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Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi being summoned by ED, making schools a safe space for LGBTQ students, UIDAI failing to communicate instructions to the public, the US backing Ukraine with advanced rockets, to the struggles of sex workers in India.


Indian Express report on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi summoned by ED in money laundering case


The Indian Express has reported that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the money laundering case related to the newspaper owned and run by the Congress, National Herald. The report stated that the IT investigation against the leaders arose after a private criminal complaint filed by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy before a trial court in Delhi in 2013. The report mentioned that the complaint had alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds on part of Gandhis in the acquisition of the newspaper. Read the full report on IE.


NewsClick on making schools a safe space for LGBTQI students

On the mark of the beginning of the Pride month, NewsClick reports that the discrimination against the non-binary and the social stigma attached to it starts as early as in school. The students who are in the process of discovering the nuances of their sexuality are harassed and bullied for not being ‘normal’, says the report. Additionally, it also states that without a right-based policy, uniform anti-ragging regulations and an inclusive LGBTQ curriculum, it gets difficult to protect the mental health of these young students and help them save their lives. The report shared an incident from March, where a class X student from Faridabad, Haryana was compelled to take his life because he was bullied in school by students over his sexuality. Read the full report on NewsClick.


The government’s advice to exercise ‘Normal Prudence’ with Aadhaar is confusing and dangerous, The wire

Today's opinion-based report by The Wire is on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that has failed to communicate rules to the public in a clear manner, and instead of trying to enforce these rules, it is putting the onus on the public to exercise “normal prudence”. Recently, UIDAI issued a press release advising the public to avoid sharing a photocopy of their Aadhaar card with anyone and then also retracted this statement within 24 hours of its release. Further, it also mentions that the retraction came with a new piece of advice to be more cautious with their Aadhaar cards. This has resulted in confusion among the public as to what is safe and unsafe as far as sharing Aadhaar cards is concerned. Read the full report on The Wire.  


BBC reports, US to send longer-range rockets in their latest aid package to Ukraine

US president Joe Biden announced that the US will send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems to help it defend itself, reports BBC. Up until now, the US had refused the request by Ukraine for weapons that were meant to strike enemy forces more precisely from a longer distance. The request was refused out of fear that weapons could be used against targets in Russia. Read the full report on BBC.


The Print says that sex workers can fight back against abuse, but the fear of police runs deep


The Print’s feature report is based on the Supreme Court (SC) order that legally empowered Indian sex workers. The report suggests that though sex workers are legally empowered, it won’t erase decades of police and societal abuse, along with the fear. The report presents a case of a sex worker from Delhi - Savita. She has shared her personal experiences of bitterness and sorrow when her clients cheated her with fake currency and the police arrested her for possessing it. Read the full report on The Print.