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The Morning Wrap: Strong Message To Pakistan; Fresh Violence In Saharanpur

Our selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.

24/05/2017 9:03 AM IST | Updated 24/05/2017 9:17 AM IST
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India will continue to hit Pakistan as long as it supports terror groups, terrorists, and the unrest in the Kashmir valley, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat told HuffPost India on Tuesday. Read more.

Two boys, aged 8 and 9, were tonsured, beaten, garlanded with footwear and paraded naked in the streets of Ulhasnagar, all for the crime of stealing a snack worth ₹2. How low can India's barbarity stoop?

Paresh Rawal has set the 'new normal' of inciting violence against so-called anti-nationals, writes Sandip Roy, in response to the actor's tweet suggesting writer Arundhati Roy be used as a human shield.

Main News

After the devastating suicide attack at a concert in Manchester, which left 22 people including children dead, the UK has raised its international terror threat level to critical, the highest level.

One person was killed and at least 13 injured in fresh violence in western Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur on Tuesday evening. Barring a Muslim who was injured, the others are all Dalits.

The two most crucial factors for the Union government's performance over the past three years have been banking reforms and Aadhaar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

Off The Front Page

The award given to Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi is a "murder of justice", said Farooq Ahmad Dar, the Kashmiri who was tied to a jeep by the former and used as a human shield against stone pelters in the Valley.

Canada has denied entry to a former officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), alleging that the agency "committed widespread and systemic human rights abuses".

Paytm Payments Bank, which was launched yesterday, has finalised a five-member board as it aims to expand its physical presence to 31 branches and 3,000 physical customer points in the first year.

Opinion

In The Hindu, Prashant Bhushan and Cheryl D'Souza reminds us of the forgotten cogs in the wheels of justice, referring to the judicial support staff who continue to be exploited across the country.

Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah condemns the use of a Kashmiri man as a human shield by the Indian army, as it violates a citizen's fundamental rights and goes against the Constitution.

In the concluding part of the series on racism in India, Harry Stevens writes in the Hindustan Times about being welcomed to India as a white American and how his experience differs from that of black foreigners.

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