NEW DELHI: Indian police arrested 11 people Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans in the latest mob violence to shock the nation. Two police officers have also been suspended over the handling of the lynching of Tabrez Ansari, captured on a video that went viral on Indian social media. The 24-year-old is seen in the video crying and pleading as a mob in Jharkhand state forces him to chant “Jai Sri Ram” — hail Lord Ram — a slogan widely used by Hindu hardliners. Ansari had been accused by villagers of carrying out a burglary. He was tied to a pole and beaten for up to 12 hours before police first detained him in Seraikela, and then took him to hospital — where he died Saturday. “We have arrested 11 people. Two police have also been suspended because they failed to inform seniors about the case and tried to manage it at their level,“ Seraikela police chief Karthik S. told AFP. Media reports … [Read more...] about Indian police arrest 11 for torturing Muslim man to death
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Regional council pledges support for new BARMM cop chief (Philstar.com) - June 25, 2019 - 3:14pm MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — The multisectoral Bangsamoro regional police advisory council has pledged support to the security efforts of Police Brig. Gen. Marni Marcos the region's new police chief. Marcos, who graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1988, is the new director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. PRO-BARMM covers the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi. The Regional Advisory Council is chaired by Laisa Masuhud Alamia, the minority floor leader in the BARMM regional parliament. Alamia opened Monday’s council meeting in Camp SK Pendatun in Parang town in Maguindanao with an assurance of support to the newly-designated regional police director. Marcos previously said he needs help from the … [Read more...] about Regional council pledges support for new BARMM cop chief
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A woman, believed to be mentally unsound, was arrested by police in Taman Impian, yesterday after she turned aggressive and threw acid on her niece and a policeman, but missed both targets. Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said in the 4.47pm incident, police received a call from the niece, informing them that her 51-year-old aunt, a single mother of one, was in a rage and acting aggressively. “The niece said her aunt has been suspected of suffering from mental illness for a year and had even received treatment at the Jalan Perak clinic, here. She called us to help her send her aunt to the hospital for psychiatric treatment.” “The suspect before that was acting aggressively and threw acid on her niece as well as her (niece’s) car, but she escaped unhurt,” Nik Ros Azhan said here, tonight. Following the call, a police mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) team was sent over to the scene, he said. Nik Ros … [Read more...] about Mentally unsound woman attacks niece and cops
HONG KONG Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong yesterday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds. Protests around the city's legislature on Wednesday forced the postponement of debate on the extradition Bill, which many people in Hong Kong fear will undermine freedoms and confidence in the commercial hub. Hong Kong's China-backed chief executive Carrie Lam condemned the violence and urged a swift restoration of order but has vowed to press ahead with the legislation despite the reservations about it, including within the business community. The number of protesters milling about outside the legislature in the financial district fell overnight but rose again through the day on yesterday to about 1,000 at one stage. They expect the legislature, which has a majority of pro-Beijing members, will try to hold the debate at some stage, … [Read more...] about Protesters scuffle with HK cops, govt offices shut
KIRKUK, IRAQ: Resurgent jihadists, ethnic land disputes or regular field burning? Iraq’s northern farmlands are on fire, but the area’s complex patchwork of grievances has made it hard to identify the culprits. Farmers in the country’s breadbasket had been hoping for bumper wheat and barley harvests in May and June, following heavy winter rains. Instead, many saw their hopes turned to ash. The Iraqi fire service says that in a single month, 236 fires destroyed 5,183 hectares (more than 12,800 acres) of farmland — the equivalent of more than 7,000 football pitches. The blazes hit four northern provinces, all of which had been at least partly controlled by the Islamic State group and have remained prey to the jihadists’ sleeper cells. IS has continued to carry out hit-and-run attacks despite losing its Iraqi foothold in late 2017 and its last Syrian enclave just a few months ago. Indeed, the group was quick to claim responsibility for the fires. In its … [Read more...] about Iraq harvests go up in smoke, but who lit the fires?