In order to strengthen the legal and judicial spheres, the Union Cabinet has given approval to the agreement on legal and judicial cooperation between India and Afghanistan.
The agreement includes features such as service of judicial orders, summons and other legal and judicial documents or processes and taking of evidence through request, execution of judgments and settlements.
The provisions of the agreement are in conformity with the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and the Arbitration and Cancellation Act, 1996.
The agreement will be beneficial to the citizens of both the countries. It shall come into effect on the 30th day after the exchange of instrument of Ratification. It shall remain in force until terminated by either party by giving six months’ notice.
The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community.
The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj — the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha — the organisation building the temple, along with other priests. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the world, according to Gulf News.
Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.
UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees. The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said.