TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JAPANESE PM IN AHMEDABAD On Abe-Modi table: Defence cooperation, dual use tech 7 WORLD JOURNALISM OF COURAGE 8 Inglorious uncertainty Government is getting a free pass on the economy, which remains vulnerable to voodoo interventions THEEDITORIALPAGE BY PRATAP BHANU MEHTA Working a new alliance Rise of China and the uncertainty over America's role in Asia, has drawn Japan and India closer. THEIDEASPAGE 9 Expect robust data protection law by year-end: Prasad UNSEEKSAID FORROHINGYA ‘EMERGENCY’ At the financial inclusion conclave, Wednesday. PTI SANDEEP SINGH & ANIL SASI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 US COURT ALLOWS TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN TO STAY 10 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad Wednesday. Javed Raja N.E.W.S The bullet train, route, mostly overhead, a stretch undersea SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 DEFENCETECHNOLOGYandcooperation, including a possible dealontheUS-2amphibiousaircraft and cooperation in developing unmanned ground vehicles and robots for defence purpose, is expected to be one of the key takeaways of Japanese PrimeMinisterShinzoAbe’svisit to Ahmedabad. Hectic last-minute negotiations are going on between the two sides at the Hyatt hotel in AhmedabadwheretheJapanese delegation is staying, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Abe and his wife for dinner after a half-an-hour road- show. Sources told The Indian Express that officials were working on specifics of the deal, which got some momentum during outgoing Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to Japan early this month. A joint statementafterJaitley’svisitsaid, “They noted the effort made by both countries regarding the cooperation on US-2 amphibious aircraft.” Modi and Abe are scheduled to hold bilateral talks Thursday at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. This is their tenth meeting in the last three years. During the talks, the two leaders are likely to push for increased interaction between governments and defence in- BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY dustries of the two countries, so that there is supply and transfer of “defence and dual-use technologies”, a source said. In this context, they are likely to form a “jointworkinggroupondefence equipment and technology cooperation”. Apart from defence, the two leaders are also expected to take stock of the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, which was ratified this year and came into force. Sources said that there had beenaminorsetbacktoplansafter Westinghouse, one of the main nuclear firms, owned by Toshiba, filed for bankruptcy. “But we are thinking of creative ways to kickstart the cooperation, and a lot of brainstorming is going on right now on this,” sources said. The Japanese nuclear industry, which is facing a slump after CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Swachh campaign: Union Ministers Home Ministry institute calls seminar too to be involved in ‘Shramdaan’ on lynching, attacks ANAND MISHRA RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 IN THE backdrop of lynching incidents and mob attacks at Dadri, Una, Alwar and Jharkhand, the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has called for a national debate on rising cases of group violence. The Delhi-based institute, headed by former Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmad, is inviting judges,prisonauthorities,police officers and prosecutors to a two-day seminar starting October 31. It has asked state governments and Union Territoriestosendtheirnominations. Officers said the institute provides teaching and training to stakeholders in central and state governments. In its communication to the states, the institute said: “Violence becomes a matter of great concern when it grows manifold in degrees acquiring a shapeof individualandgroupviolence in forms of communal violence, lynching, riots, mob attacks,ethnicviolence,resultingin seriousthreattohumanlivesand properties. The gravity of crime becomesmoreacutewhenthese incidentsaredrivenbyamindset of dislike based on grounds of caste, creed or religion.” “...Indiansocietytraditionally hasshowngreatabilitytoaccept dissent and diversity and has been able to absorb different strains into its fold. This has coexisted within the framework of a grossly stratified social structurewhichhaswithinitgrossinequalitylegitimisedbyreligiouscultural traditions... Old forms of inequality have morphed into new forms in the last 70 years, often on the back of the peculiar CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 THE CENTRE will kick off a fortnight-long sanitation campaign, “Swachhta Hi Seva”, which will include a countrywide “Shramdaan” by Union Ministers, on September 15. While the campaign will be launchedbyPresidentRamNath Kovind in Kanpur Dehat on Friday, it will end on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Another “key date” is September 17, Prime Minister NarendraModi’sbirthday,which willbeobservedas“SevaDiwas”. Briefing the Union Council of Ministers, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, gave a detailed presentation on Tuesday. “Do individual Shramdaan for construction of toilets or any cleaning of pubic place on Seva Divas,”theUnionMinisterswere told. The ministers, MPs and MLAs have also been asked to mobilise celebrities, brand am- bassadors, dignitaries and “ensuremassiveoutreach”tospread the message. On September 17, the recent Bollywood release, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, will be telecast on Doordarshan, and gram panchayats will “organise gram sabhas”towatchthefilm.Thefilmis about a woman who leaves her husband as his house does not have a toilet. September 25, the birth anniversaryof JanSanghiconDeen Dayal Upadhyay, will be celebrated as “Sarvatra Swachhta”, whenlargescalecleaningof hospitals, parks, statues, bus stops, railway stations and ponds will be taken up. And a day before Gandhi Jayanti, a massive cleanliness drive will be undertaken in tourist and public places. All the ministries have been assigned specific tasks. For instance,theMinistryof Corporate Affairs has been told to mobilise at least Rs 1,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Kosh. While corporate employees could be asked to undertake a cleanliness drive in identified localities, the ministry may also direct corporates to sponsor “Swachhta Hi Seva” billboards for every gram panchayat. The Tourism Ministry has been asked to mobilise interfaith organisations and “charismatic faith leaders with mass following” to spread the message. The Ministry of External Affairs has been told to consider adding the Swachch Bharat Mission message and logo on all new passports. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been advised to contribute programmes and “Swachhta Hi Seva” branding on private news channels,FMradio,andfacilitate production of a “Swachhta Hi Seva” film through DD-UNICEF. The Defence Ministry could mobilise special teams for a cleanlines drive at high altitudes, and cantonments could be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Schools will also initiate a “My Clean Class” campaign. THE GOVERNMENT expects to putinplacea“robust”legislative framework for data protection by the end of this year, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday. Speaking to The Indian Express,Prasadsaidtheproposed legislation would be based on a structured report that is expected to be submitted by a committeetaskedwithidentifying key data protection issues. Theproposedlaw,hesaid,would walk the “fine balance” between the need to respect data sovereignty of Indians and making data available for those supporting innovation. “I hope the data protection law should come by the end of thisyear.Youaredealingwithan issue which is of seminal importance and I have myself requested that there should be widest debate among the stakeholders. Those advocating privacy and those supporting innovation — all should be heard. My view is that India’s data protection law must become a milestone,” Prasad said. The legislation for data protectioncomesinthebackdropof the Supreme Court Constitution Bench’sverdictonAugust24declaring right to privacy a funda- INSIDE ‘There should be widest debate among stakeholders’ mental right and the impact of the ruling by the nine-judge bench on the case involving Aadhaar, the validity of which has been challenged in court. While the privacy judgement was limited to the issue of right toprivacy,thematterof whether Aadhaar violates right to privacy will be dealt with by the fivejudge bench hearing the petitions since 2015. On the Aadhaar case, Prasad said: “We have have got a very good case, we will argue it. Beyond that, on a matter that is subjudice, I can’t make a comment.” The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s expert group, headed by retired Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, that is working on draftingadataprotectionlegislation, is currently engaged in wide-ranging discussions with stakeholders. PAGE 3 ● NO RANSOM PAID TO RELEASE KERALA PRIEST, SAYS GOVERNMENT ● SHARAD FACTION CALLS COUNCIL MEET CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HIS KIN NOT READY TO DONATE, MUSLIM MAN GETS KIDNEY FROM HINDU FRIEND NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 WHEN HE first walked into the nephrology OPD at a Delhi hospital in May last year, Mansoor Rafi, 45, a driver from Bareilly, carried two files with him. The first contained his medical reports, which showed that his kidneyswerefailing,andthesecondfilehadasetof photographs. “He was medically fit as he was undergoing dialysis regularly. However, I told him that there was an urgent need for a kidney transplant. I asked if he had blood-related donors who wouldvolunteertodonateakidney,” recalled Dr Vikram Kalra, Senior Consultant, Nephrology and Renal Transplant, VPS Rockland Hospital in Delhi. “I told the doctors that my brothers were not willing to donate, and my wife’s blood group was different. But I told them that I have a friend who had volunteered to donate his kidney,” said Rafi. Dr Kalra’s first response was thatitwouldbe“highlyimpossible” to accept such a donor. “However, I told him that if he could prove that he had a longstanding emotional relationship withthedonor,therewasasmall chance... You have to prove that you were emotionally attached before the illness was diagnosed,” he said. Rafi then showed them the second file — of photographs Rafi (wearing a mask) and Gupta at the hospital after the surgery. Oinam Anand taken 12 years ago, when he and his friend, Vipin Kumar Gupta, 44, had visited the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer with their families. “I told them that both our families had visited the Dargah. We also visitedtheBalajiTempleonourway ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 FINANCE MINISTER Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the Aadhaar law will “pass the test of constitutionality” and that it is important to build “ironwalls” to protect people’s data. He said the Aadhaar scheme announced by the UPA government was “technologically great” but it did not realise the “full potential” of the unique identification system. The NDA government, he said, provided legal backing to Aadhaar to realise its full potential, including directtransferof benefitstobank accounts of beneficiaries. The Supreme Court is hearing a petition challenging making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits under various social welfare schemes of the government. The next hearing is in the first week of November. “When the UPA government brought in Aadhaar, in terms of technology, it was a great idea... but its full potential was not realised,”Jaitleysaidataneventon financial inclusion organised by the United Nations in India. “A legislation was necessary and because of evolving debate, the confidentiality of the data and (the need) to build some ironwalls around the data itself CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR KAUNAIN SHERIFF M CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Aadhaar law will clear the test: Jaitley back. Some of the photographs also showed our neighbours, who are witness to our relationship,” said Rafi. Thecasewasthenreferredto the state authorisation committee. “The authorisation committee checks if any financial transaction was involved. It also examinesif thedonoriswilling,” said Dr Kalra. Over the next one year, Rafi and Gupta were rejected thrice by the authorisation committee. Till the approval finally came in May this year, and Rafi got a new kidney earlier this month — one of the few cases of organ donation cleared on grounds of “affection and attachment”. “Both the donor and the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur
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