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The Morning Wrap: Indo-Pak War of Words; 41,000 Lives Lost In J&K In 27 Years

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

25/09/2017 9:25 AM IST | Updated 25/09/2017 9:28 AM IST
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India responded to Pakistani allegations of brutality in Kashmir, saying that while India made substantial progress since independence, all Pakistan has achieved is a reputation as the "pre-eminent export factory for terror".

Days after a female student of Banaras Hindu University was allegedly molested by three bike-borne men outside the campus, Uttar Pradesh police lathicharged and allegedly thrashed protesting women students in the campus.

When it comes to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the international media have largely focused on the humanitarian angle of it, without considering its geopolitical or economic implications in detail. Parth Sharma explains several related dimensions in this blog.

Main News

Militancy in Jammu & Kashmir has claimed a total of 41,000 lives in the past 27 years. That means 4 deaths per day on an average in the state, or 1,519 casualties every year, according to the latest government data released.

Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany, though the right-wing parties have also made significant inroads into the electorate since World War II during this election.

Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, made an embarrassing faux pas on Saturday when she attempted to pass off a photo of a Gaza girl as that of a Kashmiri.

Off The Front Page

Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry into the USA under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban.

The government has made tampering with a mobile phone's IMEI number, the 15-digit identification code unique to a handset, a punishable offence that can land offenders in jail for up to three years.

A family of eight persons, including two girl children, allegedly consumed poison on Sunday, resulting in the death of six persons. Two others are in Government Rajaji Hospital in a critical condition.

Opinion

The circulars sent out by the department of telecommunications urging citizens to link Aadhaar with mobile phones have no legal validity, says lawyer Apar Gupta in The Indian Express.

In the Hindustan Times, Karan Thapar points out the absurdity and lack of logic in the statement made by Union minister KJ Alphons' remark about fuel price hike.

In The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee writes about the Bharatiya Janata Party's interest in reviving the right-wing icon Deen Dayal Upadhaya and how it fits into the current narrative of Indian politics.

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