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I have requested the district collector to hold a meeting with NHAI and the local people later this week, she said The issue of illegal encroachments in the Katraj hills and their ill effects on the natural course of water in the area has taken the centrestage after a 32-year-old woman and her 14-month daughter were washed away in the flashfloods near the Katraj tunnel on the National Highway The incident occurred 11 days ago The district collectorate has already taken action against more than 200 illegal structures along the 8 km stretch of the highway that has been affected by flashfloods there For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: December 10 2016 2:05 pm Mohanlal from Oppam Top News The Telugu dub of Malayalam crime thriller Oppam starring Mohanlal is slated for release this month and Overseas Network Entertainment (ONE) has clinched the dubbing rights for the film “The dubbing rights of ‘Oppam’ are with Dilip Kumar Bolugoti I have played a blind man in this thriller We are happy to release this entertainer as a Christmas gift in December end I hope the Telugu audience will make our movie a success as have the audience here” Mohanlal said More from the world of Entertainment: The Priyadarshan-directed movie which released in Onam became a Mollywood box office hit that earned Rs 50 crore Oppam is a crime thriller about a blind elevator operator with a heightened sense of smell touch and sound The man is charged with committing a murder and the movie revolves around how he hunts down the real killer and proves his innocence Mohanlal and Dileep Bowled over by the content many producers tried to get the remake rights of this movie But One Overseas Network Entertainment’s B Dilip Kumar and Mohanlal have teamed up to release the dubbed version The Malayalam star is already getting mileage in the Telugu movie industry with two back-to-back films Janatha Garage and Manamantha Mohanlal is riding high on the success of Pulimurugan that has become the first Malayalam flick to join the Rs 100-crore club The film just collected Rs 20 crore in just four days in Telugu states His last three films Janatha Garage Oppam and Pulimurugan have collectively earned over Rs 200 crore from the ticket sales For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: April 18 2013 12:24 am Related News New India needs a secularism embedded in institutional commitments For those who care about secularismthe politics of who can be labelled secular is a puzzle Secularism sometimes seems to be reduced to an ineffable quality of the heart Secularism as a personal virtue is the idea that the individual does not harbour invidious prejudice against particular communities for being who they are This is an important virtue But in India this personal virtue has been such an unreliable guide to the institutional practice of secularism This is what deepens the puzzle How do people come to be marked as secular in political terms If people make the transition from being allegedly non-secular to acceptably secular in political termslike LK Advani apparently has but Narendra Modi has notwhat are the markers of this transition This question is complicated Religiosity has never been a marker of secularism in India Some deeply religious people can be good political secularists; many non-religious characters have been perfect charlatans on secularism Being secular used to be identified with a historical orientation: subscribe to one single Congress-Left narrative of Indian history This was a paradoxical position It recognised that avoiding religious strife was an important political task But it went about this task by disavowing the idea that there could have been genuine religious difference and conflict in the past It sanitisedalmost as if to say that the truth of Indian secularism needed the lie of Indian history Where secularism lost out was that both secularists and non-secularists were fighting on the terrain of the past It was something of a liberation when some finally recognised that let history be historyand let it be argued out as such Crafting a forward-looking community of fatebound by common valueswould be ill served by the narrow interpretations of the Left or the fanatical ones of the right And so the irony that the Indian political system did not know what to do when figures like Advani and Jaswant Singh took a rather more complicated view of Jinnah At firstit made them anti-nationalthen it seemed to have shored up their secular credentials The third marker might be institutional behaviour But here the story gets puzzling Rajiv Gandhis regimein a short spantook more anti-secular decisions than any government had in living memoryachieving the rare feat of making every community feel targeted You might ask the question: which government has gone by its rajdharma in the face of imminent riots Even the redoubtable Tarun Gogoi seems to have a difficult time preventing the largest internal displacement of Muslims Here the record turns out to be mixed The Congresss legendary inaction for four days during the Mumbai riotsdocumented by the Srikrishna Commissionis up there in the abdication of rajdharma And how can we certify that Narayan Rane or Chhagan Bhujbals change of heart was more genuine than that of any other lapsed secularist who professes now to be secular Are Muslims less likely to be targeted for being who they are in terrorist investigations or riots in Congress-ruled states The evidence from Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan suggests not Then there is the question of how close you have to be to communal forces to vitiate your secular credentials Why does the fact that NDA allies did not pressure Vajpayee more forcefully to act against Modi not count against them on the secular question There is a nauseating use of the 1984-2002 pair in public argument One side sayssince 1984 happened dont ask questions about 2002 The other responds by saying Rajiv Gandhi has passed awaywhile Narendra Modi is a live political issue But here is the problem What do you make of a government that appoints a CBI director who gives Tytler a clean chit as governor You dont have to prejudge Tytlers case But the appearances are damaging to justice and erode trust You have to wonder why this act of messing with institutions does not warrant the communal tag You have to wonder why clamping down on art in Baroda University is communalbut clamping down on free exchange of ideas on the Jamia campus is not Is it because of a construction of secularism that regards it as a matter of ineffable intentnot one that assesses institutional conduct Or is it a version of the hilarious line from Ishqiya: tumhara ishk ishk aur hamara ishk sex The point is not to pick on the Congress Despite its veneer of pedigreed gentilityit is rotten enough to be an easy target The point is this: it is worth reminding us why the terms of ideological discourse are still very much set by the BJP versus Othersnot by the Congress Nitish has his opportunistic calculus But his speech could draw lines in the sand more convincingly than Rahul The second point is more conceptual Secularism has been conflated with a rather shadowy personal virtue that seems to survive all kinds of institutional perfidy Even within the BJPwhat distinguishes Advani from Modi After allAdvanis autobiography gives the same narrative of 2002 that Modi does Or is it simply that secularism means consecration by passage of time Oftensecularism is a kind of gesture of reaching outas Nitish Kumar hinted: recognising that the topi has the same place as the tilak Faced with the organised violence of rightwing mobsthis is a valuable gesture But this politics has limitations It rests on creating coalitions of fear: the topi being swamped by the tilak It rests on boxing people into identitieswhich you then protect It does not recognise that a robust secularism now needs a new institutional language: one founded on individual freedomdignityrule of lawbuilding institutional accountability and so forth This version of secularism also personifies it: the knight with benevolent intentions providing protection This was Mulayam Singhs model: a benevolent protector presiding over a rotting state structuresecularism embedded in his persona even while the institutions that should embody it go to the dogs Modis own answer to the question on the meaning of secularism was bizarrely off the mark Secularismhe suggestedmeans putting India first It aligned secularism with some kind of personal loyalty testa move with an insidious history But againmissing the element new India needs: secularism embedded in a series of commitments individual rightsfreedom of expressiondignityequal treatment by the staterule of law But then he might be forgiven Between opportunist cant and ineffable virtuethe institutional foundations of the idea long disappeared Which is why the three-cornered fight over secularism seems a contest between the shallowthe hollow and the callow The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: With Congress creating a storm in Parliament over the Prime Minister’s charge that an Italian court had named Sonia Gandhi in AgustaWestland case Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said Narendra Modi has done nothing wrong and the party should wait for the inquiry to complete "The Prime Minister has done nothing wrong He has addressed a public function and there he said what was already in the public domain what was there in the court observation also" the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said outside Parliament after the disruptions in Rajya Sabha over Modi’s remarks in the chopper deal scam Congress created pandemonium in Rajya Sabha forcing repeated adjournments in the House over Modi’s allegation at a poll rally that the Italian court had named Gandhi in the AgustaWestland chopper bribery case Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu PTI Asked whether Modi would respond over the issue Naidu said "What is there to answer They (Congress) have everything to answer Inquiry is on and let it be completed" On the Prime Minister taking names Naidu said "He has not taken any name He mentioned only those names that appeared in the part of the judgement or annexures to the judgement" He further said "There is no need for clarification The Prime Minister only said whatever was in the facts No one took name If anybody has taken name then Congress member Abhishek Singhvi has taken the name We have not taken any name" Attacking Congress he said "They are trying to disrupt the House unnecessarily Now it has become their habit to disrupt the House somehow or other by creating obstruction and diverting the issue" Minister of State Jitendra Singh said "The issues which were taken up outside Parliament cannot be taken up inside the House Whatever was said at the rally can be answered at rally only They are unable to answer inside and outside that is why they are resorting to such tactics" The Rajya Sabha saw four adjournments in the first two hours because of the continued uproar and sloganeering by Congress members leading to washout of the Zero Hour and Question Hour In the Lok Sabha too the issue generated heat soon after it assembled for the day with Congress members raising the matter The Congress questioned how Modi could make such allegations when Defence Minister had not stated this in his reply to debates on the controversy in both the Houses last week The massive protest of the Patels on the issue of reservation in Gujarat underscores the limits of Hindutva politics — it is simply not equipped to paper over caste contradictions in the society unless it baits and targets the religious minorities For nearly 30 years particularly during the 12-year-rule of Narendra Modi as chief minister Hindutva was the glue which kept together the social groups which were in the reservation pool and those outside it But a counter-mobilisation along caste lines seems to have been triggered because of the Patels demanding the scrapping of the OBC reservation unless it is extended to them It points to the inherent limitation of the Sangh’s efforts to unite social groups located on different pegs of the Hindu social ladder through the Hindutva philosophy Two days before youth leader Hardik Patel delivered his fiery speech at a mega-rally sending the state careening into chaos and curfew Gujarat’s OBC leaders had come together to declare that "even one percent of reservation" should not be extended to Patels The ideological attack on Hindutva was manifest in the speech of Gujarat Kshatriya-Thakor Sena leader Alpesh Thakor who is spearheading the movement to unite 146 OBC communities for ensuring the Patels are not granted reservation from their 27 percent share Protesters who joined the rally demanding OBC quota for Patels PTI After lambasting them for demanding reservation despite being prosperous and controlling the levers of power Thakor said “These general castes (that is those who are not in the reservation pool) projected Muslims as our enemies and incited OBCs to fight against them But now we have learnt that Muslims are also OBCs They are among us We have now realised that our actual enemies are those who want to snatch our right of reservation" There are three aspects to Thakore’s statement One it shows that the anti-Muslim tirade of successive BJP regimes reaching its most menacing pitch during the communal riots of 2002 did unite different Hindu social groups against the religious minority portrayed as ‘the other’ or ‘the enemy’ Two there is a sharp divergence of interests between the OBCs SCs and STs and those not in the reservation pool Three Thakore is saying that the OBCs and large sections of Muslims share the same common socio-economic status – and therefore should come together under a common political roof This theme echoed in the speech of the Gujarat Chaudhari community president Bharat Chaudhari at the OBC rally Deriding the Patels for believing they could unseat the government as they were only 12 percent of the state’s population Chaudhari said “They forget that we are 78 percent (OBC Hindus and Muslims SCs and STs) We can do the same What will happen if all the OBCs come on road” In Gujarat the pro and anti-reservation conflicts date back to the 1980s It was Congress Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki who had granted reservation to the OBCs on the basis of which he raised the formidable social alliance of KHAMS (Khatriya-Harijan-Adivasi-Muslim) This alliance came apart because of the anti-reservation stir of the Patels in 1981 and 1985 which often also tended to become communal The BJP’s Hindutva politics subsequently rallied several OBC groups behind the party now increasingly dominated by the Patels In many ways what is being witnessed in Gujarat is the replay of the battle between pro- and anti-reservationists of 1990 when then Prime Minister VP Singh decided to implement the Mandal Commission report granting reservation to the OBCs in Central Government jobs Those who were excluded from the reservation pool – upper castes and upwardly mobile peasant castes such as Jats – took to the streets against the OBC reservations The fury of their protests consolidated the OBCs It was to paper over this political-social schism that BJP leader LK Advani undertook the Rath Yatra billed as a journey from Somnath to Ayodhya Yet for all his sharp Hindutva rhetoric the wave the BJP had hoped to generate in the Hindi heartland couldn’t sweep past the Mandal citadel of east Uttar Pradesh and beyond In fact in undivided Bihar the Janata Dal led by Lalu Prasad Yadav won 49 out of 54 constituencies in the 1991 Lok Sabha election Since then the political and electoral battles have been largely confined between what is called the Social Justice force and the Hindutva brigade Yet both these combines discovered their limits to growth In addition the ranks of Social Justice combine were depleted because of political competition and ambition – for instance Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan parted ways with Lalu This led to the second phase of electoral alliances – elements of the Social Justice force combined with either the BJP or the Congress It produced coalitions at the Centre and to a degree blunted the edge of the Social Justice and Hindutva ideologies This fine balance has been upset because of the rise of Narendra Modi who combined the planks of development Hindutva and his own OBC status to help the BJP sweep much of North India It might seem bewildering at first glance that within a year of Modi harping on his OBC origin for the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha election the reservation issue has roiled the political waters of Gujarat Yet the resurfacing of the reservation issue is logical This is because the Hindutva philosophy of cultural nationalism doesn’t challenge the ideological underpinning of the caste system which accounts to a considerable extent for the sharp inequalities in the society The hierarchy of occupations created on the principle of purity and pollution spawned what is called structural discrimination which lasted for centuries The policy of reservation is aimed at among other things reversing this historical discrimination It is one thing for the Hindutva ideologues to say they don’t believe in purity and pollution but quite another to systematically dismantle and recalibrate the material or occupational basis of the caste system The Sangh didn’t come out openly opposing reservation because of its fear of incurring the wrath of the majority However LK Advani’s Rath Yatra and the demolition of the Babri Masjid were aimed at nipping the rise of the Social Justice force The contradiction between Hindutva and ideas of social justice is embodied in Modi’s personality He is the Hindu Hriday Samrat He has also become an OBC leader largely because he harped on it to harvest votes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh It is because of these two attributes of his that the BJP succeeded in mustering a majority in the Lok Sabha on its own From this perspective it is now payback time for both the BJP and Modi The Patels and Jats are relatively prosperous but are ritualistically not upper caste Their exclusion from the reservation pool riled them no end They now want to be rewarded for the electoral edge they have given to the Hindutva brigade But this can’t be achieved through an executive fiat Only the National Backward Class Commission or such commissions in states can recommend inclusion of groups in the reservation pool that too after conducting an elaborate socio-economic survey Then again to accommodate them in the 27 percent OBC reservations would mean alienating the groups already in the pool To give them a quota outside of the OBC share would entail lifting the cap of 50 per cent reservation imposed by the Supreme Court judgement besides angering the upper castes For all these reasons the Patels want caste-based reservation to be scrapped It is improbable that the BJP or Modi would take a position on it In abolishing reservation or basing it exclusively on economic indices or declaring the Patels as OBC would mean the BJP risking its electoral majority In this sense Gujarat demonstrates to us the inherent limitations of Hindutva philosophy minus communal mobilisation Ajaz Ashraf is a journalist from Delhi His novel The Hour Before Dawn published by HarperCollins is available in bookstores The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)goes to polls on April 23 with the total number of electorate for the civic polls standing at 13210206 which includes 5893418 women? ? 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