eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE MCS/204/2017-19RNINO.MAHENG2002/21899 MUMBAI,LATECITY OCTOBER28,2018 20+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 8 ‘MISTAKES BY WOMEN ARE BLOWN UP, PATRIARCHY PERSISTS. NEED TO ACCEPT WOMEN CAN WORK’ Justice (retired) SUJATA MANOHAR, who was part of the three-judge Supreme Court bench that laid down the landmark Vishakha guidelines Ram temple is not an election issue for BJP: Fadnavis BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM The girls march in Fadnavis govt will complete four years on October 31 MUMBAI, OCTOBER 27 IN THE run-up to the Lok Sabha polls next year, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday that the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is not an election issue for the BJP. He also maintainedthatthestategovernment has not absolved former deputy CM Ajit Pawar in the irrigation scam case, the probe into which is at a “very crucial stage”. InaninterviewtoThe Sunday Express, Fadnavis said, “Ram temple is a commitment given by the BJP. But it is not an election issue for the party. For us, it is a matter of asmita (identity) and faith...” With Lok Sabha polls only months away, the Ram temple issuehasresurfacedtothecentre stage of politics with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat demanding that the government should bring a law to build the temple. This has elicited support from Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who is likely to visit Ayodhya soon. “TheRammandiralreadyexists. What we are discussing is buildingamagnificenttempleat Ayodhya. There are only two waystodoit.TheParliamentcan make a law. In the past, it had done so in case of Somnath temple. Else, the court has to give a decision,” said Fadnavis, whose government will complete four yearsinMaharashtraonOctober 31. While expressing happiness over Shiv Sena’s decision to “return to its Hindutva roots”, Fadnavis said it could be abridge to bring the BJP and the Sena together for pre-poll pact ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INTERVIEW PAGE 5 DAY AFTER SC ORDER ON CBI Country higher than any institution, don’t weaken elected, says Jaitley LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 ATAtimewhenthereisadebate over the role of the government vis-a-vis regulatory institutions, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday underlined the primacy of the elected government and said that “the nation that is India, is higher than any institution or government”. His remarks come a day after the Supreme Court stepped in to mediate in the unprecedented standoff within the Central Bureau of Investigation, reining in the government’s appointee, and RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharyawarnedthatundermining the central bank’s autonomy could invite market wrath and ignite economic fires. Arun Jaitley at the India Foundation’s ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture’ in Delhi, Saturday. PTI Without naming any institution, Jaitley said: “Are we weakeningtheauthorityof theelected and creating a power shift in favour of non-accountables? Ultimately at the Centre or state, it’s only the elected who are accountable.Thenon-accountable are not accountable. The nation thatisIndia,ishigherthananyinstitution or government... Can non-accountabilitybeamaskfor corruption? Can it be a ground forinvestigativeadventurism,or CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Lanka crisis deepens as Parliament suspended; India silent PAGE 13 STARTING TODAY, a fortnightly column where experts explain how history frames today’s headlines — and points to future. As Sardar Patel’s statue is unveiled, Rajmohan Gandhi, his biographer, reflects on the Iron Man’s flesh and blood EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Why issue orders that can’t be enforced, Shah asks on Sabarimala can’tbemaskfor corruption;one rightcan’tsubsume anotheron Sabarimala:Jaitley PAST FORWARD Police take Bharadwaj into custody SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 MODI IN JAPAN PM Narendra Modi arrives in Tokyo Saturday. PTI PAGE 6 Second list helped IITs fill up to 858 vacant seats NEW DELHI, FARIDABAD, PUNE, OCTOBER 27 RITIKA CHOPRA WITH THE Supreme Court dismissingareviewpetitionagainst its verdict on September 28, when it had refused to interfere in the arrest of five activists held in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case, a team of Pune police personnel picked up civil rights lawyer SudhaBharadwajfromherhome in Faridabad’s Charmwood village on Saturday afternoon and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AS MANY as 858 BTech seats across 23 IITs could have gone vacant this year had the premier institutes not released an extended merit list for admission, information obtained by The Sunday Express under the Right to Information Act has shown. On June 14, IIT-Kanpur — the organising institute for JEEAdvancedthisyear—dilutedthe aggregate cut-off score by ten NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW E AN XPRESS RTI APPLICATION percentage points to expand the pool of qualified candidates. The extended merit list had 13,850 students (8,961 general, 771 SC, 293 ST and 3,825 OBC) in addition to the list released on June 10 that had 18,138. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THEPOLITICALcrisisinColombo deepenedSaturdayasSriLankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended Parliament till November 16 a day after sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority. Sirisena’s decision comes a day after former President Mahinda Rajapakse was sworn in as the Prime Minister and is seen as a move to allow Rajapakse more time to seek a majority in Parliament. As the constitutional crisis unfolds, Delhi continued to maintaina studied silence andis keeping an eye on the three prominent players — Sirisena, RajapakseandWickremesinghe. A South Block source told The Sunday Express that since all three have been in touch with the Indian leadership, Delhi is aware of the “fluid” political situation in the island nation. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The case of the balloon in Mathura: A mela, 3 cities and a China sticker ASAD REHMAN MATHURA, OCTOBER 27 AT THE LOCAL Intelligence Unit (LIU) office in Kotwali Police Station in Mathura’s Kotwali Road area, three policemen who don’t want to be identified sit mulling over a packet of 99 balloons,thatiscurrentlyatthecentreof aninvestigationthatbegan with a ‘Bharat Milap’ mela in the town’s Kosi Kalan area and has now gone up to Delhi and Mumbai — and, maybe, “China”. What set them off on this search was a post that started Akbar did not rename a holy site, but imagined a city — for all faiths Girls have entered Sainik Schools half a century after they were set up in 1961 — and quickly settled in ‘Ajit Pawar not absolved in irrigation scam case, probe at very crucial stage’ Non-accountability SHUBHANGI KHAPRE ONCE UPON A TIME IN PRAYAG PAGES 10-11 The shop in Mathura where police came calling. Asad Rehman doingtheroundsof socialmedia on October 21 about a balloon, with‘ILovePakistan’andamoon and stars imprinted on it, being sold at the mela. The Kotwali police set off for the gathering, that routinely draws a lakh people, immediately, “removed” a man calledSattarfromthespot,questioned him and let him go. What is left behind is the 100-balloon packet, minus apparently the one offending balloon. One policeman among the three claims they have checked each balloon in the packet, pulling one out to show that all CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 CBI Face/Off AMID CBI CHANGES, ED CHIEF RETIRES PAGE 6 Amit Shah at the Kannur airport in Kerala, Saturday. PTI Warned ‘his govt won’t last’, Kerala CM slams ‘attack on Supreme Court’ SHAJU PHILIP KANNUR, OCTOBER 27 WITH THE BJP and RSS leading protests against the Supreme Court order to open the Sabarimala shrine to women of all age, BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday said courts should desist from pronouncing verdicts which cannot be implemented. Shah also accused the state LDF government of using “force on the devotees” to implement the order, and warned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that “your government will not last”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Maoists kill 4 CRPF men in poll-bound Chhattisgarh DIPANKAR GHOSE RAIPUR, OCTOBER 27 DAYS BEFORE the first phase of polls in Chhattisgarh, four CRPF personnel were killed and two more injured Saturday after Maoists used a powerful IED to target a bulletproof mobile bunkervehicleinBijapurdistrict. Bijapur and 11 other seats of Bastar are set to go to polls on November 12, with Chief Minister Raman Singh even campaigning in four different parts of Bastar on Saturday. Police officials said that the two injured personnel have been evacuated by helicopter. Accordingtopolice,between 50and60personneloftheCRPF’s 168 Battalion had exited their Murdanda camp on an area domination exercise. “There were six jawans in a mobile bulletproof bunker which was targeted by an IED at the Durga MandirPuliyaundertheAvapalli policestationlimits.Fourof them havelosttheirlivesintheattack,” said D M Awasthi, Special DG, Anti Naxal Operations. The jawans killed in the blast wereidentifiedasASIMirMaitur Rehman, head constable BM CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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