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The video was released by social activist Rahul Easwar just before the hearing in the Supreme Court on her marriage with a Muslim man. released from the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday,roads and limited rural development. The evidence supports that conclusion Recent years have seen a boost in both security measures as well as developmental efforts The police forces in Maoist-affected states have seen improved infrastructureresourcestraining and specialised operations; the presence of paramilitary forces has also increased Equallythere is a gradual improvement in the basic infrastructure that tribal districts have long lacked The concrete village roads programme initiated by the Vajpayee governmentthe Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)is arguably the biggest game-changer for rural India; it has now made inroads into many remote tribal villagesimproving connectivity and livelihood options Similarlymeasures to tackle abysmally low tribal literacy and ensure access to education have made a mark Odishafor instancehas built more than 1000 hostels for tribal schoolgirlswith another 1000 on the anvil While the effects of these will only be felt graduallythey will be far-reachingimpacting everything from job prospects to population stabilisation The state has also given land-rights pattas to 13 lakh tribal families Sometimes both security and developmental efforts have coincidedfor instance the Border Roads Organisation has been used to push through construction long delayed by Maoist threats And stepped-up security operations have also led to a sharp rise in top-rung Maoist leaders being captured or killed Thus it is no surprise that they have now adopted a radical new strategyone that compensates some of the Maoists tactical handicapswhile at the same time giving them new leverage Besides leverage in terms of prisoner exchanges or temporary halts to combing operationshostage-taking yields enormous publicity So much so that it has succeeded in giving an impression about their fortunes that is at variance with the facts That is not to say that the Central and state governments should be sanguine about the situation; in factmuch introspection is neededas well as some course correction The most urgent need is to evolve a national consensus on whether to negotiate in hostage situations To those who consider India the epitome of a soft statenegotiations are grist to the mill; they have been vocal with their strong oppositionand have been pressing for a strict no-negotiation policy Various so-called strong states have on occasion announced such no-negotiation policiesonly to invariably succumb from time to time The most glaring example is Israel Many in India envy its reputed zero-tolerance doctrinewhich enshrines both pre-emptive as well as tit-for-tat retaliatory strikes as deterrence against being attacked AndyetIsrael has been forced to compromise on several occasionsincluding last year when it negotiated the release of a lone abducted soldier by releasing 1027 prisonersincluding some convicted for life Clearlyeven strong states recognise that there are consequences to both negotiating and not negotiating: perhaps the demoralising consequences of some hostages being harmed can become a negative tipping point On the flip sidereleasing high-value prisoners could also have a demoralising effect on the jawans who risk their lives to apprehend them And we know from the IC-814 hijacking that releasing hardened terrorists can have extremely dire consequences for years afterwards But should all prisoners be seen in the same light After allthe Maoists demands usually include the release of so-called innocent tribals In factnot all prisoners arrested as Maoists are killers; there are indeed many being held on lesser chargessuch as providing logistical support Sometimes that could be as innocuous as distributing posters or providing foodpossibly under compulsion There are also some tribals in jail for other unrelated violationssuch as illegal logging Whether environmentalwildlife and other laws ought to be relaxed in the interest of tribal livelihoods is an important questionbut an entirely different discussion The relevant question here is whether the lakhs of people in jails awaiting trials on relatively minor charges not just tribals or Maoistsbut also petty criminals and others ought to be treated differently from those facing more serious cases like murder You could argue that all prisoners awaiting trial deserve speedy hearings irrespective of the seriousness of their alleged crimes; you could also argue that those with lesser charges should routinely get expedited trialsand not just when hostages are taken But the reality is that India needs five times the number of judges it has today to be on par with developed democracieswhich requires a huge surge in budgetary allocation Until that happensand there doesnt seem to be any political will for thatundertrials will continue to languish in jail The lessonthereforeseems to be that the least bad option may indeed be selective negotiation Expediting the court hearings of undertrials on lesser charges may not be ideal when triggered by a hostage crisisbut it is something the worlds largest democracy ought to be doing in normal circumstances anyway But norms need to be evolvedand standard operating procedures establishedso as not to reinvent the wheel at each new abduction Finallyof coursethe formula that has resulted in the declining casualties of Maoist violence enhanced security operations and a simultaneous thrust on developmental projects needs to be sustained And yeswith or without Maoistsinvesting in a drastic increase in the numbers of judges would be well worth the costs The writer is a BJD MP in the Lok [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 30 2017 3:00 pm Onir says Shab featuring Raveena Tandon is the most mainstream movie that he has made Related News National Award-winning director Onir who has helmed critically acclaimed movies like My Brother Nikhil Bas Ek Pal and I Am says Shab featuring Raveena Tandon is the most mainstream movie that he has made “I don’t make films to get an award When I made My Brother Nikhil it went on to almost 50 film festivals and received a lot of appreciation but I haven’t sent an entry of Shab at any film festival Shabis the most mainstream movie that I have made till date so my main focus would be to release the film and see the audience’s reaction” Onir said here during promotional interviews of the film Talking about his equation with Raveena he said: “Raveena and I have worked together in a film called Daman During that period she became a friend of mine and she advised me to write my own script during 2000 When I approached Raveena with my script she readily agreed to play the part as she was perfect for that role “For Ashish’s (Ashish Bisht) role I wanted a new face because it’s a story of struggling model and actor in the glamour world” When asked about the reason for staying away from film direction for a long time Onir said: “When I wrote the script of this film 17 years ago that time the subject of the film was too bold In 2015 I thought of making this film because now things are pretty open “Also this film is divided into four parts based on four seasons and for that we had to shoot in Delhi for the entire one year We also spent a lot of time on post-production of the film because we wanted to have a particular texture and colour about each season” Speaking on the story of the film Onir said: “This film is not about fashion industry In this film only one character wants to get into fashion industry This film is about dreams and relationships “Through this film we have tried to show different backgrounds of people and how their life intersects with each other’s life This film is about one city where people from different background stay together and fashion industry is only one part of this film” Ashish plays an aspiring model who is in a complicated relationship with a fashion patron Sonal (Raveena) and a coffee shop girl Raina (Arpita Chatterjee) The fourth important character of this story is Simon Frenay who teaches French Also Read | Shab first look: Raveena Tandon next looks deep dark and intriguing See pic here It brings out the dark side of Delhi’s underbelly and how people from different societies come here and find their fates intertwined From aspirations to heartbreaks Shab — which means night in Urdu — features many emotions It will hit the screens on June 30 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow: Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Saturdayfloated a new outfit the Rashtriya Bahujan Morcha with the aim of providing a political alternative Siddiqui and his supporters held a meeting and decided to float a new morcha at a time when there was a "concerted move by vested interests to serve their personal motives" a release issued in the name of Rashtriya Bahujan Morcha said File image of Naseemuddin Siddiqui News18 The decision was supported by all those who took part in the meeting and the outfit would work to provide a new political alternative in society it said It would work towards providing political and social representation to all sections of society and establishing amity and brotherhood the release said While Naseemuddin would be the convenor of the front Brahma Swarup Sagar and OP Singh would be its co-convenors When contacted Singh said more people from the BSP would be joining the outfit soon which would be extended in order to have a proper organisation A public contact programme would also be launched for it in the future he added Naseemuddin the Muslim face of BSP was expelled from the party on 10 May for carrying out "anti-party" activities prompting him to hit back at party supremo Mayawati He came out with audio tapes of his conversation with the BSP chief to support his allegation that money was being demanded from him "Whatever charges have been levelled against me applies to her (Mayawati) and I can prove those with evidence" he had said He claimed that he had over 150 audio clippings of Mayawati but desisted from issuing them stressing that he would strike back only when the attack was initiated by the party He had also held Mayawati’s "wrong policies" responsible for the BSP’s poor performance in the 2009 2014 Lok Sabha elections and 2012 2017 UP Assembly polls He alleged that the BSP chief had levelled "false and misleading" allegations against Muslims and also made objectionable comments against them especially in the 2017 elections He also alleged that Mayawati had used abusive language against upper castes backwards and Muslims Naseemuddin who hails from Banda was removed as the party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh and was appointed as the MP unit incharge after the assembly poll debacle It turns out Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma has several specific criteria for what defines an Indian culture And in his view APJ Abdul Kalam makes the cut as an ideal Indian and that’s despite the former president being a Muslim Sharma’s in an interview to India Today raised several eyebrows while speaking about changing the name of Aurangzeb Road in Delhi to APJ Abdul Kalam Road "Aurangzeb Road ka naam bhi badal kar ek aise mahapurush ke naam par kiya hai jo Musalman hote hue bhi inta bada rashtravadi aur manavtavadi insaan tha (We have renamed it after someone who was a humanitarian and a nationalist despite being a Muslim)" Mahesh Sharma Ibnlive Sharma made several other controversial statements in the interview where he also said that the Bible and Quran were not part of the soul of India "I respect Bible and Quran but they are not central to the soul of India in same the way as Gita and Ramayana are" the minister said However Sharma has now come out with a defence on his statements "I only said Kalam was a rashtravadi Muslim" he told The Indian Express? so that younger and older faces were perceived to be more similar in age. “If you keep indulging in unconstitutional activities, 2013 12:04 am Related News It seems to be a month when Indian fashion designers are creating a buzz internationally." "We’re looking for a serious change in behavior,t old enough to understand these events as they unfolded.re like first drafts for us. Belgium finally clicked after losing their opener to Italy as they crushed the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in Group E.

"We dust ourselves down, “The face of cinema changes every decade. But I just think we did not score enough runs. at Ayodhya, I look at things with a broader perspective, she concludes For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: September 10 2013 2:29 am Related News A local court has directed the Mohali police to register an FIR against Taneja Developers and Infrastructure (TDI) on charges of forgerycheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property after a Mohali resident moved the court seeking registration of an FIR against TDI for allegedly cheating him of more than a hundred square yards of land Howeveron Mondaythe complainant alleged the Mohali policedespite court orderswas reluctant to register the FIR due to the influence of the accused, had on May 31, reported Us magazine.is the comfort the Budget will provide the rich. because she felt no other actor could strike a connection with the audience as she did. 2017 9:10 am This photo of the youngest Pataudi.

more so like me, In the process,they ran into the vehicles coming from the opposite direction leading to the jam, said Rayate This is not the first such incident at the railway gate at Kasarwadi According to the gatemanat least three to four times a daynervous moments prevail among motorists at the crossing N Pandharea local resident who was present at the spot said? father Don, who is being investigated for allegedly plotting an attack on a Malayalam actress.

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