TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE LYNCHING DEATHS Mob violence is a crime whatever the motive, states should crack down: SC Whoever they are, they can’t take the law into their hands, says CJI’s bench PAGE 3 INSIDE ● WITHDRAW MINORITY STATUS FOR MUSLIMS, SAYS TOGADIA ● BHARATPUR: MAN HELD FOR KILLING SON WHO TRIED TO RAPE COUSIN 5 INTERVIEW With ARUN SHOURIE EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JULY 3 TAKING SERIOUS note of lynchings and mob violence, the Supreme Court on Tuesday put the onus on the states to check such incidents. Saying it would “not confine these incidents to anyparticular motive”,thecourt said“thisismobviolence,which is a crime”. “We do not want lynchings. We do not want mob violence. We want to protect victims,” said a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. The court was hearing a batch of petitions seeking its directions for curbing violence by cow vigilantes. “Whoevertheyare,theycan’t Rumour ki Baat Will help if PM lends his weight to the cause THEEDITORIALPAGE 8 6 EXPLAINED Why a rumour loves WhatsApp CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Govt tells WhatsApp to act, will meet social media platforms KARISHMA MEHROTRA NEW DELHI, JULY 3 IN THE wake of recent mob violenceacrossthecountryfueledby rumours of child lifters on social media platforms like WhatsApp, the Ministry of Electronics and InformationTechnology(MEITY) has sent a letter to WhatsApp senior management urging action against misinformation cir- Prasad takes note, WhatsApp says need to collaborate culating on its platform in India. Theinitiative—whichcomes as IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad takes notice of the recent CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In Gujarat, top Cong man joins BJP and vice versa SANDEEP DWIVEDI NEW DELHI, JULY 3 ADAYaftertelevisionnewschannel owner Rajat Sharma’s panel swept the Delhi and District CricketAssociation(DDCA)polls, chairmanof theSupremeCourtappointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai Tuesdaywarnedthattheelection results could be annulled because of ethical and constitutional inadequacies. Rai told The Indian Express, “Since these DDCA elections took place without a constitution that is endorsed by the Supreme Court, it can get annulled at a later date.” The former CAG, along with former IndiacricketerDianaEduljeewas appointed by the SC to implement the Justice RM Lodha recommendations. He also pointed to the DDCA’s failure in putting in place the Supreme Court-advocated checks and balances to avert possible conflict of interest situations. Cong’s working chief and OBC leader Bavaliya made minister hours later ‘TIMETO FOCUSON WHATCAN BEDONENOW INJ&K’ PART II Hatred for Modi is sole Oppn glue, says PM EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JULY 3 DISMISSINGOPPOSITIONmoves to put up a united front against the BJP as one “not motivated by national good” but for “personal survival and power politics”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hassaidthatthe“GrandAlliance” ismerelya“grandrace”byhisrivals to become Prime Minister. “Hatred for Modi is the sole gluing force for the Opposition,” Modi said in an interview with Swarajya magazine. Any comparison between the Opposition parties uniting against the then ruling Congress in 1977 and 1989 to the present move, he said, is “flawed”. The “common motive of the alliance was to protect our democracy that was under great threat due CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Kunwarji Bavaliya taking oath of office Tuesday. Express GOPAL KATESHIYA & PARIMAL DABHI RAJKOT, GANDHINAGAR, JULY 3 STUNNING THE Congress, its Gujarat unit working president Kunwarji Bavaliya quit the party Tuesday to join the BJP which, within hours, made him a cabinet minister in the Vijay Rupani government. Bavaliya’s decision to resign asMLAfromJasdaninRajkotand crossovertotheBJPisconsidered a setback for the Congress since he is also president of the Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj, and Kolis constituteasizeablechunkof the OBC votebase. TheBJPmovedswiftlytogive pride of place to 63-year-old Bavaliya—theailingParshottam Solanki,ministerof stateforfisheries, has been its only Koli face. Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda said the party had done all it could for Bavaliya but CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Delhi cricket polls may be invalidated, violations under scrutiny: Vinod Rai 7 AT 14,500 FEET SC checks govt: Pick Chant Vedic mantra to DGP from state names get a better crop: Goa shortlisted by UPSC govt scheme for farmers ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, JULY 3 ORDERING A slew of measures to push police reforms, the SupremeCourtTuesdaydirected states to notify the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at least three months before the postof DirectorGeneralof Police falls vacant and appoint one fromapanelof officersdrawnup by the commission. This is intended to check the practice by ruling parties to name their favourites to the top post. “Allthestatesshallsendtheir proposals in anticipation of the vacancies to the Union Public ServiceCommission,wellintime, atleastthreemonthspriortothe date of retirement of the incumbent on the post of Director General of Police; The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare the panel as per the directions of this court in the judgment in Prakash Singh’s case... and intimate to the states. The state shall immediately appoint oneofthepersonsfromthepanel prepared by the Union Public Service Commission,” a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud ordered. The bench also restrained states from appointing any acting DGP saying there was no such concept in its 2006 judgment to usher in police reforms. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SMITA NAIR PANJIM, JULY 3 A “VEDIC” technique which requires a farmer to sit, meditate and channel “cosmic energy” by chanting “Om rom jum sah” for at least 20 minutes a day for better yields, got the backing of Goa Agriculture Minister Vijay Sardesai Tuesday after he inaugurated a pilot project at a field, close to his residence in Fatorda. The project is named “Shiv Yog Cosmic Farming” and is designed by Dr Avadhoot Shivanand, a former chemical engineer turned godman, in Gurugram through his Shiv Yog Foundation. Sardesai’s wife, Ushaisafollowerof thisfoundation and “shakti” videos have gone viral amongst farmers across the state on social media. Launching the project, Sardesaisaid:“Thereisnomoney involved and as an agriculture minister I will explore every method to increase interest in farming. If you convince me a rock show or a beauty contest will also help get people excited about agriculture, I will pull it in themiddleof thefields.Weneed to now look into methods to get everyoneinterestedinfarming.” “My wife Usha is a Shiv Yogi and she is the one who has been promotingthisphilosophy.Iwas sceptical at first too, but it’s not magic.Therearestudiesbacking this method.” In January, Usha, accompanied by the Director of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CENTRAL DELHI - OLD RAJINDER NAGAR th 9 JULY 2018 LIVED IN A TENT, SOLD PANI PURI, SLEPT HUNGRY, NOW HE PLAYS CRICKET FOR INDIA UNDER-19 MUMBAI, JULY 3 FOR THREE years, he lived with groundsmen in the Muslim United Club’s tent at the Azad Maidan ground in Mumbai. He had to after he was thrown out of a dairy shop where he used to sleep. Yashasvi Jaiswal was just 11 years old then and the only thing that kept him going was a dream — play cricket for India. It’s six years later now and Jaiswal is 17 years old, a middle-order batsman with remarkable temperament and is ready to join the India Under- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 P5 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR DEVENDRA PANDEY “There are very strict conflict of interest norms laid down by the Lodha committee. The ombudsman and an ethics officer ensure that conflict of interest norms are not attracted adversely. These elections took place without the scrutiny of an ombudsman or an ethics officer sothereremainsaquestionmark over the qualification of candidates to fight elections,” he said. Incidentally, the DDCA electionwasheldunderthewatchof the High Court-appointed administrator, Justice Vikramajit Sen, who took charge at Feroz Shah Kotla after an audit report THAILAND WORKS ON RESCUE PLAN AFTER MISSING 13 TRACED WORLD Pilgrims on way to Mahagun’s Top, highest point on Amarnath Yatra route. Praveen Khanna Rai raises questions after Sharma is elected 19 team for the Sri Lanka tour. Mumbai’s Under-19 coach Satish Samant says Jaiswal has “extraordinary game sense and unflappable focus.” The younger of two sons to a small-time shopkeeper in BhadohiinUttarPradesh,Jaiswal ventured to Mumbai to pursue cricket. His father did not object since he found it hard to feed the family. An uncle, Santosh in Mumbai, had a house in Worli, but it wasn’t big enough for another occupant. Santosh had requested the owners of Muslim United club, where he was a manager if the boy could stay in the tent. Yashasvi Jaiswal will be on India’s tour of Sri Lanka “This was after I was asked to leave the dairy at Kalbadevi. After playing cricket the entire day, I would get tired and go to sleep. One day, they threw out my luggage saying I do nothing, don’t help them and only sleep,” says Jaiswal. For three years, that tent became his home. The teenager took pains to ensure that stories of his struggles never reached Bhadohi, as that would end his cricketing career. Occasionally, his father would send some money but that was never enough. He had to sell pani-puri during the Ram Leela in Azad B-5, Block-4, Purvi Marg, Opp. Ganga Ram Hospital, Below ICICI Bank Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060 P.: 011-4517 0303, M.: 9811 293 743 AUGUST 2018 2521, Hudson Line, Vijay Nagar Chowk, GTB Metro Station, Delhi - 09 P.: 011-4555 2607/8, M.: 9717 380 832 30th WE ARE A DEDICATE TEAM OF EXPERTS AND EXPECT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK HARD SHOULD JOIN US CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur
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