TIRUCHY l WEDNESDAY l SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l LATE 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 | P7 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 TN SCHOOLS TO REMAIN SHUT E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai , 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 THE Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend the lockdown in the State for one more month, till October 31, albeit with more relaxations. In a statement here on Tuesday Chief Minister Edappadi , K Palaniswami said the lockdown has been extended based on the discussions he had with the district collectors, health experts and senior ministers. Putting to rest speculation on reopening of schools, the Chief Minister said the GO issued on September 24, for allowing students of Classes 10 to 12 to come to their schools from October 1, is being withheld. This issue would be reviewed at an appropriate time in the coming days. COVID COUNT 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. FRESH CASES DEATHS E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @New Delhi THE death of a 20-year-old gang-rape 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 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. Leading the protest outside Safdarjung Hospital, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad said the attack represents the deteriorating law and order situation in UP. “Do not test our patience. We won’t rest until the culprits are hanged,” he said. 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) Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad protesting the death of a Dalit gang-rape victim outside Safdarjung Hospital, in New Delhi on Tuesday | SHEKHAR YADAV CRISIS IN DELTA Walkers of another kind keep roads busy M S T H A N A R A J @ Tiruchy AS the moist earth awaited the crack of the dawn, a woman in her late thirties stepped out of her home in a small village in Tiruchy Soon after . she hit the road, some others, mostly women, joined her. Leaving several milestones behind, they kept on walking, for they were not the typical morning walkers who circuit back home after burning calories. By the time the eastern sky was filled with warm colours, the group was far from their villages. On both side of their path, acres of agricultural lands were laying ready for another season of cultivation, Samba. Life used to be slightly different for these walkers until the pandemic stormed through the farming sector, among others. Comprising TOLL While the restrictions will be enforced strictly in the containment zones, the relaxations would be in force in other areas, the statement added. Earlier, during the discussions with district collectors, Palaniswami said that so far, the State government has spent `7,323 crore towards relief measures and for preventing the spread of Covid infection. Of this, `1,983 crore was towards health-related expenses, while `5,340 crore was towards relief measures. He pointed out that the recovery rate in the State remains the highest (90.50 per cent), while the mortality rate stands at 1.60 per cent. P4 ACTIVE CASES TALLY 5,546 70 9,453 46,281 5,91,943 Outrage as UP’s gang-rape victim dies 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 Even though the State has been unlocked further, educational institutions, movie halls, swimming pools, amusement parks, large auditoriums, beaches, zoological parks, museums, tourist spots and the places where people gather in large numbers will remain closed. The ban on religious and political gatherings, processions, educational, and cultural events will continue. The restrictions on international flight services except for those routes allowed by the Union Home Ministry will also continue. Suburban trains will not be operated and enforcement of Section 144 will continue. traditional agriculture labourers, who are much sought-after during the major cultivating seasons in this fertile Delta region, this small crowd would be wandering around villages in search of work. They set out from their homes in the early hours of the day and keep moving from one village to another, looking for some farmers who would welcome them. P4 EXPRESS READ Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for Covid-19 New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19, the Vice President Secretariat said. It said Naidu, 71, is asymptomatic and in good health. “The Vice President of India who underwent a routine Covid-19 test today morning has been tested positive,” the Secretariat tweeted Amnesty exits India E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi 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 ED 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 targetting voices of dissent. “The clampdown on Amnesty is part of a larger project to attempt to silence independent voices of dissent,” said activist Harsh Mander.
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