Express 5: Gangrape victim's family fights for justice and BJP workers appease Modi in Chandigarh style
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We bring to you five special Indian Express stories you should read as you start your day:
FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: The 16-year-old girl, who was gangraped twice in West Bengal and then set ablaze, wanted to study. The girl's father approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) and then met President Pranab Mukherjee, demanding a CBI probe, the mother, who has been unwell since her daughter's death, stayed indoors. Abantika Ghosh meets the family and reports on how family is fighting to seek justice for their daughter.
2. MODI MANIA: BJP workers in Chandigarh used bricks with Narendra Modi's name on them for a foundation-laying ceremony of a community centre to be built by the civic body triggering outrage from Congress. Fifty bricks etched with the name of the BJP's prime ministerial candidate were used at the function. Khushboo Sandhu give details in his story Kar seva Chandigarh style: Councillor gets 'Modi bricks' to build government project
3. FORCED TO FLEE: Hours after giving birth to a girl, Shenshu Rengma, 42, a resident of Khanari in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, was forced to flee as Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants attacked the village at dawn on December 27. As houses were set on fire and shots fired, Shenshu, with her newborn in her arms, ran into the nearby forest. Samudra Gupta Kashyap reports in Newborn in arms, she walked 16 km to flee Karbi attack
4. NO 'OUTSIDERS' IN DELHI: Valson Thampu explains that the proposal to reserve 90 per cent of the seats for Delhi residents in DU colleges which are "fully funded by the government" cannot be claimed to be a huge leap, in quantitative terms, for the young people of Delhi.