QWrap: Modi Meets Israel President; Hindu Rashtra 101
Here are the top stories for the day.
1. PM Modi Meets Israeli President, Holds Talks with Netanyahu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday at Jerusalem.
Speaking at the press meet, Rivlin said it was a "pleasure to have Modi in Israel". Responding to Rivlin’s comments, Modi said expressed his gratitude for the "warm welcome" extended to him by Israel.
Modi and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu held delegation level talks.
He is also scheduled to meet Moshe Holtzberg, the 26/11 survivor who was saved from the attack that killed his parents by Indian nanny Sandra Samuel. Samuel, who takes care of Moshe till date, will also be present at the meeting.
2. Top Nine Things to Know About Sino-India Conflict
China and India are at it again at the border. But China and India have SO many border disputes, it’s hard to keep track.
So we're going to be bringing you the top nine things you need to know about Sino-Indian border disputes.
3. Don’t Share Fake News Like Paresh Rawal
Actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal, who goes by the handle @SirPareshRawal on Twitter, is fast becoming every fake news platform’s poster boy. The man, who has over 306K followers on Twitter, doesn’t seem to think twice before sharing any news report or quote that fits his politics and worldview.
4. Hindu Rashtra 101
Remember how 150 Hindu organisations met last month in Goa to discuss the possibility of a Hindu Rashtra?
Well, as per their plan, it might take time to establish one. But in case you’re wondering what the difference between the ideal Hindu Rashtra and the way we live is, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has you sorted.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is an organisation that has taken up the task of establishing the Hindu Rashtra. Their tasks include educating, awakening and protecting ‘Dharma’.
5. Centre Seeks Report on West Bengal’s Communal Clashes
Communal clashes broke out in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on the night of 3 July, following an “objectionable” Facebook post about a religious site. The unrest prompted the government to rush in 400 BSF troopers to bring the situation under control.
The violence spread to a few more areas on Tuesday. Internet services have been disrupted in the town of Baduria, under Basirhat sub-division, in the wake of the clashes.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke with West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take stock of the situation in the riot-hit area. The Ministry of Home Affairs also sought a detailed report from the state on the communal clashes.
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