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Friday, April 9 2021


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Possibly that is the fear that if they go back to Myanmar they will be slaughtered. But we cannot control all that. We are not called upon to condemn or condone genocide.

That’s the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde rejecting a plea to block the deportation of Rohingya Muslims in Jammu. The refugees—who fled genocide in Myanmar—are the target of a “verification drive” to identify and detain them in ‘holding centres’. The one ray of hope: The Supreme Court said, “No Rohingya from Jammu will be deported without the procedure to be followed in such cases.”

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Editor’s note: First, a big reminder for founding members! We’re overbooked for the AMA with star chef and restaurateur Manu Chandra on Saturday, April 10th at 6 pm. And the 50 slots reserved for founding members are nearly gone. So please sign up here while you can.

 

Rafale scandal grows and grows

The TLDR: As we explained earlier this week, a French news site Mediapart is doing a three-installment investigation into the 2015 deal to buy Rafale fighter jets made by Dassault Aviation. The latest episode is damning for the Modi government.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Rakeshwar Singh Manhas released!
  • A telling moment of sexism
  • A new Babri Masjid controversy?
  • Government sold your car data

 

Weekend Advisory

  • So how could Frasier afford his apartment?
  • A delightful riff on the Indian male’s obsession with facial hair
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