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News Dabba for 28 August 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 SC questioning J&K academic's suspension, police case against Mohammad Zubair in UP school boy slap case, to protests in Libya.


Police case against fact-checker Zubair in UP school boy slap case: NDTV report

Uttar Pradesh Police have filed a FIR against fact-checker and Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair for social media posts regarding the incident of slapping of a young Muslim boy in a UP school. NDTV reports that the case has been filed against him for allegedly revealing the identity of the Muslim boy slapped repeatedly by his classmates on the orders of their school teacher who also appeared to make communal remarks. On Friday the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had warned against revealing identities- particularly by sharing the video of the attack on the Class 2 student. Read the full report here.


SC questions J&K academic's suspension after appearing in Article 370 case: The Hindu


The Supreme Court on August Monday asked the Attorney General of India to look into the suspension of a senior Kashmiri lecturer, Zaroor Ahmed Bhat, from his job by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, The Hindu reports. The suspension came in close succession of his arguing his challenge to the abrogation of Article 370 before the top court. “Mr. Attorney General, please use your good offices to see what happened. Somebody who appears in this court is suspended. Talk to the Lieutenant Governor…" Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud said, as per the report. Justice BR Gavai also questioned the Centre about the “close proximity” between Mr. Bhat’s appearance in court and the suspension order. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for both the Union of India and the Jammu and Kashmir administration, said “there are other issues” leading to the suspension. Read the full report here.


Protests erupt in Libya over contact with Israel, BBC reports

Libya's PM has suspended his foreign minister after she met informally with her Israeli counterpart. BBC reports that Libya is a strong backer of the Palestinian cause and does not recognise Israel. The meeting has sparked protests in the majority Arab state. Israeli FM Eli Cohen said the meeting with Najla al-Mangoush was a historic first step in establishing relations, the report mentions. Israel is working to build closer ties with Arab and Muslim-majority countries that do not officially recognise it. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera reports France to ban wearing abaya dress in schools

France will ban children from wearing the abaya in state-run schools, the country’s education minister has said. Abaya is a loose-fitting, full-length robe worn by some Muslim women, Al Jazeera explains in it report. France has enforced a strict ban on religious signs in state schools since 19th-century laws removed any traditional Catholic influence from public education. But the report says it has struggled to update guidelines to deal with a growing Muslim minority. French public schools do not permit the wearing of large crosses, Jewish kippas or Islamic headscarves. Read the full report here.


Javelin gets a running start in Neeraj Chopra's village: Indian Express special report


On Sunday, Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championship. A special report by Indian Express report says In Khandra, near Panipat, where Chopra spent his formative years, athletics is the latest obsession. Khandra is yet to become Bangaon — the ‘Little Finland’ of javelin throwers in Haryana producing junior champions. But the report says that Chopra’s influence and the popularity of javelin among the young athletes is evident. Read the full report here.