowing that it was “prepared to take this fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The governor has repeatedly pushed the limits of state action on immigration. He said in a letter to President Biden in July that he had the legal right to create a barrier along the border, in part because of a clause in the U.S. Constitution dealing with state powers during an “invasion.”

The court fight represented the first direct challenge by the federal government to Mr. Abbott over his increasingly aggressive effort to stop migrants from entering the United States, a sweeping, multibillion-dollar program known as Operation Lone Star.

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Delhi Court Grants Wrestler Bajrang Punia Exemption From Personal Apppearance In Defamation Case | Wrestling News

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A Delhi court Wednesday granted wrestler Bajrang Punia exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by wrestling coach Naresh Dahiya. Metropolitan Magistrate Yashdeep Chahal, who had summoned Punia before the court today, granted him the relief after his lawyer sought exemption on medical ground, claiming the wrestler was unable to appear since he was suffering from fever. The court noted the submissions and adjourned the matter for September 14.

The judge also directed the complainant to supply copy of the complaint to Punia’s lawyer.

The court had summoned the wrestler, holding it was of the “prima facie” view that all ingredients of defamation were made out against him.

The complainant has claimed that Punia, along with other wrestlers/persons, made defamatory remarks against him at a press conference at Jantar Mantar on May 10 during a protest against alleged sexual harassment of some women wrestlers by the outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

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