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The Morning Wrap: How To Fight Hindutva; Haryana Student Stabbed By Gau Rakshaks

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

02/06/2017 10:02 AM IST | Updated 02/06/2017 10:04 AM IST
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If the advent of the Narendra Modi government in 2014 heralded a significant rise of Hindutva politics, the latter has assumed a towering prominence over the political landscape of the nation now. Here's what the opposition should do to counter it.

The nation is buzzing with debates over the legitimacy of the ban on beef and cow slaughter. While the topic has gained a frenzied currency of late, it had been in vogue for decades, especially since the Rajiv Gandhi government took this controversial decision in the late 1980s.

While the BJP and its affiliates rage at the threat of cow slaughter, they keep a chilling silence on the tragedy of human slaughter on the streets of India. Sandip Roy writes scathingly against the hypocrisy.

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Main News

Following a meeting between PM Modi and President Vladimir Putin, India and Russia have signed a deal to set up two of the remaining units at the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant in Tamil Nadu.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has lashed out at those who have been drawing links between the slowdown in economic growth to the government's decision to demonetise high-value currencies last year.

After last year's shocking revelation of scams, which influenced the results of school-leaving examinations in Bihar, similar worries have been voiced this year too, with several candidates failing to live up to their high performance when quizzed about the most basic matters outside the examination hall.

Off The Front Page

The United States finally went rogue, under the influence of its President Donald Trump, and withdrew from the Paris Agreement, which will put climate change actions across the world in a jeopardy.

Historian Ramachandra Guha informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that he's resigned from the court-appointed Committee of Administrators of the Indian cricket board, following differences of opinion on the appointment of the coach.

Members of a cow vigilante group stabbed a college student multiple times for not taking photographs of their protest, after mistaking him for a journalist in Gohana town in Haryana on Thursday.

Opinion

Retired army officer DS Hooda warns in The Indian Express that those who invoke the example of the Israeli army to justify the excesses of the Indian force in Jammu & Kashmir should educate themselves about the former's code of ethics.

In the Hindustan Times, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah writes about being a Muslim in India, admitting that he cannot remember a time when the community was suspected en masse of being unpatriotic.

In response to the recent proposal by Niti Ayog to privatise the national carrier Air India, an editorial in Mint calls it a classic case to illustrate why the government should not be in the business of doing business.

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