DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 28 PAGES A HOUSE FOR EVERY POOR Namumkin Ab Mumkin Hai 1.5 Crore poor families get their own house ■ Pucca house for every poor by 2022 ■ Jadhav case: India calls for civilian court trial $100-BN POTENTIAL INVESTMENTS India,Saudiunderline UNterroristsanctions SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 TWO DAYS after India urged the InternationalCourtofJustice(ICJ) at The Hague to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentencegivenbyaPakistanmilitary courtandorderhisimmediaterelease, New Delhi on Wednesday told the court that, as a last resort, it could direct Islamabad to hold Jadhav’s trialina“civilian court”andgrant him all legal Jadhav: Pak recourse, incounter cludingconsular arguments access. today However, India’s first plea remains that Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer,shouldbereleasedandprovidedsafepassage.Theseoptions were spelt out by the Ministry of External Affairs’ Joint Secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran) Deepak Mittal at the ICJ. As India presented its counter-arguments on the third SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 A ROOM FULL OF FEAR The room where Kashmiri workers employed at Triveni Sugar Mills in Muzaffarnagar used to stay. Over 30 have fled protesting mobs in the last few days. Gajendra Yadav REPORT, PAGE 13 Convict from Pakistan killed in Jaipur Central Jail brawl Students from Kashmir: Sent home, booked or expelled CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE THE EDITORIAL PAGE PULWAMA: WE SHAME OURSELVES BY RAMACHANDRA GUHA PAGE 14 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Rajasthan DG (Prisons) N R K Reddy and other officers outside the Jaipur Central Jail on Wednesday. Rohit Jain Paras HAMZA KHAN JAIPUR, FEBRUARY 20 A PAKISTANI national serving a lifesentenceintheJaipurCentral Jail was killed Wednesday in a brawl with other inmates allegedly over the volume on a television set. Officials said four other inmates assaulted him with a stone slab. Shakarullah alias Mohammad Hanif alias Amar Singh Gill, aged around 45 years old,waskilledbyfourotherprisoners lodged in ward 10 of the Jaipur Central Jail at around 1:20 pm. Officials said that Shakarullah and eight others were inside room number 58, within ward number 10, when a fight broke out. Hours after he was killed, Pakistan expressed concern and sought a response from India on the incident, according to PTI. Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said he was beaten to death by a group of Indian inmates in retaliation to the Pulwama incident. “Pakistanisgravelyconcernedat mediareportsregardingthebrutalkillingof aPakistaniprisoner,” the FO said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 DEHRADUN, NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 UNION HRD Minister Prakash JavadekarWednesdaydismissed reports of alleged harassment of Kashmiri students outside their stateinthewakeof thePulwama terror attack. “There is massive anger in the country against the Pulwama terror attack,” he said. “However, I want to clarify that whatyouaretryingtosay(about Kashmiri students being attacked) is not true. We are in touch with all institutes and no such incident has happened.” However, last week two Dehradun-basededucationalinstitutions went on record that theywillnotadmitKashmiristudents in future— a commitment CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Pay Rs 453 crore or go to jail, SC tells Anil Ambani Top athlete’s husband sold performance drugs: Panel ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NIHAL KOSHIE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 THE SUPREME Court Wednesday held Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani guilty of contempt of court for not honouring an undertaking to pay Rs 550 crore in dues to Ericsson India Ltd. A Bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran slammed the RCom chief’s “cavalier attitude...to the highest Contempt in Ericsson case court of the land” and also held the chairpersons of Reliance TelecomLtdandRelianceInfratel Ltd guilty of contempt. TheBenchaskedthemtopay Rs 453 crore to Ericsson within four weeks failing which the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 THE HUSBAND of a Commonwealth Games athlete has been blacklisted by an antidoping panel for allegedly supplying Meldonium — a banned substance that improves endurance—tothecountry’stop decathlete, 25-year-old Jagtar Singh. In a recent order, the AntiDoping Appeal Panel blacklisted the unidentified athlete’s hus- band, Puneet, and another drug supplier, Sunny Malik, based on the findings of several anti-drug government agencies. The order banned the two from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in NewDelhiandaskedtheNational Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to warn athletes about them. The panel’s order was based on information provided by Jagtar,whowasamemberof the Indian team for the Asian AthleticsChampionshipsin2017 before his name was withdrawn CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Father & son, political & personal script Cong-CPM violence, tragedy in Kerala PAGE 1 ANCHOR SHAJU PHILIP KALLIYOT, KASARAGOD, FEBRUARY 20 MUFFLED CRIES rose from the one-room hut under a thatched roof perched on wooden poles. For the last 18 years, CPM supporter Krishnan has lived in this “shed”, erected on “waste land”, withhiswife,twodaughtersand sonKripesh, a 19-year-old Youth Congress worker. Until three days ago, when `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 the political lines blurred in this Kerala village. And left the 48year-old daily labourer and his family in a daze. On Sunday, Kripesh was hacked to death along with Sarath Lal, another Youth Congress worker from Kalliyot, allegedlybyworkersof theparty that Krishnan has backed his whole life. “I was liberal in my political outlook and allowed my son to joinapartyof hischoice.Butthat choice proved costly,” said Krishnan,tearsflowingdownhis cheeks. On this political patch in the north of the state, the tussle for Krishnan, father of Kripesh who was killed. Shaju Philip supremacyisbetweentheruling CPM and the main Opposition Congress, which has a strong presence in the region. From one scuffletoanother,fromoneattack to another, the Youth Congress hasbeenresistingtheCPM’schallenge in the village over the last two years, said residents. “Last year, my son had joined a local polytechnic for a diploma course. But he had to abandon thecourseafterhewasassaulted by students belonging to the SFI (the CPM students wing). They nabbed my son and took him away from the range of CCTV cameras to assault him. The attackscontinued,andIaskedhim to quit the course. He acted accordingly and stopped his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ATAtimewhenIndiaisstepping up efforts to brand the Jaish-eMohammad terror group’s chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist attheUNSecurityCouncil,Saudi Arabia and India on Wednesday “underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terroristsandtheirorganisations by the UN”. This is the new formulation in the India-Saudi Arabia joint statement,whichcametwodays after Pakistan and Saudi Arabia called for avoiding the “politicisation” of the UN listing regime. While the visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not mention the Pulwama terror attack in his remarks after the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the joint statement issued late on Wednesday night said that the “Prime Minister and His Royal Highness condemned in the strongest terms, the recent terrorist attack on Indian security forces on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday. Tashi Tobgyal RELATED REPORTS, PAGE 9 Saudibalancing actbetweenIndia and Pakistan TWO DAYS ago, the Saudi-Pak statement warned against politicisation of the listing regime (an apparent reference to India’s demand to blacklist Jaish chief Azhar). Now Riyadh has done a balancing act in Delhi underlining the importance of UN sanctioning. What’s unusual is that the joint statement refers to the need for India-Pak talks — with a rider that conditions should be conducive. CRPF, Army, BSF convoys in J&K to move together DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 FOLLOWING THE February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy which killed 40 personnel, the CRPF, Army and BSF have decidedtomovetheirconvoysin theValleyinacommon“window of time”, during which civilian traffic will remain suspended. Also, the Jammu-Srinagar convoy movement will be spreadovertwodays,withmore stops in between, instead of the current one-day trip. The capacity of transit camps which fall on the route, like Qazigund, is likely to be increased. The timing of convoy movement is also being changed, as convoys are usually targeted in the sensitive areas of Pulwama and Pampore during the afternoon. Sincetheattacklastweek,the CRPFhasheldaseriesofmeetings with the Army, BSF and Jammu andKashmirPolicetoworkouta solution that minimises the threat of vehicle-borne IEDs, while causing minimum disruption to normal traffic. “Because there are three different forces with massive presence in the Valley, there is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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