eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE AHMEDABAD,LATE CITY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 22+6 (EYE) PAGES, ` 5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE PAGE 13 PAGES 10-11 Aadhaar in Nandurbar A sailor and his boat The unique ID was launched in this Maharashtra district. What does the recent Supreme Court judgment mean for its first beneficiaries? As Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy begins on his road to recovery, the story of his long love affair with the sea Govt for ‘free flow of ideas’ in education, says Modi Constable in UP shoots dead Apple executive in cold blood A Perfect Ace As Sania Mirza readies for motherhood, a candid conversation with the star who has never shied from defying status quo Pehlu Khan’s sons, other witnesses shot at on way to testify LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 HAMZA KHAN SAYING THAT the government supports the “free flow of ideas” in educational institutions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday pointed to the move to grant greater autonomy to Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a step in that direction. Addressing the inaugural session of a conference on ‘Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence’, the Prime Minister, referring to autonomy to IIMs, said, “Sarkar kahin nahi aayegi, koi babu aakar nahi baithega (Government will not interfere, no officer will have any role).” The IIM Act, which came into effect on January 31, grants statutory powers to all 20 IIMs, including for appointment of directors and chairpersons and Board members. With this law, the institutes can also award degrees, instead of diplomas, to their postgraduate programmes. Hailing this as a “landmark experiment” related to higher education, the Prime Minister said the government would take this forward to more institutions. “But I am surprised that this is not being discussed in the country. Intellectuals are silent... those who were advocating autonomy and had been writing about it for 20-25 years would not have imagined it,” the PM said, adding that these “intellectuals” were silent because they didn’t want the “credit to go to Modi”. The PM also said that the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 17 WORLD 384 DEAD IN EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA ALWAR, SEPTEMBER 29 Kalpana, wife of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari weeps over his body at their home in Lucknow Saturday. Vishal Srivastav Not an encounter, will call in the CBI if required, says Yogi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW, SEPTEMBER 29 A 38-YEAR-OLD Apple executive, Vivek Tiwari, was shot dead early Saturday morning by a police constable in Lucknow after he allegedly tried to evade a routine check. Calling it “excessive use of force”, the Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested two constables based on a complaint by Tiwari’s colleague who was in the car. Tiwari, an Apple sales man- ager, and the colleague, Sana Khan, were on their way back home when two constables on a motorcycle approached them. According to Khan’s FIR at the Gomti Nagar police station, the car was parked near the City Montessori School in Gomti Nagar Extension. “...Two policemen came on a motorcycle. We tried to escape them and they stopped us. Suddenly, I heard a gunshot, the car kept moving and it hit the underpass pillar. Blood was Senior Air Force officer retires, appointed Gujarat govt advisor same day EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 29 AIR MARSHAL R K Dhir, who retired as the head of South Western Air Command (SWAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday, was immediately appointed by the Gujarat government as an “advisor” to the state for “Defence and Aerospace Industries.” Air Marshal Dhir has been the longest serving chief of SWAC. In a first-of-its-kind appointment, the BJP government in Gujarat on Saturday issued a Air Marshal R K Dhir retired on Saturday press release stating that Air Marshal Dhir will take charge as the government’s advisor on October 1. “We lack the necessary local expertise in the defence sector and so we have made the appointment. He will be working alongside the Industries and Mines Department and will be CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 pouring from Vivek’s head. I cried for help and soon, a police team came and took Vivek to hospital. Later, I was told that he is dead,” she said in the FIR registered around 5 am. According to the police, the bullet hit Tiwari’s neck. Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani said that the post mortem report confirmed that he died of the bullet injury. The car Tiwari was driving has a broken windshield CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 18 ECONOMY TO STAY AFLOAT, IL&FS UNVEILS 3-POINT STRATEGY Vivek Tiwari (left) was killed by Prashant Chaudhary. Express/PTI Pendency can make the system irrelevant, have a plan: CJI-designate Gogoi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 4 GUJARAT PIL IN HIGH COURT: ‘SEGREGATE TRAIN SEATS FOR VEG, MEAT-EATERS’ KEY WITNESSES to the lynching of Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan last year, including two of Khan’s sons, were Saturday fired upon on National Highway 8 in Alwar while on their way to a court in Behror to depose in the lynching case. While police have registered an FIR and assured the family of security for court appearances in the future, Khan’s family said they will move an application to transfer the case to Alwar from Behror before the next hearing. Asad Hayat, the lawyer representing Khan’s sons, Irshad and Arif, told The Sunday Express that he was in the car with them when a black SUV without number plates tried to force them to stop. “I was in the car with witnesses Azmat (28) and Rafiq (25) and Pehlu’s sons Irshad (28) and Arif (21), along with the driver, Amjad (23). We were going to Behror to depose in Pehlu’s lynching but when we crossed Neemrana, a black Scorpio without a number plate tried to overtake us and make us stop.” According to Irshad, the men in the black SUV opened fire when they refused to stop. “The vehicle came near and the men CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CHIEF JUSTICE of India-designate Ranjan Gogoi Saturday expressed concern over the pendency of cases in courts, saying “it has the potential of making the system irrelevant”. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Youth Bar Association, Justice Gogoi, who is set to assume office as CJI on October 3, said he had a “plan” to tackle this and “will unfold it”. Pendency, Justice Gogoi said, Justice Gogoi takes over as CJI on October 3 Archive “is bringing a lot of disrepute”. So much so that “the accused in a criminal case is getting a hearing after he has served out his sentence”, and “the parties in a civil proceeding are getting their judgments in the second or third generation.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 STRONGLY DEFENDS CALLING OFF TALKS At UN, Sushma tears into Pak ‘malevolence, verbal duplicity’ ‘US ensured killers of 9/11 met their fate, but 26/11 mastermind still free’ SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 FOR THE third year in a row, and less then two weeks after it cancelled the foreign ministers’ meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, India used the UNGA platform to hit out powerfully at Pakistan over its sponsorship of cross-border terrorism. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accused Pakistan of being an “expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity”, and justified India’s decision to call off the meeting with her Pakistani counterpart. “We are accused of sabotaging the process of talks. This is a complete lie. We believe that talks are the only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes. Talks with Pakistan Swaraj at UNGA Saturday. PTI have begun many times. If they stopped, it was only because of their (Pakistan’s) behaviour,” Swaraj said in her address to the 73rd session of the UNGA in New York Saturday. “Please explain to me how we could pursue talks in the midst of terrorist bloodshed? Even now, after the new government came to power, the Prime CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ELECTIONS BEHIND INDIA’S MOVE: PAK P 8 ‘I have work to do... I keep the temple clean, I keep my house clean’ AMRITA DUTTA VAIKOM, SEPTEMBER 29 VAIKOM: WHERE MAHATMA GANDHI LED A SATYAGRAHA IN 1924-25 PUSHPAMMA DASAN, 52 JOB: Temporary temple cleaner SALARY: Rs 9,000 a month WORK HOURS: 3.45-4.30 am, 7.30 am-4 pm; no off days CLEANS: A portion of the temple courtyard, the temple kitchen, including vessels and lamps Vignesh krishnamoorthy BEFORE THE first titter of birds in the aal maram tree, before the first light of dawn, Pushpamma Dasan, 52, temporary cleaner at the Vaikom Mahadeva temple, has stepped out of her chappals and burst through its west gate. She walks briskly through the inky darkness —it is not yet 4 am — picks her wooden broom, bought with her own money (Rs 50), and gets to work. For 45 minutes, Pushpamma sweeps the share of the temple grounds allotted to her, gathering the fallen leaves and the occasional Lottopie wrapper into a basket. This is a routine she follows daily except when she gets her period. “During the floods, we were in the relief camp for about eight days. But I still reported for work,” she says. In many ways, Pushpamma is one of the countless footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, the flagship initiative of the Centre inspired by the creed of cleanliness espoused by Mohandas K Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary falls this year on October 2. “We don’t touch that at all,” says Pushpamma, who belongs to the Ezhava caste, when asked if she polishes the brass knobs and Nandi figurines on the outside of the main temple. For cen- MAHATMA SWACHH BHARAT PART V The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked. turies, the thought of Pushpamma’s ancestors working in the temple was sacrilege. Dalits and Ezhavas did not even have the right to walk on the town’s public roads. Moats constructed near each of the four gates of the temple were meant to keep the Ezhavas away; if Dalits ventured within a km of the temple, they had to call out a warning. In 1924-25, the Vaikom satyagraha, carried out on the road that radiates out of the west gate of the temple, hurled a major political challenge to caste orthodoxy. It was Gandhi’s and the Congress’s first successful mass movement against untouchability. Dalit, Ezhava and “upper- caste” Nair protesters broke the law by walking on the road. Gandhi visited Vaikom in March 1925, to support the satyagrahis and to convince the Namboothiri Brahmins of the cause. The peaceful agitation had also drawn Ezhava reformer Shree Narayana Guru and Tamil firebrand Periyar. Pushpamma joined the thin staff of cleaners, nearly all contract workers, at the Vaikom temple five years ago. Her husband, Dasan, 58, was working as a construction labourer at a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TOMORROW BELGAUM
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