News Dabba for 30 November 2022: 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 Bilkis Bano challenges with the release of her rapists in SC, Palestinian flags at Qatar World Cup, to the death of China’s former president.
Bilkis Bano challenges the release of her rapists in Supreme Court, NDTV
Bilkis Bano has approached the Supreme Court challenging the release of 11 men convicted of gang-raping her and killing her family in the 2002 Gujarat riots, NDTV reports. The convicts were freed on August 15, Independence Day, by the Gujarat government under a past remission policy. Images following the release showed the rapists being garlanded and welcomed like heroes by a Hindu organisation. This sparked nationwide outrage. The report adds that Bilkis Bano has said in her petition that Maharashtra, not Gujarat, should decide on releasing the men. Her petition comes a day before Gujarat votes in the first of two rounds. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera's photo story: Palestinian flags fly high at Qatar World Cup
The Palestinian cause has received strong backing and recognition so far during the World Cup in Qatar. Al Jazeera reports through a photo story that with the whole world watching, Palestinians marked their presence by waving flags of all sizes at various venues and football matches. Arabs from other nationalities have also shown their solidarity by waving the Palestinian flag in matches and in the streets. The report adds Palestinians said that the tournament has given them a chance to raise awareness over the Israeli occupation, as well as to highlight Palestinian culture and history. Read the full story here.
DMK tells SC Citizenship Amendment Act is against Tamil race, IE
The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu has told the Supreme Court that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, is “against the Tamil race”. The Indian Express report says that it added the Act “keeps out” from its purview the Tamil refugees who came to India from Sri Lanka where they “faced religious persecution as they were predominantly Hindu”. The party contended that the Act is also “arbitrary as it relates to only three countries viz Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and confines to only six religions viz Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities and expressly excludes Muslim religion”. Read the full report here.
The Straits Times: China’s former president Jiang Zemin dies
The Straits Times reported that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday afternoon in Shanghai. He was 96. China’s state news agency Xinhua reported Jiang died of “leukaemia and multiple organ failure”. Jiang, who was the party’s general secretary from 1989 to 2002 and head of state from 1993 to 2003, leaves behind a Communist Party firmly in the grip of party leader Xi Jinping, the report adds. Read the full report here.
HT reports farmers lathi-charged during huge protest outside Punjab CM's house
The Sangrur Police on Wednesday lathi-charged protesting farmers outside Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann's rented accommodation. A report by the Hindustan Times said that the farmers demanded an increase of minimum daily wages to Rs 700 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MGNREGA), implementing five-marla plot schemes for Dalits and allotment of the third part of common panchayat land on lease to the community. They were protesting under the flag of Sanjha Mazdoor Morcha. When they reached outside the private colony, where Mann's residence is located, the report adds the police started using force on them and also resorted to the lathi-charge. Read the full report here.