News Dabba for 05 September 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from the end of Supreme Court hearings on Article 370 abrogation, President of Bharat on G20 invites, to biggest ever operation against illegal cattle farms in Brazil.
Supreme Court hearing on Article 370 abrogation, The Hindu reports
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved verdict in the challenge to the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. The Hindu reports that a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud heard extensive arguments by both the petitioners and the government over a span of 16 days. Several petitions have been filed challenging the Presidential Orders of August 5 and 6, 2019 as well as the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (2019 Act) on the ground that they are unconstitutional. Read the full report here.
G20 dinner invite uses 'President of Bharat' instead of 'India' for the first time, NDTV
The term "President of Bharat" has been used for the first time in an official invite to foreign leaders attending the weekend G20 summit, replacing the traditional "President of India". NDTV reports this marks a significant shift in nomenclature on the international stage as the country hosts the mega event. The term "Bharat" is also in the Constitution, officials point out. Politics over India versus Bharat has spiralled since the opposition alliance adopted the acronym INDIA in July, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera: Schools in France send dozens of Muslim girls home for wearing abayas
French public schools have sent dozens of girls home for refusing to remove their abayas on the first day of the school year, Al Jazeera reports. Abayas are long, loose-fitting robes worn by some Muslim women and girls. Defying a ban on the garment seen as a religious symbol, nearly 300 girls showed up on Monday morning wearing abayas. Most agreed to change out of the robe, but 67 refused and were sent home, Al Jazeera reports as per Education Minister Gabriel Attal. The government announced last month it was banning the abaya in schools, saying it broke the rules on secularism in education. Read the full report here.
Gujarat HC says forcing kids below 3 years to attend preschool ‘an illegal act’: Hindustan Times
Parents who force children below the age of three years to attend preschool are committing an "illegal act," the Gujarat High Court said. Hindustan Times reports that it dismissed a batch of pleas challenging the state government's decision to set six years as the minimum age limit for Class 1 admission in the academic year 2023-24. It added that a group of parents of children who did not complete six years as on June 1, 2023 sought to challenge the state government's notification. Read the full report here.
Brazil launches biggest ever operation against illegal cattle farms in Amazon, The Guardian
The Brazilian government has launched its biggest-ever operation to remove thousands of cows owned by illegal land grabbers from indigenous territory in the Amazon rainforest. The Guardian reports that three helicopters, a dozen vehicles and a heavily armed corps of police and environment rangers are carrying out the cattle drive, which criminal gangs attempted to block by setting fires on the route, destroying bridges and intimidating drivers. Since a change of power at the start of this year, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has promised to curb environmental crime, halt the expansion of the agricultural frontier and aim for zero deforestation by 2030. Read the full report here.