Here are the top stories of The Indian Express you must read before you begin your day.
1. Last year’s riots still fresh in their minds, a growing number of Muslims in the Muzaffarnagar-Shamli area of Uttar Pradesh are selling their properties in the villages they have now abandoned to Jat neighbours at rates which locals admit are far below the market rates.
2. On the flip side has been a series of reports of alcohol-related crimes and health issues. Limits on bar hours and blocking of liquor licences for retail outlets having failed to end these problems, state Congress president V M Sudheeran has led the liquor-free-state campaign, which culminated in the policy.
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3. Ministries following up on the Prime Minister’s instructions to do away with obsolete laws have discovered pieces of legislation up to 200 years old.
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4. In its orchestration and inflammatory appeal, the current campaign shares similarities with Hindu revivalist projects in the 1920s in UP.
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5. Suresh Raina’s name on the team sheet this morning must have raised a few eyebrows. As recently as seven months ago, the left-hander was dropped from the playing XI after struggling in the rather alien conditions of New Zealand.
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