QWrap: Karni Sena Chief’s Exclusive Interview; India Wins ICJ Seat

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1. India’s Dalveer Bhandari Re-Elected to ICJ After Britain Pulls Out

India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was, on 21 November, re-elected to the last seat of the international court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.

Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York.

2. Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi’s Exclusive Interview

Amid the raging controversies surrounding the release of Padmavati, The Quint spoke exclusively to Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi.

3. Kept an SMS Ready That Kasab Has Been Executed, Says Ex-IG Prisons

In an exclusive interview to The Quint, the former Maharashtra Inspector General (Prison), Meeran Chadha Borwankar, recollects the hanging of 26/11 terrorist, Ajmal Kasab. Apart from supervising the entire process of Kasab’s hanging, she said secrecy was the priority for their ‘Project X’.

The swift and secret hanging of Kasab happened on 21 November 2012 at 7:30 am in Yerwada jail in Pune after a four-year-long trial. He was buried in the same jail on the same day at 9:30 am.

4. The Battle of Garibpur: Veterans Recall The Prelude to 1971 War

The December 1971 war between India and Pakistan over the liberation of Bangladesh has been discussed and dissected widely. But, what may still not be known to many is that there was a battle fought 12 days before the war officially began, which is said to have influenced the outcome of the war in India’s favour.

This was the Battle of Garibpur, fought between the two countries on 21 November 1971 in Bangladesh near the International Border, and was won decisively by India.

Forty-six years on, The Quint spoke to two army veterans who were part of the Battle of Garibpur, and who displayed exemplary courage, tenacity, and presence of mind to ward off the threat by Pakistan.

You can watch the full video here.

5. Rs 15L Bill for 15 Days of Dengue: Fortis at Fault, or Healthcare?

On 31 August, a seven-year-old was brought to Fortis Memorial Institute in Gurgaon for treatment. The child was suffering Dengue Shock Syndrome, a syndrome caused by the same virus that causes dengue. It affects children under the age of 10 and is marked by bleeding, shock and abdominal pain.

The child left the hospital LAMA (Leave Against Medical Advice) after being on constant ventilator support until 14 September. The parents were asked to arrange for a private ambulance since she was leaving against medical advice. She died soon after. The family footed a bill of Rs 15 lakh for the treatment. The case came to light when a friend of the family tweeted about the exorbitant cost.

6. In Photos: Debt-Stricken Farmers Protest By Forming Kisan Sansad

An unusual sort of a ‘parliament’ – Kisan Mukti Sansad – was formed just a few feet away from the Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, 20 November.

Thousands of farmers collected at Sansad Marg, under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), demanding the waiver of loans and a fixed minimum support price.

Replicating the Parliament of India, this ‘parliament’ also had 543 MPs who presented the farmers’ demands in the form of a Bill. However, what’s to be noted is that all these ‘MPs’ were women related to the farming sector.

Several heartbreaking stories were unearthed when The Quint spoke to these ‘MPs’ from different parts of the country.

Video Producer: Srishti Tyagi
Video Editor: Mohd Irshad

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