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Besides as observed by our Supreme Court,As everybody who has anything to do with the law well knowsthe path of the law is strewn with examples of open and shut cases whichsomehowwere not; of unanswerable charges whichin the eventwere completely answered; of inexplicable conduct which was fully explained ? The intent of IACelimination of corruptionis commendable But laudable ends cannot be achieved by illegitimate means That was the constant message of the Father of the Nation And that is also a cardinal principle underlying democratic systems wedded to the Rule of Law Brave Malala the murderous attack on Malala Yousufzaia fourteen-year-old Pakistani girl by the Taliban was utterly despicable More shocking is the threat by the outfit that it will shoot the 14-year- old again if she survives Malalas only sin was her desire for education The response to the attack on Malala was heartening Pakistan government has conferred on her a gallantry awardChristians in Pakistan prayed for her recovery and there was global support for her irrespective of racereligion or nationality It is imperative that the Pakistan authorities ensure Malalas safety after sheinsha allahrecoversand furthermore take effective steps to eliminate these Taliban savages who strike with impunity in the name of religion and give a bad name both to Islam and Pakistan Soothing strains of jazz Jazz aficionados in Delhi will relish jazz sounds from a variety of bands which will be performing at the FICCI in the last week of October as part of Capital Jazzs annual Utsav in Delhi The performing bands are from PolandGermanyItalyNorwayCzech Republic and of course from India which will be represented by the Konark Reddy group A star performer will be Froy AagreNorwegian lady saxophonist The music will range from modern and fusion to mainstream Musicians from different countries may have problems communicating with one another in English But there will be no difficulty in communicating in the universal language of jazz Jazz has a soothing effect on frayed tempers and highly charged nerves Arvind Kejriwal and his indignant team as also the victims of the ferocious offensive by India Against Corruption may well benefit from the cool sounds of jazz And hopefully that may also be conducive to civilised political discourse For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 22 2016 12:56 am Top News With the launch of the fifth payload of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is almost set to deploy a secure and nationally owned alternative to GPS which will cover all of India and a zone about 1500 km beyond the national borders After two more launches India will join the small group of nations with their own satellite navigation systems The US GPS was the trailblazing system with a global footprint followed by the Russian GLONASS and French DORIS By 2020 the European Union’s Galileo and China’s BeiDou satellite arrays are expected to be globally deployed BeiDou is still a regional system and the IRNSS marks India’s first confident and very necessary step into this field It will have two services a public access system and an encrypted variant for the military Indeed while satellite navigation systems are generally celebrated for improving accuracy in conjunction with other services like GPS — DORIS can drill down to millimetric levels which is valuable in the earth sciences — security will be the initial deliverable of the IRNSS The need for secure communications is understood in our hacker-infested world and by extension so is the need to own communication satellites However the need to own secure positioning services should be equally obvious A major geopolitical incident could render foreign GPS systems hard to access or impossible to trust The extra accuracy which the IRNSS promises will assume significance for future developments like the Internet of Things to revolutionise logistics and inventory management for instance and perhaps enhance telemetry services The Isro is taking a significant step with the IRNSS helping to future-proof the nation from the perspective of the security and accuracy of data In an information-hungry world it’s serving the national priority of generating and owning reliable data on the neighbourhood For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsTokyo: Leaders of Japan’s four opposition parties hoped to jointly submit a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his proposal to delay the scheduled hike in the consumption tax rate File image of Shinzo Abe AFP The leaders of the Democratic Party the Japanese Communist Party the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Life Party plan to meet later on Monday They hope to submit the motion to the Lower House on Tuesday public broadcaster NHK reported Abe on Saturday announced the tax increase from 8 to 10 percent should be postponed by 2-and-a-half years to October 2019 Finance Minister Taro Aso said that if the tax hike is postponed the prime minister should dissolve the Lower House to seek a public mandate in a general election The president of the leading opposition Democratic Party Katsuya Okada said that if Abe wants the election his party is ready The chairperson of Japanese Communist Party Kazuo Shii demands that Abe should resign Shii said Abe is not qualified to be at the helm of Japan’s economy as his proposal shows his growth strategies coupled with his plan to sharply increase the consumption tax have failed Some officials of the government and governing parties are concerned over the possible impact the delay could have on plans to expand social security programs and efforts to restore fiscal health Written by Sushant Singh | Updated: August 21 2015 7:37 am Creating a New Medina: State Power Islam and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India (Source: Amazon) Top News Venkat Dhulipala is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina Wilimington and the author of Creating a New Medina: State Power Islam and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India (Cambridge University Press 2015) He is in India for a year based at Hyderabad working on his next book which is a larger project on partition Q: Where does the title of your book “Creating a New Medina” come from What does this metaphor signify VD: It comes from a phrase used by Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani a Deobandi alim aligned to Jinnah and the Muslim League Usmani asserted that Pakistan was going to be only the second Islamic state in history the first being Medina created by the Prophet Muhammad Usmani who was later acclaimed as Pakistan’s Shaikhul Islam and the man who presided over Jinnah’s state funeral pointed out that the Prophet had not created the first Islamic State in his native Mecca since there was significant opposition to his teaching there Instead he had migrated to Medina for that purpose thus demonstrating that a truly Islamic state could be created only in an area where Muslims had sovereign power Using this analogy Usmani argued that in an undivided India where Muslims would be under Hindu domination there could never be an Islamic State even if the provinces were given maximum autonomy Only where the Muslims were in a majority and would enjoy sovereign power could such a State be created Hence the necessity of creating Pakistan Moreover Usmani happily prophesized that just as Medina became the focal point for Islam’s spread and rise as a great global power Pakistan would herald Islam’s triumphal rise as the ruling power in the subcontinent and indeed as a great power in the world Pakistan would emerge as a successor to the defunct Ottoman Caliphate that had ceased to be the Islamic world’s leader at the end of World War I Moreover Pakistan would unify all Muslim countries to create a grand Islamic State Now Usmani is a major figure whose lasting contributions to shaping of the idea of Pakistan have not yet been acknowledged in history since we are so obsessed with Jinnah He created Jamiatul Ulama-i-Islam that continues as one of Pakistan’s two main religious parties- the other being the Jamaat-i-Islami of Mawdudi This organization campaigned hard for the Muslim league during the 1945-46 elections that became a referendum on Pakistan He was the biggest alim that Jinnah had on his side a man who after Pakistan’s creation was the driving force behind the Objectives Resolution passed by Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly that proclaimed that sovereignty belonged to Allah alone and that the authority He had delegated to the State of Pakistan through its people would be exercised within limits prescribed by Him- thus indicating that Pakistan would be some kind of an Islamic State Q How has your research put forth a totally different view from the prevailing historiography on partition VD: Partition has been looked at in two ways so far First you have historians who focus on the tactics the motivations and actions of the top political players in this game — Jinnah Gandhi Nehru Mountbatten etc They are mainly interested in pinning the blame on who was responsible for the Partition An influential figure here has been the historian Ayesha Jalal who in her 1985 book argued that Pakistan was never Jinnah’s real demand and that he was using it as a bargaining counter to secure for the Muslims political equality with the numerically preponderant Hindus in an undivided India The Cabinet Mission Plan she says was what he ultimately wanted but the Congress rejected it and forced Pakistan down an unwilling Jinnah’s throat She thus places the blame of partition on the Congress leadership Jalal’s opponents on the other hand have tried to show that it was not the Congress leadership but Jinnah who was responsible for the Partition But the focus here too is on the actions of top actors and this sort of History is primarily based on the twelve massive Transfer of Power volumes containing declassified documents of the British government that were published in the 1980s The Subaltern school in Indian history started another way of understanding the Partition- from the viewpoint of those who suffered refugees women children…Toba Tek Singh protagonist of Manto’s famous story becomes their mascot But what is striking is that there remained a fundamental consensus between these two sides- that Pakistan was a vague idea in the public mind Nobody knew what it was about: just a vague emotional slogan behind which Indian Muslims rallied without being aware of its meaning or implications My book questions this dominant idea and shows how the idea of Pakistan was articulated and debated in public sphere and how this was crucial for popular mobilization that was behind the successful realization of Pakistan If you look at the evidence in the press public meetings election campaigns pamphlets and books you see a very rich contentious and sophisticated debate on Pakistan Its meaning and implications are thrashed out in public– whether it is good or bad for Indian Muslims and how is it going to play out in international context The Muslim League is able to sell Pakistan to its supporters by arguing that it is going to be the largest and most powerful Islamic state in the world that it would play a dominant role in Islam’s global regeneration and renaissance in the 20th century Q Jinnah has been often portrayed as this secular person who somehow ended up creating a Muslim state How do you appraise Jinnah VD: Even if in personal life Jinnah was an unobservant Muslim he had no qualms in employing religious rhetoric quite regularly or utilizing the services of the Ulama in his quest for Pakistan Several times Jinnah callously talks about transfers of population between Hindustan and Pakistan as if people are cargo which can be transported hither and thither To describe Jinnah as a secularist is quite misleading and I would argue that his 11 August speech often hailed as the shining example of his secularism was more of a tactical statement in the context of enormous violence Remember in December 1947 when asked to open the doors of the Muslim League to all of Pakistan’s communities he said that Muslims were not ready for it yet So if you wanted to be a member of the Muslim League you still had to be a Muslim Q Your book analyzes at great length the role of Dr BR Ambedkar in defining the terms of public debate on Pakistan Can you say something about it here VD: Ambedkar is the forgotten pioneer of partition studies His Thoughts on Pakistan published in 1941 truly inaugurates a sophisticated intelligent and coherent debate on Pakistan Ambedkar positions himself as a realist chastising a sentimentalist starry-eyed Congress leadership for refusing to accept the reality of Pakistan He exhorts the Congress leadership to concede Pakistan saying that it is going to be good riddance If India did’nt let go of Pakistan it would be reduced to the Sick Man of Asia He puts up a series of arguments as to why Congress should concede Pakistan and here one of the reasons he says is that the army dominated by Punjabi and Pashtun Muslims could not be trusted to be loyal to India He also saw the Muslim League as a retrograde organization whose communal backward brand of politics would thwart the birth of secular and modern politics in India Moreover he assailed the Muslim League’s ever escalating set of demands saying that its demand for a 50 percent share in everything would not just reduce the Hindus from a majority to a minority in India but also cut into the rights of other minorities including the Depressed Classes or Dalits Q Do you see any parallels between communal mobilization in UP between 1937 and 1947 and contemporary Indian politics VD: Yes we do see an attempt at mobilization of communities and communal polarization using emotive symbols We need to be extremely careful as this is a rather slippery slope and it is not easy to again mend relations after a whole lot of rhetoric rioting and displacement of population has taken place You have seen riots in part of Western UP and this is something to be greatly concerned about Mobilisation along communal lines must be shunned and the story of creation of Pakistan is a cautionary tale India would well do to heed For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 5 2017 5:07 am Top News POLICE ARE likely to call for questioning 16 people including doctors and employees associated with Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata in the Sanjay Roy death case Sources said a 450-page report into the incident submitted by the hospital to the police recently has several “discrepancies and required clarity” On the basis of the report the police reportedly plan to call Apollo doctors and employees for questioning “The list includes 10 doctors who were directly involved in Roy’s treatment” said a police officer Watch What Else is Making News Meanwhile a day after police procured a hard disk containing CCTV footage of the hospital the Apollo security in charge and a doctor was questioned on Saturday “There are several anomalies in the manner in which Roy was treated The initial postmortem report and the medical reports submitted by Apollo do not match… It seems that Roy was kept on life support in the critical care unit for several hours which was not required” said an officer adding that the head of the critical care unit and in-charge of emergency unit of Apollo — who had already been interrogated — are likely to be summoned again by the police The committee set up by the state government to investigate the death meanwhile is ready with its report “The final report will be submitted on Monday” said B R Satpathy Director (Health and Services) Apollo was accused of delaying the release of Roy who had met with a road accident after his relatives “failed” to settle the bill The family had alleged they had to provide to the hospital certificates of fixed deposit as guarantee before they were allowed to shift the patient to state-run SSKM Hospital Roy later died at SSKM For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top News Its methodology is to level grave allegations of corruption in public against public functionaries and public figures, Laich admitted he’d “never? He also explained why he uses the first name of his father and grandfather.” he told reporters.at the concert hall.Reuters The Kamshet police have identified the deceased as Sureshsingh Khushalsingh Papola (23),other members were given only transport and dearness allowances when the government called an official meeting at Chandigarh. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: September 3, When contacted.

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