Unanswered Questions; Climate Inequality; Kashmir Ambush
Punjab Police finally nabbed mysterious rabble rouser Amritpal Singh after 37 days of cat and mouse game from Rode Village in the Moga district, and The Hindustan Times said several questions remain unanswered, including his metric rise within a few days of coming from Dubai.
The daily also noted Amritpal Singh’s desperate ploy for attention to draw comparison with Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala, who also hailed from Rode Village. The daily has demanded that Amritpal Singh be tried to the fullest extent under strictest ways for his acts of arsons, secessionist activities and communal disharmony.
Indeed, the self-proclaimed head of ‘Waris Punjab De’ Amritpal Singh’s shot to the fame is shrouded in doubts. But the episode has revealed that the people of Punjab have shown no patronage to him, for they know very well that the state is sought to be made into fertile grounds for arsonists by international agencies.
The Telegraph in an Editorial has quoted the sixth assessment report of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the marginalized sections of the society are at the higher risks of Climate Change. The daily has stated that the Dalits, scheduled tribes, other backward castes (OBCs) may face more hardships on account of Climate Change.
The Kolkata-based daily said that the report has stated that the disadvantaged sections in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, may face brunt of the Climate Change. It noted that the correlation of two independent variables – Climate Change and Inequality – revealed by the report. Quoting a report of International Institute of Environment and Development in 2002, the daily said that the disadvantaged sections may become vulnerable to forced migration and other hardships.
The poor indeed suffers the most in any crisis, inflation and Climate Change alike. Ironically, the states with higher proportion of disadvantaged sections such as Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar are most laggard in the climate change mitigation efforts.
The Asian Age in its Editorial has questioned the claims of the Central government that the abrogation of Article 370 substantially eliminated terrorists in the context of the ambush of a convoy of the Rashtriya Rifles in the Poonch-Rajouri division of Jammu and Kashmir. The daily gave an account of a number of terror attacks in the past 15 months, but stressed that the planned G20 working group meeting on tourism next month in Srinagar should not be affected.
The daily has dwelt upon several issues in the context of the terror attack such as the visit of Pakistani foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto to the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the revelation of former Governor of J&K Satyamal Malik in a YouTube interview to The Wire to make a case for maintaining peace with Pakistan.
The Kashmir valley had also seen targeted killings of Pandits and migrants. Terrorists are still there roaming around in the valley, and the security agencies have to scale up efforts to smoke them out.