DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019, LUCKNOW, LATE CITY, 20 PAGES `5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 FRIDAY PRAYERS ATTACKED IN CHRISTCHURCH THREE HELD, ONE GUNMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER BANGLADESH CRICKET TEAM CALLS OFF TOUR Terror streamed live: 49 killed in two New Zealand mosques NICK PERRY & MARK BAKER CHRISTCHURCH, MARCH 15 AT LEAST 49 people were killed and 48 wounded in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white supremacist wielding at least two assault rifles and a shotgun. One man was arrested and charged with murder, and two other armed suspects were taken into custody while police tried to determine what role they played. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, noting that many of the victims could be migrants or refugees. She pronounced it “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. The cold-blooded attack shocked people across the nation of 5 million people, a country that has relatively loose gun laws but few gun homicides and is so peaceful police officers rarely carry firearms. New Zealand is also generally considered to be welcoming to migrants and refugees. The gunman behind at least oneof themosqueshootingsleft a 74-page manifesto that he posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant, identifying himself as a 28-year-old Australian and white nationalist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims. Using what may have been a helmet camera, he livestreamedtotheworldingraphic detail his rampage at Christchurch’s Al Noor Mosque, where at least 41 people were killed as he sprayed them with bulletsoverandover,sometimes firing at victims he had already cut down. Several more CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 One of New Zealand’s darkest days... Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities — New Zealand is their home — they are us” — JACINDA ARDERN Outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, after the shooting on Friday. Reuters Christchurch counts its victims: 1 Indian among dead, 2 injured, 6 missing SREENIVAS JANYALA, AISHWARYA MOHANTY, KAMAAL SAIYED HYDERABAD, VADODARA, SURAT, MARCH 15 AT LEAST one Indian was killed, twomoreinjuredandsixreported missing in the wake of the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand Friday that left 49 dead. While one victim was identified as Mohammed Juned Kara (34) fromNavsariinGujarat,theIndian HighCommissioninNewZealand saidtherewerenine“missingpersonsof Indian nationality/origin” and that they were awaiting official confirmation. Hours after the attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “deep shock and sadness” over the death of scores of FULL COVERAGE 11, 12 people in the heinous terrorist attack in New Zealand while stressingIndia’sstrongcondemnation of terrorism and of all CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 He fedon onlinehate FROM THE shooter’s social media accounts and his 74-page manifesto published online before the attack, it appears that he was inspired by extreme right-wing ideologies that thrive on the Internet. He wanted to target immigrants for allegedly invading his soil and, like Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, he wrote a manifesto citing right wing personalities and military battles glorified by white nationalists. NEW ZEALAND PM NEW DELHI, MARCH 15 INTHE74-pagemanifestoheleft behind after gunning down 49 people who were attending Friday prayers in two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant talks about an “invasion” from India, along with China and Turkey, and defines the three countries as “potential nation enemies in the East”. The manifesto, titled “The Great Replacement”, also stated that “the invaders must be removed from European soil, regardless from where they came orwhen theycame.Roma, African, Indian, Turkish, Semitic or other. If they are not of our people,butliveinourlands,they against govt staff: HC JAIPUR, MARCH 15 Siraj Khan who was saved by his son Zahid. Prashant Nadkar As bridge swayed, youth pushed father to safety — and then fell to his death SRINATH RAO MUMBAI, MARCH 15 WHEN THE Himalaya Bridge at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station began wobblingdangerouslyThursday evening, Zahid Khan’s first instinct was to push away his fatherSirajwhowasbehindhim. That push to the chest saved the 60-year-old who watched in horror as his son fell to his death, crushed by cement slabs of the foot overbridge. Thirty-two-year-old Zahid was one of six to die. At least 31 others were injured. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BANARAS WILL PUNISH ANTI-DALIT: BHIM ARMY CHIEF BJP SEALS DEAL WITH APNA DAL IN UTTAR PRADESH IN HARYANA, CONG LISTS COORDINATION PANEL MEMBERS, THEN WITHDRAWS IT PAGE 7 THE RAJASTHAN High Court has ruled that the state government cannotinitiatedepartmentalproceedings against a government employeeforbeinginvolvedinan extra-marital relationship. The single-judge Jaipur bench of the court was hearing a writ petition filed by two police personnel — an inspector and a woman constable — who were suspended in March 2001 forallegedlybeinginvolvedinan extra-marital affair. The couple, as well as the woman’s child, were also directed to take a DNA test. The court had stayed the suspension order and departmental proceedings till the disposal of the writ petition. In his order on March 7, Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma ruled that the government’s action was illegal. “This court is of the opinion that an act of relationshipenteredbyanindividual with another female or male, as the case may be, while his/ her spouse is alive, would be an act amounting to adultery and would be considered as an immoral act so far as the Indian society is concerned... The same would,however,notbeaground for initiating departmental proceedings by the employer and it be best left for the person who may be affected individually to takeremedyandproceedagainst him/herincivillaworforinitiatingdivorceproceedings,”hesaid. Appearing for the government, Additional Advocate CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Charges fly thick and fast in Andhra after YSR brother murdered, 3rd unnatural death in family PAGE 1 ANCHOR SREENIVAS JANYALA HYDERABAD, MARCH 15 ON FRIDAY morning, Y S Vivekananda Reddy (68), younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was found dead in the bathroom of his house in Pulivendula, in Kadapa district. Police said he had multiple injuries caused by asharpweapon,probablyanaxe. A post-mortem report listed seven injuries on his head, right hand and thighs. Police registered a case under Section 302 IPC (murder). This is the third unnatural death in the Y S Reddy family, which is reported to be involved in factional fights in Kadapa district since the 1980s. On May 23, 1998, Vivekananda’s father, Y S Raja Reddy, was killed in a crude bombattackbysuspectedmembers of a rival faction. The two groups were feuding over barite mining rights in Obulavaripalle Y S Vivekananda Reddy, brother of YSR in Kadapa district. At that time, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR, was the state Congress chief. In May 2004, YSR led the Congress to victory in Andhra Pradesh. Fiveyearslater,theCongresswas voted back to power. But just four months into his second term, YSR’s helicopter disappeared whilehe was on his way to Chittoor to address a public meeting on September 2, 2009.Thenextday,hisbodywas recovered from the wreckage of the chopper in Nallamalla forest area. His son, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy alleged foul play. On Friday, Jagan Mohan accused the TDP of being involved in all the three deaths. According to police, Vivekananda had returned SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, MARCH 15 TWO DAYS after China put a technical hold on the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations Security Council, France took the lead in imposing national sanctions on the terrorist responsible for attacks in Pulwama, Pathankot and ParliamentHouse.Parisalsosaid it will ask other European countries to include Azhar’s name in the European Union’s list of terrorists. “France has decided to sanction Masood Azhar at the national level by freezing his assets in application of the Monetary and Financial Code. A joint decree of the Ministries of the Interior, and Economy and Finance was published today in theOfficialGazette,”astatement issued by the three French ministries said. France had taken the lead, along with the US and UK, to put Jaish-eMohammad chief Masood Azhar BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY “maximum pressure” on China to not object to the listing proposal moved by the P-3 countries. But Beijing put a hold on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In gunman’s manifesto: Invaders from India, and J&K places 650 school teachers in ‘adverse’ enemies in the East list, many for kin’s past SHUBHAJIT ROY DECISION Extra-marital affair not 2019 ground for taking action DEEP MUKHERJEE France freezes Azhar assets, will push to put him on EU list of terrorists home late on Thursday night after meeting YSRCP workers at Mydukur. He was alone at home as his wife was visiting their daughter in New Jersey. His body was found by his personal assistant, M Krishna Reddy, and other staff members on Friday morning. Krishna Reddy said in a police complaint that when Vivekananda did not open his door, they entered the house through a back door which was open. “We found Vivekananda Reddy in the bathroom, with blood everywhere. It CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 must be removed.” Thedocumentwasuploaded on a document cloud and social media and sheds light on Tarrant, an Australian who New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a “terrorist”, the state of his radicalised mind and how he planned the attack. Page 63 of the manifesto states, “If we wait until the majority of the boomers begin to pass (between 2028-2038 dependingonindividualnationsand life expectancies)than it will be too little, too late. As by this time the invaders and occupiers of lands, non-Europeans, numbers will be swollen to a staggering size, due to both mass immigration and the differing birthrates between the native European people and these invaders.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, MARCH 15 ■ Nothing adverse. However, husband was arrested in fake currency case ■ Nothing is adverse... uncle was a militant of HM outfit who was killed ■ Subject is a released PTM (Pakistan-trained militant) ■ Involved in case but later on acquitted by Hon’ble Court THESE ARE just four samples of notings against names of 654 school teachers placed on an “adverse” list by the J&K administration after a fresh enquiry to check antecedents of teachers recruited earlier as associate teachers. Most teachers put on the list by the J&K Police have had a relative involved in militancy in the 1990s or were named in cases of rioting and public disorder. A Bijbehara resident, who joined the education department as an associate teacher in 2004 and was confirmed as a teacher in 2009, said: “At that time too, there was police verification. There was nothing adverse against me. My brother went missing in November 1990.Iwas8yearsoldthen.Inits report, police have claimed that he crossed the Line of Control in 1992.AndthatiswhyIamonthe adverse list. Otherwise, the police report also says that there is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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