eye MCS/204/2020-22RNINO.MAHENG2002/21899 THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE The long walk back home MUMBAI,LATECITY Twenty years after 9/11, reliving the story of a visually impaired man and his faithful guide dog PAGES 16, 17, 18 SEPTEMBER12,2021 20PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM MOVE COMES AMID PATIDAR PRESSURE; RUPANI SAYS PM FACE OF PARTY ` 102 per kilo ` 130 per kilo ` 161 per kilo Cancellation of Indira election judgment of courage: CJI EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 CHIEF JUSTICE of India N V RamanaonSaturdaytermedthe 1975AllahabadHighCourtjudgment which cancelled the election of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a “judgment of great courage". Speakingataceremonytolay the foundation of Uttar Pradesh National Law University and a new building complex of the Allahabad High Court at Prayagraj,theCJIrecalledthelong history of the court, and said: “In 1975, it was Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha from the Allahabad High Court who passed the judgment that shook the nation, when he disqualifiedSmt.IndiraGandhi... It was a judgment of great courage, which could be said to havedirectlyresultedinthedeclaration of Emergency, the consequencesof whichIdonotwant to elaborate now." In the ruling, on June 12, 1975, the court had found Gandhi guilty of electoral malpractices and declared her election from Rae Bareli null and void,apartfrombarringherfrom CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 3rdBJPCMoutin2months:Gujarat’s Rupaniresigns,yearaheadofpolls PARIMAL DABHI GANDHINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11 IN A sudden move, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned Saturday, minutes after he had addressedaneventof thePatidar community virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later, addressing mediapersons, he said the decision had been taken by the party "in the larger interest of Gujarat". Rupani's resignation came with more than 14 months to go for his second term as CM. Considered an Amit Shah man, hehadreplacedAnandibenPatel in similar circumstances in August 2016, and celebrated five years of being in power recently. Amid furious speculation over possible replacements for Rupani — including bitter rival and Deputy CM Nitin Patel — his resignationletter,releasedbythe Chief Minister'sOffice,saidModi was the face of the party in Gujarat and the next election would be fought under the PM's leadership. Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said the Central ParliamentaryBoardof theparty CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 MORE REPORTS PAGE 9 Covid death or not: Prodded by SC, Centre issues rules EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 THEUNIONHealthMinistry and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have jointly come out with guidelines for issuing"officialdocument"incase of Covid-related deaths. As per these guidelines, submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court in a case seeking compensation for Covid deaths, those cases that are diagnosed through an RT-PCR/ Molecular Test/ Rapid Antigen Test, or that have been clinically determined in a hospital or an in-patient facility by a physician while one is admitted there, will be recognised as Covid cases. Even though an ICMR study shows Covid-19 deaths occur within 25 days of a person testing positive, the guidelines say, the government has decided to consider deaths occurring “within 30 days from the date of testing or from the date of being clinicallydeterminedasaCovid19 case... as deaths due to Covid19 even if the death takes place outside the hospital/ in-patient Vindicated, says journalist held for sedition after he wrote CM will go Amit Shah may join observers, MLAs in picking new CM SOHINI GHOSH & VAIBHAV JHA AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 11 CM Vijay Rupani submits his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat in Gandhinagar. PTI The Anandiben parallel: this time how the tables turned on Rupani LIZ MATHEW & LEENA MISRA NEW DELHI, AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 11 THE PARALLEL between Vijay Rupani’s exit and Anandiben Patel’s couldn’t have been more striking — and ironic. Replacing Anandiben with Rupani in August 2016 was seen asadeftpoliticalmovebythenBJP presidentAmitShahayearahead No tie-up for UP polls, says BSP gen secy; backs Opp unity but on own terms THE CERTIFICATION COVID DEATHS ARE ■ Deaths in cases diagnosed through a test, or determined by a physician while admitted in a facility ■ Deaths within 30 days of a test, even if outside a hospital or in-patient facility ■ Deaths where cases are not resolved and a medical certificate of cause of death has been issued COVID DEATHS ARE NOT ■ Deaths occurring due to poisoning, suicide, homicide, accidents or other causes, even if Covid infection present facility”. This is being done “to makethescope(of theprovision) broader and more inclusive”. Besides this, “Covid-19 cases which are not resolved and have CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 of Assembly elections. Named CM by Narendra Modi who left for New Delhi to take chargeasPrimeMinister in 2014, Anandiben came under fire: the Patidar agitation, led by Hardik Patel, now working president of the state Congress, foreshadowed party distress — it lost elections to a majority of the local bodies in December 2015. This was followed by the public flogging of Dalits in Una in 2016 which played out nationally ahead of the UP elections. To mollify Patidars, Anandiben’s government announced 10% reservation for the economically backward class in the general category—anannouncementby Rupani from the party office seen as a snub to Anandiben. Rupani was a minister in her CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 ‘What is this Hindu, Muslim? Who says ban will hit only few’ In Mathura’s dense lanes, officials try to figure out meat, liquor ban map IN MAY 2020, amidst the first wave of Covid-19, Dhaval Patel, an editor with Gujarati news web portal Face of Nation, wrote an article talking of a possible change of leadership in Gujarat. Patelwasslappedwithasedition charge,andspent14daysinjudicial custody before getting bail. On Saturday, Patel, who moved out of India after the FIR was quashed, called Rupani's resignationa"vindication"of whathe had reported. While the article was taken down soon after it was posted, the FIR was quashed in November last year, only after Patel submitted an “unconditional apology” before the Gujarat High Court. While quashing the FIR, filed by a policesub-inspector,thecourtcautioned Patel that “as and when he may publish any article in future, no such comments be used against any constitutional functionaries without verification and he shall be cautious of not repeating the same”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 EXPRESS NETWORK KARNAL: FARMERS END SIT-IN; OFFICER SENT ON LEAVE, PROBE ORDERED PAGE 11 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 13 Satish Chandra Mishra at the Idea Exchange. Express Bharatpur's fish, meat market was shut Saturday. Gajendra Yadav EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE SOURAV ROY BARMAN BSPNATIONALgeneralsecretary Satish Chandra Mishra asserted Saturday that the party would stick by its decision to fight the 2022 Assembly elections alone, citingits"bitterexperience"with its 2019 alliance with the Samajwadi Party. SpeakingatanIdeaExchange session of The Indian Express, CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 THEDISTRICTMagistrate'sOffice has officials shuffling in and out with hastily drawn maps, the outlines hazy. "We are trying to figure out which areas, markets and shops will be covered under the ambit of the notification. Ek hafte mein picture clear hone ki sambhavna hai (There should be some clarity in a week)," says Additional District Magistrate NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 MATHURA, SEPTEMBER 11 (Finance and Revenue) Yoganand Pandey. It's a day after the Uttar Pradeshgovernmentnotified 22 out of 70 municipal wards in Mathura-Vrindavan as "pavitra teerth sthal (holy pilgrimage sites)", effectively banning the sale of non-vegetarian food and liquor here. The chatter inside the city, at mohallas inhabited largely by Muslims and Dalits, also reflects the confusion and uncertainty, CONTINUEDONPAGE6 LAST MAN STANDING As the Taliban swept through Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh vowed not to yield WORLD U.S. MARKS 20 YRS SINCE 9/11 PAGE 15 32-year-old dies after being raped on Mumbai footpath, man arrested SAGAR RAJPUT MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 11 A 45-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for the alleged sexual assault and murder of a 32-yearold woman at Sakinaka in Mumbai in the wee hours of Friday. The police said the accused, arrested on Friday evening, is suspected of have inserted an object inside the woman’s private parts due to which she succumbed early Saturday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called it a “heinouscrime”and“disgraceto humanity” while tweeting that the prosecution of the case will be fast-tracked and the culprit will be severely punished. The Opposition, led by BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, attacked the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, declaring that the incidentraisedquestionsof “law and order and governance”. According to the police, the main control room received a call from a watchman around 3.30 am on Friday, informing thatawomanwasbeingbrutally assaulted by a person on a footpath. Following this, a police team visited the spot and found the woman lying unconscious inside a tempo at the spot. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, “One of our constables askedthewatchmanforthekeys of the tempo, as the vehicle belongedtothecompanywherehe worked. The constable then drove it to Rajawadi hospitaland got the woman admitted." On inspecting her condition, the doctors told police that she had sustained multiple lacerations on her body, including her THE CITY GOVT NOT FOCUSSING ON LAW & ORDER, CLAIMSBJP, SENA SAYS ‘DON’T POLITICISE’ HOURSBEFORESHE WASRAPED, WOMANMETHER MOTHER,TWO DAUGHTERS PAGE 7 private parts. Subsequently, the police recorded the watchman's statement and registered a case. "Thewatchmanwasinshock due to which he could not give us accurate details initially. Earlier, he had said that there were two persons and we assumed that two persons had committed the crime, so we booked the accused under Section 34 (common intention) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code). Later, after he calmed down, he told us that by two persons he meant the accused and the victim," said an officer, adding that theywouldconsultthecourtand remove Section 34 from the FIR. In the hunt for the accused, the police started scrutinising the CCTV footage in which they sawthe suspectbrutallyassaulting the woman on the footpath. “The assault took place around 2.55 am. After she fell unconsciousonthefootpath,the accused took her inside the tempo," said the officer. The police then received information that he was a tempo driver by profession and a footpath CONTINUEDONPAGE6 File chargesheet within a month: Thackeray to cops Warns against tarnishing Mumbai’s image as one of country’s safest cities EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 11 INWAKEof therapeandmurder of a homeless woman in Sakinaka, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday instructed senior police officers to file a chargesheet in the case within a month and alsoaskedthemtobealerttoensure that Mumbai’s image of being a safe city is not tarnished. He further said that homeless women should be shifted to saferplacesfromthestreetswith thehelpof NGOsso that theyare not vulnerable to such crimes. “Mumbai is known as one of the safest cities in the country. People have faith in the police and the law and order situation. But we have to be more vigilant in the wake of such incidents,” he said at a meeting with senior police officers in the evening. The suggestions that he made to the police included fixing hotspots in the cities where Uddhav Thackeray womenmaybeattackedortheir safety may be at stake and increase patrolling. Also, he suggested that Nirbhaya squads comprising women officers should be set up in each police station and they should visit such hotspots regularly day and night.Awatchshouldbekept on the accused of sexual assault cases or with similar backgrounds, he added. Thackeray said that speedy justice should be given to the woman so that no one dares to commit such an act again. “All forensic and electronic evidence of the incident as well as witnesses evidence should be submitted properly to the court. The case should be presented in a strong manner... it should be ensuredthattherearenoloopholes.” CONTINUEDONPAGE6 Dhoni’s return, untold story: Captain who needs mentoring, another waiting PAGE 1 ANCHOR SANDEEP DWIVEDI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 ONTHEfinaldayof theOvalTest, among the Englishmen blown away by Virat Kohli were a couple of commentators. Nasser HussaindeclaredthattheIndian skipper had passed his big captaincy test “with flying colours”. Michael Vaughan, another former captain and a social media influencer, called Kohli “an amazing character” who gave “a tactical masterclass on how to win a Test match”. Exactly 48 hours later, the BCCI,inasubtlenudgetothecaptain with a dismal record at ICC events, would designate M S Dhoni as the mentor for next month’sWorldT20.Thiswouldbe thefirstofficialacknowledgement of sorts by the Indian board that the country’s greatest batsman was not quite the greatest leader. In the past too, there have been lateral entries to the Indian team set-up — Rahul Dravid was batting consultant on the 2014 Englandtour—buttheinclusion of a Dhoni-like mentor, an active IPLplayer,wasafirst.Besidesthe obvious conflict-of-interest red flag, the timing of the appointment had a layer of intrigue. ThescanneronKohlithecap- M S Dhoni is primarily a captaincy coach of the team led by Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as his deputy. File tain comes when the India team is witnessing a churn. The contract of head coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff ends after theWorldT20andit’sunlikelyto be renewed. Plus, unlike in the past,Indianowhasanalternative captainwithworthycredentials. On this England tour, Rohit Sharma’s success as a Test openerembellishedhisimageas an all-format, all-condition player.Hisenhancedstaturewas underlined by his prominent role in negotiations with the board over the cancellation of the Manchester Test. Moreover, MumbaiIndians’overwhelming superiority over Royal Challengers Bangalore is a trivia that can tempt the BCCI to look beyond Kohli. So will Rohit replace Virat in case India fails to win the World T20? Like most things in the ever-changing BCCI dynamics, thisisa multiplechoicequestion with Yes, No, Maybe options. Before answering the question, alookatDhoni’s role.Going bythewordontheIndiancricket circuit, the one-time crisis manager of Indian cricket is an “officer on a very specific duty”. Too unconventional to be a batting guru, way too important to be drafted as a mere wicket-keeping coach, the country’s mostdecorated white-ball captain ever is to hand-hold Kohli, help him win his first ICC Cup. Dhoni, for all practical purposes, is a captaincy coach. His sparkling CV makes him the most suited for the job. India’s last big white-ball triumph was in 2013, when Dhoni lifted the Champions Trophy. Add the 2011 World Cup and 2007 WorldT20 to his name and Captain Cool’s cricketing Grand Slam is complete. “NoonecanguidethisIndian team better than Dhoni. He has plenty of experience and the players trust himalot. Jay(Shah) felt that Dhoni is the only person who can help the team during the T20 World Cup, so he dialled him,” says a BCCI insider. The “only person” bit being a couched critique of the captain who is yet to win an IPL title. This chorus has been growing. For some time now, discussions about Kohli’s captaincy have gone beyond the office water-cooler. Even the host broadcaster between their staple King Kohli shows find time to questionpuzzlingteamselectionand debatable tactics. Sir Vivian Richards might have Kohli as his heir apparent but no one seems to have sighted shades of Mike Brearley in world cricket’s poster-boy. Historically, all successful sportingteamshaveacoregroup of regulars, but not this one. VirtuallyeveryplayertoplayunderKohlihasbeendroppedfrom the playing XI at least once. No CONTINUEDONPAGE6
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