TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18+4(NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `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 Like Xi, Abe too gets Modi jacket, from the same store 12 WORLD UNSEEKSAID FORROHINGYA ‘EMERGENCY’ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Javed Raja SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 DEFENCETECHNOLOGYandcooperation, including a possible breakthrough on the US-2 amphibious aircraft and cooperation in developing unmanned ground vehicles and robots for defence purpose, is expected to be one of the key takeaways of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Ahmedabad that started Wednesday. “Defenceandsecuritywillbe oneof thefocusareasof thejoint statement. The strategic convergences, especially in the IndoPacific area, will reflect in the joint document,” a source said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a dinner for Abe and his wife Akie. There is also a US COURT ALLOWS TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN TO STAY 9 EXPLAINED Grim signal from raids and online sales: flourishing trade in monitor lizard part N.E.W.S. PAGE 8 ● LOCKED IN LAB, ‘UNIQUE SINGLE PRINTS’ OF FILM CLASSICS MAHARASHTRA P3 ● FARMER SUICIDES HAVE GONE UP UNDER BJP: PARTY MP BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY FULL COVERAGE PAGE 5 possibilityof upgradingthetwoplus-two mechanism between defence and foreign secretaries to the ministerial level. Hectic last-minute negotiations were on till late Wednesday night between the two sides at the Hyatt hotel in AhmedabadwheretheJapanese delegation is staying. Sources told The Indian Expressthatofficialswereworking on specifics of a possible breakthrough, which got some momentum during outgoing Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to Japan early this month. A joint statement after Jaitley’s visit said, “They noted the effort made by both countries regardingthecooperationonUS-2amphibious 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Xi with Modi in Ahmedabad in 2014. File PREETI DAS AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 WHEN THEY set out on a roadshow in Ahmedabad with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie caught everyone’s eye because they were attired in Indian clothes — he in kurtapyjama and a blue jacket, and she in pink salwar-kameez and white dupatta. JadeBlue, the menswear chain that designed and tailored these clothes, said it had also designed a similar jacket, though of a different colour, for Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to Ahmedabad with Modi in September 2014. JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Aadhaar law will clear Constitution test, need to secure data: Jaitley 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 direct transfer of benefits to bank 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,” Jaitley said at an event on 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 was also equally important. The (Aadhaar) legislation has been 10 After Dhaka SOS on Rohingyas, Delhi to send relief flight SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 At the financial inclusion conclave, Wednesday. PTI ECONOMY ● EXPECT ROBUST DATA PROTECTION LAW BY YEAR-END: PRASAD, PAGE 13 passed and I am sure it will stand the test of constitutionality,” he said. Last month, a nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court declared right to privacy a fundamental right, saying it is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. The Bench, however, provided some “illustrative restraints” to the right to privacy. The Centre has separately set up a committee to draft a data protection law. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WITH THE Indian government being briefed by its envoy in Dhaka on the crisis in Bangladesh over the unending flow of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Wednesday sanctioned supply of humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Thefirstflightcarryingaconsignmentof relief materialcould be despatched as early as Thursday. It will be sent to Chittagong where Indian diplomats will hand it over to the Bangladesh government for further distribution. A top government source told The Indian Express that New Delhi took the “humanitarian view” after taking into consideration two crucial inputs — firstly, pleas from Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali last Saturday, and secondly, consultations with Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla whobriefedthemontheground situation. Shringla was called to New Delhi urgently Monday, and he briefed South Block and North Block officials over the last two days. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 uncertainty over America's role in Asia has brought Japan and India closer. THEIDEASPAGE 11 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Home Ministry cancels Two juveniles in Shakti Mills rape Forensics: Gun used to foreign funding licence of cases released from special school kill Gauri is the same JNU, DU, IIT-Delhi, ICMR one that killed Kalburgi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 MANY PROMINENT higher education institutions, including Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), IITDelhi and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), are among several hundred organisations which have been barred by the Centre from receiving foreign funds. The Union Home Ministry has cancelled their registration under the Foreign ContributionRegulationAct,2010 (FCRA) as they have reportedly failed to file their annual returns for the last five years. Noorganisationorinstitution is allowed to receive funds from abroad unless it is registered underFCRA.Itismandatoryforsuch organisationstosubmittheirannual income and expenditure statements to the government. Aneducationalinstitution,forinstance, needs its FCRA registrationnumbertoreceivedonations from its alumni based abroad. Among the other organisations whose FCRA licences have been revoked are: the Supreme Court Bar Association, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Indira Gandhi National OpenUniversity(IGNOU),Panjab University, Gargi College (Delhi), LadyIrwinCollege(Delhi),Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre,GandhiPeaceFoundation, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, SchoolOfPlanning&Architecture (Delhi)andFICCISocioEconomic Development Foundation. The Doon School Old Boys Association, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College (Delhi), DrZakirHussainMemorialTrust, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia International Trust, Co-ordinatingVoluntaryAdoptionResource Agency, Bombay Diocesan Society, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (Karnataka), Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (Bengaluru), CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SADAF MODAK MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 13 THE TWO minor boys in conflict with law sent to a special home for their involvement in two separate incidents of gangrape in the Shakti Mills compound in 2013 have been released. While one of them was found involved in the rape of a 19-year-old former telephone operator on July 31, 2013, the other was convicted for the rape of a 23-yearold photojournalist on August 22, 2013. The Juvenile Justice Board (Mumbai city) had in July 2014 ordered that both minors to be senttotheNashikBorstalSchool for a period of three years, the maximum period permissible under the then Juvenile Justice Act, 2000. The boys, both adults now, were released in July this year. Officials at the Borstal School said both had made progress in terms of vocational skills and education and were keen to turn over a new leaf. Two separate incidents of gangrape had taken place inside the Shakti Mills compound in 2013. Archive “For technical education of the inmates, there are institutions which conduct certificate courses. The two boys, like others, completed many courses. Theycompletedcoursesontwowheelermechanic,air-condition and refrigerator repairs and an electrical wireman course,” said Shrikrishna Bhusare, the superintendent and principal of the school. He added that one of the boys, who had dropped out of school, completed his Class X from a distance learning school. “The other could not read and write. He completed schooling till Class IV. Both have enrolled forfurtherstudies,”saidBhusare. He said social workers working at the Borstal School as part of a pilot project had also been intervening in the cases of those being released from the school. “As part of the Juvenile Justice Act, past records of children in conflict with law cannot be maintained. It is also in violation of law if he or she is denied a job or any other opportunity is denied to them. Their current whereabouts cannot be shared,” said Bhusare. Two separate incidents of gangrape had taken place inside the Shakti Mills compound in 2013. In March 2014, a special court in Mumbai had sentenced four men — Vijay Jadhav, Mohammed Qasim, Salim AnsariandAshfaqueShaikh—to life imprisonment for raping the 19-year-old telephone operator in July 2013. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JOHNSON TA BENGALURU, SEPTEMBER 13 APRELIMINARYforensicanalysis of bulletsandcartridgesfoundat thesiteoftheSeptember5shootingofjournalistandactivistGauri Lankesh and those recovered from the killing of Kannada researchscholarMMKalburgitwo years ago has revealed that the same7.65-mmcountrymadepistol was used for the two killings. This finding has been communicated to the Special Investigation Team that is probing the murder of the 55-yearold journalist and activist, sources involved with the two separateinvestigationshavetold The Indian Express. On September 12, The Indian Express had reported that investigations had found clues that suggested a link between the two murders. Lankeshwasshotdeadather residence in west Bengaluru by an unidentified assailant with a 7.65-mm countrymade pistol around 8 pm while she was opening the gates to her home to park her car after returning from work. Kalburgi was killed at his home in the north Karnataka town of Dharwad at around 8.40 am on August 30, 2015byanunidentifiedgunman who rang his doorbell. Police recovered the three bullets that pierced Lankesh’s heart and lungs before exiting her body and a bullet that missed her along with the four emptycartridges.Whilethefour cartridges were found at the murder site shortly after the killing, the fatal bullets were found by a search of the crime scene with metal detectors. Investigators decided to comparethe“ballisticsignature” on the bullets and cartridges in the Lankesh case with that of bullets and cartridges in the Kalburgi case. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR KIDNEY DONATION TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TWO UP DRIVERS Rejected thrice by authorisation committee, case of Rafi & Gupta was finally approved in May on grounds of ‘affection and attachment’ KAUNAIN SHERIFF M 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,whichshowedthathiskidneyswerefailing,andthesecond file had a set of 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 brotherswerenotwillingtodonate, and my wife’s blood group was different.ButItoldthemthatIhave a friend who had volunteered to donate his kidney,” said Rafi. Dr Kalra’s first response was that it would be “highly impossible” to accept such a donor. “However, I told him that if he could prove that he had a longstanding emotional relationship with the donor,therewasasmallchance... 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 ta- ken12yearsago,whenheandhis 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 visited the Balaji Templeonourwayback.Someof thephotographsalsoshowedour 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. Rafi (wearing a mask) and Gupta at the hospital after the surgery. Oinam Anand 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 “af- fection and attachment”. “Both the donor and the recipientaredrivers,roughlyearning the same salaries. Rafi could barely afford his treatment. So, it was well established that there wasnofinancialtransaction.This was a genuine case, where a friendhadaspecialreasontodonate his kidney,” said Dr Ambar Khaira, who carried out the transplant. Under the country’s laws, only blood relatives, including the spouse, are accepted as “living near-related donors”. While a“nearrelative”canbeapproved as a donor, citing “affection and attachment towards the recipient or for any other special reason”, it is very rare for a friend to be cleared in this category. Explainingtheirrelationship, Gupta said: “He is my guru. In 2001,Iusedtoworkinmyfather’s sweet shop. Rafi used to visit us. I told him that I wanted to learn to drive. For months, he took out time to train me. Today, if I am abletoprovideformyfamily,itis becauseofhim.Thisisjustasmall gesture,” said Gupta. The first hurdle, he said, was toprovetothecommitteethathe was“mentallyfit”.“Theytoldme togetacertificatefromahospital in Bareilly. The staff at the hospitalsaidIwouldhavetobeadmitted for 15 days. I told them I only wanted to prove that I was mentally fit... This was their first case. Theyaskedmeif Icoulddifferentiatebetweenabirdandanaeroplane,”recalledGupta.“Aftertwo more visits, they finally gave me the certificate.” Gupta and Rafi also had to make over six visits to the SDM’s office. “The authorisation committee rejected us thrice. Each time, we had to visit the SDM’s officeorthetehsilofficetogetthe required documents. We stood forhoursoutsidetheofficetoget the documents,” said Rafi. Each time the committee rejected their papers, the tehsil office would delay the required visit to their houses. “The committee asked us to get documents to prove that our residences had been surveyed. However, no official would come. Gupta would miss a day’s work and remain at home to wait for them... It is because of his patience that the committee finally gave its approval,” said Rafi. Lastweek,Rafiwasdischarged from hospital. He said Gupta had given him a new lease of life. But Gupta said they were indebted to Rafi. “Seven years ago, my wife suffered a complication during my daughter’s delivery. I didnothavemoneyforhertreatment... It was Rafi who took care of everything...Thekidneydonation is just a small gift,” he said.
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