Archive for the 'Law Enforcement' Category
Tags: Anti-nationalist, Delhi Police, JNU, JNUSU, Kanhaiya, Media, Nationalism, Patiala House, Slogan, Umar Khalid, Zee TV
Tags: Bahadur, BSP, hung, IJP, Indian Justice Party
I have always spoken how only writing about issues may not be enough. We may need to be part of the system, such as be in politics. Having said that, I have always known that it is easier said than done. One reason I can’t join politics is that I need a regular income to pay off my bills and loans. I don’t have enough money and time it takes to campaign. I am not alone in it, it is same with almost all of us aware citizens.
There is another bigger reason for our aversion to take part in Indian politics, which we all know but are shy to admit it. Standing up in political arena against corrupt biggies is also about risking your life. Just as Bahadur Sonkar, Lok Sabha (LS) candidate from Indian Justice Party (IJP) candidate found out hard way.
Bahadur, a Dalit leader who was contesting in LS elections from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was found hanging from a tree near his home on 14 April, 2009. His chief opponent was BSP’s Dhanajyay Singh, who is a Don-turned-politician.
Tags: bangalore, hooliganism
After Mangalore, it happened in Bangalore on 6th February, 2009.
Edited to add: Other than this, 4 more incidents of attacks on women have been reported in Bangalore. Read another victim, Archana’s account here. More reports pouring in Hindu. See comment section and PCC blog for more links and updates.
Different people, different intentions. But base point remains same. Lack of law and order. Unfair treatment met out to different citizens based on status, gender and connections. It scared me. I am not ashamed to say that. But it also enraged me. It made me more determined not to cow down. I hope, after reading this story, we can find more ways to engage in something more powerful than usual chest-thumping that we do online. 😦 Your take?
Tags: Amendments, CrPc, DNA, Hindu, Hindustan Times, india, NDTV, Section 309, Section 41, TOI
19-year-old IT student, D. Ajit from Kerala, has been slapped with a criminal case for initiating an Orkut community criticising Shiv Sena, for its “moral policing.” The case was registered after complaint by a Shiv Sena official by Thane police in 2008.
Tags: Delhi, india, Mangalore, moral policing, Muthalik, protest, Ram Sena, Valentine's day
The Stand Up to Moral Policing protest in Delhi was worth a visit. Well, I was not a visiter, I travelled half the Delhi (not to mention sacrificing my morning sleep on weekend :P) to be there to protest against moral policing. And I was not alone. There were others who too had traversed the whole length of the city on the Valentine day’s eve for the same cause.😀
Tags: Delhi, Hindustan Times, robbery, tips, wallet-snatching
It was this bit of local news that prompted me to write this post. Do not dismiss this news story as just another crime. Crime sometimes walks right into you, your home. As it happened to me. In our Capital City, Delhi. Yes, here you go with my story. How I was robbed recently.
Tags: cnn-ibn, hemant karkare, Hindustan Times, intelligence bureau, mumbai, rouge police, sadhvi pragya, seige, terror
Image courtsey CNN-IBN slideshow
26 November: Shock reverberates in my body when I see the morning newspaper headline, while traveling for work. Mumbai under siege. 80 dead, 300 injured. I visibly withered after reading the headline. I had missed last evening (25 November) bulletin.
Was it a coincidence that a day ago I had watched Denzel Washington–Bruce Willis–Annette Bening-starrer 1998 movie, The Seige? One of the targets of attack in the movie was elite broadway after having hit the commute system. Eventually military was called to manage country’s own citizens against all prudence. Now elite hotels like Taj and Trident Oberoi are under siege. Terrorists have attacked Nariman House, CST terminal and hospitals. Since three days! Death toll and number of injured have increased since the first newspaper headline. 125 lives lost and 327 injured as per latest bulletin. You can check list of released hostages, injured, and deceased here at Mumbai Help.