LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `3.00 ● THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE JAPANESE PM IN AHMEDABAD Defence cooperation, dual use tech on the table at Abe-Modi meeting Aadhaar law will clear Constitution test, need to secure data: Jaitley ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 Xi in Ahmedabad in 2014. File A bus torched by protesters in Surat , Tuesday night. PTI Like Xi, Abe too gets a Modi jacket, from the same store Police book 100 for Surat violence, look into Hardik tweet PREETI DAS AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad Wednesday. Javed Raja EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE SURAT, SEPTEMBER 13 POLICE ONWednesday filed four cases against more than 100 unidentified people in connection with the violence in Surat’s Patidar-dominated Varachha area where two buses were torched and a community hall was damaged on Tuesday night. While, Surat remained peaceful on Wednesday, police were examining if Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s tweet warning of a “kranti marg (agitation)” incited the violence. The violence had erupted following the detention of around 30 members of Hardik’s Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), including two co-conveners Alpesh Katheriya and Dharmik Malaviya. These PAAS members were detained as they planned to protest at a meet organised by Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, where its state president Rutvij Patel was also present. Against the detention, Hardik had tweeted: “If the PAAS coconveners and Patidar youths are not released immediately, then Gujarat will go on another kranti marg.” The Kapodara police, who registered the four cases in connection with the violence, said they were examining if Hardik could be booked for the tweet, even as they released the detained PAAS members on Wednesday at around 1.30 am. Soon after, Hardik again tweeted a “Laal Salaam (red salute)” for the leaders. Police Commissioner Satish Sharma said, “The situation is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 DEFENCE TECHNOLOGYand cooperation, 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. “Defence and security will be one of the focus areas of the joint 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 possibility of upgrading the two- plus-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 Ahmedabad where the Japanese delegation is staying. Sources told The Indian Express that officials were working 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 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 industries 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 “joint working group on defence 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 been a minor setback to plans after Westinghouse, one of the main nuclear firms, owned by Toshiba, filed for bankruptcy. NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13 PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi’s birthday on September 17 will be observed as “Seva Divas”, to be marked by a countrywide “Shramdaan” by Union Ministers, as the BJP-led government kicks off a fortnight-long sanitation campaign which will end on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. While President Ram Nath Kovind will officially launch the “Swachhta Hi Seva” (SHS) cam- Modi’s birthday on Sunday to be observed as ‘Seva Divas’ paign on September 15, from Kanput Dehat in Uttar Pradesh, the recent Bollywood release, Toilet, Ek Prem Katha, will be telecast on Doordarshan on September 17. Arrangements are being made to ensure that each gram panchayat can watch the film. The Union Council of Ministers were briefed on the campaign at the meeting on Tuesday. “Do individual Shramdaan for construction of toilets or cleaning of any pubic place on Seva Divas,” the Union Ministers were told. They were also directed to highlight their ministry’s achievements on sanitation campaign. JOHNSON TA BENGALURU, SEPTEMBER 13 A PRELIMINARY forensic analysis of bullets and cartridges found at the site of the September 5 shooting of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh and those recovered from the killing of Kannada research scholar M M Kalburgi two years ago has revealed that the same 7.65-mm countrymade pistol was used for the two killings. ● STOPS: GANDHI ASHRAM, ICONIC JAALIWALI MASJID PAGE 5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 After Dhaka SOS on Rohingyas, Delhi to send relief flight ECONOMY ● EXPECT ROBUST DATA PROTECTION LAW BY YEAR-END: PRASAD, PAGE 11 the right to privacy. The Centre has separately set up a committee to draft a data protection law. Jaitley alluded to “reasonable restrictions” highlighted by the Supreme Court in the judgement while upholding the idea of privacy as an important constitutional guarantee under Article 21 of the Constitution. Distribution of social benefits using Aadhaar data was cited as a reasonable restriction in the judgement, he said. Citing these restraints posing conditions on privacy, Jaitley said: “They have to be by the law, they have to be obviously reasonable and some of illustrative restraints, these are illustrative and not exhaustive, are in the larger interest of national security or for the purposes of detection of crime or for the purpose of dissemination of social benefits.” “I think the third criteria is very consciously inserted as an CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Inglorious uncertainty Government is getting a free pass on the economy, which remains vulnerable to voodoo interventions THE EDITORIAL PAGE BY PRATAP BHANU MEHTA Working a new alliance Rise of China and the uncertainty over America's role in Asia, has draw Japan and India closer. THE IDEAS PAGE 9 SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 13 missed her along with the four empty cartridges. While the four 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 compare the “ballistic signature” on the bullets and cartridges in the Lankesh case with that of bullets and cartridges in the Kalburgi case. The analysis has reported a match suggesting CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 8 At the financial inclusion conclave, Wednesday. PTI Home Ministry cancels foreign funding licence of JNU, DU, IIT Delhi and ICMR 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 Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) as they have reportedly failed to file their annual returns for the last five years. No organisation or institution is allowed to receive funds from abroad unless it is registered under FCRA. It is mandatory for such organisations to submit their annual income and expenditure statements to the government. An educational institution, for instance, needs its FCRA registration number to receive donations 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 Open University (IGNOU), Panjab University, Gargi College (Delhi), Lady Irwin College (Delhi), Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, School Of Planning & Architecture (Delhi) and FICCI Socio Economic Development Foundation. The Doon School Old Boys Association, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College (Delhi), Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia International Trust, Co-ordinating Voluntary Adoption Resource Agency, Bombay Diocesan Society, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR 20 WORLD 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, 2015 by an unidentified gunman who rang his doorbell. Police recovered the three bullets that pierced Lankesh’s heart and lungs before exiting her body and a bullet that FULL COVERAGE 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. The first flight carrying a consignment of relief material could 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 Forensics: Same gun used to kill Gauri, Kalburgi 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 separate investigations have told The Indian Express. On September 12, The Indian Express had reported that investigations had found clues that suggested a link between the two murders. Lankesh was shot dead at her residence in west Bengaluru by BY UNNY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Swachhta drive: Ministers roped in ANAND MISHRA BUSINESS AS USUAL 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 kurta-pyjama 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. Bipin Chauhan, one of the founders of JadeBlue, told The Indian Express: “We received measurements of the Japanese Prime Minister in advance and started making the entire set. We had earlier designed a Modi jacket for the Chinese President as well. The Chinese President wore only the jacket. For the Japanese Prime Minister, we 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 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 KIDNEY DONATION TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN 2 UP DRIVERS UN SEEKS AID FOR ROHINGYA ‘EMERGENCY’ US COURT ALLOWS TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN TO STAY 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, which showed that his kidneys were failing, and the second 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 would volunteer to donate a kidney,” 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 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, there was a small Rafi (wearing a mask) and Gupta at the hospital after the surgery. Oinam Anand 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 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 visited the Balaji Temple on our way back. Some of the photographs also showed our neighbours, who are witness to our relationship,” said Rafi. The case was then referred to the state authorisation committee. “The authorisation committee checks if any financial transaction was involved. It also examines if the donor is willing,” 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 recipient are drivers, roughly earning the same salaries. Rafi could barely afford his treatment. So, it was well established that there was no financial transaction. This was a genuine case, where a friend had a special reason to donate 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 “near relative” can be approved 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. Explaining their relationship, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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