TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 28 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `5.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 14 THE EDITORIAL PAGE BENCH INTERACTS WITH WOMAN WHO CONVERTED TO MARRY Want my freedom, faith, Hadiya tells SC, sent to college hostel Message from Court empowers Pakistan BY AYESHA SIDDIQA Tripura polls next, BJP’s Bharat Mata goes tribal Idea is to counter sense of alienation among tribals:BJP ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 HOW IS Bharat Mata depicted? Usually, wearing a sari and holding the national flag. But with Assembly elections likely to be heldinTripurabeforeMarch,the BJP has come up with depictions of Bharat Mata in the traditional attire of the four major tribal communities of the state. Eventually, the party plans to bring out such tribe-specific images of Bharat Mata for all the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 college dean, asks NIA to continue probe JOURNALISM OF COURAGE In diamond hub, noteban and GST are rough edges But when it comes to vote, many in Surat markets swear loyalty to BJP DECISION 2017 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G GUJARAT NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 INTERACTINGWITHAkhilaalias Hadiya, the Hindu woman who had embraced Islam and whose marriage with a Muslim man was annulled by the Kerala High Court in May this year, the SupremeCourtMondayallowed her to return to her internship/ house surgeoncy at a homoeopathymedicalcollegein Salem, Tamil Nadu where she had been studying. After Hadiya told them “I wantfreedom...Iwanttoremain true to my faith” and that she wished to be with her husband Shefin Jahan, a three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, turned down LEENA MISRA & KAMAAL SAIYED Hadiya, whose marriage is the subject of an NIA probe, in Supreme Court Monday. Abhinav Saha INSIDE PAGE 9 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 ● ‘I HAVE WON BATTLE TO GET BACK MY WIFE’ CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Junaid family plea for CBI probe lacks substance, dismissed: HC SOFI AHSAN CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 27 STATING THERE was “nothing to show that the incident has any national or international ramifications”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday dismissed a petition by the family of Junaid Khan for a CBI probe To her plea, judge says: Wife not chattel, husband can’t be guardian into the killing of the teenager, allegedly by a mob which had hurled communal slurs, on board a Mathura-bound train earlier this year. Justice Rajan Gupta, in his order,saidtheclaimbyJunaid’sfamilythattherehadbeenadeliberate attempttosubvertorderailtheinvestigation “lacks substance”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 IN THE tense court room as the bench led by the Chief Justice of India heard Akhila alias Hadiya, there were some light moments when she asked the judges if her husband Shefin Jahan could be her guardian during her house surgeoncyatthemedicalcollege in Salem, and Justice D Y Chandrachud replied that “no husband can be the guardian of his wife. At least, I am not”. Amidpealsoflaughter,Justice Chandrachud told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 STORIES OF STRENGTH AMEMORIAL EVENTINMUMBAI ORGANISEDBY THEINDIAN EXPRESSAND FACEBOOK 24&25 SURAT, NOVEMBER 27 IT’S NEAR 6 pm, and diamond broker Dineshbhai Patel is closinghisbusinessforthedayatthe Shree Sardar Patel market in Varachha. Displaying five tiny, polished diamonds, he says, “Diamonds likethesewentforRs18,000last year, this set is worth Rs 15,000 now. Sale picks up around this time (ahead of Christmas) but it isdownnowbecauseeverything needs a bill... First, demonetisationhitushard,nowGST.Thereis a slump in our business. We are all stuck in paperwork... we are not so literate, and all the paperworkwillleaveuswithnoprofit.” With 12 days to go for voting intheGujaratAssemblyelections, the big question that’s hanging over this diamond hub in Surat city is this: will the BJP be able to tide over the resentment triggered by the note ban and GST? The answer is “yes” for many in a city that is known to be a BJP stronghold, with the party’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FULL COVERAGE PAGE 6 On poll trail. Javed Raja CONGRESS DISLIKES me because of my poor origins... Yes, a person belonging to a poor family has become PM... Yes, I sold tea but I did not sell the nation. THEY ASKED questions (on surgical strikes) like none of our soldiers was injured? None died? Have you any evidence? Had they gone to shoot a movie in Pakistan? MODI IN BHUJ, SURAT PAGE 7 Slapped with Rs 30-cr I-T notice, AAP sees vendetta EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 THE INCOME-TAX department has issued an assessment order of Rs 30.67 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party over alleged irregularities in donations it received to contest the Lok Sabha polls and the Delhi Assembly elections in 2014-15. The party responded by claiming that the order was an attempt by the Centre to “crush the Opposition”. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “In the history of India, ALL donations to a political party have been declared illegal. All these were accounted for and shown in books of accounts. This is height of political vendetta.” The BJP and the Congress, meanwhile,saidtherulingparty had betrayed its ideals of transparent politics. Theassessmentorder,issued on November 23, determined a total taxable income of Rs 68.44 crore for the party in the financial year 2014-15, and levied income tax of Rs 30.67 crore. According to the order, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 16 WORLD BRITAIN'S PRINCE HARRY TO MARRY ACTRESS MEGHAN MARKLE
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