PUNE,LATECITY APRIL15,2018 18+4(NEWSLINE)+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 8 ‘NO MAFIA IN CBSE LEAKS... STRAY INCIDENTS OF STOLEN PAPERS. TECHNOLOGY CAN CHECK THIS’ ANIL SWARUP, School Education Secretary in the HRD Ministry BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM PAGES 10-11 Controversial spiritual leader Osho’s disciples recall their days in the wild, wild country and why the godman held such sway over them God’s own league As Kerala lifts Santosh Trophy after 14 yrs, the roots can be traced to a football tournament unique to the state PDP MEETING Alliance to stay, but Mehbooba warns of ‘chaos’ if Valley’s youth not heard Party welcomes resignation of BJP ministers, hopes for support like Kathua on political issues Behind Kathua case, a lawyer’s fight to seek justice BASHAARATMASOOD& ARUNSHARMA MUZAMIL JALEEL NEW DELHI, APRIL 14: SRINAGAR, JAMMU, APRIL 14 Sengar claims was in Kanpur at time of rape EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW, APRIL 14 THE CBI is trying to verify the claim of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar that he was attending a birthday function in Kanpur city at the time he was alleged to have committed rape on June 4, 2017. On Saturday evening, the agency arrested Shashi Singh, who is the mother of one of the Unnao gangrape accused, Shubham, and who is alleged to have lured the 17-year-old girl to the MLA’s house before the rape. During his interrogation, the MLA has said that his claim of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WHILE SETTLING doubts over the future of her coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following resignation of two BJP ministers, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday warned that the Valley was headed for “chaos” if measures were not taken to contain the anger and discontent of its youth. Speaking at a meeting with her PDP leaders, ministers and legislators here, lasting over three hours, Mehbooba said, “The youth here have given enoughindicationoftheiranger and discontent over the past several years, even while they gaveachancefordemocracyto playitselfout.Butunfortunately, signals were ignored, with the country’s political leadership havingeitherrunoutofideasor tohavereachedadeadend.The democraticpolityofIndiamust respondtothischallengebefore the political and humanitarian crisis in Kashmir degenerates into a bigger chaos.” At the same time, the PDP termed the resignation of two CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 India gets its maiden javelin gold, Neeraj Chopra sails ahead of field EXPRESSATCWG2018 MIHIR VASAVDA GOLD COAST, APRIL 14 STRADDLEDBETWEENthe5,000 m and women’s high jump, the javelin throw at the Metricon Stadium here begins in anonymity on Saturday, in a far corner. A majority of the 30,000odd spectators are glued to the high jump, where the home favouriteNicolaMcDermottisdefying gravity and expectations to leap into medal contention. The roar every time she attempts a jump is resounding. Inthemidstofthis,thejavelin throw goes unnoticed, until a spearsailingoverfromoneendof the stadium to another catches theirattention.Bythetimeitlands in the soft green grass, the javelin has covered 85.50 m. For the first timethismorning,thecheerisn’t for an Australian athlete. It’sforNeerajChopra,whoremoves his red jacket to reveal his big,muscularframe.Heraiseshis left arm and flings it behind him. Withtherighthand,hehoiststhe 2.7-m-long metal spear, which weighs nearly 2 pounds, and checkshisgrip.Butbeforehecan mark his run-up, he has to wait, for the 5,000 m runners to pass his side of the track. With the sun beating down his back, the 20-year-old then brings the javelin parallel to the ground and, with a jogging start, launches it with the kind of deep growl that can be heard at the Chopra threw 86.47 m for his gold medal. PTI CWG UPDATE MEDALTALLY G S B T Australia 75 55 57 187 England 42 40 41 123 India 25 16 18 59 Canada 15 39 27 81 ■ Manika Batra wins India’s first singles gold in women's table tennis at CWG other end of the stadium. When heloseshisbalanceandfallsfacedown, he gets up with a smile, to launchthejavelinagain.Thistime it travels 86.47 m, or 283 feet. With that throw, Chopra clinches the gold, dashing whatever little hopes Australia’s Hamish Peacock had. And gives Indiaitsfirsttrackandfieldgoldat GoldCoast,anditsmaidenmedal in javelin throw. On a day when India won eightgoldmedalsoutofthe44on offer, Chopra’s will remain one of themorecherishedones,perhaps because of the quality of the field he competed in and the rarity of the medals. He is only the fourth athletefromthecountrytowinan individual gold in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORT: NEWSLINE Mother of the Bakerwal girl, with the horses she would take for grazing, near Udhampur. Shuaib Masoodi A mother’s lament: ‘The girl who loved horses, meadows... now in a lonely grave’ NAVEED IQBAL KISHANPUR (UDHAMPUR), APRIL 14 JUST DAYS before she went missing from near her home in January, the eight-year-old girl gangraped and murdered in Jammu’s Kathua had got new clothes stitched for a wedding, and asked for sandals to go with them. Days after her body was discovered, her mother gave it all away. Sitting under a bridge, just shortofManwalnearUdhampur, on way to Kargil, the Bakerwal womansayslookingatanyof her daughter’s possessions would leave a lump in her throat. “So I gave away most of her clothes. TherestIlockedupinatrunkand left behind.” The trunk now lies in the home in the Kathua village that they have left for the summer, as part of the bi-annual migration. The mother, travelling with her two brothers, a sister, one of her two sons and their 40 horses, is nowinKishanpur,offtheJammuSrinagar highway, past some tyre-repair shops, a few ‘Muslim hotels’ and some ‘Vaishno dhabas’, 24 km uphill from Udhampur. The railway bridges under one of which she sits are the only landmarks in the area. The girl’s father left a couple of weeks earlier, with their livestock, and is currently near Sanasar. Her face creased far beyond her 40 years, her eyes constantly welling up, the mother remembers that Kargil, which they will make their way to over a onemonth trek, was one of her daughter’s favourite places. As a train passes overhead, she adds, “If there was one place she would not want to leave, it was the meadows near there. It was also a place her beloved horses could run about free.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUCH BEFORE the story of the gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old from Kathua shookgovernmentsinDelhiand J&K, a 29-year-old lawyer-activist had become the face of the agitation seeking justice for the girl. In the three months that it took for the case to catch national attention, Talib Hussain, whobelongstotheBakerwalnomad community and studied till Class 4 in the same village as the victim, was arrested and allegedly intimidated by the local police to stop the protests. Hussain says that after he completed his LLB last year, he moved to Delhi to train as a lawyer. “But soon, I started getting bad newsfrom home. There was a campaign to harass our people (Bakerwals). The police and forest department started to target them, prevented them from moving with their cattle... The elderly would be beaten up on the mere accusation of cow smuggling. I left everything and returned from Delhi,’’ he says, adding that in Kathua, he set up CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AMBEDKAR JAYANTI In Bastar, Modi invokes Ambedkar, appeals to Naxals to give up arms ‘I am PM due to Babasaheb... BJP has been working for Dalits, exploited, deprived, backward, women, Adivasi’ DIPANKAR GHOSE JANGLA(BIJAPUR), APRIL 14 ON THE 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invoked the Dalit icon multiple times in a speech in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Leading the crowd into chants of Jai Bhim as early as the fifth minute of his 58-minute speech, Modi said, “Bastar aur Bijapur ke aasman mein Babasaheb ke naam ki goonj humein, aap sabhi ko dhanya kar rahihai.Unkegoonjmeinjoaasha judihai,joakankshajudihai,main pranam karta hoon (The chant of Babasaheb’s name across Bastar and Bijapur has blessed me and all of you. I bow to the hope and aspiration that’s associated with that chant).” Modi was in Bijapur to inaugurateahealthandwellnesscentreattheprimarylevel,thefirstof 1.5lakhsuchproposedcentresat the village level across the countryundertheAyushmaanBharat scheme. The Prime Minister said the Central government had in the last four years worked for “garib, Dalit, soshit, pidit, vanchit, pichde, mahilaon, aur adivasi (poor, ScheduledCastes,downtrodden, opressed, deprived, backward, women and Scheduled Tribes).” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Neeraj Priyadarshi Rahul and Modi at an Ambedkar Jayanti event in Delhi, Saturday MORE REPORTS, P 7 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 The discovery of Ambedkar
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