‘George Floyds of India’: outrage mounts over police custody deaths

first_imgThe deaths of a father and son from alleged torture at the hands of police have sparked outrage across India, with many drawing parallels with the killing of George Floyd in the United States.Their case has thrown a new spotlight on police brutality just weeks after the killing of Floyd, an African-American man, by a white police officer in the US led to worldwide protests.J. Jayaraj, 58, and Bennicks Immanuel, 31, were arrested on June 19 and accused of keeping their store open past permitted hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which has reimposed a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. They died in hospital a few days later, officials said, with their family alleging in written complaints that they were severely abused by police and had suffered rectal bleeding.Two policemen involved in the alleged torture were suspended, the state’s Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said.He added Sunday that the case would be transferred to federal agency the Central Bureau of Investigation, pending the approval of the Madras High Court.The deaths in the small town of Sathankulam triggered a protest last week and shopkeepers across Tamil Nadu staged a strike on Wednesday. “Reeling from what I’m hearing. Absolutely stunned, sad and angry… the guilty must not be allowed to go unpunished,” tweeted Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Saturday.”Let’s demand for the same justice we did for George Floyd,” said actress Krystle D’Souza.State politician, social activist and lawyer Jignesh Mevani wrote that the “George Floyds of India are far too many”.”Will Indians march on streets in thousands like in America?” he tweeted.Rahul Gandhi, a leader of the opposition Congress party, described it as a “tragedy when our protectors turn into oppressors”.Several reports by human rights groups in India have detailed cases of alleged torture of suspects in custody, with deaths often blamed by police on suicide or natural causes.According to the National Human Rights Commission, 3,146 people died in police and judicial custody in 2017-18.”Custodial violence and torture is so rampant in India that it has become almost routine,” it said in a report. “It represents the worst form of excesses by public servants entrusted with the duty of law enforcement.”Convictions in such cases are extremely rare, according to activists.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Official: “Dragons” in the First Group of Qualifications for European Championship 2016

first_imgThe B&H team is in the first group, before the group qualification drawing for European Championship 2016, announced UEFA on its official website.“Dragons” are in the first group with Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece and Russia.In the second group is Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic and Hungary.The third group consists of Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria and Poland.The fourth group consists of Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia and Belarus.Island, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldavia, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Cyprus are in the fifth group.The last group consists of the weakest UEFA representations: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein , Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino and Gibraltar.Opponents of our team will be announced after the group drawing, on 23 February in Nice, France. (Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Boca and Flamengo, for Facu Pellistri, the Uruguayan pearl

first_imgIn an eventual fight between Mouth and Flamengo for taking their services, Mouth you will have to appeal to the emotional part. The economic power of the clubs Brazil It is much higher than that of the Argentines, so the club led by George Jesus will have this’little’advantage on your side. Since then, in any case, the conversations have been rather stopped. Unlike with Flamengo, which has been put to work this week. The Mengao, champion of the last Brazilian and the last one Liberators, has contacted intermediaries to probe the ‘10’ and its environment, who see the Brazilian as an interesting market. Europe has the lead and the coronavirus puts everything in question, but the career of Facu Pellistri is about to finally take off. In Uruguay A star has been born: Facundo Pellistri. To their 18 years did you see the ’10’ of Peñarol and they start raffling it around the world. It has sounded for Real Madrid or Athletic and, according has been able to know AS, is coming ‘Fight’in the offices: Mouth and Flamengo they have you in their short-term plans.East Argentina-Brazil in the marketHowever, it can be without a winner because the player’s dream is to go to Europe, specifically to Spain. And there have been calls since The league, the Premier wave Serie TO, three of the five great competitions of the continent. It seems that the future of the jewel of Peñarol.But while, renovated in February until 2022 for the club of their hearts, Boca and Flamengo want to try it. Since The Bombonera began the courtship with the arrival of Riquelme to the presidency, asking Pellistri about his conditions for a possible transfer. The boy does not dislike the idea, although it is not among his priorities. The great relationship between Roman and Diego Forlan, technician of Peñarol, could help for this movement. Further, Peñarol and Mouth they keep good relations after the sale of Nández to the Ribera club.last_img read more