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[email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Wuhan | Published: October 1 2016 1:52 pm Sania Mirza-Barbora Sytrcova have won twotitles in their last four tournaments together (Source: Reuters) Top News Sania Mirza and her Czech partnerBarbora Strycova suffered a straight-set loss against BethanieMattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the summit clash of the WTAWuhan Open in Wuhan on Saturday The third seeds lost 1-6 4-6 to the fifth seeded US-Czechpair of Mattek-Sands and Safarova in the finals of the USD 2589000 tournament that lasted a little over an hour Mattek-Sands and Safarova converted six of the eightbreak points that came their way while the Indo-Czech pair squandered six out of eight Sania has won three titles in her last four tournamentsshe has played after splitting with Swiss Martina Hingis For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sankar Sen | Published: June 25 2009 5:02 am Related News The Supreme Court has refused to stay an Allahabad high court order threatening to initiate contempt of court proceedings against top officials of the UP government for not implementing the courts earlier orderreinstating police constables recruited during the previous political regime That order had directed the government to distinguish between genuine recruits and those appointed through irregular means The high court held the view that all 20000 constables could hardly have been appointed illegally The government stand was that since the recruitment process was vitiatedit was not necessary to segregate the candidates for appointments and that that would have been a difficult exercise in practice It is a fact that large-scale corruption and irregularities in the recruitment of constables had come to light in UPexposing gross political interference in the recruitment of subordinate police staff Indeed irregularities and corruption in the recruitment of police constables have assumed scandalous dimensions not only in UP but in quite a few other north Indian states and become a blot on police administration In UP22000 policemen were recruited in the Samajwadi Partys tenure between 2004 and 2006 Irregularities included the flouting of established recruitment proceduresthe waiver of police verification in order to recruit people with criminal recordsthe forgery of examination papers and caste certificates and changing of laid-down criteria for selection Constables matter They constitute nearly 80 per cent of the police force They have maximum visibility today and no longer play the predominantly mechanical role assigned by the Police Commission 1902 Constables have to apply their mindsexercise their judgmentpersuadeappeal and enforce the law The constabulary are the cutting edge of police administrationand their behaviour impacts the public mind What happened in UP is shocking and scandalous There was heavy political pressure on the recruiting officers to select candidates based on an already-drawn up listpreparedapparentlyon castepolitical and pecuniary considerations (Each appointment apparently cost between rupees one and four lakh Many young recruits took out loans or mortgaged land) Thenthe selection board at different recruitment centres was packed with obliging officers Thirdthe list was sent to the officer panels Finallythe panel then selected the candidatesby lowering interview yardsticks or even allowing outsiders to write answer papers In UPa private firm was hired to check objective-type answer sheets; in severalwhitener was used to erase old answers Officers who didnt toe the line were humiliated and sidelined I know of two who were hounded and stripped of authority because they werent accommodating The UP police isnt alone; similar modus operandi were detected in the selection of CRPF candidates recentlycausing a number of officers including an IGP to be indicted Earlierin Orissathe state Vigilance Bureau had launched criminal cases against the then-DG of Police and a number of senior officers for corrupt recruitment Howeverthe decision of the Mayawati government to annul the recruitment of all 20000 constables was hastyill-advised and possibly politically motivated It was also administratively improper to arrest some of the officers allegedly involved before investigation against them is completed That led to a loss of moraleand cynicism in police ranks Natural justice demands we distinguish between genuine recruits and those appointed through irregular means so that the former do not suffer for the transgressions of the latter The Committee on Police Training1972provided several recommendations for recruitment For constablesit recommended at least a high-school examination Educational levels were raised in most states Howeverin states like West Bengalwith a view to recruiting people owing allegiance to the Partythe Gore committees recommendations were cast aside Its long-term consequences on discipline and efficiency were disastrous Policemen who pay heavily to join will become venal from day oneextracting money from the public to recover their investment Criminals in uniform will crowd the force Nowafter 26/11the Centre has asked the states and paramilitary forces to fill up vacancies The UP story must not be repeated Fortunatelythere are silver linings States like Tamil NaduKarnatakaAndhra Pradesh and Delhi have streamlined recruitment procedures; they are now freefair and transparent andby and largeinsulated from extraneous influence There is no reason as to why this cannot be done elsewhere Political will is needed But thenunfortunatelyit is politics which lies at the heart of the problem Thisagainhighlights the need for police reforms that can insulate the force from extraneous pressure and incentivise the selection of upright officers of proven integrity for important assignments Constant interference in transferspostings and recruitment must end Otherwisemalpractice and corruption in police recruitments will continue and deal a deathblow to police integrity and discipline The writer is a former director of the National Police Academyand is currently associated with the Institute for Social Sciences in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEditor’s note: Uttar Pradesh is home to India’s sixth largest Muslim population according to the 2011 Census a figure whose magnitude is amplified when viewed in the context of the sheer expanse of the state and its Byzantine linkages of identities and communities Such an examination is rendered all the more urgent considering Uttar Pradesh is now in the thick of a tumultuouselection To understand the mind of its Muslim community — its anxieties aspirations and animating impulses — political commentator and journalist Tufail Ahmed set off on the road sending us dispatches from its far corners Firstpost will chronicle his travels in a multi-part series The following is the second part of this series titled ‘Travels of a political pilgrim’ An article on the electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh published in the Urdu Times of 7 February and written by one Muhammad Jaseemuddin Nizami interprets the secularism-communalism debate by an interesting analogy A thief entered a temple with full respect and adopting pious manners but to steal the statues of Hindu gods Soon he heard footsteps and turned back to see a man entering the temple without removing shoes The thief was incensed at this sin and warned "If I were not busy I would be punishing you for committing this impiety in the temple" This is the truth of Indian society: the so-called secularism is held aloft by thieves Representational image Reuters Nizami takes some contrarian positions: "Mayawati’s order is that if the BJP has to be defeated Muslims will have to vote the BSP The SP has succeeded in convincing Muslims that if the BJP captured power in UP then situations like the Muzaffarnagar (riots) may occur The Congress is by birth engaged in the hubris that the Muslim vote is its ancestral property" He asks: "Can someone help us understand why the contract for defeating BJP has been given to Muslims alone If the defence of democratic tenets preservation of secularism protection of brotherhood and the country’s development are dear to and necessary for everyone why are only ‘Muslim shoulders’ needed take out the funeral procession of communalism" But like most Muslim writers Nizami’s arguments soon start disintegrating and he ends up arguing a case for Muslim consolidation Two pieces in the Lucknow edition of Roznama Sahafat of 6 February merit attention One reflects on the state of the Muslim intelligentsia or you can say the sub-state of the Muslim mind It quotes Justice (retired) Suhail Siddiqui who has held a status as the Union minister of state in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions a constitutional body Siddiqui’s sole diagnosis for the advancement of Muslims is to forge unity with Dalits The report quotes him as saying: "The need of the hour is that Muslims search for a solution to their problems by joining hands with Dalits" He observes: "The Uniform Civil Code is a conspiracy to destroy the identity of Muslims" As per the report Siddiqui "advised Muslims to do their work by maintaining a low profile" and said that he "silently delivered minority status to hundreds of minority institutions and never in this regard issued a statement to newspapers" It looks like the image Siddiqui presents before Muslims in the Urdu press is contrary to the moderate image he has nursed in the English media In April 2015 Siddiqui told a journalist in Agra: "Muslims need to learn to live in coexistence with the rest of the world and unless they learn to do so there can be no peace and prosperity in the community" He added: "Hindus are a secular community If it hadn’t been so India wouldn’t have been the abode of so many religions and sects Muslims need to establish a dialogue with the Hindus as after Allah if there is any community that can ensure Muslim security it is the Hindus" Siddiqui’s argument that Muslims "need to learn" the principle of coexistence is interesting for the present times and means that Muslims don’t believe in it a rare acknowledgement The other piece in Roznama Sahafat is a very rare article questioning public sentiment and arguing for a liberal order It is written by Syed Alamgeer Ashraf an Islamic cleric from the Sufi school of Islam Commenting on the Uttar Pradesh elections Syed Ashraf makes acerbic observations: "The essence of Indian people and the country’s democracy is that elections not be contested based on religion colour and race Despite this a few days before the vote Islam will be in danger And Hindus too will be in difficulty Only the election will defend the Islam of Muslims and also protect the Hindus against all dangers" He adds: "Neither Islam is in danger for four-and-a-half years nor the Hindus are threatened by some danger (except when it is time to vote)" Syed Ashraf urges Muslims to "understand that violation of democratic tenets is dangerous" and states: "Participate in elections in order to help someone win not to defeat someone Elect your representative in the assembly not for religion but for the progress of the nation and the community No politicians can become the defender of Islam only by a few of their utterances" The cleric notes that Muslims and Dalits are discriminated and therefore they are being offered unity on the eve of elections but he adds: "It is necessary that such an alliance be for the victory of truth justice progress and humanity not to defeat a specific person or a party" Syed Ashraf’s arguments constitute the defence of liberal principles over religion-based identity politics that is eating at the roots of the Indian republic He criticises Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and others who have launched Muslim parties and notes: "All of them began the leadership of their own ideology rather than (the leadership of) Muslims.They kept promoting a certain thought/ideology by using Muslims" In the conclusion of the article Syed Ashraf abandons his liberal arguments in favour of representative politics which in India will essentially mean identity politics The part of the reason why the Muslim writers slip back into communitarian politics is that they are not educated in liberal political philosophy Part One:Separatism and integration among Muslims inthe time of Uttar Pradesh elections Part Three:Is rise of religiosity on AMU campus a precursor to another ‘Partition’ Part Four: Should taxpayers be funding AMU’s imams muezzins theology department Part Five:How bridging religious worldly knowledge gap can reform Muslim education Part Six: Be it Kairana Muzaffarnagar or Aligarh India is headed towards multiple ‘Partitions’ Part Seven: Tracing the rise of Barelvi Islam in Indian politics Part Eight: Farangi Mahal once a bastion of Islamic education looks to regain lost glory Part Nine: Understanding the Shia-Sunni Muslim divide in the country Part Ten:Government must address ‘minority’ syndrome which causes social conflict Part Eleven:Mubarakpur sits at the junction of Islamic doctrinal sects divided by Taqleed Part Twelve:Madrassas play key role in inducing orthodoxy among Azamgarh’s Muslims The author a former BBC journalist is a contributing editor at Firstpost and executive director of the Open Source Institute New Delhi He tweets @tufailelif Mumbai: The death toll in the Mumbai building collapse rose to 34 on Friday with 10 more bodies being pulled out from the debris since last night police said File image of rescue operation underway at Bhendi Bazaar PTI The 117-year-old building in the congested Bhendi Bazaar area in south Mumbai came crashing down on Thursday morning two days after torrential rain brought the maximum city to its knees Around 15 people injured in the collapse are undergoing treatment at the state-run JJ Hospital a senior police official said The dead include 24 men nine women and a 20-day-old child police said The search operation by personnel of fire brigade NDRF and the Mumbai civic body was on a war footing as they pulled out 10 bodies from under the rubble since Thursday night But the survivors and families of those still missing held on to hope as neighbours and residents of the nearby societies helped search for people served tea and biscuits and comforted the families Twenty-five-year-old Mohammed Rafiq recounts the horror "I had come to collect my belongings last night before leaving for my native place in Uttar Pradesh this (Thursday) morning I ran out as soon as I heard a loud noise" Rafiq said Some people in his room were brushing teeth when they heard cries outside "Run. the building is about to crumble" "I dont know how many people were there in the building I ran out immediately My mobile phone and bag remained inside but I am relieved that I am alive" he said Another man living in the opposite building said "The incident happened at around 830 am There was a big noise When we heard it we came out and saw that the building had crumbled like a pack of cards" Located in the congested Muslim-dominated Pakmodia Street the dilapidated Husaini Building housed several families and godowns It also housed a play school but children had not arrived yet when the tragedy occurred According to fire brigade officials some nine families lived in the five-storey building The officials said that efforts were underway to rescue more people who might be trapped in the debris The tragedy struck barely two days after torrential rain brought the city to its knees crippling road rail and air services inundating homes and leaving at least 10 people dead Many suspect the downpour caused further damage to the ramshackle structure causing its crash Some residents claimed that about 40 people belonging to nine families lived in crammed rooms in the structure which was declared "unsafe" by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) The Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) which was to have undertaken redevelopment of the old structure said the building housed a total of 13 tenants — 12 residential and one commercial "Of them the trust had already shifted seven families in 2013-14" it said in a statement "MHADA notices dated 28 March and 20 May 2011 declaring the building dilapidated were issued along with an offer of transit accommodation to the remaining tenants and occupants" it said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday visited the spot and announced a solatium of Rs five lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased He also said that the entire medical expenses of those injured will be borne by the state government This was the second major building collapse in the city in just over a month after the crash of a residential complex in suburban Ghatkopar on 25 July which left 17 people dead Reuters Summit – Iran’s hacking ability improving: Israeli general | Reuters India Reuters Nov 01 2017 05:00:10 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Nov 01 2017 05:00 AM | Updated Date: Nov 01 2017 05:00 AM Tags : Written by Agencies | Sheohar (bihar) | Published: March 29 2011 9:10 am Top News Armed Maoists burnt a dumper of Bihar State Bridge Corporation and injured labourers at Piprahighat in Bihar’s Sitamarhi districtpolice said today Over 25 naxalites surrounded the place where work was in progresssprayed kerosene and petrol to burn the dumper late Monday nightsources said They also beat up the labourers when they resistedthey said adding a combing operation has been launched to nab the ultras For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top Newsat 90414-00505.Sector 56. 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