KOLKATA,LATECITY APRIL15,2018 16+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (EX KOLKATA `7, `12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 10 ‘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 8-9 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 Behind Kathua case, a lawyer’s fight to seek justice Party welcomes resignation of BJP ministers, hopes for support like Kathua on political issues BASHAARAT MASOOD & ARUN SHARMA MUZAMIL JALEEL WHILE SETTLING doubts over the future of her coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following the 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 enough indication of their anger anddiscontentoverthepastseveral years, even while they gave a chance for democracy to play itself out. But unfortunately, signals were ignored, with the country’s political leadership having either run out of ideas or having reached a dead end. The democratic polity of India must respond to this challenge before the political and humanitarian crisis in Kashmir degenerates into bigger chaos.” At the same time, the PDP termed the resignation of two 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 news from home. There was a campaign to harass our people (Bakerwals). The police andforestdepartmentstartedto 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 SRINAGAR, JAMMU, APRIL 14 POILA BAISAKH NEW DELHI, APRIL 14 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 JUSTDAYSbeforeshewentmissing 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 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, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 discovered,hermothergaveitall 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, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 India gets its maiden javelin gold, Aide loses Neeraj Chopra sails ahead of field president’s EXPRESSATCWG2018 BJP MLA claims was in Kanpur at time of rape MORE REPORTS, P 3 MIHIR VASAVDA GOLD COAST, APRIL 14 STRADDLED BETWEEN the 5,000 m and women’s high jump, the javelin throw at the Metricon Stadium here begins in anonymity on Saturday, in a far corner. Amajorityof the30,000-odd spectators are glued to the high jump, where the home favourite Nicola McDermott is defying gravity and expectations to leap into medal contention. The roar every time she attempts a jump is resounding. In the midst of this, the javelin throw goes unnoticed, until a spear sailing over from one end of the stadium to another catches their attention. By thetimeitlandsinthesoftgreen grass, the javelin has covered 85.50 m. For the first time this morning, the cheer isn’t for an Australian athlete. It’s for Neeraj Chopra, who removes his red jacket to reveal his big, muscular frame. He raises his left arm and flings it behind him. With the right hand, he hoists the 2.7-m-long metal spear, which weighs nearly 2 pounds, and checks his grip. But before he can 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, launchesitwiththekindof deep growl that can be heard at the other end of the stadium. When CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 poll, Togadia quits VHP LALMANI VERMA GURGAON, APRIL 14 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 IN A setback to Pravin Togadia, retiredjusticeVSKokjedefeated his confidant Raghav Reddy to be elected as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president, in a secret ballot conducted here on Saturday. Togadia, the VHP international working president, found no place in the executive body Kokje announced after the election, which was the first for the post of president. Togadia, who hasbeenatloggerheadswiththe BJP and recently alleged a plot to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ANOTHER REPORT PAGE 3 In 30 seats, all eyes on a 1,000-day-old protest JOHNSON T A NARGUND (GADAG), APRIL 14 EVERY MORNING, 90-year-old Yenkappa Fakirappa, from Yallapur in the Nargund taluk of northernKarnataka’sGadagdistrict, travels 40 km from his hometoNargundtown,payinga one-waybusfareof Rs35,toparticipate in a farmers’ agitation to bring water from the Mahadayi river to his region. On April 13, the farmers’ agitation entered Day 1003, and one of the earliest to arrive at the podium was Fakirappa. There DECISION 2018 KARNATAKA are 40 people sitting on the podium on any given day, since the agitation began on July 16, 2015, to get water to 11 taluks in the districts of Gadag, Dharwad, BagalkotandBelgaum,inhabited by around one crore people. On 75 days in these nearly three years, they have brought the Nargund town to a complete Yenkappa Fakirappa, 90, travels 40 km every day to join the protest for Mahadayi water, in Nargund town. Johnson T A halt;oncountlessdays,thehighway linking Hubli in Karnataka to Sholapur in Maharashtra has been blocked. With lack of drinking water a major poll issue across Karnataka, a fact acknowledged by both the Congress and BJP, the Nargund agitation is set to figure in as many as 30 Assembly constituencies in the coming elections. “Thisissuchadryregionthat people hesitate to give their daughtersinmarriagetogrooms from Nargund. In the summer we get drinking water supply 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 on Saturday, Prime Minister NarendraModiinvokedtheDalit 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, oppressed, 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 5 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 11 The discovery of Ambedkar
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