eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Out of the Box LUCKNOW,LATE CITY FEBRUARY3,2019 20+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE PAGE 13 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM As the architecture department of India’s premier planning and architecture college celebrates its platinum jubilee, a look back at the beginning and blossoming of the discipline in the country PAGES 10-11 Why everybody loves UBI Other Side of the Mirror In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, parsing the debate on the big talking point, starting from India’s only two pilot projects As Supreme Court clears the decks to repoen dance bars, stories of some lives that changed FORMER MP DGP RISHI ELGAAR PARISHAD CASE Teltumbde arrested, released after court says action illegal Modi at the Thakurnagar rally, Saturday. Partha Paul RALLIES IN BATTLEGROUND BENGAL After budget, Modi hardsells sops for farmers, middle class RAVIK BHATTACHARYA & SANTANU CHOWDHURY THAKURNAGAR, DURGAPUR, KOLKATA, FEBRUARY 2 INHISfirstpublicralliesafterthe presentation of the interim budget,PrimeMinisterNarendra ModiSaturdayhailedthebudget as a “historic” step for small farmers and the middle class. Speaking in West Bengal, Modi askedtheTrinamoolCongressto back the citizenship amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. “Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’sPatherPanchali was not only adapted for masterpiececinema[bySatyajitRay], it also showed the picture of vil- lages of Bengal with poverty and unemployment. Unfortunately, several decades after independence the picture remains unchanged in West Bengal. Our government in the last four and a half years has made an honest efforttoalleviatetheirsituation,” Modi said at public meeting organised by the All India Matua Mahasangha in Thakurnagar. Thakurnagar, located about 60kmnortheastof Kolkataclose to the Bangladesh border in North24-Parganasdistrict,isthe CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RAM TEMPLE MUST BE BUILT AT THE EARLIEST: SHAH PAGE 6 On Jan 14, SC gave protection from arrest for four weeks WhatSupreme Court saidon January14 CHANDAN HAYGUNDE & SUSHANT KULKARNI PUNE, FEBRUARY 2 DALIT SCHOLAR and civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde’s fortunes swung from disappointmenttodespairtorelief inamatter of 24 hours after a court in Pune first rejected his application for anticipatory bail and, after Teltumbde was picked up by police, declared his arrest illegal. Teltumbde was released Saturday evening after the completion of formalities. In the afternoon, the court directed him to inform the Supreme Court about his illegal arrest. The renowned academic, who teaches at the Goa Institute of Management, was arrested before dawn at Mumbai airport after the court turned down his anticipatory bail plea on Friday evening. “What has happened (arrest by Pune Police) is highly embarrassing for a person of interna- Anand Teltumbde leaves the court with his family on Saturday evening. Arul Horizon tionalstaturelikeme.Iclaimthat there are very few people in the country with a profile like me,” Teltumbde said after he was released. He rubbished the Pune Police charges against him: “These are all concocted charges based on completely fabricated evidence,” he said. Teltumbde predicted that allegations about his visit to Paris for a conference at the behest of a banned Maoist outfit, would “boomerang”. Teltumbde’s brother-in-law and Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar was among those present in the courtroom during the arguments over his arrest. Teltumbde is among 22 people named as accused in the Elgaar Parishad case for alleged CPI(Maoist)links.OnJanuary14, while rejecting his plea to quash the Pune Police FIR against him, the Supreme Court had granted him protection from arrest for fourweeks,sothathecouldseek bail from the trial court. Teltumbdehadaccordingly filed the plea for anticipatory bail on January 18. Thecourtdeniedhimreliefon Friday, saying the investigating CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ON JANUARY 14, the Supreme Court had said that the “investigation (against Teltumbde) is getting bigger and bigger”, and it was not inclined to quash the FIR. However, the court said: “...Counsel for the petitioner submits that interim protection against arrest granted by the High Court on 15th October, 2018... remained in force until... 18th January, 2019. We extend the said interim protection for a period of four weeks from today within which the petitioner may seek regular/pre-arrest bail from the Competent Authority...” Govt picks new Director of CBI, Oppn dissents EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 TWENTY-TWO days after Alok Verma was ousted as CBI chief, the Centre Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, the agency’s new Director.ShuklawastheMadhya Pradesh police chief until January when he was transferred by the Kamal Nath governmentas chairman of policehousing. T h e He is a 1983- Appointments batch, MPCommittee of cadre officer the Cabinet (ACC) named Shukla even as Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress member in the Prime Minister-headedselectionpanel, sent a dissent note that S Javed Ahmed, a 1983-batch UP cadre CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Citizenship: Situation Farm income support a challenging but major policy shift: Garg peaceful, says Assam Chief Secretary SUNNY VERMA, AANCHAL MAGAZINE & ANIL SASI NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 WITH AGRICULTURE prices remaining depressed over time and terms of trade turning against the farmers, the natural policy response was to provide them a direct income support scheme, Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said Saturday. Existing policy interventions were insufficient to mitigate farm distress, Garg said — and the direct income support scheme “marks a very major departure in the history of the country... of trying to deliver a benefittothepeoplewhoitisintended for”. The interim budget 2019-20 announced a scheme to provide Rs 6,000 yearly income support to farmers directly in their bank accounts. “...In a situation where the production in the country for mostcropsismorethantheconsumption requirement, which has depressed the prices CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INTERVIEW PAGE 17 WORLD INSIDE PUTIN TO SUSPEND NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY AFTER US DOES THE SAME INDIAN-AMERICANS QUESTION US GOVT’S ENTRAPMENT OF 129 INDIAN STUDENTS P 16 AFTER CBI ACTION, ED FILES PMLA CASE AGAINST CHANDA KOCHHAR SLAIN J&K SOLDIER’S FATHER SET TO JOIN BJP AT MODI RALLY P 9 ABHISHEK SAHA GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 2 WITH PROTESTS across Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continuing to intensify, state Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Saturday said the “situationischallenging”andappealed for “peaceful and democratic” protests. Kumar’s made the remarks at a press conference along with Additional Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, DGP Kuladhar Saikia and IGP (Special Branch) Hiren Nath in Guwahati Saturday just days after the BJP district unit president of Tinsukia district, Lakheswar Moran was injured by protesters. “The situationis peacefulbut challenging. On a scale from one to ten, it is slowly progressing,” said Kumar. He also appealed for “peaceful and dignified” and asked if the situation was progressing for “the worse or the better”, Kumar said, “That is for you to decide.” AccordingtoKumar,thestate and Centre have been advised about an imminent “law and order” situation if the Bill is pushed. “Yes, in various meetings and otherwise. We had ex- pressed views and opinions (about law and order).” He said that while everyone had the right to protest democratically, there were “deviations” reported, including demonstrators holding nude protests. For over a month now, the BJP government in Assam has faced stiff opposition over the Bill which has become a contentious issue across the North East. AssamDGPSaikiasaidtheinvolvement of banned outfits engineering the current spate of unrest, can be determined only after investigation and analysis. His comments come a day after Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Friday told reporters that the banned UnitedLiberationFrontof Assam (Independent) has played a role in the ongoing protests against the Bill. Sarma had also hinted that the government was “aware whichjournalistsweretalkingto which organisations”. When Saikia was asked for a response on Sarma’s remarks, he said, “I don’t believe in surveillance of the media.” Saikiasaidthatintwoviolent protests in Assam’s Tinsukia CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 FOUR DAYS after speaking to All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairmanMirwaizUmarFarooq, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday dialled Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir, The Indian Express has learnt. Thephoneconversationsbetween Pakistan’s Foreign Minister and Hurriyat leaders are unusual, and New Delhi had earliersummonedPakistan’senvoyoverwhatitcalled“directinterference” in India’s internal affairs. Sources said Qureshi and Geelanihadan“in-depthdiscussion” on the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the “gross human rights violations” in Kashmir. Syed Ali Shah Geelani While there was no official responsetothephone conversation, India had warned Pakistan of “implications” if they did not desist from such actions. This had been conveyed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood Wednesday night,afterQureshi’sphoneconversationwithMirwaizTuesday. Sources said that it is “extremely unusual” for a top Pakistan minister to directly dial Hurriyat leaders. The NDA government has, in the last fourand-half years, objected to their meetings as well, and even cancelling the Foreign secretaries CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MANOJ CG & SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 OBJECTION TO the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as CBI Director in a dissent note to the Centre, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday said the officer had no experience handling anti-corruption cases and alleged that the selection criterion mandated by law had been diluted. 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