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Sharma said the government wanted that there should be communication with the students by the local administration vice-chancellor and other university officials Sharma accused the opposition parties of trying to vitiate the academic atmosphere "If they wish to do politics they should do it with us and not with students They should keep away from holding agitations in campuses" he said On lathicharge on the protesting girl students sitting he said "We are identifying those ‘outsiders’ who are using the students to do politics and also identifying those who indulged in lathicharge" He said the government has asked the local administration to strengthen the security on the campus Moreover Sharma also said that the CCTV cameras will be installed at university campuses including Lucknow University and BHU to improve safety arrangements on campus He also advised university administrations across state to reach out to students and establish a dialogue mechanism so that students’issues could be addressed before things spiral out of control Vice-Chancellor speaks Tripathi insists that people from outside the university are responsible for the violence The latest incident of eve-teasing which triggered these protests was reported on Thursday A woman student of the arts faculty was harassed by three men on a motorcycle inside the campus as she returned to her hostel Heavy police force deployed outside the Banaras Hindu University PTI Talking to The Indian Express Tripathi said that the incident of sexual harassment was "created by outsiders" with "vested interests" who had an eye on the prime minister’s visit to Varanasi He added that while the campus has adequate security measures in place "security for boys and girls can never be at par" "If we listen to every demand of every girl we won’t be able to run the university" the report quoted him as saying The students of BHU have been protesting outside the vice-chancellor’s residence and several female students were injured when the police allegedly used force to remove them The students reportedly wanted to meet Tripathi but were stopped by security guards The vice-chancellor claimed that the use of force was against criminals and not girl students according to The Indian Express report The girl students of BHU feel that the campus is unsafe because of its poor lighting lack of CCTVs and uncooperative security guards according to The Hindu Following the incident the woman students submitted a memorandum to the Dean of Student Welfare It states "Boys come from outside and engage in objectionable acts. They pelt stones and use filthy language while passing by" Tripathi further said that the protests escalated due to rumour mongering While talking to reporters on Tuesday he said that while the identity of a person is important we should also take care of the identity of institutions Earlier he had said that the sexual harassment was a "simple case of eve-teasing" According to an NDTV report Tripathi alleged that the incident was deliberately staged a day before Modi’s visit State governor Ram Naik constituted a committee headed by the Chief Secretary to examine how the "police behaved and other aspects" Varanasi divisional commissioner Nitin Gokarn sent an interim report to the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary on Tuesday In the report Gokarn blamed the university administration for the violence "The BHU did not deal with the victim’s complaint properly It is a sensitive matter The situation was not handled on time by the university administration"he said in the report according to India Today #BREAKING — BHU Violence Probe: Commissioner sends interim probe report to Chief Secretary (File Image) pictwittercom/Tt15o4O2cu — News18 (@CNNnews18) September 26 2017 Government’s response The Uttar Pradesh government removed three additional city magistrates and two policemen in connection with the baton-charge on students Station officer of Lanka police station Rajiv Singh was removed and sent to police lines Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered an inquiry into the violence and sought a report from the Divisional Commissioner about the incident as well as on the lathicharge on journalists Some journalists and girl students were injured in the police crackdown on Saturdayand it led to protests in Lucknow with some journalists staging a sit-in near the chief minister’s residence Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have spoken to Adityanath over the police action Union minister Nitin Gadkari said adding that the state government will find an appropriate solution to the issue He said the party was committed to ensuring dignity and respect of women and any opinion should not be formed on the basis of any isolated incident Condemnation of the incident Various political parties including the Samajwadi Party criticised the government and condemned the police action AAP condemned the midnight police baton charge on girl students Party leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said that it is unpardonable and shameful that police instead of acting on the girl student’s complaint of alleged molestation ordered male police personnel to enter girls hostels during night hours Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar was arrested along with other party leaders ahead of their participation in a protest demanding Tripathi’s sacking The Times of India report quoted Babbar as saying "It is shocking that I am not being allowed to reach BHU to meet the injured girls and know their problem They (policemen) started a bid to stop me from the airport" The National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged demonstrations in New Delhi on Monday against the baton-charge on BHU students ABVP demanded constitution of a fact-finding committee while the NSUI demanded an inquiry under a sitting high court judge and resignation of the BHU vice-chancellor The two student organisations had separately announced their plans to stage demonstrations outside the office of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in New Delhi However the NSUI claimed that it supporters were detained much ahead of the venue while ABVP activists were allowed to reach the site With inputs from agencies Written by Shivani Naik | Published: June 24 2013 2:37 am Related News Yusuf Joharia well-known coach from Indonesiaoversaw early careers of legendary shuttlers Mia Audina and Chandra Wijaya Over his 36-year-long coaching careerthe nugget that gained the greatest fame was how his shuttlers would go to sleep with their fingers clutching an imaginary racketwrists weaving flick angles through the air even as they dozed off In Mumbai recently to dig out similar young wrist-wizardry on the behest of Prakash PadukoneJoharis appraising look okayed the smashing and net-dribbles But like a tetchy ballet teacher horrified at a pupils botched basic pirouettehis trained Indonesian eye tut-tutted at their footwork Indian shuttlershe summarizedgrew up with the most undisciplined and untutored foot movements on a badminton courtwhich nullified their wrist skills and shoulder strengths Padukone admits his youngest wards at Bangalore are being put on a corrective coursebut the Indonesian believes it could be the single-biggest impediment of the current generation of shuttlers Footwork determines reaching shuttle with speedwhile never compromising on balancefor a quick retrieval at the net could be followed by a pouncing dive on the back-court Striding or quick comprehension of how many steps are needed to get to the shuttle needs hours of practiceand isnt necessarily intuitive in every player Greats like PadukoneGopichand and now Saina Nehwal had woven this invisible aspect of training into their daily runsthough not all juniors place enough importance on working on their lunges in order to get into careful position to return a shuttleand then get ready for the next one For the Indonesianslike most other badminton powerhousesfootwork is non-negotiable Not many Indians apparentlygrow up with the right habits PV Sindhumost recentlyhas struggled to settle down in her footworkmostly because she was shooting up in inches through her teens With her coach having singled out the stepping problema cure is underway in Hyderabad But as the Indonesian pointed outseveral unsuspecting Indians are risking ankle and knee injuries and hamstring pulls as they try to make up for the faulty footwork with over-reaching and straining muscles Shivani is an assistant editor based in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alistair Mcmillan | Published: November 18 2014 12:27 am There are important qualifications to reading increased turnout as a justification for compulsory voting Related News Compulsory voting seems like an easy fix to a widespread problem: how to improve democratic participation Making voting mandatory is seen as a means of improving the legitimacy and responsiveness of government reducing opportunities for electoral malpractice and enhancing citizen engagement with the democratic process The decision by the Gujarat governor to sanction the provision of compulsory voting under the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 has brought the question of compulsory voting back to the electoral reform agenda When the original proposal was introduced in 2009 Pratap Bhanu Mehta writing in this newspaper (‘Acts of choice’ IE December 22 2009 iexpin/sYk124693) provided a review of the principles that might be used to justify some measure of compulsory voting but noted that such measures seemed poorly suited to the context of Indian democracy and smacked of “democratic paternalism” He concluded: “Voting must remain an act of choice not propelled by coercion or inducement” Rather than reiterate the strong theoretical arguments that challenge the use of state compulsion to force people to go to the polls I want to examine some of the evidence from countries around the world that have used compulsory voting to see what comparative experience tells us about the practical implications The first thing to note is that the use of compulsory voting measures is relatively rare with only some 14 countries having compulsory voting requirements that are actually enforced The most prominent examples are Australia Belgium Brazil and Peru A report by the respected International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance suggested that compulsory voting was likely to become a “dying phenomenon” in western Europe Many countries that have had some form of compulsory voting have abandoned the measure or stopped trying to enforce it In Austria where it was abandoned at a national level in 1982 it was described by interior ministry officials as unpopular and “almost impossible to enforce” Spain Italy and the Netherlands have all had provisions for compulsory voting at some point but decided to make voting optional In recent years Chile (2012) Fiji (2014) and Greece (2000) have either removed compulsory voting requirements or simply stopped enforcing them Thailand introduced compulsory voting in 1997 as part of a wholesale constitutional reform package that sought to address political instability and rampant corruption In particular compulsory voting was seen as a way to combat vote-buying and reduce the influence of “black money” in elections The measure had little apparent effect — in the 2001 elections allegations of vote-buying and electoral irregularities caused its election commission to hold fresh elections in over 60 constituencies the democratic legitimacy of the government was undermined and further political turmoil led to a military coup in 2006 Studies of the wider effects of compulsory voting suggest that compelling people to turn out to vote does not increase levels of political knowledge make voters more likely to feel that their vote makes a difference or improve perceptions of the quality of representation As such compulsory voting should not be seen as a measure that will have a big influence on the quality of political engagement and participation But surely compulsory voting increases turnout Here the evidence seems clear In a comprehensive comparative study Harvard professor Pippa Norris showed that average voter turnout in countries with some form of compulsory voting requirement was 54 per cent higher than in countries where voting was optional However there are important qualifications to reading this as a simple and clear justification for compulsory voting The first is that the severity and strict enforcement of sanctions is key to substantially increasing turnout Second even in countries with strict enforcement of compulsory voting turnout is not universal and sanctions have to be imposed on non-voters Third imposing penalties on those who do not turn out to vote provides incentives for people to avoid appearing on the electoral register And fourth many of those who feel compelled to turn out to vote actually spoil their ballots or cast their votes randomly Compulsory voting may compel people to go to the polling booth but it does not ensure that they cast their vote in a meaningful way In Australia concern about what is known as the “donkey vote” whereby people simply choose the easiest option (for instance the first name on a polling machine) led to the introduction of random ballot ordering in 1984 Votes for “none of the above” or spoilt ballots are much more prevalent in systems with compulsory voting When electoral participation is measured in terms of the voting-age population rather than using those on the electoral register as a base the improvement in turnout in countries using compulsory voting falls to 19 per cent This suggests that the penalties associated with failure to turn out to vote provide a clear incentive for people who are qualified to vote to disappear from the electoral register This provides a more insidious motive for the introduction of compulsory voting As Norris notes: “Mandatory voting regulations may be genuine attempts to increase widespread public involvement in the political process or they may be employed by less democratic regimes to compel the public to vote in the attempt to legitimise one-party contests” In Singapore generally accepted to fall below the standards of a functioning democratic system compulsory voting is part of an electoral framework that perpetuates one-party rule The sanction for non-voting is withdrawal from the electoral register removing the right to vote from those who do not wish to participate in what is largely seen as an unfair electoral process In Gujarat the legislation for compulsory voting does not specify the sanctions that would be imposed on those not turning out to vote However speaking in Ahmedabad in April this year LK Advani proposed that “those who do not vote should be barred from voting in future” This raises the unpleasant prospect of the solution to non-voting being to remove people from the electoral process surely something that should concern those who believe in fundamental democratic rights The writer senior lecturer in politics at the University of Sheffield is author or ‘Standing at the Margins: Representation and Electoral Reservation in India’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: July 31 2017 5:16 pm Kamal Haasan hints at his political entry Related News Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is fast becoming a significant voice in Tamil Nadu politics It has also not gone unnoticed that Kamal has become more vocal in expressing his opinions about the ruling government which has rattled the AIADMK party of late following the death of J Jayalalithaa Kamal said he quietly tolerated all the problems created by his detractors for about 15 long years However banning his spy thriller Vishwaroopam in 2013 was the straw that broke the camel’s back The Tamil Nadu government which was then led by Jayalalithaa deemed Vishwaroopam as a threat to law and order of the state and banned its screening Kamal took on the government in the court of law and secured a judicial order for the theatrical release of Vishwaroopam “I never understood what was the actual source of all the problems when my films were about to release For the last 15 years I had little clue Every time I had a problem I went to them (Jayalalithaa government) for a solution But I didn’t know back then that they were the ones who were creating them” he said in an interview to Thanthi TV He noted that the government banned his film again even after the court ruling in his favour Until then he remained quiet and was taking all the hits lying down as he was afraid of the consequences of going against the people in power He said he has realised it now that it is his responsibility to take a stand when he thinks that the government was on the wrong side He also promised that going forward he will be more active in observing and sharing his thoughts about the functioning of the government irrespective of which party was in the power He said he has a fan’s organisation which has a clear vision when it comes to politics and it has also been observing all the developments in the politics for years now “Today we should look for people with great organizational skills to run a government not just leaders who are good with people” he opined “I have not yet to deiced Please don’t compel me” he said when he was asked will he float his own party and enter active politics When the interviewer pressed Kamal for more clarity on him joining politics he said “It entirely depends on the circumstances The amount of pressure I’m subjected to” he added “But don’t ever come to the conclusion that I will not float my own political party” He added that he will continue to be a disrupting voice that highlights the problems in the government and the people’s way of life It’s worth noting that Kamal is in good terms with DMK party He has also accepted the party invitation for the 75th Diamond Jubilee celebrations of its mouthpiece Murasoli in Chennai next month The party has also extended the invitation to superstar Rajinikanth who is yet to announce his decision For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: August 19 2017 1:16 pm Mohanlal debuts on small screen with chat show Lal Salaam Related News Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has opened a new chapter in his illustrious showbiz career spanning nearly four decades The superstar made his small screen debut with talk show Lal Salaam that premiered on Friday night on Amrita TV He has joined the bandwagon of other big names of Indian cinema such as Amitabh Bachchan Salman Khan Shah Rukh Khan who forayed into television business even as they ruled the big screens This year Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and Tollywood star Jr NTR also made their debuts as TV hosts with the reality show Bigg Boss However unlike his peers Mohanlal’s Lal Salaam is not just meant for entertainment It will provide a platform to amplify the voices that have been making differences in the society “This is just not a ‘filmy’ show We’re bringing people who have committed their whole life to social service and doing unbelievable jobs for the society It is a platform for them to tell what they have been doing” he told CNN IBN while discussing the main reason why he agreed to be part of this talk show “Lal Salaam is not a regular show It is going to be a revelation It can cause a lot of impact on the society” he added The nightingale of Malayalam cinema @KSChithra along with @Mohanlal on #LalSalaamShow only @AmritaTV don’t forget to watch pictwittercom/0KPV7rNE1e — Amrita TV (@AmritaTV) August 18 2017 The premiere episode of the talk show hosted a slew of guests including celebrities social workers and individual talents Manju Warrier Shaji Kailas Suresh Kumar TP Madhavan KS Chithra Akshara Kishore Meenakshi and Surabhi Lakshmi were on the first episode of the show It also discussed the works carried out by Jolly Johnson a humanitarian who has worked for the cause of special and underprivileged children and senior citizens Kanmani a differently-abled teenager was also part of the show The show will air on Amrita TV every Friday and Saturday at 8pm Arguably there is no other actor of his stature in the South Indian film industry who can match the number of films he does every year And his television debut does not mean that he will pause his film career for a while He will soon start shooting for his next projects His upcoming film Odiyan will go on the floors this month in Varanasi He is also awaiting the release of Velipadinte Pusthakam which will hit the screens on Onam and crime-thriller Villain For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 26 2016 12:17 pm Verizon Communications will buy Yahoo’s core internet properties for 83 billion in cash (Source: AP ) Top News Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s core internet properties for $483 billion in cash marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant Verizon will combine Yahoo’s search email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools with its AOL unit which it bought last year for $44 billion Verizon has been looking to mobile video and advertising for new sources of revenue outside the oversaturated wireless market The No 1 US wireless operator is betting that it can take data on more than 200 million unique monthly visitors to Yahoo sites many of them on mobile devices and combine it with data on 150 million or so unique monthly AOL users and data on its own user base of over 100 million wireless subscribers to offer a more targeted service for advertisers Barclays said last month Verizon could save $500 million a year in costs of acquiring internet traffic and other expenses by buying Yahoo’s internet business The deal likely means more investment in popular content sites such as AOL’s Huffington Post and Yahoo Finance when they become part of a much larger entity? 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