Madhav and a delegation of senior BJP leaders visited the union territory to offer condolences to the family of the party s local leader Wasim Bari and his father and his younger brother, who were killed by militants in north Kashmir s Bandipora last week, and then attend a condolence meeting at Srinagar s Tagore Hall. The delegation included Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister s Office and Udhampur MP Dr Jitendra Singh, BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna and J amp;K BJP president Ravinder Raina.The killings were followed by militant threats asking people to dissociate from the BJP. Local leaders told ThePrint on the condition of anonymity that one of the reasons for the senior leaders visit was to boost the morale of the cadres.
The Union won their opening game of Major League Soccer s season resuming tournament Thursday morning, 1 0, over New York City FC. But the highlight was a globally televised protest by the Union against police brutality and killings of Black people across the United States.
social facebook social mail CEPR Research Assistant Brett Heinz published the following article at Current Affairs:The nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd have reignited debates over US policing. But the state response to the protests has also raised the question of where exactly domestic law enforcement stops and starts. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), an organization that describes its mission as safeguard ing America s borders, has stated that it is deploying its officers around the country to help contain the protests. They are among officials from a wide variety of agencies serving as police on the streets of Washington, DC right now, many of whom have no identifying insignia at all. Though the CBP s mandate is to police borders, it has the authority to conduct operations anywhere within 100 miles of a US border, an area encompassing about two thirds of the American population. But even that can t explain why the CBP recently flew a MQ 9 Reaper drone, designed for military use, to spy on Minneapolis, a city 250 miles from the nearest border.
The Islamic terrorist, who unleashed terror and killed the BJP leader Wasim Bari and his two family members at their shop in Bandipora, north Kashmir has been identified by the security forces. According to the reports, the terrorist has been identified as one Abid Hakani, who was caught in a CCTV footage captured at Bandipora police station at 8.40 pm on Wednesday. The terrorist had gone to Pakistan via Wagah Border and then again infiltrated back into the Indian territory as a trained terrorist.
Dubey has been on the run for almost a week, ever since the ambush and killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur. As police searched for him in Haryana, Delhi, and kept a close watch on Indo Nepal border, the Kanpur boy who had launched himself into crime in the 1990s in the image of Sunny Deol''s 'Arjun Pandit' and loved the sound of being addressed to as 'Pandit' in political and police circles, managed to dodge the bullet as he was nabbed in the safe grounds of the temple complex.According to sources, Vikas reached the temple around 8.a.m and then informed the security men about his identity and asked them to inform the police.
George Floyd died in police brutality in Minneapolis on May 25. His death triggered widespread protests, some violent and many peaceful, across every city in America. Such has been the public outrage in US that tens of thousands of people continued with their demonstrations throughout last week, as the Floyd case reignited deep seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. Demonstrators took to the streets not only to express their outrage at the treatment of Floyd but to condemn police brutality against black Americans more widely. What began as a local protest in Minneapolis soon became a national indignation and cut through global consciousness in a way not seen since the police attack on Rodney King in 1991. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations have taken place in public squares from Paris to London to Amsterdam to Sydney to Auckland. The worldwide protests against the visceral horror of Floyd s slow public execution under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and frequent cases of police brutality and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers against African Americans shows that racism and police brutality are not specific only to US but is a global phenomenon by its very nature. It is not uncommon to see similar dynamics in Brazil, or Australia, or Britain, or even India in its different manifestation. More generally and at a larger level, the violence and protests that followed Floyd s killing have called for an end to deep rooted racism and discrimination against Blacks in the US, which is said to be worse than in Europe. It is also said that in the US, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system. For many the outrage over Floyd s death reflects years of frustration over socio economic inequality and discrimination.
The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.
Some educators recoil at this statement, claiming that because they are educators they must remain politically neutral. But Black Lives Matter is not a political statement. It is an affirmation of the humanity of our students and communities. Neutrality on matters of justice serves only the oppressors. Neutrality in the pursuit of justice for Black Lives betrays the communities we serve.The recent nationwide protests in response to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police have laid bare the profound societal inequities many Black Americans experience. While educators have been supporters of peaceful protests and advocates for change in police practices, as calls go out demanding we reform how law enforcement treats Black Americans, particularly young Black males, we must question what s happening to Black children in our schools and move beyond protest to action.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN : A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people, including seven women, officials said. At least eight pilgrims were injured.The accident happened in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab province, according to Raja Ijaz, an official at the state run emergency service. Ghazi Salahuddin, the district police chief, said the dead and injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
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Racism is alive and thrivingA recent survey shows that about 81% of Black Americans believe that racism is a major issue in the country. The racial divide has several contributory factors including income, wealth, poverty, unemployment, education, and healthcare that are disproportionately affecting the Black population. Inherent mistrust, suppression of basic human rights and freedoms, ever present pent up frustrations, and the lingering feel of the historical exploitations hover over them. Suffice to say that the marginalized Blacks are still subjected to racial and social inequalities.
Pakistani police surround handcuffed Omar Sheikh as he comes out of a court in Pakistan''s port city of Karachi on March 29, 2002. A Pakistani court on April 2, 2020 overturned the death sentence for British born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted over the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Image Credit: AFP Also in this package In pictures: Pakistanis rush to buy face masks after first two confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the country Photos: Pakistan International Airlines plane from Lahore crashes in Karachi Facebook, Twitter, Google threaten to suspend services in Pakistan In pictures: Pakistan battles increase in COVID 19 infections COVID 19: Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets Pakistan struggles to combat devastating locust plague Islamabad: A ruling by Pakistan s Supreme Court on Monday paves the way for a man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week.The Supreme Court refused a government request to suspend a lower court s ruling exonerating Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh of Pearl s murder before a 90 day detention order expires on Thursday.
Do animals have a fundamental right to life ? The question sums up the ethical, environmental, philosophical and legal issues raised by the killing of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala with explosives hidden in fruit. While animal lovers across India are outraged, the incident is not an isolated one. The jaw exploder device concealed in foodstuffs is the leading cause of elephant deaths in Sri Lanka and is used in India against wild boars and sloth bears. The Uttarakhand High Court upheld animals' right to life in a 2018 order which declared the entire animal kingdom as a legal entity, rather than a chunk of property. As a jurisitic person, animals can be represented by a custodian. The same logic was deployed in the Ram Janambhoomi case, where the idol of Ram Lalla was represented in court by a friend . Earlier, the Uttarakhand High Court had held that rivers, too, were juristic persons (the order was stayed by the Supreme Court).
When Article 370 was revoked last August, a strict lockdown and communication blackout was imposed all over Jammu and Kashmir to prevent any backlash against the move. Operations against militants were also suspended. In contrast, after lockdown was imposed early this year to tackle the Covid 19 pandemic, 59 militants were gunned down by security forces. Those killed include senior commanders of the Hizbul Mujahideen like Riyaz Naikoo and Junaid Sherri, Lashkar e Taiba commander Haider, Jaish e Muhammad commander Qari Yasir and Burhan Koka, commander of Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind (AGH), an Al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir.Such has been the pace of anti militancy operations during the lockdown that 23 militants were killed in the first 24 days of April. Meanwhile, 15 civilians and 20 security personnel lost their lives in encounters, targeted killings by militants and shelling by Pakistan this year till June 15. Since February, a new militant group called The Resistance Front (TRF) has been quite active in Kashmir. Security forces say TRF is LeT in disguise and has been formed to mislead the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which has threatened to blacklist Pakistan for supporting terrorism. According to Kashmir inspector general of police Vijay Kumar, TRF has members from the LeT and the Hizbul Mujahideen. He said the hunt for Naikoo, who was Hizb s chief operations commander, was intensified after security forces suffered setbacks in north Kashmir.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump denied Sunday being briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The report by the New York Times sparked renewed questions about Trump s reluctance to confront Russia over behavior that, if accurate, would represent a serious national security challenge. In a pair of early morning tweets, Trump angrily slammed the report as probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax.
Posted by Yao Yu Jun 28, 2020 Data JournalismYears after police departments across the United States came under public scrutiny following the killing of Eric Garner, they are once again at the center of controversy for the murder of George Floyd. Since the deaths of both Black men occurred in police custody, they each sparked national uproars over police brutality. Alarmingly, there is strong evidence that Black Americans are disproportionately shot and killed by police officers at a higher rate than White Americans.