07082017-TTC-01.qxd 8/7/2017 1:23 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday,august 7, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 112 | 24 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd Fragile national ego curbs dissent:Ansari ❝ Raksha Bandhan The niece of Capt Chander Chaudhary of 4 Grenadiers, who attained martyrdom in Jammu and Kashmir in 2002, ties a rakhi to his statue on the eve of Raksha Bandhan in Bikaner on Sunday. PTI Bengaluru, August 6 Pointing out that a “version of nationalism” that placed cultural commitments at its core promoted intolerance and arrogant patriotism, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari today stresssed that tolerance must become an essential national virtue to promote harmony, transcending sectional diversities. He was speaking at the 25th annual convocation of the National Law School of India University here. But tolerance alone was not a strong enough foundation for building an inclusive and pluralistic society and it must be coupled with “understanding and acceptance”, he said, recalling Swami Vivekananda’s words, “We must not only tolerate other religions, but positively embrace them, as truth is the basis of all religions.” The Vice-President said the The version of nationalism that places cultural commitments at its core is usually perceived as the most conservative and illiberal form of nationalism. It promotes intolerance and arrogant patriotism M Hamid Ansari, V-P challenge today was to rejuvenate secularism’s basic principles, including freedom of religion and tolerance. “More recently, an alternative viewpoint of ‘purifying exclusivism’ has tended to intrude into and take over the political and cultural landscape. One manifestation of it is an increasingly fragile national ego that threatens to continued on page 7 Will persist: Stalking victim kin CM stands by Haryana BJP chief Barala; Left questions top brass’ silence Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 6 The daughter of an IAS officer who was allegedly stalked by two youths, one of them the son of Haryana BJP chief and Tohana MLA Subhash Barala, visited the police station with her father this evening where she was asked to narrate the incident in “minute detail”. Police officials said they were examining the complainant’s statement to decide whether to charge the youths with other offences under various sections. Vikas Barala (23), an LLB student, and his friend Ashish Kumar (22), who were on Saturday arrested on the charges of stalking and wrongful restraint, were bailed out later in the day. They allegedly tried to block the complainant’s car and chased her up to the Housing Board lights. Sources said they would be called for questioning soon. The complainant’s father, an Additional Chief Secretary-ranked officer in the Haryana Government, said in a post on the social media: “If we do not persist in trying to bring the guilty to justice, more and more daughters will suffer this hurt.” Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told the media in Hisar that the case had nothing to do with state BJP chief. “The matter has been brought to my notice. The accused will be punished, if found guilty. This is my official stand.” Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress today held protests at various places against the incident. State party president Ashok Tanwar led one such protest in Faridabad. “The arrogance of power in the BJP the party which talks , about saving and educating the girl child, has reached such a level that the son of the state BJP chief dared to commit such a crime,” he said. In Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "Condemn attempt to kidnap and outrage modesty of young lady in Chandigarh. BJP govt mst punish the guilty, not collude W/culprits and mindset they represent (sic).” CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury Tweeted: “Clearly someone is helping the accused here. Why are the PM and BJP president so silent about stalking of women?” IN FINAL RACE, BRONZE FOR GOLDEN BOLT JADEJA STAR OF WIN American Justin Gatlin, 35, kneels down before Jamaican legend Usain Bolt after ruining his farewell party by winning the 100 metres title at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday. Bolt, considered the sport’s greatest showman, won the bronze medal in what was meant to be a glorious celebration of his departure — his final individual race. PHOTOS: AFP REPORT PAGE 19 Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul led to an innings and 53-run win for India in the second Test to clinch the series against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Jadeja, however, has been suspended for the final Test. PAGE 18 JAITLEY: CPM CADRE ELIMINATING RIVALS Thiruvananthapuram: Amid macabre political killings in Kerala, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused the states ruling CPM of unleashing its cadres for “eliminating rivals and creating an environment of violence”. PAGE 7 HP man’s bus ticket to acquittal Naresh Kumar of Chamunda escapes 15-yr jail for carrying drugs Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 6 Next time you buy a bus, rail or air ticket, think twice before destroying it. The travel pass could prove crucial evidence during a trial, in case you are falsely implicated in a criminal case. When Naresh Kumar, alias Nitu, bought a bus ticket from Nerwa to Chamunda in Himachal Pradesh in July 2012, he would have never thought it would save him from a 15-year-jail term in a drugs case. The police apprehended him at Majhotli at 6.15 am and recovered from his possession a bag containing 2-kg charas in the presence of independent witness Sita Ram and Shyam Singh, Nerwa depot in-charge, and bus conductor Khem Ram. The police launched prosecution against Nitu under Sections 20 and 61 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Giving him benefit of doubt, the Special Judge, Shimla, acquitted him. The trial court concluded that two theories had emerged with regard to the accusations. It took note of the fact that Constable Rakesh Kumar, an eyewitness, had not been mentioned as a witness in the seizure memo. However, relying on the testimony of police witnesses, the Himachal Pradesh High Court reversed the trial court’s acquittal order and sent Nitu to jail for 15 years and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 2 lakh. It also rejected defence counsel’s objections regarding discrepancies in the police theory, saying “Any discrepancy with regard to continued on page 7 Today’s issue is of 24 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. /thetribunechd
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