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News Dabba for 27 December 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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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 pro-Kannada groups on rampage, Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (Masarat Alam faction) declared unlawful, to no end in sight for the Gaza war.


NDTV reports pro-Kannada groups on rampage after Bengaluru Shops Get 60pc Order

Pro-Kannada groups held violent protests at various parts in the state capital Bengaluru, including the Kempegowda International Airport. NDTV reports that the protesters were demanding the immediate implementation of an order by the city's civic body, which directs all businesses to have 60 percent of their signs in Kannada. The order followed a meeting with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, seen by some as a right-wing group pushing the language row. The report says several of the protesters were later detained by the police. Read the full report here.


MHA declares Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (Masarat Alam faction) an unlawful association, The Hindu


The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared ‘Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (Masarat Alam faction)’/MLJK-MA as an ‘Unlawful Association’ under the UAPA, The Hindu reports. In a post on X, Home Minister Amit Shah stated, “This organisation and its members are involved in anti-national and secessionist activities in J&K supporting terrorist activities and inciting people to establish Islamic rule in J&K." Alam was among the main organisers of pro-Azadi protests in the Valley in 2010, the report mentions. He was arrested along with several other leaders after those protests and was released in 2015 by the then Mehbooba Mufti government. Read the full report here.


160 killed in attacks in Central Nigeria, TeleSUR reports

At least 160 people had been killed in central Nigeria, TeleSUR reports, in a series of attacks on villages. The initial death toll of 16 in a clash between herders and farmers in Mushu, a village in Bokkos local government area, has risen sharply. This is the worst outbreak of violence in Plateau since May, when more than 100 people were killed in clashes between farmers and herders, the report adds. Armed attacks have been a major security threat in Nigeria's northern and central regions. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Indians on suspect chartered plane mostly from Punjab, Gujarat

Police in Punjab and Gujarat have started probing whether there was an agency or an organised syndicate behind sending hundreds of people to Dubai and then to Nicaragua and whether it was a case of trafficking as alleged by the French police. Hindustan Times reported that a total of 276 Indians returned from France four days after their chartered plane was grounded in Frace on suspicion of trafficking. About two-thirds of the passengers were from Punjab and about 25 percent were from Gujarat. Most of them had valid Nicaraguan visas, the report says. Read the full report here.


Gaza war to last months, Israel says: The Straits Times


Israel’s war on Hamas will last for months, Israel’s military chief said, as per a report by The Straits Times. A string of incidents outside the Gaza Strip highlighted the risk of the conflict spreading, the report says. Military chief of staff Herzi Halevi told reporters in a televised statement on the Gaza border that the war would go on “for many months”. Israeli actions intensified around Christmas, particularly in a central area just south of the seasonal waterway that bisects the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army told civilians to leave the area, though many said, the report adds, there was no safe place left to go. Read the full report here.