Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Investigation

Haneefa Begum, mother of encounter victim Aslam Ali

Encounters in UP: Man who went to ‘surrender’ killed, mother who heard cops ‘finish’ son

Four of the six encounters in Shamli district since July 2017 feature discrepancies, unexplained injuries, and allegations of torture and political vendetta.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath with DGP OP Singh and AGP Anand Kumar during the launch of UP 100 vehicles

In Yogi’s ‘encounter Pradesh’ dead gangsters tell tales of torture and fishy bullet wounds

Since the BJP government took over in March last year, 39 alleged gangsters have been killed in encounters. None of them was on the ‘most wanted’ list.
Graphic design by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: One nation, one poll — a good idea or an impractical plan for India?

Recently, the Law Commission released a draft paper supporting 'one nation, one poll.' Experts weigh in on the talks of holding simultaneous elections from the Panchayat to the Parliament in India.
journalist protest

Indian journalists face a brutal equation: Fight together for press freedoms or perish

The media can disagree, fight and judge each other. But it can survive and thrive only by closing ranks when its first principles are under attack.

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