MANGALURU WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 14 CITY EDITION OVER 90% SPEND THEIR TIME CHIT-CHATTING, N.S.O. SURVEY Only 38.2% people take part in job-related activities while 91% spend their time in socialising, a new survey has found ONLY 2.4% TAKE PART IN VOLUNTEER WORK The National Statistical Office’s Time Use Survey revealed that 24.1% people participate in activities related to learning, while only 2.4% take part in volunteer and other unpaid work. The survey also said that 20.7% people said they do unpaid care giving services for household members. Such services include child care and care for dependent adults 1,38,799 WHY THE TIME USE SURVEY IS IMPORTANT ■ ■ The primary objective of the Time Use Survey is to measure participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities It is an important source of information on the time spent in unpaid care-giving activities, volunteer work, unpaid domestic service producing activities of the household members, etc | P9 HOUSEHOLDS COVERED BY THE SURVEY CONDUCTED DURING JAN-DEC 2019 CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI UP Dalit rape victim dies in Delhi E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi , DEC 6 I EMOL 992 D 1 TION BIG-TICKET BABRI PLOT VERDICT TODAY ACCUS E D FAC I N G T R I A L L K Advani. Was only an MP at that time. Gave a speech to kar sevaks before Babri masjid was brought down, earlier in 1990 he had led a rath yatra Murli Manohar Joshi. Was BJP president when the mosque was demolished; he was also at the site and addressed kar sevaks Kalyan Singh. Was UP chief minister. Had given Supreme Court an undertaking that he will not allow any damage to the mosque Uma Bharti. Was at the site on demolition day. Liberhan Commission accused her of inciting the mob; she took moral responsibility for the demolition Vinay Katiyar, then Bajrang Dal chief. Was BJP MP from Faizabad at the time of demolition in 1992. It is believed the conspiracy to demolish the structure was hatched at his place Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. Head of Ayodhya’s largest temple and actively associated with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement since 1984 Ram Vilas Vedanti. Ex-BJP MP and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member, he claimed to have incited the mob to raze the mosque Sadhvi Rithambara. Founder-chairperson of Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of VHP; her speeches played a major role in the demolition of the masjid Champat Rai, current VHP vice-president and general secretary of Ram temple trust Did Advani and others conspire to raze the Babri masjid in 1992? A special CBI court in Lucknow will deliver its verdict today T H E STO RY SO FA R After a Rae Bareli court discharged former BJP chief L K Advani in the plot case in 2003 citing insufficient proof, all other co-accused were absolved by and by. The Allahabad high court upheld the orders in 2010. A year later, the CBI approached the SC to revive the conspiracy case. In 2017, SC gave its green light after quashing the HC order CASES ■ When Babri masjid was demolished on Dec 6, 1992, two cases 197/1992 and 198/1992 were registered through two FIRs at the Ram Janamabhoomi police station, Ayodhya ■ Case number 197/1992: Filed against unknown kar sevaks under IPC sections 395 (dacoity), 397(dacoity or robbery with attempt to cause death), 332 (causing hurt to deter public servants), 337, 338 (grievous hurt), 295 (injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult religion of any class), 297 (trespass in any place of worship) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) ■ Case number 198/1992: Named eight accused Askok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharti and Sadhvi Rithambara. They were booked under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153-B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) and 505 IPC (intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community) ■ 47 more FIRs lodged on complaints of mediapersons who were assaulted and their cameras and equipment snatched; the charges were robbery, rioting and mischief etc. OTHERS: Sakshi Maharaj, Brij Bhushan Singh, Lallu Singh (all BJP MPs); Ravindra Nath Srivastava, then Faizabad DM; Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, then minister in MP; Mahant Dharam Das; Satish Pradhan; Acharya Dharmendra Dev; Pawan Kumar Pandey; Jai Bhagwan Goyal, Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena head; Ramji Gupta; Prakash Sharma; Dharmendra Singh Gurjar; Ram Chandra Khatri, Sudhir Kakkar, Aman Nath Goyal, Santosh Dubey, Om Prakash Pandey, Vinay Kumar Rai, Kamlesh Tripathi, Gandhi Yadav, Vijay Bahadur Singh and Naveen Bhai Shukla( all kar sevaks) P10 THE death of a 20-year-old gangrape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district around 3 am on Tuesday, a day after she was admitted at the Safdarjung hospital, sparked nationwide outrage and led to chaotic scenes outside the hospital premises. The victim’s younger brother claimed her sister’s body, was handed over to the UP police after autopsy instead of giving it to the family But the claim couldn’t be . verified with the hospital’s administration despite multiple attempts. In what brought back memories of the horrific Nirbhaya gang- rape case, the Dalit girl was left grievously injured by four men who sexually abused her on September 14. She was admitted to the Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JNMCH) a Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad protesting the death of the victim in New Delhi on Tuesday | SHEKHAR YADAV Govt bans public gatherings in state E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru AHEAD of the festive season, the state gover nment has banned religious and other public gatherings across the state, as there has been a spurt in Covid-19 cases. Announcing the decision, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Tuesday said, “Coronavirus cases have been rising for the last two months. Despite awareness being created on the dangers of the virus, people are careless and have not been wearing masks. The government wants to come out with a stern rule to act against those violating social distancing and other norms. A detailed directive will be out in a few days.” He said that the government plans to organise awareness programmes by involving cinema stars, religious heads, political leaders and artists. The Covid positivity rate in 7 out of 11 top districts is 12 per cent and death rate 1.5 per cent, which the gover nment wants to bring down to below 1 per cent, he said. Earlier on Tuesday, medical equipment including HFNC and RTPCR machines worth Rs 1.53 crore were donated by ExxonMobil and 3M in partnership with United Way Bengaluru, to government hospitals, he said. He said the equipment donated under CSR fund will be used to support treatment at Victoria Hospital and a hospital in Chikkaballapura, among others. India calls out Chinese doublespeak on LAC P U S H K A R B A N A K A R @ New Delhi INDIA on Tuesday rejected Chinese claims of the position of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, saying it has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 perception of the LAC. Under various bilateral agreements, both India and China have committed to clarification and confirmation of the LAC. “In fact, the two sides had engaged in an exercise to clarify and confirm the LAC up to 2003, but this process could not proceed further as the Chinese side did not show a willingness to pursue it. Therefore, the insistence now of the Chinese side that there is only one LAC is contrary to the solemn commitments made by China in these agreements,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said. The response came after China on Monday said it abides by the 1959 LAC perception of then premier Zhou Enlai. Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing does not recognise the Union Territory of Ladakh and accused India of illegally establishing Central rule there. “China does not recognise the so-called Union Territory of Ladakh, which was illegally established by India, and opposes infrastructure construction in disputed border areas for military control purposes,” Wang said. P10 IPL TODAY RAJASTHAN KOLKATA L I V E : S TA R S P O R T S 1 / H O T S TA R @ 7. 3 0 P M HC strikes down state’s quota targeting NLSIU E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru IN a setback to the state government, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday struck down the amendment brought to the National Law School of India University Act by the Assembly to provide 25 per cent horizontal reservation in the premier institution to those who have studied in the state for at least 10 years. Noting that the state does not have the authority to bring in the amendment, which is contrary to the scheme of the Act, a division bench of Justices B V Nagarathna and Ravi V Hosmani set aside the legislation. Some law students and others had filed public interest litigations questioning the amendment that were allowed by the high court on Tuesday . The bench observed that the amendment ultra vires the all-India character of the university Only the . executive council of the university can consider the reservation and state should not use ‘shall’ in bringing in an amendment to ask varsity to give reservation. If the quota is allowed as per the amendment, the university will be virtually controlled by the state on one side and executive council on the other, which is unhealthy it said. , Observing that NLSIU should be autonomous and independent, the bench said that it is unfortunate and meaningless to restrict students to get seats in Karnataka, that too during the regime of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation (LPG). CONTINUED ON: P5 week after the sexual assault. By then, her legs had paralysed and she had severe spinal cord injury and neck damage, as the accused had dragged her by her dupatta to a field near the spot in her village where she was gathering cattle fodder. She also has a deep cut on her tongue. JNMCH superintendent Dr Harris Manzur Khan said the victim was critical and on ventilator with her legs completely and arms partially paralysed when her father sought to shift her to Delhi on Monday . As news of her death spread, protests broke out at Safdarjung Hospital, Vijay Chowk and in Hathras. KARNATAKA COVID-19 BATTLE 8,777 TOTAL CASES Total Deaths E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi 5,92,911 10,453 Test Positive on Tuesday Amnesty Int’l exits India, blames govt’s ‘witch hunt’ 4,76,378 Total discharges FULL COVERAGE P3 AT 10K, K’TAKA SEES BIGGEST SPIKE IN A DAY Karnataka on Tuesday reported the biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, with 10,453 patients testing positive during the day. The total number of positives has now risen to 5,92,911. Bengaluru Urban again topped the number of new cases at 4,868. The state also reached its highest number of active cases, recording 1,07,737, and is second behind Maharashtra’s 2,65,033. Meanwhile, 136 new fatalities were also reported. P3 NINETEEN days after its bank accounts were frozen by the Centre, Amnesty International on Tuesday announced winding up its India operations. The organisation said it was compelled to let go of its staff in India and pause its ongoing campaign and research work. Accusing the government of “incessant witch-hunt”, it claimed it was targeted for flagging human rights violations in Kashmir and during the Delhi riots. “The constant harassment by government agencies including the Enforcement Directorate is a result of our unequivocal calls for transparency in the government,” said Avinash Kumar, executive director of Amnesty International India. Activists said the BJP-led government is systematically targeting voices of dissent. “The clampdown on Amnesty is part of a larger project to attempt to silence independent voices of dissent, which are critical of the majoritarian politics of the present regime,” said bureaucrat-turnedactivist Harsh Mander. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs said Amnesty’s statement is far from the truth and is a ploy to influence probe into its illegalities. The MHA said Amnesty was denied permission to receive foreign funds by successive governments including UPA-led governments in view of its “illegal activities”. Bypolls to Sira, RR Nagar on November 3 Council polls on Oct 28 The EC has rolled out dates for Legislative Council polls for four seats from Teachers and Graduates constituencies. The polling will be on October 28, and counting on November 2. A N U S H A R A V I @ Bengaluru THE Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced assembly by-elections to Sira and the long-pending Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituencies. Polling will take place on November 3, while counting of votes is scheduled for November 10, 2020. The Rajarajeshwari Nagar seat has been vacant since July 2018 when former Congress MLA N Muniratna was disqualified along with 13 other MLAs for defection. A court case alleging largescale electoral malpractice had compelled the Election Commission to delay elections and in March this year, an appeal filed by the complainant, BJP’s Tulasi Muniraju aka Muniraju Gowda, was dismissed clearing the decks for the by-poll. The Sira seat fell vacant after JDS MLA B Satyanarayana passed away due to ill health in August this year. The last date to file nominations for the bypolls to Sira and Rajarajeshwari Nagar is October 16, scrutiny on October 17 and last day to withdraw nominations will be October 19. MORE REPORTS ON: P4
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