TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, LUCKNOW, `5.00 ● FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE One Reddy by his side, PM slams those calling Bellary a home of thieves UTTAR PRADESH UP encounter death No. 50: Same chase, same story EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW, MAY 3 MARKING THE 50th case of encounter killing in UP since the BJP government came to power last March, police Thursday said that a wanted criminal succumbed to bullet injuries sustained during a shootout in Muzaffarnagarearlierintheday. Police identified the man killedasRehanandsaidhewasa member of the Mukeem Kala gang with a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head. Rehan had 15 cases registered against him, includingthoseof murderandattempt to murder, police said. PoliceclaimedthatRehanwas on his way to a local hospital to attack a 45-year-old woman and her11-year-olddaughterwho,he suspected, were witnesses in a case against an associate. He was travelling on a motorcycle along withanotherassociateatthetime of the encounter. “On December 15 last year, the woman and her daughter were attacked by Rehan and an unidentified associate in the Charthawal police station area when she was on her way to meet her brother. The women CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Govt says SC usurping power of legislature, judges disagree DECISION 2018 P4 ● RSS WING ROPES IN HINDU SEERS TO BREAK BREAD WITH WESTERN UP DALITS, PREACH UNITY, EQUALITY NO STAY ON SC/ST ACT ORDER KARNATAKA JOHNSON T A BELLARY, MAY 3 SPEAKING ON the home turf of the Reddy brothers, who are facing a number of charges includingillegaliron-oremining,Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday accused the Congress of consistently defaming Bellary by projecting the region as “inhabited by robbers and thieves” while ignoring the good governance witnessed during the Vijayanagara empire between the 14th and 17th centuries. The Prime Minister also called the Congress anti-Dalit, anti-Muslim, anti-OBC and antiwomen, and said the BJP has done more for these communities despite being tagged a “Bania and Brahmin” party. He cited the examples of the Congress failing to make Dalit leader Mallikarjun Kharge the chief minister of Karnataka in Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Bengaluru on Thursday. PTI INSIDE Page 7 ● THIMAYYA, CARIAPPA AND GOONDA: PM DIGS INTO HISTORY TO SAY CONG INSULTS ARMY LEGENDS 2013 and the BJP’s role in making Ram Nath Kovind the Presidentof Indiaasexamplesof the BJP’s greater acknowledgement of the community. ThePrimeMinistercitedhimself as an example of the scope giventoOBCsbytheBJPandcited APJAbdulKalambeingthepresidentandNirmalaSitharamanthe defence minister as examples of theBJPbeing“allencompassing”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 65TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS KRISHN KAUSHIK & DIVYA A NEW DELHI, MAY 3 THE 65TH National Film Awards ceremony saw a lot of suspense, drama, action and emotion — much of this for the way the ceremonywasconductedrather than the cinema that was being celebrated. An estimated 50 of the 125 awardees refused to attend the event protesting that, contrary towhattheirinvitationsaid,they were not going to receive the awards from President Ram Nath Kovind. The wrinkle in the red carpet surfaced on Wednesday when the awardees reached the venue for the rehearsal. They were told that breaking from tradition, the President would give away only a select few awards — 11 of the 70 categories — and the rest would be given by Union Minister for Information and BroadcastingSmritiIraniandher junior Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. This did not go down well with many awardees who felt that this segregated the awards into two categories, and, most 10 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW, JAIPUR, NEW DELHI, MAY 3 A house which collapsed in Agra on Thursday. PTI ment department teams were immediately rushed to the affectedareasforrescueoperations. Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said directions had been issued for free treatment to the injured. “...three people died each in Bijnor and Kanpur Dehat,” he said. Kumar added two deaths eachwerereportedfromKanpur, Saharanpur, Mirzapur, and Hamirpur. “Overall, 22 districts (out of 75 were) were affected.” Kumar said falling trees, collapsing roofs and walls caused CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY EXPLAINED EXPRESS NETWORK ● KASAULI ACCUSED HELD IN MATHURA, PAGE 5 RASHTRIYA LOK Dal (RLD) vice president Jayant Chaudhary and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief AkhileshYadavarelikelytomeet in Lucknow on Friday to strategiseforaunitedfrontagainstthe BJP in the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls. The nomination process for the May 28 polls began on Thursday. Sources said the meeting waslikelyevenastheCongress’s local leadership in Kairana had suggested in Delhi on Wednesday that they would HUNDREDS OF policemen were deployed as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students on Thursday protested against the violence a day earlier on the campus over Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait. The students demanded the arrest of members of RSS affiliate, Hindu Jagran Manch, who allegedly stormed into the campus on Wednesday and assaulted students. “Jinnah picture being re- LUCKNOW, NEW DELHI, MAY 3 prefer supporting Chaudhary rather than going with the SP. Sources said the Congress would be left with no option but tobecomeapartof thebiggeralliance or field a weak candidate if SP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and RLD ally against the BJP. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE GOVERNMENT today underlines the importance of regional representation in the apex court as one reason to block Justice K M Joseph’s elevation. The irony is that the government and the Supreme Court were on different sides on this issue when they last crossed swords over judicial appointments in the famous NJAC case in 2015. In October 2015, it was the Supreme Court, which had argued for regional representa- 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Hurting the judiciary BY ARVIND P DATAR tion in the appointment to the judges to the apex court while quashing the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act (NJAC)anditwastheBJPgovernment which was silent on this criterion. Returning the file of Justice K M Joseph for reconsideration, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Institute for Civil Services Examination We congratulate over 400+ of our successful students in the Civil Services Examination 2017. ALIGARH, MAY 3 Jayant Chaudhary, Akhilesh Yadav likely to meet today March 20 order amounted to law-making by courts. “Your lordships have passed rules which are in the nature of laws... by virtue of separation of powers, which is part of the basic structure, court can lay down guidelines for disposal of a case but not as a matter of law in respect of the whole country,” he said. But the bench disagreed and pointed out that there were several cases in the past where judicial pronouncements had settled the law. The Attorney General referred to protests against the March 20 order but Justice Lalit reminded him that “our judgment did not ask anyone to commit any crime”. Venugopal said the matter should be sent to a larger bench for review and requested the Regional faces: Govt & SC once took opposite sides NEW DELHI, MAY 3 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ABHINAV RAJPUT HEARING ON the Centre’s petition seeking review of the SupremeCourt’sMarch20order, whichstoppedautomaticarrests in cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, witnessed sharp exchanges Thursday with the government telling the court that it had usurpedpowersofthelegislature andthebenchgivingitback,saying atrocities against Dalits were continuing not because of its order, but because there was no quick punishment for offenders. “Forthelastfourdecades,the court has believed that it has the power of legislature,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, contending that the KAUNAIN SHERIFF M How storms killed so many in single day the majority of the deaths. “The storm hit (between 8 to 10 pm) when most of the people were sleeping in their homes or in the open and could not get enough time to run for cover.” He announced the kin of the NEW DELHI, MAY 3 importantly, went against what their invitation had said. Irani, called to placate them, is said to have assured them that she would “convey” their “sentiments” to the President’s office.Unimpressed,thewinners reached The Ashok Hotel, where they had been put up. This morning, the Press Information Bureau posted a statement that the award ceremonywouldbedividedintotwo phases: At 4 pm, Irani and Rathorewouldhandtheawards, then at 5.30 pm President Kovindwouldarriveandgivethe Kairana bypoll: SP, RLD AMU protest: ‘How did Jinnah may field joint nominee portrait become issue now?’ MAULSHREE SETH & LALMANI VERMA ANANTHAKRISHNAN G 50 skip film awards saying want it from President, not Ministers Storms kill over 100 in UP, Rajasthan AT LEAST 108 people were killed as storms and heavy rain lashed swathes of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday night. Uttar Pradesh was the worst hit with 73 deaths. Officials said 90 people were injured while 134 domestic animals were killed in the state. Agra bore the brunt as 43 people were killed, officials said. They added that 80 animals were also reported dead from there. As many as 51 people were injured. Officialssaiddisastermanage- Atrocities against Dalits happening because no quick punishment: Bench The nameplates of winners who skipped the national film awards ceremony were removed at Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday, their seats went empty. Tashi Tobgyal We are happy & proud to announce that our students have captured all the first 7 ranks this year, 15 positions within the first 20 ranks and 32 positions within the first 50 ranks. AMU students protest on campus Thursday. Gajendra Yadav moved is a non-issue. Jinnah bharat ka itihas hai par musalmanon ki aastha nahi. (JinnahispartofIndia’shistorybut Indian Muslims have no faith in him),’’saidAMUStudents’Union (AMUSU) secretary Mohammad CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Anudeep Durishetty AIR 01 Anu Kumari AIR 02 Sachin Gupta AIR 03 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR LOST TIGER FINDS ITS WAY TO ABANDONED FACTORY IN BAREILLY, NEXT HOME IS ZOO ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL NEW DELHI, MAY 3 AT FIRST, they thought those people were crying wolf. On Thursday evening, they found the tiger. And with it, an incredible story of survival that began in Haldwani or Pilibhit, wound its way through the tall sugarcane fields of western Uttar Pradesh, paused inside an abandoned rubber factory on the outskirts of Bareilly and ended up inside a narrow tunnel. Estimated to be 3-4 years old and weighing 172.45 kg on an empty stomach, “Fateh” will now spend the rest of his life in Kanpur zoo. Accordingtoofficialsandrescuers, the first alarm was raised two months ago near the crum- The tiger was first sighted near the factory two months ago bling factory northwest of the city. As reports of more sightings came in, a team from the UP forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) set up camera traps and “rovers” on the premises. ForDrPPSingh,chief conservator of forests (Bareilly) and field director of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, the prime concern was that the rescue “should not en- danger lives” — human or feline. “We wanted this tiger to be caught in a very scientific manner, so that it didn’t escape from the factory and enter human habitation, potentially attacking people,” he said. “We wanted to understand the routine of the tiger, the exits and entrances it uses, its habits, the areas where it would rest and finally where it slept. The camera traps also told us of the abundant prey populations that livedinthearea.Finally,wewere able to identify a narrow tunnel where it slept,” said Francis Ishamel Soni, biologist, WTI. Abandoned since the late 1980s following a legal dispute that is still in court, the factory is said to have been Asia’s largest at one point of time. Until it became covered with dense vegetation and became a home to herds of nilgai and blackbuck. Inside the premises, say officials, are water tanks that now teem with fishes, underground tunnels,warehousesstoringacid and buildings with up to 14 exits. This labyrinth, the rescuers say, made it impossible to pinpointthetiger’slocationinitially. Theteamfinallyfoundwhere it hid — a narrow tunnel, inside a 50x20 ft room, with old power panels on the inside perimeter. “We peeped in once to see if the tiger was visible during the day. When we realised it was, we managedtodartandtranquillise him,” said Mayukh Chatterjee, who heads WTI’s humanwildlifeconflictmitigationteam. “Afterwards, the team crawled into the tunnel, with a stretcher and somehow managed to drag it out,” he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Atul Prakash AIR 04 Pratham Kaushik AIR 05 Koya Sree Harsha AIR 06 Ayush Sinha AIR 07 Abhishek Surana AIR 10 Siddharth Jain AIR 11 Ashima Mittal AIR 12 Sagar Kumar AIR 13 Neha Jain Shivani Goyal Abhijeet Sinha Badole Girish Dilip AIR 14 AIR 15 AIR 19 AIR 20 VAJIRAM AND RAVI IAS STUDY CENTRE LLP 9-B, Bada Bazar Marg, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110060. Phone: 25820000, 25734058 www.vajiramandravi.com
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