Sunrise: 06: 01 Sunset: 07: 04 HUMIDITY Morning : 84 Evening : 76 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 27.4 C.22.7 C. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Rahul responsible for triple talaq bill not being passed: Ananth Kumar Govt pulls out triple talaq bill, seeing poll advantage in winter session NEW DELHI: The Government on Friday pulled out from the Rajya Sabha a Bill making triple talaq or instant divorce a criminal offence. This, a day after the Union Cabinet pushed three amendments to secure the Opposition's nod. The Muslim Women Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last December, but it is stuck in the Rajya Sabha because the government does not have the numbers in the House to prevent the Opposition from either defeating the Bill or effecting major amendments. SC wants all processions video taped AGENCIES / New Delhi After videos showcasing vehicles being vandalised by Kanwariyas across northern states went viral on social media, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the police to take strict action against those responsible for the violence and breaching of laws. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, reiterated an earlier verdict, which stated that videography of every procession should be made. The top court, while citing the 2009 judgement, also said that the organisers were responsible for any violence reported during the procession. On Wednesday a group of , Kanwariyas, armed with iron rods and sticks, smashed a car in Delhi's Moti Nagar area after the driver allege-dly tried to brush past one of them while moving on a busy road. A similar incident also took place in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district on August 7, wherein Kanwariyas were filmed attacking a police SUV on a busy road, and also got into an altercation with the locals. The Supreme Court on Friday expressed serious concern over recent cases of rape and sexual abuse of women at shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and asked when these horrific incidents would stop. The apex court's observation came while hearing a matter relating to sexual abuse of children at orphanages. "Tell us what is this happening?," a bench of justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta said while referring to the recent incident at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh where 26 women have been reported to be missing from shelter homes. "Yesterday, I read so many women have been raped in Pratapgarh. How will these things stop," Justice Lokur asked, adding "When it is going to stop?" Besides Pratapgarh, incidents of rape and sexual abuse of ‘Audit of 3k shelter homes done, more than 40 shut’ he Union Women TChild Developmentand Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that social audit of 3,000 shelter homes across the country has been completed and more than 40 have been closed down for not adhering to norms.The government move came following reports of alleged rape of inmates in shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. women and girls at shelter homes run by NGOs have also surfaced recently in Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh. Advocate Aparna Bhat, assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, said that the Centre was supposed to come out with a report on list of child care institutions (CCIs) in the country as well as status of their social audit. www.freepressjournal.in EDIT 2 more inmates from Indore Booked for alleged rape, Union accuse Sharma of molestation minister files blackmailing plaint FIVE-MEMBER SIT to probe rape case NO FUNDING, says social justice dept NO AFFILIATION, says women & child welfare dept OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Two more inmates of deaf and dumb girls' hostel at Avadhpuri have come forward to accuse director Ashwini Sharma of molestation. Both the inmates belong to Indore. Terming the hostel as 'illegal', the police on Friday constituted a five-member SIT to probe rape and molestation against the accused. Sharma was arrested on Thursday, after an inmate, who hails from Dhar, lodged a case of rape, Inspect women’s hostels every month: Chouhan Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said, "All private, government and aided shelter homes in state with women inmates will be inspected every month." At a high-level meeting, he asked officials to formulate rules for girls' hostels run by private operators. Terming the incident as distressing, he assured of stringent punishment to the accused. He also ordered inspection of orphanages. Accused being produced in court CONG WANTS CBI PROBE; NATH WRITES TO CM ongress Kamal Nath on Friday demanded CBI Cprobehestate presidenthostel rape case. In release thethe chief into Avadhpuri a letter to minister, demanded that the government list of NGOs registered through Jan Abhiyan Parishad in the last 10 years. He also demanded that an authority be formed to monitor girls hostels. wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation against him with Dhar Kotwali on Wednesday. After the case was forwarded to Bhopal police, the Avadhpuri police swung into action. As skeletons continued to Araped by an electrician in the Commission For Women and theonNational institute's premises, police said Friday. Following the incident, the Delhi Class student of a New Delhi Municipalin Delhi was allegedly 2 student raped Council school school class two Human Rights Commission issued notices to Delhi Police demanding details of the case. The NDMC too has initiated disciplinary action against the school authorities. The girl was leaving school on Wednesday when the accused, Ram Ashray (37), allegedly took her to a pump room in the school premises and forced himself on her, police said. Police personnel deployed at goverment school, where a minor girl was allegedly raped, in New Delhi on Friday Three with right wing links held for engaging in terror activity 20 crude bombs & 22 non-electronic detonators seized FP NEWS SERVICE Mumbai The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested on Friday morning three persons -- two from Nalasopara and one from Pune – on the charge of engaging in terrorist activities. These arrests were made after the ATS found 20 crude bombs and other explosive materials at the residence of Vaibhav Raut (40) at Nalasopara. Raut was allegedly a member of right wing outfits -- Hindu Janjagruti and Sanatan Sanstha – a matter which the ATS is investigating. However, within few hours of the arrest, the Sanatan Sanstha spokesperson denied any links and distanced itself from Raut. In a statement, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti termed Raut's arrest as "Malegaon part II", reports NDTV The . group was referring to the arrest of several leading Hindu functionaries, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, during the investigations into the Malegaon blasts in a Muslim locality that killed seven and injured over 80. Interestingly Raut’s social , media account on Facebook, suggests a direct association with Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Raut has uploaded on his account photographs and videos of the various programmes organised by the Hindu Janjagruti and Sanatan Sanstha. The Anti-Terror Squad produced accused Vaibhav Raut before Additional Session Judge Sameer Adkar along with two accomplices, Sharad Kalaskar and Sudanva Godhalekar. Incidentally, the Public Prosecutor did not disclose the remand copy to the defence advocate Sanjeev Punalekar, insisting that it comprises secret information. PM’s remarks 'objectionable', expunged in RS FP NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expunged certain remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House that were found to be "objectionable". This is a major embarrassment for the government as remarks made by the prime minister are rarely expunged. The remarks were made by the prime minister while referring to the opposition's candidate BK Hariprasad, who had lost out in the race for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman. PM Modi, in his speech, while congratulating its nominee Harivansh, had said the election was between "two Haris". He went on to take a swipe at Congress candidate Hariprasad, playing on his initials, BK, which was seen as derogatory and infuriated the Congress. Hariprasad had said on Thursday it was unfortunate that the prime minister had lowered the dignity of the House by playing on his initials BK. The Congress, on Friday , said the prime minister's words, spoken as part of a felicitation message on the floor of the House, were illchosen and unseemly . HALF OF KERALA REELS UNDER FLOODS Rain leaves 29 dead, 54,000 homeless THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, officials said on Friday . Five columns of Army were deployed in the state's seven severely-hit northern districts, out of Kerala's 14, to help evacuate people and to build makeshift bridges even as the Indian Navy's southern command was put on alert after water lev- Kapoor v/s Shroff WHEN WILL RAPES AT SHELTER HOMES STOP: SC AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief Succour eludes Muslim women VOL. 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NATION THOUGHT FOR THE DAY tumble, social justice department's joint director Manoj Tiwari declared that neither the hostel nor the NGO owned by Sharma was registered with the department. "No fund was ever provided to the hostel," said Tiwari. CONTD. ON P10 GUWAHATI: Assam Police have registered a case against Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain for allegedly raping and threatening a 24year old married woman in Nagaon district, a senior police officer said on Friday. Gohain has also filed complaints of blackmailing against the woman and her family, his officer on special duty Sanjiv Goswami said when contacted. He claimed that the case against the minister has been withdrawn. Asked about it, Nagaon police station officerin-charge Ananta Das said the woman had pleaded to withdraw the case in the court but the "case still stands.. we will do our own investigation". Nagaon Deputy Superintendent of Police (headquarter) Sabita Das said the case was registered against Gohain on August 2 after receiving a complaint at Nagaon police station. "We have registered the case. The investigation has already begun and we will proceed as per law," she said. Das, however, refused to share any detail about the case. A senior official of Nagaon Police Station said that the case was registered last week bearing the number 2592/18. "The FIR was registered under IPC sections 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation). We are investigating and have already noted the lady's statement," he said adding the woman has refused medical examination. CONTD. ON P10 Elders let go minor’s rapist with Rs 2.5L fine HYDERABAD: A man who allegedly impregnated a minor girl, a farm worker, after a false promise of marrying her was let off with a Rs 2.5 lakh 'compensation' and externed by a group of elders in a village in Telangana, police said. After the shocking incident that took place on August 1 came to light, the man and four of the six 'elders' who held the 'mediation meet' at Narayanpet in Mahbubnagar district were arrested, police said. All the five were produced before a local court which remanded them to judicial custody, local Sub-Inspector of Police M Krishnaiah said.Cases under various sections of the IPC, including 376 (rape) and the POCSO Act, had been registered, he said. Accused Venkataiah had physical relationship with the girl. She later became pregnant.