Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPolice brutality

Topic: Police brutality

‘Will my husband come back alive?’ Families fear for UP men ‘tortured in custody’ in viral video

86 men were arrested in Saharanpur after protests over anti-Prophet remarks. Days after video surfaced, police say they're ascertaining its authenticity, will take action if 'need be'.

UP Police’s brutality shows Indian law enforcement remains true to its colonial heritage

The 1923 Goondas Act, which laid the foundation for legislation like the UP Gangsters Act, established a principle: No crime needs to be committed for punishment.

Custodial deaths, claims of torture — how Adivasis suffer ‘police repression’ in Jharkhand

Of 33 people subjected to alleged police atrocities between late 2019 & 2022, 23 were tribals, and 10 died. The ruling JMM had come to power decrying atrocities against tribals.

Jai Bhim is a ‘reality show’ about caste. It deserves a place in school curriculums

Jai Bhim should also be shown in police training cells to educate officers about the consequences of physically and mentally torturing the prisoners.

Threat, fear were most common police tools during Covid lockdown, study finds

Forty-nine per cent police personnel said they frequently used force against migrant labourers, Lokniti-CSDS-Common Cause survey in 19 cities finds.

Police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three charges of killing George Floyd

Floyd, 46, was killed in a brutal abuse of police force on 25 May 2020 during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit 20 dollar bill in Minneapolis.

Assault claims ‘baseless’ — Haryana Police refutes Nodeep Kaur’s allegations in bail plea

Kaur, who was arrested by Haryana Police last month, claims to have been severely beaten by police and that her medical examination was not conducted in 'utter violation' of law.

Over 400 personnel suspended, 1,325 punished for misconduct in 2020, Delhi Police say

Taking disciplinary action against police personnel for their alleged practices and misconduct, 250 vigilance enquiries were also conducted last year, the police said.

Chicago looting and vandalism spurs over 100 arrests, restricted access to downtown

Caravans of looters descended on major commercial areas, smashing windows, damaging storefronts and stealing merchandise. Two people were shot amid the melee.

5 Tamil Nadu policemen sent to CBI custody for 2 days in Jayaraj & Bennix death case

The five included an inspector, two sub-inspectors and constables. A total of 10 policemen were arrested by the CB-CID, before the CBI took over the probe.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

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Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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