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Many of the victims had taken shelter in Jafri’s house thinking it was the safest place considering Jafri’s status as a leader.The society which is covered with thick brush was abandoned by all residents soon after the riots Ahmedabad Municipal corporation authorities cleaned up and sprayed the premises with bleaching powder ahead of the judge’s visit Amidst heavy police presence and surrounded by lawyers from the prosecution victims and defence special judge Desai spent nearly 45 minutes He went to the house of Jafri and inspected all the sites mentioned in the court records-the entrance first floor and its terrace The society situated in the Chamanpura area of Meghaningar police station was abandoned by its residents following the massacre Share This Article Related Article “It is not a liveable place anymore but the AMC sweepers cleaned up everything ahead of the judge saheb visit I saw such a mehfil (gathering) for the first time after several many years” said Rafiq Mansuri a riot survivor whose family was the last to abandon the society But Mansuri and his father still use the house as a godown and rest room The father-son duo run a small cotton factory in the nearby area A picture of Rafiq’s mother is hung at the entrance who was killed during the riots Rafiq said he himself lost one of his eyes after he was attacked by the rioters The media was barred by the court to enter the society during the judge’s visit The lawyers accompanying him said that he inquired about the details of the incident and the events described in the case records Earlier in the day during the proceedings defence lawyer Abhay Bharadwaj questioned the authenticity of star witnesses when arguing on the issue of the alleged firing by Jafri Bharadwaj argued that these witnesses did not mention anything about Jafri opening fire with his private gun on the mob He said that the prosecution itself has cited that Jafri opened fire on the mob but not a single witness corroborated it in their statements which creates doubt on the authenticity of their testimonies He said that when the mob of over 22000 had gathered outside the society amidst the tense situation Jafri opened fire from his private revolver Citing at least 20 police witnesses and bullets found subsequently the firing instigated the mob to break open the wall of the society “Before this firing incident the mob had restricted themselves outside the society There were stone pelting from both the sides but the mob didn’t force itself to enter the society It was only after the firing by Jafri that instigated the mob” Bharadwaj argued “This proves that the common intention of the mob was to enter the society there was no common thought of the mob Strangely outside the society where the mob remained for five hours not one Muslim house were attacked”he said The next hearing is due next week For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News The method adopted by the Vigilance in concluding the inquiry post-haste.

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Chandra had no money, anti-national and anti-worker” policies of the NDA government at the Centre. The proposed strike on September 2 will now clash with TMC’s ‘Singur Divas’ celebrations For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: September 13 2014 3:50 am Related News Book: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage Author: Haruki Murakami Publisher: Harvill Secker (Random House) Pages: 304 Price: Rs 699 By: Manjula Padmanabhan Early in the book there’s a description of five school friends as inseparable as the fingers of one hand With no warning however just as they enter college four members of the group two boys and two girls evict the fifth friend a boy There are no explanations No meetings No e-mail messages Aside from a single curt conversation on the telephone there’s nothing but silence This simple-seeming hook reels the reader in with all the intensity of a murder mystery We soon understand that a murder has taken place: what should have been a deep and enduring friendship has instead been butchered in plain view with no apparent motive For Tsukuru Tazaki the one who is cast out of the group the suddenness with which the event occurs is as brutal as an axe to the heart thrown from an empty doorway For years thereafter he stumbles along He earns a degree in engineering and he follows his passion for railway station buildings by specialising in their design and construction Then in his mid-30s he meets Sara two years older than him and worldly-wise She tells him that he cannot be complete as a human being until he knows what happened to that once-perfect friendship She Googled Tazaki’s former friends and suggests ways in which he can get in touch with them She does all this while letting him know that until he follows up and makes himself whole he will not be a suitable life partner for her Yes they are romantically involved but no that does not mean they are bound to remain together Tazaki and the sophisticated impeccably dressed Sara are well-matched intellectually and financially They have sex after their fourth date They talk like long-term intimates Nevertheless their lives may well be like trains than run alongside each other for miles doomed to diverge eventually Sara flies around the world as part of her job in the travel industry while Tazaki is distracted by his past his future and his “colourlessness” His sense of being transparent or invisible is exaggerated by a simple coincidence involving the meanings in Japanese of his friends’ names Whereas each of their nicknames refers to a colour his own name Tsukura means only “to make or to build” Tazaki may think of himself as colourless yet he holds our attention by the sheer force of his unhappiness He has a macabre dream life that provides him with an alternative existence In college he makes one new friend an extremely attractive young man called Haida They seem on the verge of a homosexual relationship when with no explanation Haida also vanishes from Tazaki’s life Before he leaves however he narrates a haunting story about a mystical encounter with a brilliant jazz player an old man who appears to have made a pact with Death It’s hard to convey in the space of this brief review how very masterfully this story of betrayed friendships and parallel realities is told It flows effortlessly even though it is by no means a straightforward tale of wrongs that will be righted or truths that will be told It weaves sideways and plunges down unlikely chasms while leaving some of its most urgent questions unanswered There is a resolution to the original murder mystery but only at the price of opening up another murder and another mystery The narrative concerns itself with romance and sexual longing but its true subject is platonic friendship The language is spare and uncluttered like a perfectly empty room that is nevertheless beautiful in the view it offers and in the aesthetic sensibility with which it was constructed Though the edition I read was priced in GBP the spelling and vocabulary are very clearly American (“Colorless” in the title for instance) I wished I could know from someone fluent in Japanese English and American whether the language of the book is an accurate reflection of modern Japanese idiom; whether there is now a form of Japanese like Hinglish that reflects a deep hybridisation at the level of language I found it slightly annoying but not so much as to affect my enjoyment of the novel I should also mention the small bonus awaiting those who buy the print edition There’s a sheet of stickers neatly attached to the end papers of the book The images on the stickers pertain to scenes and events in the story They do not appear to have any purpose other than perhaps causing readers like me to wonder whether this is a standard practice in Japanese books a method to encourage the purchase of print editions or a random bonus: a pleasure to be enjoyed for its own sake with no purpose greater than to celebrate the simple fact of existence Rather like the book itself Manjula Padmanabhan is an author cartoonist and playwright For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 28 2016 12:40 am Top News A day ahead of the 12-hour bandh called in Darjeeling by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) the Calcutta High Court directed the state government to ensure that normal life is not disrupted during the bandh A division bench comprising Chief Justice Girish Chandra Gupta and Justice Arindam Sinha on Tuesday ruled that the bench may take suo motu action against the GJM as bandhs are unconstitutional and illegal and against existing judgments of the Supreme Court and different high courts If they go ahead with the bandh it would amount to contempt of court it said The bench also directed the state government to ensure normal life in the hills by ensuring that no one’s constitutional rights were infringed The high court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by TMC MP and lawyer Idris Ali who challenged the bandh called by GJM chief Bimal Gurung Ali submitted that bandhs had been declared illegal on several instances by the Supreme Court and high courts He also quoted Gurung as saying that no one would be able to step out in the hills during the bandh “It is a serious threat to tourists by Gurung ahead of the festive season which can lead to a communal disturbance” he said adding that the GJM should be directed to pay monetary compensation for any loss that are incurred by the people or the state Gurung has called the bandh after alleging that the Mamata Banerjee-led state government had neglected development in the hills and also demanded that the state come out with a white paper regarding the status of projects which Mamata had recently announced at a meeting in Kalimpong Meanwhile the state government is taking all possible steps to make the bandh unsuccessful Mamata at a meeting in Murshidabad on Tuesday said she was happy about the high court order and that there will be no shutdown in the hills “Bengal’s economy was affected by bandhs There was enough bandh politics There is no need of any more bandhs and blockades This is the time to work” she said In a bid to foil the bandh state Tourism Minister Gautam Deb said he would be present at Kalimpong on Wednesday along with North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh at Kurseong and Tribal Minister James Kujur at Darjeeling Paramilitary forces would also be kept on stand by and seven companies of central forces have been deployed at the hills sources said Deb said the Trinamool Congress took out rallies against the bandh on Tuesday and officials of different business organisations and markets associations have been asked to carry out business as usual “There will be additional state transport vehicles on the road and any loss to private vehicles and property would be compensated by the state” Deb added State Home Secretary Malay Dey said the government would take all steps to ensure everything is kept open tomorrow in the hills and peace is maintained there For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Advocate M L Sharma filed a public interest lawsuit in 2013, Same goes for coffee spills. choose a dark color to conceal any stains. AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi said that the party is ecstatic and described it as their ‘Diwali’ gift. It was the World Cup,not only won the Assembly by-poll in Nandigram but also swept? CBSE, Vega is ready for business.

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