26112017-TTC-01.qxd 11/26/2017 1:14 AM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 1 no. 221 | sunday, november 26, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 30 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd Violent threats not acceptable: Naidu New Delhi, November 25 Amid the ‘Padmavati’ row, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu today said giving violent threats and announcing rewards for physical harm were not acceptable in a democracy. Naidu, at a literary festival, said there is now a new problem over some films where people feel that they have hurt the sentiments of some religions or communities and that has led to protests. He said while protesting, some people go overboard. “Whether these fellows have that much money or not, I doubt. Everyone is announcing Rs 1-crore reward. Is it so easy to have Rs 1 crore? This is not acceptable in a democracy. You have the right to protest in a democratic manner, go to the appropriate authorities... you cannot physically obstruct and can’t give violent threats. Let us not undermine the rule of law,” he said. Stressing that he was not talking about a particular film but in general, Naidu read out names of previously banned films such as Garam Hawa, Kissa Kursi Ka and Aandhi. He also warned against selective condemnation and said it was wrong to link it to Re-arrest Hafiz or ties bound to suffer: US to Pak New Delhi, November 25 Stepping up the heat on Pakistan, the US today sought immediate re-arrest and prosecution of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and threatened of an adverse impact on ties if Islamabad failed to act against the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai massacre. After Saeed’s release from house arrest yesterday, the US State Department had asked Pakistan to re-arrest and try him for heinous crimes. The White House, in its latest statement, said there was a “clear international consensus regarding Saeed’s culpability” in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 persons, including six American nationals, dead. “Saeed’s release sends a troubling message about Pakistan’s commitment to combating terrorism... If Pakistan does not detain Saeed and charge him, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral ties and for Pakistan’s global reputation,” it said. Pakistan, meanwhile, has justified the release. — TNS Army outafter pak violence p19 /thetribunechd In Shopian,another off-duty soldier killed Gita Mahotsav In May, Lt Fayaz was abducted, shot while on leave Suhail A Shah You have no ❝ law into yourright to take hands. At the same time, you don’t have right to hurt the sentiments of others. Venkaiah Naidu, VICE-PRESIDENT 15-MINUTE BLACKOUT As a mark of solidarity with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-hit ‘Padmavati’, the film fraternity has announced a 15-minute blackout on Sunday. The Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association, along with 19 other bodies of the film and television industry from across the country, will stop shooting for 15 minutes to protect the right to freedom of expression of those in the creative field. PTI religion. While religion was a way of worship, culture was a way of life, he said. On incidents of dissent, Naidu said while dissent was agreeable, disintegration was not. He said these incidents need to be identified, isolated and dealt with firmly. — PTI From left: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, President Ram Nath Kovind, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat at the inauguration of the International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra on Saturday. PTI PAGE 4 New Delhi, November 25 A Union Minister and the Chief Justice of India on Saturday crossed swords over judicial activism at a conference on the occasion of National Law Day, with CJI Dipak Misra saying it was their sacrosanct duty to protect the fundamental rights of citizens. Minister of State for Law and Justice PP Chaudhary said judicial activism was an outcome of judiciary’s independence and should be lauded as long as it stayed away from the realm of policy. But when judicial activism and review “wade into policy-making”, its consequences could be disruptive, which had to be avoided. “Judicial activism by itself is a necessary outcome of judicial independence, and may be lauded, especially when it is undertaken to protect those who may not otherwise have ready access to justice. “But quite apart from this, is another species of judicial activism where the judiciary is also stepping into areas PP Chaudhary CJI Dipak Misra that are strictly in the realm of policy,” said Chaudhary. He said as a “fundamental principle” of governance, decisions “should, as far as possible, be predictable and not disruptive”. Taking the floor after the minister, the CJI dismissed the perception of judicial activism, saying protection of fundamental rights was the “sacrosanct duty of the judiciary” and it was obliged to stand with citizens if government entities “encroached” upon fundamental rights. The CJI also said the judiciary had no desire to make policy. “Nobody intends, nobody desires to enter policy-making areas. We don’t make but interpret policies and that’s our job,” he said. — IANS Mumbai, November 25 The daughter of policeman Tukaram Ombale, who was killed while trying to capture terrorist Ajmal Kasab, says her family awaits his return, nine years after the Mumbai terror attacks. “We feel papa will come home any moment, though deep in our heart we know that he will never be amongst us now,” says a teary-eyed Vaishali Ombale, the eldest daughter of the Mumbai attacks hero. “We have kept his belongings at the place they used to be in our home. Our family is proud of his supreme sacrifice,” said Vaishali, who has completed her MEd and aspires to be a lecturer. Ombale, an Assistant SubInspector, was killed by Kasab’s bullets on November 27, 2008. In a daring act, he had pounced on Kasab, that made it possible for the police to overpower him, the only 26/11 terrorist to be captured and hanged. “Not a day has gone by in the past nine years that we have not remembered him,” said ❝ For how long will police or armed forces personnel continue losing their lives in the name of supreme sacrifice? This should stop somewhere. Tukaram Ombale Every citizen should always be alert and foil incidents in which we are losing our men Vaishali Ombale, MARTYR’S DAUGHTER Vaishali, who stays at the Worli Police Camp with her mother Tara and sister Bharti, who is an officer in the state GST Department. “Every citizen should always be alert and foil incidents in which we are losing our men,” she said, ahead of the 26/11 attacks anniversary. On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived in Mumbai via the sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at various locations, killing 166. — PTI Poor choice of university syllabi only breeds poorer learning, feel experts Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 25 Punjabi writer Amarjit Chandan is a product of the 1960s, a time when universities and colleges were considered a vibrant place for creativity. He often wonders if what he studied at the college really made any impact on his literary creativity. He finds the answer in the negative. “In teaching, the syllabus comes first, followed by learning. Poor literature breeds poor syllabus. It is a Villagers attend the funeral of Sepoy Irfan Dar (inset) in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday. PTI It is the second time in six months that a soldier on vacation has been killed in Shopian district. On May 9, Lt Ummer Fayaz (22) of Sarsuna village in Kulgam, who was home on leave, was abducted while he was attending a wedding ceremony in Batpora village of Shopian district and then shot. The police had blamed Lashkar-e-Toiba for the brutal killing, evoking nationwide outrage. Later, in September, they claimed to have killed a Lashkar militant in Kulgam “who was part of the group that murdered Lt Fayaz”. Dar’s funeral was attended by hundreds of villagers. Senior police and Army officials were present for the wreath-laying ceremony. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and former CM Omar Abdullah condemned the killing. “Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley,” Mehbooba posted on her official Twitter handle. Omar called the murder tragic and reprehensible. Minister, CJI at odds Still feel dad will return: Malik-Saini face-off in Haryana on judicial activism 26/11 hero’s daughter Academics robs literature of popular touch SAVING PUNJABI - III Shopian, November 25 A young soldier of the Territorial Army (TA) was today found shot dead in Wuthmulla village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, 15 km from Harmain village where Lt Ummer Fayaz was murdered in May. Sepoy Irfan Ahmed Dar, 23, a resident of Sazan village in Shopian district, was on leave till November 26. Army spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said: “Posted in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, he was possibly abducted and killed by terrorists. The matter is being investigated by the police.” Dar’s bullet-riddled body was found by locals in Wuthmulla village, 2 km from his home in Sazan. Sri Ram Dinkar, Shopian SSP said , investigations had begun. Dar reportedly went missing after he left home on Friday evening to meet relatives. “He was apparently abducted on his way back home and killed in Wuthmulla,” said sources. Dar is survived by his aged parents, two brothers and a sister. vicious cycle. The quality of teaching in any language depends on the quality of syllabus. That further reflects the quality of its source, the literature written in the particular language.” Though Punjabi literature has a glorious history of almost 1,000 years, starting with Sheikh Farid (1173-1265), the history of formal Punjabi teaching is a relatively recent phenomenon. According to the People’s Survey of Indian Languages, it was towards the end of the 19th century that a movement started for the development of Punjabi and for its use in education and administration. It was only after Independence that Punjabi got due A Punjabi literature stall in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO PUNJABI LANGUAGE: SOME FACTS ■ FE Keay, a researcher in western languages, traces Punjabi back to 1000 BC ■ Punjabi is spoken by 13 crore people across the world and is recognition and was used in education, mass media and administration. However, when it comes to formal Punjabi teaching, pioneer teachers Prof Sant Singh Sekhon and Prof Pritam Singh have mentioned in their memoirs that in the 1930s, the concept of diploma in Punjabi (Budhimani, Gyani, etc) was introduced in the University of the Punjab, Lahore, and MA in Punjabi was introduced five years after Partition. the 10th most spoken language in the world and fourth in Asia ■ Punjabi is the third most spoken language in the Indian A downturn sub-continent and also in the UK and Canada ■ There are 28 dialects of Punjabi. The major dialects spoken in eastern Punjab are Malwi, Majhi, Doabi and Puadhi, while those in western Punjab are Pothohari and Saraiki. Majhi, as spoken in the heart of Punjab, is considered the standard version SOURCE: PEOPLE’S LINGUISTIC SURVEY OF INDIA Chandan says Punjabi teaching from the outset was fraught with “whimsical individuals” like Mohan Singh Diwana, et al. Today’s issue is of 30 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. continued on page 7 Chandigarh, November 25 The Haryana administration is on tenterhooks as it braces itself for a show of strength by Jats and non-Jats in Rohtak and Jind, respectively, on Sunday. Worried, the ML Khattar-led BJP government has sought Central forces and deployed 15 additional companies of Haryana Police. The administration apprehends trouble with the Jats KEEPING WATCH ■ 15 additional companies of Haryana Police deployed ■ Ambala Div Commissioner and Hisar IG to camp in Jind ■ 5 ADGPs sent to Rohtak, Jind ■ No mobile Net in 13 districts today resorting to a blockade in Jind’s Kandela, demanding that BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini’s rally be cancelled, and sarpanches in Rohtak holding a procession against Yashpal Malik’s proposed rally. Opposing quota for the Jats, Saini has announced “Samanta Maha Sammelan” in Jind. Malik, who heads the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, has announced a rally in Rohtak’s Jassia. While buses will ply as scheduled, some will be diverted to avoid trouble spots. — TNS
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