Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPolice brutality

Topic: Police brutality

PM Modi wants India to shed its colonial past. He should begin by reforming the police

Indian musical instruments in Army bands, new naval ensign, Raj Path renamed Kartavya Path. But one colonial legacy Modi hasn’t shown interest in eradicating is Police Act of 1861.

‘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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.