The News This Week in Toons: Siachen, JNU, Zika and Headley

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Jai jawan vs Hai jawan cartoon by Neelabh Banerjee. (Photo: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/NeelabhToons">@NeelabhToons</a>)

Two Menace Stalking the World

With a possible vaccine for the Zika virus at least 18 months away, the virus continues to sweep across Latin America, Carribean and has reached China and Australia. Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease.

On the other side of the globe – Africa, Asia and Europe are suffering under an onslaught of attacks from terror outfits such as ISIS and Boko Haram.

Meanwhile in India

The death of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa and nine other soldiers in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier gripped the entire nation. While the whole country was sending its prayers to the Lance Naik and saluting the sacrifice of the soldiers, some students in Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) were booked for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans in the very heart of the capital of India.

Pakistani-American accused-turned-approver in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, David Headley, has made depositions to a Mumbai court for 5 days now, but the most sensational confession came when he named Ishrat Jahan as a Lashkar-e-Taiba recruit.

Headley has been an agent who double-crossed both the ISI and the FBI, and hence his credibility is questionable. Adrian Levy has raised doubts over the claims made by Headley in his deposition.

Leaving this week with a salute to the Siachen bravehearts.

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