r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 29.0 C.19.0 C. sunrise: 06: 12 sunset: 06: 34 HUMIDITY Morning : 90 Evening : 60 his holiness radhanath Swami Maharaj vol. 9 no. 89 | BhoPal BhoPal | Wednesday | sePtemBeR 12, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION Where there is necessity, there is deeper appreciation. nun seeks justice FRoM Vatican in Rape case www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Modi Hatao does not sell MISUSE OF SC/ST (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT Accused acquitted in 75% cases in state NO OF CASES FILED under the Act on the rise with every passing year niTenDrA ShArMA Bhopal News Brief SC to magistrate: Pass appropriate order in case against Yogi New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a magistrate in Uttar Pradesh to pass appropriate orders in accordance with law in a rioting case allegedly involving Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud disposed of a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court order dismissing a plea filed by one Rasheed Khan in the case. Ghost entries into Aadhaar database not possible: UIDAI New Delhi: The UIDAI said Tuesday no operator can make or update Aadhaar unless an individual gives biometrics details, debunking reports that Aadhaar software was being purportedly hacked. In an official statement, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) stressed that its system cannot be bypassed while refuting all suggestions of its software and ID database being purportedly compromised. Such claims "lack substance and are baseless", it said. Telangana bus tragedy toll 52 hyDerabaD: An overcrowded state-run bus swerved off the road and hurtled down the hillside into a valley in Telangana's Jagtial district Tuesday, killing 52 people and wounding 20 others in one of the worst highway tragedies in the state, police said. The deceased included 36 women. NGO: Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast Tripoli: More than 100 migrants drowned when the precarious and overloaded vessel they were using in a bid to cross the Mediterranean from Libya sank last week before help reached them, French NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said in a report on Tuesday. The amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which has led to nationwide stir is also bothering the state government ahead of the assembly polls. It has come to fore that the acquittal rate in the cases filed under the Act has been more than 75 per cent. The special courts, set up for such cases, disposed 4940 cases in the year 2017. In all 1051 persons were convicted while 3698 were acquitted by the court. As far conviction rate in past years is concerned, as many as 4119 cases were registered under the act in year 2016 and court had sentenced 946 persons. While in 2015, of the 4240 cases filed, court convicted 1062 persons and in 2014, court had found 1200 persons guilty In the year . 4529 cases had reached court under the Act. The number of cases filed under the Act has been rising year by year. For atrocities on SCs, 3539 cases were registered in 2014, 3656 in 2015, 5025 in 2016 and 5962 cases last year. As far as cases of atrocities against STs are concerned, 1650 were reg- SC leader's head skin peeled for wearing turban Shivpuri The skin of the head of a Scheduled Caste leader of the BSP was peeled off allegedly by some villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police said on Tuesday . Another leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) claimed that the victim, Sardar Singh Jatav, 45, was targeted for "wearing a turban". Police registered a case against three persons Tuesday and are investigating the matter. The trio allegedly called Jatav to the residence of BJP trying to create confusion: DigviJaya alleged that BJP former cM Digvijaya singhBJP was projectingwas behind the controversy over the sc/st (Prevention of atrocities) act. He said that such issues to divert the attention of people from its failures. it is the Parliament which makes law on constitutional arrangements and it should be followed, he added. DISCREPANCIES IN ELECTORAL FUNDING REPORTS Why shouldn’t your recognition be withdrawn: EC to AAP AgencieS New Delhi Flagging discrepancies in its electoral funding statement, the Election Commission on Tuesday threatened the AAP with action for "prima facie failing" to follow its transparency guidelines. In its show-cause notice, the EC claimed that transactions through hawala operators were "wrongly disclosed as voluntary donations". The EC has asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to respond to the notice "within 20 days", failing which it will decide on the cases on merit based on the information available with it and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Rule 16 A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order allows the EC to either suspend or withdraw recognition of a recognised political party. The AAP is a recognised state party in Delhi. The notice said AAP had submitted the original contribution report for Financial Year 2014-15, which was received by it on September 30, 2015. The party later submitted a revised report on March 20, 2017. "The original report con- one of the accused, Surendra Gurjar, in Mahoba village, around 50 kilometres from here, on September 3 under some pretext and abused him there and then peeled off the skin of his head using a knife, a police official said. "Jatav alleged in his statement that Gurjar and two others removed the skin of his head with a knife," said Narwar police station incharge Badam Singh Yadav. No arrests have been made so far and efforts are on to trace the accused, he said. Contd. on P10 tHe wrongs tHe ec has asked the aam aadmi Party (aaP) to respond to the notice "within 20 days" tHe notice also mentions transactions with hawala dealers, claiming that the party has taken "accommodation entries from hawala operators to the tune of rs 2 crore. these have also been wrongly disclosed as voluntary donations. referring to the cBDt report, the ec said the aaP made "wrong disclosures" on its official website and also furnished incorrect information to the poll panel under section 29c of the representation of the People act. tains a list of 2,696 donors with the total donations amounting to Rs 37,45,44,618 and the revised contribution report shows the total amount as Rs 37,60,62,631 received from 8,264 donors," it said. The poll panel said that a report was received from the office of the CBDT chairman in 2018 regarding "concealment of donations received by the AAP" during Financial Year 2014-15. Media trial of cases can’t be allowed; press needs to draw a line: SC new Delhi The press should "draw a line" and strike a balance as media trial of cases cannot be allowed, the Supreme Court said Tuesday while hearing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in which several women were allegedly raped and abused. The apex court, which was dealing with a plea challeng- RAPE OF 34 INMATES IN M’NAGAR SHELTER HOME ing a Patna High Court order restraining the media from reporting on the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, said the issue was not "simple". "It is not such a simple matter. The media goes to one complete extreme at a point. There has to be a balance. You cannot say whatever you feel like saying. You cannot have media trials. Tell us where to draw the line," a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for the petitioner, told the bench that the high court had imposed a "blanket ban" on the media in the case. The apex court issued notices to the Bihar government and the CBI, which is probing the case, on the petition and sought their replies by September 18, the next date of hearing. Britain's PosHest stuDent Indian billionaire hiring 12 staff to help daughter study at UK varsity AgencieS London An unnamed Indian billionaire's daughter has been dubbed the "poshest" student in the UK after it was claimed that her family is hiring 12 staff members to help her during her studies at a Scottish university . The first-year student at the University of St Andrew on the east coast of Scotland will have a house manager, three housekeepers, a gardener, a lady's maid and a butler on hand to help her, along with three footmen, a private chef and chauffeur, 'The Sun' newspaper reported. They will be employed at the family's new luxurious mansion, bought so that the daughter won't have to stay in general student ac- commodation during the four years she spends studying at the leading Scottish university . An advert was placed a few months ago looking for "an outgoing, cheerful" maid with an energetic personality to work within the household. According to the advert, the maid would be in charge of "waking principal up, liaising with other staff regarding routine and schedule (and) assisting with grooming." istered in 2014, 1710 in 2016 and 2332 in 2017. In the past financial year, around Rs 85 crore were given to the victims under the SC/ST Act. Samanya Pichhda Evam Alpasankhyak Varg Adhikari Karmachari Sansthan (SPAAKS), patron, Hiralal Trivedi said the number of cases saw a rise following the amendment in the Prevention of Atrocities Act in 2016. According to Trivedi, several people intentionally frame people to get financial help given under the Act. Trivedi said it was clear from the high acquittal rate that the Act was being misused. On the other hand, Congress spokesman and lawyer JP Dhanopia said high acquittal rate does prove that false cases were lodged. He, however, added that acquittal happens also because of lack of evidences and witnesses, who succumb to the pressure of influential persons. BJP spokesman Rajnish Agarwal said the court decides on the basis of statements of witnesses and evidences. If court is acquitting someone then it is improper to comment. According to Agarwal, the Act is a constitutional provision to give protection to SC/ST categories. SPORT Thought for the day Raikkonen bids farewell to Ferrari Most bad loans from UPA era, over-optimistic bankers to blame for NPA crisis: Rajan AgencieS New Delhi A larger number of bad loans originated in the period 2006-2008 when economic growth was strong, and previous infrastructure projects such as power plants had been completed on time and within budget, said former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Over-optimistic bankers, slowdown in the government decision-making process and moderation in economic growth mainly contributed to the mounting bad loans, Rajan has said in a note to a parliamentary panel. In a note to chairman of estimates committee Murli Manohar Joshi, he said: "A variety of governance problems such as the suspect allocation of coal mines, coupled with the fear of investigation, slowed down government decision-making in Delhi, both in the UPA and the subsequent NDA governments." Project cost overruns escalated for the stalled projects and they became increasingly unable to service debt. The continuing travails of the stranded power plants even though the country was short of power, suggested that government decision-making had not picked up sufficient pace to date. centre to suPreMe court 11 states asked to set up spl courts on cases against politicians new Delhi The Centre has told the Supreme Court that 11 states have issued notifications for setting up of 12 special courts to exclusively deal with cases involving politicians. The Union Ministry of Law and Justice, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, said while two special courts are to be established in Delhi, one each would be established in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Out of the 12 special courts, six have been set up at the sessions court level, five at the magistrate level while the class of the Court in Tamil Nadu has not been indicated, it said. "The territorial jurisdiction of these special courts is covering the entire state whereas the territorial jurisdiction of two special courts set up in Delhi are for the offences committed in Delhi or partly in Delhi. As per the information available to this Ministry the total number of , cases transferred, disposed of and pending in these Special Courts are 1233, 136 and 1097 respectively the affi," davit added.