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t feel cold, said one of them with a peal of laughter Many other wives referred to their husbands cars as mistresses in jest After hoisting the flagthe group distributed roses to the 50-odd residents who had gathered to witness the event As the cars started to pull outearly-rising Puneites on the roads got a glimpse of the band of old cars all shining and in tip-top condition driving through the city and making their way to Sakalnagar For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCatalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region Although the declaration was in effect a symbolic gesture as it will not be accepted by Spain or the international community the moves by both sides take Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades to a new level Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy immediately called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored The motion passed in the regional parliament in Barcelona —which was boycotted by opposition parties —said Catalonia constituted an independent sovereign and social democratic state It called on other countries and institutions to recognise it People celebrate declaration of independence of Catalonia outside the Catalan Parliament AP It also said it wanted to open talks with Madrid to collaborate on setting up the new republic “It is not going to be easy it is not going to be free it is not going to change in a day But there is no alternative to a process towards the Catalan Republic” lawmaker Marta Rovira of the Junts pel Si pro-independence alliance said in a debate leading to the vote After the debate lawmakers from members of three main national parties — the People’s Party the Socialists and Ciudadanos walked out Members of the pro-independence parties and the far-left Podemos then voted in 70-10 in favour in a secret ballot aimed at hindering any attempt by the central government to lay criminal charges on them Spanish shares and bonds were sold off when the result of the vote was announced Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont left the chamber to shouts of “President” Meanwhile in Madrid the upper house of Spain’s parliament the Senate was due to approve Article 155 the law that allowing the central government to take over the autonomous region “Exceptional measures should only be adopted when no other remedy is possible” Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an address to the Senate “In my opinion there is no alternative The only thing that can be done and should be done is to accept and comply with the law” The Catalan leadership was ignoring the law and making a mockery of democracy he said “We are facing a challenge unprecedented in our recent history” said Rajoy who has staked out an uncompromising position against Catalonia’s campaign to break away from Spain After the Senate vote Rajoy was expected to convene his cabinet to adopt the first measures to govern Catalonia directly This could include sacking the Barcelona government and assuming direct supervision of Catalan police forces But how direct rule would work on the ground – including the reaction of civil servants and the police – is uncertain Some independence supporters have promised to mount a campaign of civil disobedience which could lead to direct confrontation with security forces The crisis developed after an independence referendum on Oct 1 was declared illegal by Madrid Although it endorsed independence it drew only a 43 percent turnout as Catalans who oppose independence largely boycotted it Worried Nervous In Barcelona crowds of independence supporters were swelling on downtown streets shouting “Liberty” in the Catalan language and singing traditional Catalan songs “I‘m worried I‘m nervous like everybody But freedom is never free” said Jaume Moline 50 musician Montserrat Rectoret a 61-year-old historian said: “I am emotional because Catalonia has struggled for 40 years to be independent and finally I can see it” The crisis has split Catalonia and caused deep resentment around Spain – national flags now hang from many balconies in the capital in an expression of unity It has also prompted a flight of business from the wealthy northeastern region and alarmed European leaders who fear the crisis could fan separatist sentiment around the continent Catalonia is one of Spain’s most prosperous regions and already has a high degree of autonomy But it has a litany of historic grievances exacerbated during the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship when its culture and politics were suppressed Bengaluru:Bringing the state under a thick security blanket "Tipu Jayanti" celebrations were held amid protests across Karnataka on Friday to mark the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th-century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom Tipu Sultan With a sharply divided opinion over Tipu’s legacy and rising political temperature Opposition BJP several Hindu organisation and individuals opposed the Karnataka government celebrating Tipu Jayanti through statewide protests As over 54000 police personnel and platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) bolstered by the Rapid Action Force (RAF) kept a hawk-eyed vigil functions were held at the district headquarters where in-charge ministers and others hailed the legacy of Tipu There were reports of stones being hurled at a state transport bus and over 100 people including local BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan being detained in Kodagu district where widespread protests and violence had marred the Tipu Jayanti celebrations two years ago when a local VHP leader died and several others including policemen were injured Kodagu district observed a shutdown in response to a bandh called by the BJP and certain Hindutva outfits Prohibitory orders are in place in the district until Saturday morning File image of Tipu Sultan Getty Images Tipu was a ruler of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysoreand considered an implacable enemy of the British East IndiaCompany He was killed in May 1799 while defending his fortat Srirangapatna against the British forces But Tipu Sultan is a sensitive issue in Kodagu district as Kodavas (Coorgis) a martial race believe that thousands of their men and women were seized and held captive during his occupation and subjected to torture death and forcible conversion to Islam The Kodagu-based writer of historical books CP Beliappa had called the erstwhile ruler of Mysore a "treacherous tyrant" However the scale of such suppression is disputed by several historians who see Tipu as a secular and modern ruler who took on the might of the British With a sharp polarisation over Tipu Jayanti celebrations the Karnataka government had made massive security arrangements across the state deploying over 54000 police personnel 20000 home guards and 212 platoons of the KSRP The state security personnel were bolstered by the deployment of 15 platoons of the RAF acrossthe state In Bengaluru alone 11000 policemen were deployed officials said Prohibitory orders have also been clamped at certain places in Belagavi and Chitradurga districts In Mangaluru BJP district minority morcha president Franklin Monteiro who tried to break the security cordon and barge into the premises where the celebrations were organised was placed under arrest Tipu is seen in a negative light in the coastal Dakshina Kannada district where the Christians believe he had unleashed atrocities and forced conversion to Islam on their community Even as BJP MLAs and MPs stayed away from the event with some even writing to the respective district administrations not to mention their names in the invitations for it party MLA from Vijayanagara constituency in Ballari district Anand Singh joined the celebrations Recently Union minister Anantkumar Hegde had kicked up arow after he requested the Karnataka government not to includehis name in the list of invitees for the Tipu Jayanti event Tipu Jayanti has become so controversial that recent remarks made by President Ram Nath Kovind during his address to a joint session of the Karnataka legislature on the then Mysore ruler had sparked a war of words between the ruling Congress and opposition BJP in the state The president had hailed Tipu saying he died a heroic death fighting the British The BJP sees Tipu as a "religious bigot" and a "brutal killer" while some Kannada outfits call him anti-Kannada citing that he had promoted Persian at the cost of the local language A huge statue of warrior Lachit Borphukan greets you on the banks of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati Sometime in March 1671 when Mughal armies attacked Assam advancing right up to Saraighat near Guwahati Borphukan the commander-in-chief of the Ahoms was lying in bed ill after a long and grueling battle But when his army began to disperse Borphukan ordered war boats and headed into the naval battle His entry changed the course of the battle driving away the Mughal army ending their dream of extending the empire in the Northeast Voting in the first phase of Assam Assembly elections starts on Monday AFP Nearly 450 years later politicians are vying for the legacy of the Ahom warrior calling the election the last Battle of Saraighat When the people of Assam vote today in the first phase of Assembly polls they would decide the fate of the BJP’s war cry of the election being the final opportunity to drive out outsiders a word it uses loosely to describe the Muslims from the state The BJP claims most of the nearly 34 percent Muslims in Assam are outsiders—either from East Bengal East Pakistan or Bangladesh The BJP has promised to save Assam’s mati (land) and jati (nation) by throwing out migrants and sealing the border a promise it had made during the Lok Sabha campaign too The first phase of the elections is important because it is being fought in 65 constituencies of Upper Assam and Barak Valley These are the traditional strongholds of the Congress Heavy defeat in this round will end 15 years of Congress rule in the state Ironically the man leading the Congress party in this election is Tarun Gogoi a Ahom Though not on his sickbed Gogoi 79 is on the wrong side of the age barrier and a butt of BJP jokes Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not resist the temptation to throw a barb at Gogoi: “I could not pay my respects to the 90-year-old leader” he said during one of his four election rallies in Assam The Congress too is talking about the Battle of Saraighat But only to label the BJP as the outsider intent on extending Delhi’s sultanate to the state Its leaders claim the local Ahom leader will repulse this attack and embarrass the BJP A defeat for the Congress could be a serious blow to its dreams of a revival In the current round of elections Assam is the only state where the Congress has a realistic chance of forming the government If it fails in spite of a whirlwind campaign by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi Congress will have to start from the scratch pinning its hopes on Punjab where elections are due next year At stake also is the reputation and future of perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal leader of the All India United Democratic Front Ajmal is a tantalising mix of myth mystique merchant and politician It is rumoured that his followers treat him like a talismanic spiritual guru sipping water he touches treating it like medicine for serious illness Ajmal spends a huge amount of money on charity running hospitals doling out scholarship giving donations But he is considered to be communal because he champions the rights of the Muslims in the state For the indigenous Assamese population the Bengalis Nepalese and Marwari voters the fear of Ajmal is a decisive poll factor These communities employ a large number of workers from the migrant population Yet somehow the BJP rhetoric of throwing out people from “outside” is resonating among them The communal overtone of the election has forced several well-known people and intellectuals to come out in the open and declare their preferences On Sunday a number of intellectuals issued a public statement asking voters to reject the “fascist and communal” BJP More than three dozen of them held a public meeting in Guwahati and warned against giving the BJP a chance in the state Hiren Gohain a former university teacher who was part of this meeting said the BJP is a threat to Assamese culture The BJP believes in a brand of Hinduism that is completely different from the values and ethos of Assam Gohain said Dinesh Baishya a well-known writer said the BJP was misusing the state’s history to polarise the election “The Battle of Saraighat was fought between Ahoms and Mughals It was not a fight between Hindus and Muslims” he said Incidentally the Mughals were led by Raja Ram Singh of Jaipur in the battle The Ahoms had Bagh Hajorika an Assamese Muslim as one of their major commanders It seems the election has turned into a battle over the legacy of the Battle of Saraighat Written by Reetika Khera | Updated: September 2 2014 8:26 am Studying Himachal Pradesh’s and Tamil Nadu’s functional public health systems one realises that Gehlot’s initiatives were important to create a decent work environment Related News Rajasthan government’s decision to ‘target’ free medicines and diagnostics is contrary to the recommended role of government in healthcare In 2002-03 Abhijit Banerjee Angus Deaton and Esther Duflo studied health facilities in rural Udaipur Rajasthan They found that facilities were poor and absenteeism was rampant In 2013 we decided to revisit the same public health facilities The motivation was to study two bold initiatives of the then Ashok Gehlot government: the “free medicines” scheme launched on October 2 2011 and “free diagnostics” for 25 essential tests (including blood pregnancy x-rays ECG) introduced in April 2013 The good news is that both services were visible everywhere we went even though tests had been introduced only eight months earlier Moreover these two services recorded a big jump between the two surveys (in 2003 and 2013) at primary health centres (PHCs) There was massive improvement in physical infrastructure (buildings toilets medical equipment such as x-ray machines and incubators) at PHCs Together these factors had an impact on health-seeking behaviour among local residents visible in the steady trickle of patients at PHCs According to official data out-patients increased from 25 to 66 crore between 2010-11 and 2013-14 But there is bad news too Though access to health facilities had improved and patients had started seeking them there was no guarantee that they would meet a trained medical person (for example a nurse health worker or AYUSH doctor) Appointments remain woefully inadequate and attendance rates have not improved much Absenteeism emerged as the main problem at the PHCs The message was clear: the commitment needs to go beyond medicines and diagnostics Here the experiences of Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are pertinent Both provide universal and free access to basic health services (such as medicines and diagnostics) which appears to have contributed to better health outcomes in these states The achievements of Tamil Nadu’s public health system are well documented by Monica Das Gupta among others In June 2014 we also surveyed public health facilities in two blocks of Himachal Pradesh Sub-centres (at the gram panchayat level) in Himachal are reasonably well equipped and have two trained “health workers” (male and female) The appointment of two health workers allows them to combine field duties with work at the centre Since they are trained they can screen and refer serious cases to the PHC where doctors and good diagnostic facilities are available At unannounced visits to sub-centres one invariably found patients seeking medical attention This suggests that they were accustomed to finding the sub-centre open Why would people trek long distances if they did not expect to find it open There are three important insights from Himachal and Tamil Nadu especially to deal with the main problem (absence of trained medical personnel) identified in the 2013 Rajasthan survey One studying Himachal’s and Tamil Nadu’s functional public health systems one realises that Gehlot’s initiatives were important to create a decent work environment Creating decent work conditions is the first step towards functionality It is not reasonable to expect doctors to serve in remote areas without basic services (for example electricity) and medical supplies (medicines and equipment) Two to retain doctors decent work conditions at PHCs need to be combined with incentives In Himachal and Tamil Nadu the state supports specialisation studies for doctors who complete three years in government service Three a “critical mass” is required to improve attendance rates: for example if only one staff is appointed at sub-centres she cannot keep it open and perform field duties Doctors lab technicians nurses are more likely to stay in remote areas if there are several of them at each centre Universal primary level care is accepted worldwide as the government’s top priority in the health sector Essentially that means one must focus on “nipping it in the bud”: basic primary-level health services for minor ailments before they become major and costly ailments In light of this Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s decision to “target” free basic primary level healthcare is baffling The proposal is ill-advised on at least four grounds One it moves towards the discredited approach of “targeting” benefits with its divisive effects and inevitable exclusion errors Two appointments and absenteeism were the weak link in the 2013 Rajasthan survey Curtailing primary level healthcare will not resolve that issue Three while political posturing is to be expected (for example in the election campaign in Rajasthan Raje reportedly said that the free medicines were “poisonous”) her proposal reeks of pettiness; it will end up punishing people by reducing their access to essential health services Four the supply of free medicines is very much on her party’s agenda Gujarat which already provides free medicines and diagnostics was studying Rajasthan’s system The Centre also plans to adapt it Most importantly the National Health Policy 2002 (formulated in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s time) noted that public health facilities functioned better in the southern states “because some quantum of drugs is distributed through the primary health system” and “patients have a stake in approaching public health facilities” The writer is an associate professor Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Siddharth Varadarajan | Updated: March 13 2015 9:05 am The government is committed to holding parliamentary elections soon after implementing its proposed 100-day agenda for constitutional reforms Related News When Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka today he will find the island nation’s politics in a state of flux Two months ago Sri Lankan voters delivered a historic verdict against the authoritarian and corrupt rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa but the ghost of the former president’s legacy continues to haunt Colombo The process of redressing the immediate grievances of the country’s Tamils may have begun but the new government’s slow and somewhat hesitant steps have unleashed an unstable and unhelpful dynamic between the north and south as well as in the two regions Some hardline Tamil politicians today are making irrational maximalist demands which in turn encourage the excessive circumspection that their Sinhala counterparts are already prone to because of the compulsions of competitive politics The truth is that both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe remain wary of the impact the limited steps they have taken so far could have in the south where Rajapaksa retains considerable support The government is committed to holding parliamentary elections soon after implementing its proposed 100-day agenda for constitutional reforms Topping the list is the abolition of the executive presidency that Rajapaksa had twisted into a vehicle for personalised rule with few checks and balances The problem with this laudable objective of course is that the reversion to a classical parliamentary system gives the defeated former president a second shot at power Parliamentary elections could be held as early as June or July The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to which both Sirisena and Rajapaksa currently belong has a comfortable majority but is expected by conventional wisdom to lose ground to Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) The neatest political outcome would be the UNP winning a majority after which executive power in the country would effectively pass into Wickremesinghe’s hands Sirisena could then carry on as president albeit with vastly diminished power His reward would be to go down in history as an elder statesman who sacrificed power for the sake of peace The story gets complicated if the SLFP wins a majority Since Sirisena is unlikely to ditch the presidency the party would have to choose one of its other leaders as prime minister Rajapaksa’s supporters believe he would then be the natural choice for the key job Nimal Siripala De Silva the current leader of the opposition in parliament also nurtures ambitions Rajapaska’s supporters have already begun to accuse the new government of endangering Sri Lanka’s security and integrity by adopting a more accommodative stance towards the Tamil minority Fears about a revival of the terrorist LTTE have been a staple of Sinhala chauvinist politics over the past few years a card the previous government played to the hilt Wickremesinghe recently hit out at what he called “racist media” for spreading communal disharmony accusing them of being in the pay of Rajapaksa But in all their public utterances government ministers have been careful not to expose themselves to the charge of undermining the country’s unity There are broadly speaking five immediate and longer-term grievances the Tamils of the north and east expect the new government to redress First they want the sprawling army camps in the region to be closed or downsized and the land they occupy returned to the farmers from whom it was taken Second they want the release of the “political prisoners” — men and women arrested under draconian anti-terrorism laws and held in what amounts to indefinite preventive detention The irony is that even while most ex-LTTE combatants taken into custody when the war ended have since been rehabilitated an unknown number of Tamil civilians continue to languish in jail Third they want a proper investigation into the fate of the thousands who went missing in the closing stages of the conflict Fourth they want justice for the war crimes that were committed by the Sri Lankan army Finally they want a political settlement of their grievances as an ethnic minority within Sri Lanka: ensuring autonomy and equal rights For Sirisena and Wickremesinghe the first three grievances are relatively easy to deal with the last two not The process of identifying and releasing political prisoners started last week with a court granting bail to one of the most celebrated detenus Jeyakumari Balendran Her son went missing during the war and she had been active in the struggle against enforced disappearances before getting arrested in March 2014 So far as the army’s presence in the north is concerned ministers acknowledge the need to reduce its footprint but do not want to be rushed into a redeployment that Rajapaska and the Sinhala Buddhist clergy would then criticise them for This desire to appease Sinhala sentiment was apparent in the February 7 speech that the state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene made to soldiers in Jaffna There would be no withdrawal he said because that would endanger the security of the north and the east Last week I briefly met Wijewardene as part of an International Federation of Journalists delegation that visited Jaffna and Colombo to assess the state of media freedom He urged that his speech be seen in the context of rumours that the new government was going to demobilise thousands of soldiers His intention was to nip any panic in the bud He said the army had already indicated its willingness to immediately vacate about 1000 acres around the Palaly base near Jaffna and that more would slowly follow In the climate of distrust that still pervades Lankan politics however Wijewardene’s speech was seized upon by Tamil politicians as evidence that nothing was ever going to change The fact that the minister is Wickremesinghe’s nephew also coloured the politics that followed When our delegation met CV Wigneswaran chief minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) he cited the speech as one of the triggers for the infamous genocide resolution that the NPC unanimously adopted last month Declaring that the Tamils of Sri Lanka have been subjected to genocide since 1948 the resolution calls upon the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and submit its findings to the International Criminal Court for action As if this were not provocative enough the NPC added: “Tamils have no hope for justice in any domestic Sri Lankan mechanism whether conducted by the Rajapaksa regime Sirisena regime or its successor” Predictably government leaders have reacted bitterly to this resolution For their part Sinhala hardliners cite it as proof of Tamil secessionism Temperatures may cool after the elections but the result may just as easily complicate the situation further Even as Indian analysts remain focused on the China factor in Sri Lanka Modi needs to use his influence to get the Tamil leadership in Jaffna to dial back the rhetoric Colombo in turn must ready itself for genuine reconciliation For the first time in decades the country has a real shot at an inclusive political settlement Outflanking the nascent Chinese presence is small change The real payoff for India from the emergence of a new government in Sri Lanka would be the prospect of a just and lasting peace The writer recently visited Sri Lanka as part of an International Federation of Journalists delegation express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Attacking the Karnataka government for exploring the possibility of having a state flag the Shiv Sena on Thursday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi should sack the chief minister as the move went against the history and ideals of her party File image of Uddhav Thackeray PTI It also demanded that the Centre dissolve the Karnataka government or immediately stop all assistance to the state The saffron party termed the Congress government’s move in Karnataka as 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