TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 26 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `5.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Kerala HC overrules I&B, says screen S Durga at IFFI SHAJU PHILIP & DIPTI NAGPAUL-D’SOUZA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 21 14 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE BILL TO END TALAQ-E-BIDDAT LIKELY IN WINTER SESSION THE EDITORIAL PAGE Sacrosanct right Govt plans law to make instant triple talaq a punishable offence Panel with 5 ministers formed; SC minority ruling had said let House legislate CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY the government,” a senior government functionary said Tuesday. Acommitteeof ministershas been constituted to finetune the legislation, the official said. The committee comprises Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. On August 22, in a landmark 3-2 verdict, three of five judges on a Constitution Bench — Justices Rohinton F Nariman, Uday U Lalit and Kurian Joseph — called the practice un-Islamic and “arbitrary” and disagreed with the view that triple talaq Bihar teachers protest orders to take photos of defecation When Youth Congress is Crude Congress How cow crackdown in UP feeds old fears and fuels new anger SANTOSH SINGH DAYS AFTER the Information & Broadcasting Ministry dropped S Durga from the Indian Panorama section of the InternationalFilmFestivalofIndia (IFFI), the Kerala High Court Tuesdayorderedthescreeningof theMalayalamfilmatthefestival. Acting on a petition by S Durga’s director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan who had challenged the exclusion of his film from IFFI, Justice Vinod Chandran MANOJ C G ABANTIKA GHOSH & SEEMA CHISHTI BY SOLI J SORABJEE ECONOMY NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21 ● US ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY RULES, PAGE 17 PATNA, NOVEMBER 21 TEACHERS HAVE protested against instructions issued by Block Development Officers (BDOs) in certain districts to photograph individuals defecating in the open as part of the state’s Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign. The Aurangabad district administration has decided to declare Pawai panchayat of Deo blockODFbyDecember31,2017, and has, therefore, got 61 primary and middle-school teachers enrolled in the campaign since November 18; the Kudni block administration in Muzaffarpur has engaged 144 teachers. Teachers’ associations, however, have said that while they support the ODF campaign, they CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THREE MONTHS after the SupremeCourtsetasidethecenturies-old practice of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat in whichMuslimmendivorcetheir wives by uttering talaq three times in quick succession, the government has taken the first steptoconsideralegislationthat will make triple talaq a criminal offence. A Bill to this effect is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. “The government is contemplating making talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence. Very serious consideration is being given by India’s Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin, casts his vote for the ICJ election, in New York. PTI PAGES 7, 13 Spadework by Delhi: UK withdraws, Bhandari gets a second term at Hague SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21 JUSTICE DALVEER Bhandari, India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)attheHague,wasre-elected with the backing of more than two-thirds of United Nations members after the United Kingdom withdrew its candi- date at the last minute Tuesday. High drama over ten days, which saw hectic diplomatic lobbying by Indian diplomats at the UN, preceded the election. This is the first time since 1946 thattheUKwillnotbepartof the ICJ, until now considered to be the prerogative of the P-5 members of the UN Security Council. In the end, India won the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21 DAYSAFTERRahulGandhiasked the Congress in Gujarat to respect the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister and stop its ‘vikas gando thayo chhe’ (development has gone crazy) social media campaign, a Twitter handle linked to the Indian Youth Congress posted a crude meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday. Under fire, the Youth Congress apologised and the meme was removed after Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and the BJP hit out at the Congress,leavingredfacesinthe party. The meme, posted on the officialTwitterhandleof theYouth Congress online magazine Yuva Desh,wasaphotographof Modi, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE NEW LUCKNOW AN EXPRESS SERIES PART 2 VANDITA MISHRA LUCKNOW, NOVEMBER 21 BARELY 500 m from the halfsamadhi half-mazaar that is the monument to poet Kabir, Mohammad Asad tells a story about the growing number of abandoned cattle in the Maghar kasba of Sant Kabir Nagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh. “A truck comes here at night. They (Hindu farmers) keep the animals that still give milk and send the others to be let loose here in the dark”. An hour away by road, the Hindu farmers of Nooruddin Chak village on the edge of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s home turf in Gorakhpur are also agitated about the stray cattle. “Our crop has been damaged, 20 quintals have been reduced to five,” says Simrita Devi. Here, they have their own version of the truck-and-cattle story. The villain is not the malevolentneighbourof anothercommunity but the Machiavellian municipality. “The city administration and the dairies send trucks loaded withcattleintoourvillagesinthe night,toclearthemfromthecity andreleasethemintoourfields”, says Pappu Yadav. Ever since the Yogi government strictly enforced the ban on cow slaughter, the “awara bachcda (straycalf)”,abandoned and set loose by the farmer to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Family members with the body of Bhaumik. Express Journalist shot dead, Tripura Rifles constable arrested SAMUDRA GUPTA KASHYAP GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 21 INTHEsecondinstanceof ajournalist being killed in Tripura in two months, Sudip Datta Bhaumik was shot allegedly by a constable of the 2nd Tripura State Rifles (TSR) at its R K Nagar headquarters, about 20 km from Agartala, on Tuesday. Nandagopal Reang, the TSR CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 don’t bother for scars any more. Get dazzling Glamour with... To get blemish free skin use NO SCARS once every night. 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