27112017-TTC-01.qxd 11/27/2017 1:28 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, november 27, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 137 no. 327 | 26 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd BATMAN Power-point tips for judiciary Rohit Mahajan Tribune News Service Nagpur, November 26 Virat Kohli, engaged in an unequal battle with Sri Lanka’s bowlers, struck a fine 213 on the third day of the second Test, Rohit Sharma added an unbeaten 102, and India declared at 610/6. Having conceded a lead of 405, Sri Lanka lost opener Sadeera Samarawickrama off the second ball of their second innings, and India are on top — only a miraculous defiance can prevent an Indian win. Though Murali Vijay (128) and Cheteshwar Pujara (143) created the platform, the central figure of India’s innings was, yet again, Kohli. His innings was so effortless that it seemed almost banal; Kohli did not need to do anything extraordinary to get the runs. He hit 17 fours and two sixers — not a too-high aggregate of 80 from boundaries — but still managed a scoring rate of 79.77/100 balls. It was his arrival at the wicket that accelerated India’s scoring yesterday, and it’s essentially due to him that India managed to add 298 runs in 78.1 overs today. Kohli didn’t have a 200 until last year, and now he’s got five. The last three years have added to his burgeoning reputation — in his first seven 100s, the highest was 116, and he’d fallen between 100 and 110 four times. He used to admit that he was prone to a lapse in concentration just after reaching his 100. Now, with greater confidence and maturity, he has got the ability to go on and on. In his last eight 100s, he’s gone on to reach 200 five times. Today, Kohli equalled Brian Lara's record of most double centuries (5) as captain, and became the first captain to score 10 international 100s in one calendar year. /thetribunechd PM, President stress remaining within turf limits Virat Kohli’s relentless run Satya Prakash Tribune News Service 10 Number of centuries — ODIs 6, Tests 4 — he has struck in a calendar year, the most by any skipper. 12 Number of Test centuries he has scored as skipper, the most by an Indian captain. With his 19th ton, he went past Sunil Gavaskar (11). 5 Number of double hundreds he has scored as skipper, a record he shares with WI great Brian Lara. PTI The wicket is flat, the bowling attack toothless, and wicket/conditions are not ideal to prepare for the tour of South Africa, which was Kohli’s stated goal for this series. Yet, you can’t help marvelling at Kohli’s relentless pursuit of runs. MORE ON PAGE 14 New Delhi, November 26 Describing the balance between legislature, judiciary and executive as the backbone of the Constitution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted the need for the three organs of the State to remain within their limits while working to fulfill people’s wishes. Addressing the valedictory session of the Constitution Day celebrations, Modi said: “It was because of this balance that the nation survived the Emergency…. Today, when we are making every attempt to build a new India, the significance of these principles has only increased. We have to fulfill the people’s hopes and aspirations by remaining within our limits.” Much to the surprise of many judges and advocates, Modi quoted from SC judgments in the Raj Narain case (1975) and the 1967 Golak Nath case to emphasise the need to maintain separation of powers, which has been declared to be a basic feature of the Constitution by the top court itself. The PM — who also quoted Constitution makers such as Sachchidananda Sinha, Rajendra Prasad, BR Ambedkar, S Radhakrishnan — praised the Constitution, Respect ‘separation of power’:Law Minister Playing role of constitutional catalyst: CJI Tribune News Service President Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by CJI Dipak Misra as Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad looks on in New Delhi. PTI saying the document has withstood the test of time. Earlier, in his inaugural address, President Ram Nath Kovind said one organ of the State should not encroach upon the turf of the other. “It is critical to keep this intricate and delicate balance in mind when exploring the relationship between the three branches of the state. They are all equal. They should all be conscious of their liberty and strive to protect their autonomy. And yet, they should be careful not to disturb the separation of powers by even unknowingly intruding into the domain of either of the two other branches,” said the President. In the last two days, the President, PM, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad have spoken against judicial overreach and advised judges to refrain from interfering in policy issues relating to governance. The Law Minister too was very clear in his message. “Governance must remain in the realm of those elected to govern and accountable to the people… SC’s decision on separation of powers in the Keshavananda Bharti case is equally applicable to the top court,” Prasad said, a day after similar remarks by Jaitley. New Delhi, November 26 Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today accused the judiciary of going against the doctrine of ‘separation of power’ even as Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra countered the charge by citing specific cases. Speaking at a Constitution Day function in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a larger number of judges, lawyers, law academics and students, the Law Minister and the CJI indulged in what appeared to be candid exchange of views on issues of governance, policy and judicial overreach. Prasad said independence of judiciary can’t be invoked in a manner that undermined importance of separation of power as both were part of the basic structure of the Constitution. Emphasising that governance must remain with those elected to govern, the Law Minister said a fine balance between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary should be maintained. “PILs cannot become a sub- Rallies augur trouble for Khattar Anti-dowry law in Australian province soon MP mulls death penalty if rape BJP’s Saini keen to float party, Malik gets Birender’s support victim under12 Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 26 The parallel rallies by BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini and AllIndia Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti chief Yashpal Malik today may have passed off peacefully, but it’s certainly not the end of trouble for the Haryana Government. Declaring his keenness to float a political outfit in Haryana, Saini did not hesitate projecting himself as the future Chief Minister at the “Samanta Maha Sammelan” in Jind. On the other hand, Malik got the “support” of Union Minister Birender Singh of the BJP and Abhay Chautala of the INLD. The two leaders pledged their support to the Jat reservation cause. Malik warned the Manohar Lal Khattar government to meet the Jats’ demands or face another agitation. While the Congress chose to stay away from Malik’s function, the INLD announced Rs 1 crore for the skill development centre, clearly to woo the Jat community. Both rallies were held amid heavy deployment of police in Rohtak, Jind and Kaithal districts and along routes taken by the protesters. Against 25 companies of forces sought by the state government, the Centre sent only three. These were deployed at sensitive sites. Senior officers monitored the situation on the ground. “For me, community comes first and then politics,” Abhay told the gathering. Followers of controversial godman Rampal, who had donated Rs 11 lakh for the Jat agitation, too were present in a sizeable number. They gave Rs 11 lakh for the coaching centre. bhopal, November 26 The Madhya Pradesh Government on Sunday cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the state. The move comes in the wake of a spurt in rape incidents recently. Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya said a Bill to this effect would be presented in the Assembly on Monday. He said the Cabinet also decided to give harsher punishment to those guilty of molesting, stalking and harassing women. — PTI Lifts at Golden Temple entrance GS Paul Tribune News Service For Circulation and Advertisement related issues please call at following numbers between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Circulation: 0172-3050419 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Advertisement: Classified: 0172-3050257, or e-mail at email@example.com Display: 0172-3050256, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Amritsar, November 26 After beautifying its surroundings with a multi-crore heritage street and entrance plaza, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to revamp the main entrance to the Golden Temple. Sparing a thought for physically-challenged devotees, the SGPC plans to instal special lifts to allow easier access to the shrine’s “parkarma” (circumambulation). Escalators will also be installed from the way leading to the shrine complex through the Akal Takht side. SGPC chief secretary Dr Roop Singh says the SGPC executive has allotted the “kar sewa” (volunteer service) The main Ghanta Ghar Deori, leading to Golden Temple’s ‘parkarma’, which will be revamped by the SGPC. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR to Baba Kashmir Singh Bhurewale and the work will formally commence on November 28. There are five “deoris” (gateways) — Ghanta Ghar Deori, Langar Deori, Manji Sahib Deori, Atta Mandi Deori and Khazana Deori — around the complex allowing access to the “parkarma”. continued on page 7 stitute for governance.” Prasad, however, sought to emphasise that the government respected the judiciary and its independence, saying, “we fought for it during the Emergency”. This was the second consecutive day that an NDA minister criticised courts for judicial overreach and advised judges to follow judicial restraint and avoid getting into policy issues. On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said the argument that judicial activism was meant to fill the gaps left by other State organs was “flawed”. He had wondered if other organs could perform the functions of the judiciary citing arrears as an excuse. Noting that the government accepted and respected the Supreme Court’s verdict declaring the National Judicial Appointments Commission unconstitutional, the Law Minister criticised the judgment “as a student of law”, saying mere involvement of the executive can’t be cited as a threat to judicial independence. It needed to be reconsidered. continued on page 7 Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Top officials interact with the wailing kin of a fireman whose body was not recovered in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana search over, missing firemen presumed dead, toll16 Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 26 The seven-day search operation for survivors underneath the debris of the local polybags factory Amarson Polymers, that collapsed on November 20 after a blaze, has been officially declared over and the three missing firemen presumed dead. The operation by the NDRF , SDRF and local officials lasted 140 hours during which 13 bodies were found. But firemen Sukhdev Singh, Manpreet Singh and Manohar Lal remained untraced. Officials believe intermittent fire in a portion of the collapsed factory may have destroyed their bodies. Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Agrawal, Police Commissioner RN Dhoke, MC Commissioner Jaskiran Singh (who was transferred today) and Congress MLA Surinder Dawar today visited the site. Agrawal said: “Technically, we have closed the operation. Nevertheless, a team of 100-150 personnel will manually comb the debris.” Expressing regret, he told the families of the missing firemen: “We tried hard to find them.” The families have now asked the police to declare their kin dead so that they may get compensation. Jaskiran said factory owner Inderjit Singh Gola had admitted to storing hazardous chemicals inside the factory. “As per our records, the building was illegal. Any official, serving or retired, who allowed the building to come up will have to face the music. “We will be launching a sur- Today’s issue is of 26 pages, including six-page Chandigarh Tribune and four-page Life+Style. vey of unsafe and illegal buildings, which will be completed in 15 days,” he said, adding that he would write to the DC to recover the expenses incurred on the rescue operation from the factory owner. MLA Dawar said he would seek a job for the kin of every fireman who died. The deceased have been identified as sub-fire officers Rajinder Sharma (52), Shamaun Gill (53) and Raj Kumar (52), firemen Vishal (35), Rajan (45) and Pooran Singh (50), sanitary officer Laxman Dravid (53), computer designers Sandeep Kumar (32), Ghanaiya (39), and Amarjot (25), taxi union president Inderpal Singh (55), factory manager Baldev Raj (55) and worker Dhan Bahadur (50). The two injured are Rohit Kumar and Sunil Kumar. Chandigarh, November 26 After four years of rallies and online petitions by victims and social organisations, Australia’s Victoria province is all set to bring in a law against dowry, making it a criminal offence. The draft Bill is ready and will be tabled in the legislature soon. Marie Segrave, Associate Professor in Criminology, Monash University, Melbourne, played a key role, blaming dowry for the 300 domestic violence cases that she studied. “When an Indian woman complained she was being harassed by her husband for dowry, the police and judiciary had no idea how to deal with the issue. It took us four years to make the government aware about the social evil,” explains Dr Manjula O’Connor, a psychiatrist residing in Victoria and one of those who spearheaded the campaign. She claims she receives at least 50 dowry cases every year. Figures with the National Crime Record Bureau (2015) reveal a dowry case is registered in India every hour. “The Australians don’t understand the custom of dowry, insisting a gift is a gift. Hence, they are unable to empathise with a woman seeking their help to get back gifts and jewellery (streedan) from her husband who has deserted her,” says Dr Manjula.
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