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Restive nation 25.5.2016 FrontLine: Home
Cairo’s focus on crushing the Muslim Brotherhood has led to a massive crackdown on all forms of civil dissent, whose ramifications can be seen in a dismal economy and a spurt in terrorism. By JOHN CHERIAN
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The ‘everydayness’ of our violence 10.5.2016 Hindu: Lead
India is a country that loves decentralisation and it covers almost every area. I will focus on the subject of tyranny. For example, look at our police stations. We do not need a Hobbesian sovereign ...
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Torture Continues in Lanka, But Incidents Have Come Down: UN Rapporteur 7.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Various forms of torture are still practiced by the law enforcement agencies in Sri Lanka, but there has been a decline in the incidents.
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Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system 7.5.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

The report also tries to bring out the fact that there are very serious and real social costs to the experience that prisoners and their families go through.

The post Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system appeared first on Firstpost.

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Woman Ends Life, Leaves Video Suicide Note 7.5.2016 The New Indian Express - Andhra Pradesh - http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/
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Blind, Wounded and Suffering Elephants Amuse Crowd at Thrissur Pooram Festival 27.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
Animal Welfare Board filed a report in the SC alleging that the Pooram was conducted by violating various rules.
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Wife kills husband to save son's life 15.4.2016 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
A woman ultimately ended a tortured married life of 25 years. The incident took place in Kolkata's garfa ...
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Mexican soldiers face torture charges after video footage surfaces 14.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

A military officer is seen pulling a female suspect’s hair and a federal police officer placed a plastic bag over the woman’s head

Two Mexican soldiers face military charges after a video has surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. A female military police officer is seen in the video interrogating the woman. She pulls her hair and places the muzzle of her rifle against the woman’s head. Later, a blue-uniformed federal police officer puts her head inside a plastic bag.

The defence department says the events occurred on 4 February 2015 in Ajuchitlán, a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. Opium poppy plantations are common in the area where drug cartels operate.

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Crime as punishment 13.4.2016 FrontLine: Columns
A book on torture in custody penned by a victim and a film in Tamil on the subject bring out, perhaps for the first time in India, the stark reality of the vicious side of law enforcement.
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2 Youths Die in Police Custody, Three Policemen Suspended 31.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
Saddam and Akil were arrested yesterday after police seized drugs from their possession and brought to Puranpur police station.
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Kin seeks probe into Priyanka's death 30.3.2016 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
Suspecting that Priyanka Kapoor, the Defence Colony-based event manager, might have been murdered and not committed suicide, her family members on Tuesday urged police to conduct a speedy probe into the matter. "When we entered the room, her body was sitting on her knees, which didn't look like it had fallen from the ceiling fan," said Dimpy Kapoor, Priyanka's younger sister. "There were separate marks on her wrist, apart from bruises, which suggested that someone might have grabbed her wrist tightly," she added. Although a suicide letter was found in her bedroom, Priyanka's sister claimed that police found the letter only after extensively searching the room for a long time. "Priyanka might have written the letter sometime back in the past while contemplating the suicide move. However, if indeed she was sure of taking her life, she shouldn't have hidden the letter like this in her room. It should have been kept near her body. It was just a coincidence that the letter got found," Dimpy said. At a press ...
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Legal quest 29.3.2016 FrontLine: Social Issues
A petition pending in the Supreme Court since 2010 seeking appropriate directions to prevent atrocities in the name of “honour” and “tradition” offers hope for social reform. By V. VENKATESAN
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Married woman kills self 28.3.2016 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
A married woman committed suicide at her house in south Delhi's Defence Colony on Friday night. She worked as an event manager. Her body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her bedroom, police said. Police have recovered a suicide note from near the body in which the woman has blamed the husband of inflicting physical torture on her. She decided to take her life because of this, she wrote. She has also blamed her mother-in-law of mentally harassing her in the suicide note. Police have arrested Priyanka's husband Nitin Chawla, 40. Nitin, the owner of several pubs inDelhi and Chandigarh, was present at the house when the suicide was discovered. The matter came to the fore when the mother of 26-year-old Priyanka came at her daughter's house when she didn't receive her calls. "When the deceased's mother reached her daughter's house, she found the door of her room bolted. Despite constantly knocking, no response came from inside," said a police officer. Her mother then informed police. Teams of police and ...
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Full interview: Trump expounds on his foreign policy views 27.3.2016 TOI: The United States
Over two telephone conversations on Friday, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, discussed his views on foreign policy with Maggie Haberman and David E. Sanger of The New York Times. Here is an edited transcript of their ...
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Demonising Muslims can alienate partners in ISIS fight: Hillary Clinton 24.3.2016 All International Stories
Clinton criticised the Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for their anti-Muslim rhetoric
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Cops Turn Vallanadu Shooting range into Guantanamo of Tamil Nadu? 24.3.2016 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
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Brussels attacks: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz call for surveillance of Muslim neighbourhoods 23.3.2016 TOI: The United States
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Tuesday that surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods in the US must be intensified following the deadly bombings at Brussels, while rival Donald Trump suggested torturing a suspect in last year's Paris attacks would have prevented the ...
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Human rights defenders battle on as Chechnya cracks down 21.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Head of Committee to Prevent Torture speaks out after office raid, beatings of journalists and attack on him in street It has not been a good month for the Committee to Prevent Torture. The human rights group, which works to bring to justice Russian police and officials who use torture on prisoners, had its offices in Chechnya broken into. Another of its premises in neighbouring Ingushetia, where the group has kept its documents on Chechnya since its previous Chechen offices were burned down a year ago, was raided by armed men. The same evening, masked men accosted a minibus full of journalists on a tour put on by the group. They stopped the bus on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, beat the passengers and set the bus on fire, screaming that the group should stay out of ...
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'I feel like the character in The Reluctant fundamentalist': Umar Khalid 19.3.2016 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The question haunting both Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya is, “What if [they] were practicing Muslims, bearded, madrassa-educated, and from Azamgarh?” What if, they ask, they actually fit the profiles created of them, especially for Umar because, Anirban’s “betrayal” – Umar's joke – was always a ...
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Bikram Yoga founder refutes sexual harassment charges 16.3.2016 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Bikram Yoga founder refutes sexual harassment charges
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