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The Morning Wrap: Justice Awaited For Junaid Khan; Another Journalist Killed

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21/09/2017 9:22 AM IST | Updated 21/09/2017 9:23 AM IST
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Three months after 15-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death, allegedly due to a row over seats on a train, his family is falling apart. Jalaluddin Khan, Junaid's father, says his wife is ill, his other sons are not yet recovered from the encounter and he himself has suffered a heart attack.

Earlier this month, after a 7-year-old boy of Ryan International School, Gurgaon, was found in a toilet on the school premises with his throat slit, the Gurgaon District Bar Association and the Sohna Bar Association passed a resolution to not represent the accused. Chitranshul Sinha analyses the lawyers' call.

Journalist Suprateek Chatterjee, a former employee of HuffPost India, got into trouble over a tweet he posted after PM Narendra Modi's birthday. In reaction, not only was he widely trolled on social media but The Quint, for which he writes, took off all his work from their website. Adrija Bose delves deeper.

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Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the 'Cold Start' doctrine developed by India, says Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the country's prime minister. He also assured that Pakistan's nuclear arsenals are safe and secure.

28-year-old Shantanu Bhowmick, a journalist with a television channel in Tripura, was beaten to death on Wednesday evening while covering clashes between Indigenous People's Front of Tripura and the Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the CPI(M) in the state.

Commenting on the controversy over the immersion of Durga Puja idols and the procession for Muharram, the Kolkata High Court told the government of West Bengal that it could not obstruct a citizen's right to practice the religion of their choice fearing law and order problems.

Off The Front Page

Speaking at Times Square in New York in the US, Rahul Gandhi told a public gathering that intolerance is raising its ugly head in India due to the divisive politics practiced by the regime in power at the Centre at the moment.

A large part of the ₹65,000 crore of transitional credit claims received by the government under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime are ineligible for refunds, a finance ministry official told The Hindu, adding that the investigation of all such claims is under way.

Ryan International School in Gurgaon has taken measures to plug security gaps on its campus, including the hiring of more security guards, installation of CCTV cameras and repairing the boundary walls. Counselling sessions for students will also be held in the school.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Kirit Parikh says the steadily increasing prices of petrol and diesel in India will come down if the states agree on a mechanism to levy GST on oil products.

Rahul Gandhi's recent speech at the University of California in Berkeley comes as a whiff of hope for the Congress, writes Sidharth Bhatia in the Hindustan Times. But will his vigour carry into Bareilly?

In The Telegraph, Swapan Dasgupta explains why the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state has become a test case for India's political order.

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