We recommend that you go through Thursday’s top five stories of The Indian Express.
1. ‘GHAR WAPSI’- THE CONVERSION
RSS affiliate Bajrang Dal drew Opposition fire in Parliament Wednesday for converting 57 Muslim families to Hinduism in Agra but the Parivar fountainhead has already set in motion plans for an intensive ‘ghar wapsi’ — reconversion programme to raise what it calls the Hindu count in the next census.
READ: Agra a blip, RSS to step up ‘ghar wapsi’ by Shyamlal Yadav
2. 1984 ANTI-SIKH RIOTS
A month after it denied taking a decision on enhancing the compensation for the next of kin of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday wrote to the Finance Ministry seeking release of funds for disbursement during the current fiscal.
READ: First denial, now OK: 1984 riot relief by Amitav Ranjan , Vijaita Singh
3. VADRA’S FIRMS
Addresses that are either inaccurate or don’t exist, shareholders who cannot be traced or are clueless about the companies, a mismatch between what’s on paper and what’s on the ground — such discrepancies mark the land transactions between Robert Vadra’s firms and three of the four companies that bought nearly 200 hectares from him.
READ: Firms that brought land from Vadra have records riddled with holes by Jay Mazoomdaar , Sweta Dutta
“The Ghazwa-e-Hind is inevitable,” announced Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), parent organisation of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). “Kashmir will be freed, 1971 will be avenged and the Gujarat victims will get justice, god willing.”
READ: The Lashkar project by Praveen Swami
No one jumped around. No stumps were uprooted for souvenirs. No one from the dressing room charged out maniacally. As if, someone had forgotten to tell Jammu & Kashmir players that they had just beaten the 40-time Ranji champions. J&K’s quiet celebration told its own tale about the decline in Mumbai cricket and the spirit of J&K.
READ: Jammu and Kashmir takes giant stride after small steps by Shahid Judge