eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE KOLKATA,LATECITY SEPTEMBER30,2018 20+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (EX KOLKATA `7, `12 IN NORTH EAST STATES &ANDAMAN) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY PAGE 13 BIG PICTURE 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 LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 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 IndianInstitutesof 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 IIMAct, which came into effectonJanuary31,grantsstatutory 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 theirpostgraduateprogrammes. Hailing this as a “landmark experiment” related to higher education, the Prime Minister saidthe governmentwould take thisforwardtomoreinstitutions. “But I am surprised that this is not being discussed in the country.Intellectualsaresilent...those whowereadvocatingautonomy andhadbeenwritingaboutitfor 20-25 years would not have imaginedit,”thePMsaid,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 14 WORLD 384 DEAD IN EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA 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 HAMZA KHAN 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 A38-YEAR-OLDAppleexecutive, VivekTiwari,wasshotdeadearly Saturday morning by a police constableinLucknowafterheallegedly tried to evade a routine check. Calling it“excessive useof force”, the Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested two constables based on acomplaintbyTiwari’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 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 bullethitTiwari’sneck.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 Vivek Tiwari (left) was killed by Prashant Chaudhary. Express/PTI 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 securityforcourtappearancesin 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 whenablackSUVwithoutnumber plates tried to force them to stop. “I was in the car with witnessesAzmat(28)andRafiq(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,ablackScorpiowithout anumberplatetriedto 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 Pendency can make the School has 50% vacancy, 1951 students, system irrelevant, have a no science teachers for senior classes plan: CJI-designate Gogoi ISLAMPUR VIOLENCE RAVIK BHATTACHARYA ISLAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 29 DARIBHIT HIGH school in North Dinajpur’s Islampur has a sprawling football field. On a normal day, children in their blue-white uniform could be seen kicking a ball, playing catch or rushing in for classroom. Ten days after the violence of September20,however,charred remains of a cupboard, ripped uniforms, and torn books now lay strewn across it. Inside classrooms and offices too a similar scene greeted visitors. In one Daribhit School in Islampur, North Dinajpur, looks like a war zone. Subham Dutta class, bicycles meant for girl students under the state government’s flagship Sabuj Sathi programme lay piled up and damaged. The school remains shut as people in the area demand a CBI inquiry into the deathsof twoformerstudentsin the violence. The Sunday Express visited theschoolandspoketostudents, parents and teachers to uncover the underlying tension behind the violence that was triggered after the appointment of Urdu and Sanskrit teachers to the school. Theschoolwasestablishedin 1969and11yearslaterbecamea government school. In 2007, it became a Madhyamik school (secondary school) and in 2010 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 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”. Speakingataseminarorganised by the Youth Bar Association, Justice Gogoi, who is set to assume office as CJI on October3,saidhehada“plan”to tackle this and “will unfold it”. Pendency, Justice Gogoi said, Justice Gogoi takes over as CJI on October 3 Archive “isbringingalotof disrepute”.So much so that “the accused in a criminal caseisgetting ahearing after he has served out his sentence”, and “the parties in a civil proceeding are getting their judgmentsinthesecondorthird generation.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 7 STRONGLY DEFENDS CALLING OFF TALKS AtUN,Sushma tearsintoPak ‘malevolence, verbalduplicity’ ‘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 onlyrational 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 7 ‘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 inkydarkness—itisnotyet4am — 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 inspiredbythecreedof 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 themain 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 roadthatradiatesoutof thewest gate of the temple, hurled a majorpoliticalchallengetocasteorthodoxy. It was Gandhi’s and the Congress’s first successful mass movementagainst 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 andtoconvincetheNamboothiri 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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