TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE A Titan Departs M KARUNANIDHI 1924-2018 After Muzaffarpur, Deoria, Centre calls for audit of 9,000 shelters nationwide SHALINI NAIR NEW DELHI, AUGUST 7 The mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi are carried to his home in Chennai on Tuesday night. PTI Delhi goes to Chennai today, Govt declares national mourning BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Fighting caste bias, giving region a voice: his legacy, its relevance ARUN JANARDHANAN MUTHUVEL KARUNANIDHI, a titan of contemporary Indian history, whose 75-year career — as five-term CM of Tamil Nadu and DMK president for 50 years — deepened the idea of federalism and inspired regional assertion and self-respect in politics, passed away Tuesday evening. He was 94. “With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi...at 6.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts M KARUNANIDHI, who passed away in Chennai on Tuesday, titled his autobiography, Nenjukku Neethi (justice in heart). The phrase taken from a popular song of the iconic poet, Subramania Bharati, is an apt summation of the DMK patriarch’s long and rich public life that spanned nearly eight decades. And foreshadowed the enduring faultlines of politics. Karunanidhi’s politics engaged with a slew of ideas — secularism, caste, affirmative ARUN JANARDHANAN AMRITH LAL CHENNAI, AUGUST 7 by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond,” said a statement issued by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Major among 4 Army men killed in LoC gunbattle 12 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Democrat and patriarch By VAASANTHI WORLD SANCTIONS HIT IRAN, TRUMP TELLS WORLD NOT TO DO BUSINESS 2RESULTSON HOLD,IMRAN SWEARING-IN FACESDELAY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 action,federalism,regionalidentity — and their role in public affairs. His demise comes when these issues are returning to the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Police probe if social media instigated stir RASHMI RAJPUT SRINAGAR, AUGUST 7 AN ARMY Major and three soldiers were killed Tuesday while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Gurez in North Kashmir. Two militants were also killed in the gunfight and security forces said the operation was still on. Confirming that the infiltration bid had been foiled in the Gurez sector, Army spokespersonColonelRajeshKaliasaidtwo terrorists were killed and an officer and three soldiers had died in the operation. The personnel killed were identified as Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane, Gunner Vikramjeet Singh, Rifleman Hameer Singh and Rifleman Mandeep Singh Rawat of 36 Rashtriya Rifles. PAGES 9, 10 MARATHA QUOTA AGITATION EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE 14 CHENNAI, AUGUST 7 NEW DELHI, AUGUST 7 Five-term CM, president of DMK for 50 years. MUMBAI, AUGUST 7 The doctors and the villagers who are part of the initiative, at Hingoli on Tuesday. Amit Chakravarty Worried over suicides, docs adopt novel tactic: give a drop of blood SHUBHANGI KHAPRE HINGOLI, AUGUST 7 WORRIED BY the spate of suicides by protesters, Marathas of Sirsam village in Hingoli district have adopted a novel method to demand reservation. In the last three days, more than 75 villagers have donated a drop of blood each, as part of an initiative by two village doctors, Dr Suresh Sadashiv Jadhav and Dr Laxman Pathade. “It’s a way to tap into the growing unrest and anger among the youth, who are increasingly taking extreme steps and ending their lives demanding quota. Through this campaign, we are striving to help young protesters vent their anger while ensuring they don’t resort to suicides,” Jadhav said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE MAHARASHTRA Police is probingtheroleof thesocialmedia in “instigating” protests by the Marathas, which have so far claimed nine lives. Sources said that in the last onemonth,thepolicehaveidentified over 3,000 alleged fake postsonWhatsAppwhichitsuspect fuelled the agitation, besidesover100websitesclaiming to be those of the “organisers” and spreading such messages. “One of the posts used photographs of Shivaji Maharaj and his mother Jijabai to render authenticity while calling for a CONTINUEDONPAGE2 NO PROTEST IN NAVI MUMBAI ON AUG 9, P 3 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR WITH A NEW STAMP SHOWING PARENT PIGS, 3 PIGLETS, CHINA SIGNALS SHIFT IN CHILD POLICY ZEESHAN SHAIKH BEIJING, AUGUST 7 STRUGGLING TO address the problem of an ageing population, China has signalled the possible scrapping of its twochild policy and relaxing birth restrictions. And it started with the unveiling of a new postage stamp — showing a happy family of pigs with three piglets. China Post unveiled the Year ofthePigstampfor2019Monday and commentators see the imagery used as an indication of Chinaplanningtoabandonbirth restrictions and a likely announcement to this effect by the end of the year when the country celebrates its 40th anniversary of reform and opening up. There is also a precedent. ChinaPosthadreleasedasimilar stamp in 2016 — the Year of the Monkey — which showed two babymonkeys.Subsequently,the Chinese government had announced that the one-child China Post released the stamp on Monday policy had been abandoned. The mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China, People’s Daily, had carried an opinion piece the same day the stamp was released, saying that China’scontinuinglowbirthrate was increasingly affecting Chinese society and economy. It alsosaidthatraisingthebirthrate required a systematic national solution. “China’s demographic dividend is dwindling, labour costs are rising and social security Govt says no, family goes to HC for Marina beach burial pressureislarge,”thepapersaid. China is staring at a looming ageing crisis, with a massively declining birth rate threatening to derail its development. In an attempt to control its booming population in the late Seventies, the Chinese government put in place a restrictive one-child policy slapping massive fines on offenders. For an already heavily populated nation, Chinese officials earlier defended CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AN UNSEEMLY dispute over a burial site for DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, who died in Chennai Tuesday, reached the Madras High Court late in the day for a decision on whether the former chief minister can be laid to rest near the iconic Anna Samadhi on Marina beach or at the Gandhi Mandapam in Guindy. Till late night, the court was hearing an urgent plea by the DMK’s lawyers. The tussle over the site CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 IN THE wake of allegations that minors were sexually abused in shelter homes at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has ordered a social audit of all 9,000 institutions in the country for children who are abandoned, orphaned or rescued. The audit reports are to be submitted within the next two months. Speaking to The Indian Express, Union Minister for WomanandChildDevelopment (WCD) Maneka Gandhi Tuesday said: “I have asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to ensure thatthesocialauditiscompleted for all child care institutions within the next sixty days. I have designed the proforma for it.” She said that the new proforma for the audit will go beyond the usual checklist of just the number of children, beds, and other facilities available and will also include questions for a complete background check of those runningthehomesaswell as the condition of the children. The 19-page model social CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Girls were sent to Deoria home despite licence being revoked MAULSHREE SETH DEORIA, AUGUST 7 ON THE day UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a CBI probe into the alleged sexual exploitation of inmates of a shelter for girls in Deoria and constituted an SIT to look into thecharges,itemergedthateven after the suspension last year of the licence for the shelter, police continued to send girls there because there was no other home for girls in the district. S K Yadav, chairman of the DistrictChildWelfareCommittee, told The Indian Express: “I had taken charge in December 2017. None of these girls were producedbeforethecommittee,and were sent to this shelter home. Thegirlswerewronglysentthere directly by police even after its licence was cancelled. This was being pointed out regularly in official meetings.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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