Morning Digest | Beijing continues to ‘harden its place’ alongside the border with India, says U.S. Secretary of Defence; Authorized battle over validity of Locations of Worship Act good points momentum, and extra – The Hindu

File picture of Individuals Liberation Military (PLA) troopers and tanks throughout navy disengagement alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC) on the India-China border in Ladakh. | Picture Credit score: AFP
Beijing continues to ‘harden its place’ alongside the border with India: U.S. Secretary of Defence
Beijing continues to “harden its place” alongside the border that it shares with India, U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin stated on Saturday whereas stating that the Individuals’s Republic of China (PRC) adopts a extra “coercive and aggressive strategy” to its territorial claims. Mr. Austin additionally asserted that Indo-Pacific is their “precedence” theatre of operations and is on the “coronary heart” of American grand technique.
Authorized battle over validity of Locations of Worship Act good points momentum
The authorized battle over the validity of the Locations of Worship (Particular Provisions) Act of 1991, which underlines the necessity to shield the freedom of religion and worship, is gaining steam within the Supreme Courtroom. A number of petitions have been filed within the high courtroom questioning the legislation’s position, as they are saying, in perpetuating the “crimes of the barbaric invaders” who constructed mosques after destroying temples centuries in the past. The Muslim our bodies, such because the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, have countered {that a} dent within the 1991 Act can be the primary blow to the secular cloth.
30 Para SF personnel, together with a Main, named in Nagaland botched encounter chargesheet
Thirty personnel from the Military’s 21 Para Particular Forces, together with a Main, have been named within the chargesheet submitted to the courts in reference to the botched encounter in Nagaland’s Mon district in December 2021 that resulted within the dying of 13 civilians, in response to Nagaland Police.
Protests towards Prophet remarks | In U.P., BJP members search ‘revenge by bulldozer’
A Prayagraj-based political activist Javed Mohammad was amongst 255 individuals arrested throughout eight districts in Uttar Pradesh in reference to the stone-pelting and unlawful gathering throughout protests after Friday prayers towards the feedback made on Prophet Muhammed by two BJP leaders not too long ago. Because the State authorities intensified its crackdown towards the Muslim protestors on Saturday, a number of members of the ruling BJP, together with its state president Swatantra Dev Singh, endorsed utilizing bulldozers to demolish the properties of the accused individuals.
Left phrases Mamata Banerjee’s transfer to convene Oppositon assembly ‘a unilateral transfer’
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's letter to different Opposition leaders on Saturday, inviting them for a gathering in Delhi on June 15 to formulate a typical technique relating to the July 18 presidential elections might find yourself dividing the Opposition ranks.
Opposition events ought to elect President who can shield citizenry from BJP's onslaught: Congress
The Congress on Saturday stated Opposition events ought to rise above their variations and elect a President who can shield the Structure, establishments and the citizenry from the “ongoing onslaught” by the ruling BJP. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated whereas his celebration has not prompt any explicit title, “we owe it to our individuals to elect a President who can apply a therapeutic contact to the fractured social cloth and defend our Structure”.
Blame sport begins as BJP wins third Rajya Sabha seat in Maharashtra
The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) trounced the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra by profitable three out six seats in a fiercely contested battle for the Rajya Sabha. The ruling authorities’s incapability to win 4 seats is now being blamed on the independents and smaller events who’re believed to have ditched the MVA over the way of functioning of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The Shiv Sena nevertheless has rejected the speculation and blamed the loss on horse-trading by the BJP.
Terror circumstances | Enforcement Directorate identifies property price ₹1,250 crore
The probe by the Enforcement Directorate into terrorism-related circumstances has resulted within the identification of properties price about ₹1,250 crore as proceeds of alleged crimes beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. Whereas property valued at ₹884 crore presently stand connected, the others price ₹98 crore have been confiscated beneath the Fugitive Financial Offenders Act (FEOA).
Pakistan hopes for reduction on FATF ‘gray record’ sanctions
Pakistan authorities sources quoted in media experiences point out that Islamabad is assured it has “accomplished” its job record.
FIH Professional-League | Sreejesh saves penalty stroke, Indian males shock Olympic champions Belgium
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh saved a penalty stroke in an exhilarating shoot out after making some breathtaking saves in regulation time because the Indian males’s workforce surprised Olympic champions Belgium 5-4 within the first match of the two-legged FIH Professional Hockey League in Antwerp on June 11, 2022.
Beijing warns of ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak as Shanghai begins mass testing
China’s capital Beijing is going through an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak related to a bar, a authorities spokesman warned on Saturday, because the industrial hub of Shanghai started mass testing to comprise a leap in circumstances tied to a well-liked magnificence salon.
Taunts and trolls go on in WhatsApp teams in Kanpur
Some Hindus had been attacking Muslims or supporting the BJP over WhatsApp messages. In the meantime, some Muslims attacked Nupur Sharma or supported Zafar Hayat Hashmi, who had given the decision for closing down retailers within the space on June 3, in response to WhatsApp conversations seen by  The Hindu. Each teams even have movies on the messaging platform by which they clarify how the opposite group allegedly began the violence.
No main rain in Cuttack throughout second India-South Africa T20 match
Forward of the second T20 worldwide match in Cuttack between India and South Africa on Sunday, the Regional Meteorological Middle (RMC) at Bhubaneswar dominated out chance of any main rain in the course of the night.

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