TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 28 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE KATHUA, UNNAO: WE ARE ASHAMED AS A COUNTRY, SAYS MODI Justicefordaughters,saysPM;exitfor2 J&KBJPministerswhobackedaccused As PDP steps up pressure, BJP tells ministers to quit ‘WE FEARED WILD ANIMALS, NOW WE FEAR HUMANS’ EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JAMMU, APRIL 13 16 WORLD NAWAZ SHARIF BARRED FOR LIFE FROM FIGHTING ELECTIONS CWG LAST NIGHT MEDALTALLY G S B T Australia 65 49 54 168 England 31 34 33 98 India 17 11 14 42 Canada 14 34 27 75 ■ 15-year-old Anish wins gold in 25m pistol, as India win 11 more medals. BREAKING HIS silence on the gangrapeandmurderofaneightyear-old girl in J&K’s Kathua and the alleged rape of a teenager in UP’s Unnao, which sparked outrageacrossthecountry,Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that “our daughters will definitely get justice”. The Prime Minister’s comments came on a day when two BJP ministers in J&K’s coalition government with the PDP — Industries and Commerce Minister Chander Parkash Ganga and Forests Minister Choudhary Lal Singh — submitted their resignations to their party’s state chief. Singh and Ganga had faced criticism for taking part in a rally last month against the police probe in the Kathua case. In Delhi, speaking at the inauguration of the Ambedkar Memorial in Alipur, Modi said, “Incidents being discussed since the past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. As a country, as a society, we all are ashamed of it. I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice.” The Prime Minister said, “Suchincidentsinanypartof the country shake the human CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, APRIL 13 The father of the 8-year-old girl, who was gangraped and killed, in Udhampur. Shuaib Masoodi On the Bakerwal migrant trail, a long march under death’s shadow NAVEED IQBAL UDHAMPUR, APRIL 13 ON THE road just beyond Jawahar Tunnel, between Jammu and Kashmir, the Bakerwalshavemadeameadow their home for the night. It’s an annual ritual, this trek with grazing livestock from various districts in Jammu province to Kashmir and Ladakh. But this time, the journey is different.Theyareamonthearly, they are in a hurry. They stay close, they keep their children closer. Because, this time, close on their heels are memories of the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old daughter of one of their own. “Wefeltwewereapartof the population all these years. Now, we feel exposed,” says 21-yearold Ikhlaq, who walks the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway twice a year. “We left as soon as the child wasburied,”hesays,addingthat he has known the biological and adopted parents of the Kathua victim for most of his life. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Needle in room, 2 Indian athletes thrown out EXPRESSAT CWG2018 MIHIR VASAVDA GOLD COAST, APRIL 13 Protests over Cauvery: Vaiko nephew sets himself on fire MDMK leader Vaiko outside the hospital in Madurai ARUN JANARDHANAN CHENNAI, APRIL 13 AMID PROTESTS in the state againsttheCentre’sfailuretoconstitutetheCauverymanagement board, MDMK leader Vaiko’s nephew,SaravanaSuresh(50),set himself on fire in Virudhunagar, about 500 km from Chennai, on Friday morning. Police said Suresh left home around 5 am, after informing his wifethathewasgoingforawalk. “Around 7 am, he was found to have doused himself with kerosene and set himself on fire on an open ground near his house.Hewasreportedlyraising slogans demanding the formationof theCauverymanagement board,” said a police officer. Suresh, who suffered 80 per cent burns, was first taken to the Virudhunagar government hospital, and later shifted to a private hospital in Madurai. While addressing the media at the Madurai hospital, Vaiko broke down and appealed to peoplenottocommitsuicide.He said Suresh is the son of his wife Renuka Devi’s elder brother Ramanujam. “He is fighting for his life now,” he said. While Suresh did not hold CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE ATHLETICS Federation of India (AFI) is under the impression that needles are banned at the Commonwealth Games to prevent AIDS, not doping. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) believesitsathletesarebeing targeted. The team manager claims the syringe that was seized was used by those with SC notice on bid by Kathua lawyers to block police diabetes to inject insulin. On a day of shame for Indian athletics, when K T Irfan and RakeshBabuwerethrownoutof the Commonwealth Games for violating the stringent noneedles policy, officials and athletes trotted out a number of excuses that swung from the bewildering to the bizarre. The two athletes, who were asked to leave after a needle and a syringe was found in their room, denied any wrongdoing beforeaCommonwealthGames Federation (CGF) jury. But later, they told AFI officials they may have inadvertently broken the rules. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TAKING SERIOUS note of the attempt by a group of lawyers in Kathua to prevent J&K Police from filing a chargesheet last week in the gangrape and murderofaneight-year-oldBakerwal girl, the Supreme Court sought explanations from the Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua District Bar Association. The apex court asked for replies from all by April 19. A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud took cognizance of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY FULL COVERAGE PAGE 11 UNNAO RAPE CASE MLA arrested, HC says law & order machinery under his influence Kuldeep Singh Sengar EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE VARANASI, LUCKNOW, APRIL 13 AFTER QUESTIONING him throughtheday,theCBIarrested BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping a 17-year-old in Unnao in June 2017, on Friday night. The action came hours after the Allahabad High Court ordered the MLA’s immediate arrest, saying that the “law and order machinery” was “directly in league and under the influence of” Sengar. REPORT, PAGE 12 Pulling up the state police andadministration,thebenchof Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar, in its 20page order, said: “The SIT report reveals as to how police personnel and doctors were/ are under the influence of Kuldeep Singh CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CJI meets 2 top judges, tells them he’s looking into issues they raised SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, APRIL 13 UNDER PRESSURE after the letters from Justices Jasti ChelameswarandKurianJoseph about the government’s role in stalling appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and high courts, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is understood to have informed two of his colleagues that he is working to address the concerns. Sources told The Indian Express that CJI Misra informally met Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Kurian Joseph on Wednesday and indicated that he was looking into the issues pertaining to the apex court. The meeting, which lasted for half-an-hour, 14 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Reform must come from court By UPENDRA BAXI followed the inauguration of the gymnasium in the Supreme Court premises by the CJI. Without referring to the letters or naming any individuals whose appointments have been CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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