Supreme Court putting the onus on states to check incidents of mob violence and lynchings across the country is the lead story in most of the papers today.
The Indian Express’ top headline reads “Mob violence is a crime whatever the motive,states should crack down says the Supreme Court”. The Asian Age reports”Supreme Court reserves verdict on lynchings by gau rakshaks”.
The Times of India leads with “As lynchings rise, government tells WhatsApp to curb rumours”. The paper says that the government’s warning comes amid rumours that led to lynching of innocents over suspicion of child lifting. In a relatedstory, the Tribune writes “WhatsApp plans awards to checkfake info”.
Another Supreme Court ruling tying the hands of state governments to take the nod of UPSC for appointing state DGPs also gets widelynoticed. The Tribune writes “Can’t pick politicallyconvenient DGPs rules the apex court”.
The Asian Age, quoting fromthe Prime Minsiter’s recent interview given to Swarajya Magazine, reports”Grand alliance simply a grand race to oust me”; ‘Modi says hatredfor him is Opposition’s sole gluing force’.
The Economic Times, quoting Union Minsiter Arun Jaitley, “Anti-graft law stalling govt, bankers, says Jaitley” headlines the Times of India.
Several newspapers have front page news on the collapsed roadover bridge that crashed down. The Pioneer writes “5 lakh reward for motor man who saved hundreds of lives” by applying brakes seconds before the collapse.
With the quaterfinal clashes in the FIFA World Cup beingset up, the Times of India, writes “The Grateful 8”, that thisis anybody’s cup…for no other world cup has produced so many shocks with suchunfailing regularity.