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the BJP fell far short of the party’s expectations of a clear majority and has secured less than 28 per cent of the votes. while in jail).” Following demonetisation, 9, Tuxpans, 2016 9:55 pm Top News Indian Super League winners? In Europe, beating all other varieties available in the city. PTI He lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government at the centre accusing it of not being concerned about the pitiable condition of farmers in the country.” Also read |?

This is the first of its type and I’m hoping to make it a very successful operation.brought up Kashmir topic and hailed Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a "young leader" even as he?Termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the army base in Kashmir since militant attacks began in 1989 Each of its main type of warhead produces a 475-kiloton blast, the year before the Soviet Union collapsed, A week before the meeting, Big fat weddings are taking place even now where Rs 500 crores have been spent in one night.farmers take to the unfortunate path of suicide, it says The editorial says that farmers are increasingly shifting to cash cropsshrinking the cultivated areas for foodgrain and creating a food security threat Besidesstate governments acquired agricultural land to set up SEZs and other public utilitiesbut in facthanded the land over to builder mafiasit says Compiled by Manoj CG For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 1 2017 1:36 am Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari at Parliament on Friday His party said filing nominations won’t be difficult as a team of experts has been roped in to help candidates Prem Nath Pandey Top News The Delhi BJP Friday officially launched its campaign song slogan and poster for the upcoming MCD polls with its chief Manoj Tiwari lending his voice and also writing the lyrics The four-minute campaign song ‘Bhajapa dil mein… Bhajapa Dilli mein” addresses issues such as “rashtrawaad” digital India welfare of farmers clean roads and water supply to each household It also reaches out to the rural population and poorvanchal and Sikh communities The song also has a line from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on working for the poor Party leaders said the slogan “Naye chehre nayi urja nayi udaan; Dilli maange kamal nishan” will be used widely as it promises “fresh faces” in the three municipal corporations Tiwari said the party made a conscious decision not to focus on scams and accusations against AAP “We thought of including the Rs 97 crore advertising scam or the 200 bigha land scam But we realised there is no point in bringing up these issues as people already know about them Instead we decided to focus on issues faced by people and going door-to-door to be in touch with voters” he said Tiwari added that he spent the night at a studio in east Delhi to record the song For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 17 2017 10:28 pm Kirti Kulhari is going to play the titular role in Indu Sarkar Related News Actor Kirti Kulhari who shot to fame with megastar Amitabh Bachchan-led film Pink says movies are made of characters and not on just a single person and so the contribution of all characters in the narrative makes the film interesting Though her performance in the 2016 hit Pink was appreciated by critics and audience alike her co-star Tapsee Pannu was the one who mostly walked away with awards and nominations Soon she will be seen in a leading role in Indu Sarkar Does she feel that she has finally got her due “In my head when I heard the script of Pink it was the story of three girls so I had no insecurity But I don’t want to comment on who got what mileage I believe that films are made of characters and not on any one person” Kirti said “So the contribution of each character in the narrative makes the film interesting…no one can and should over-do each other” she added Starting her career with the film Khichdi: The Movie in 2010 Kirti mostly acted in films with an ensemble cast “In this film (Indu Sarkar) my character Indu has an ideological difference with her husband Naveen played by Tota Roy Chowdhury In those scenes his powerful performance was equally important as that of Indu to establish the ideological and emotional conflicts “I just happened to play the title role but when everybody plays their part beautifully the film looks perfect in entirety” Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar the film deals with the Emergency that was imposed in 1975 “I think apart from me everyone was easy going and playful on set laughing on Madur’s jokes and all…he has the ability to tell a complicated story in an easy and realistic manner” said Kirti The controversial film is releasing on July 28 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsh Mander | Updated: August 11 2016 1:27 pm Irom Sharmila holds a press conference after breaking her fast in Imphal north-eastern Indian state of Manipur Earlier on Tuesday a judge had granted her bail after she assured him that she planned to end her fast (Source AP) Top News As she licked honey from a fingertip she could not hold back her tears It was the first time in 16 years that any food or water had entered Irom Sharmila’s mouth This tiny dab of honey ended the most extraordinary non-violent battle against injustice that India has seen in the last half-century The premise of Gandhi’s satyagraha is to resist oppression by causing suffering not to one’s oppressor but to oneself No one has chosen to voluntarily suffer as much and as long as Irom Sharmila in the pursuit of what she describes as “non-violence with love” an instrument of battle she learnt from her “idol” Gandhi Gandhi believed as does Irom Sharmila that if one chose to suffer this act of non-violence with love would awaken the conscience of the oppressor and ultimately spur a change of heart The suffering that Sharmila chose to impose on herself was to refuse even a morsel of food or a drop of water for 16 long years She continued to live only because the police and doctors force-fed her through a plastic tube Her body organs degenerated irreversibly; her menstrual periods halted The tube through which she was forcefully fed was continuously painful To add to her suffering the law of the land criminalised her protest as “attempted suicide” She was incarcerated in a high security hospital ward in Imphal The maximum penalty for the crime of attempting suicide is imprisonment for one year Each year when she completed her solitary incarceration she was released and immediately re-arrested The greater part of these 16 years she spent alone In a rare interview she admitted that what she missed most desperately was simply being with people I met her once at the hospital ward and this is what she said to me She missed talking to people other than her police guards and nurses she missed friends she missed being with someone she had come to love She did not meet her mother even once these 16 years: Her pact with her unlettered mother was that they would see each other only after she achieved her political goal She chose to endure all of this as an act of political resistance through non-violent self-suffering that is unparalleled in the world Her resolve was that she would not eat or drink until the government of India withdrew the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 from the state of Manipur which she believed had enabled men in uniform to rape abduct and kill civilians with impunity The law was enacted in 1958 with the official objective of enabling Indian security forces to more effectively quell armed rebellion in Nagaland The law permits security personnel to fire at and even kill civilians and arrest enter and search any premises without warrant It was extended to Manipur in 1980 The impunity which the law extends to the men in khaki and olive green has indeed resulted in a long and shameful trail of extra-judicial killings (which continue even today) forced disappearances rape torture and extortion On November 1 2000 the paramilitary Assam Rifles gunned down 10 innocent civilians awaiting a bus in the town Malom in the Manipur valley These included a teenage boy and an old woman The gruesome pictures of their bodies riddled with bullets filled the next day’s newspapers Among those who saw these was Sharmila then a 28-year-old rights activist journalist and poet The Assam Rifles claimed that its soldiers were defending themselves from a bomb attack on their convoy and the civilians were killed in cross-fire The incensed people in the valley were unconvinced and demanded an independent magisterial enquiry This was not allowed because the Assam Rifles was protected by their right to open fire under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act Sharmila then made a quiet resolve that she must fight to free her people from the oppression of this law She would use her own body as her weapon There was no other way for her She took the blessings of her mother and quietly began her fast on November 4 2000 Sixteen years later the law persists unchanged There is little evidence that this indomitable young woman’s extraordinary even superhuman self-imposed suffering has touched any hearts in India’s political establishment The government of India appointed in 2004 a commission headed by a former Supreme Court judge Jeevan Reddy to enquire whether the law needed to be amended or repealed in order to conform to the government’s obligations to human rights The commission in 2005 recommended repeal of the law (even as it suggested that many of its provisions be incorporated in other laws) But successive governments of India chose to not act in accordance even with the commission’s conservative counsel Sharmila ever since she launched on her epic fast became a symbol of resistance and courage for the people of the troubled valley Since 2008 every day some seven to 10 women fasted from sunrise to sundown in solidarity with Sharmila I met the silver-haired matrons who ran this protest in a tent in Imphal city They rarely returned home to their children and grandchildren and slept in the tent They felt a larger purpose in organising this unbroken chain of solidarity with their heroine Sharmila and her struggle for peace and justice in their homeland Today many of these women feel profoundly let down by Sharmila’s decision to withdraw her 16 year-old fast I hope desperately that they relent and open their hearts to accept the decision of their heroine to fight against AFSPA through the ballot instead of fasting To recognise that although Sharmila is one of the tallest living Indians for her voluntary choice of incredible self-suffering of 16 years she is still human That she has not let them down; it is the political and security establishments but ultimately the people of India who have let down Irom Sharmila From her lonely hospital ward she wrote: Free my feet from the shackles/ Like bangles made of thorn/ Confined inside a narrow room/ My fault lies in being incarcerated Like a bird…Let us celebrate that Sharmila can at last taste food again and quench her thirst with water which pours down her throat That she walks free at last But remember that the battle she fought for the people of Manipur for a peace founded on justice and the dignity of democratic freedoms is still to be won May we stand with her and the people of Manipur in that battle Let Irom Sharmila’s suffering not be in vain (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Sixteen years of solitude’) Mander is a human rights worker and writer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top Newsand face. 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