We see a pattern that has been observed throughout the millennia: societies are shaped by social relationships and dance. Dancing is an important way for people to connect with one another in a way that the body isn’t fully able to. And when dancing is not going on there can be a greater degree of interdependence between members of the society. I think that if I can give you one example of this, we have a relationship here with our fellow citizens of the state. We’re talking about the dance and the community. It’s a relationship in which people come together and that’s what we’re talking about. That’s why I think these kinds of relationships are so important and so integral to the social environment in which we live.”
In a landmark verdict, a Delhi court has sentenced three Bollywood stars – Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor – to jail terms ranging from seven to 14 years for running a tax haven in the country.
All three of the actors ran luxury-cum-business ventures in Pakistan where they evaded taxes.
The court in the capital of Delhi handed down sentences on Thursday for two of them – Sajid Javid and Ashok Kumar.
Sajid Javid’s wife Sushma was the mother of his children and a major shareholder in the tax haven.
The other accused was Ashok Kumar.
The trial court had on Tuesday sentenced Ashok Kumar to 10 years imprisonment, while Salman Khan has received 10 years and 6 months imprisonment. Sajid Javid has received prison terms ranging from three to ten years.
But the Delhi High Court had in its ruling said the judgment is “subject to further proceedings” before a three judge bench, which will consider the sentencing appeal by the Delhi government and the Delhi Special Investigating Team (DISS), which has been probing the case.
The Delhi government had on February 12 filed an appeal with the high court, seeking an extension to the trial court’s three-month stay on a trial court’s order to send all the defendants to jail for a further five years.
The Delhi government had also filed an appeal with the high court seeking the extension of the three-month stay on a trial court’s order directing 11 firms to forfeit and pay Rs 3,908 crore as penalty for evasion of income tax and an additional Rs 1,000 crore for misdeclaration of income. The tax evasion case is based on evidence collected at a tax haven in Punjab called Multan and