SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Militants killed five Indian paramilitary police on Wednesday in an attack on security forces deployed in a Kashmiri town, a senior police officer said. Three paramilitaries, a local policeman and a woman bystander were wounded, and one militant was killed when the police returned fire, he said. The attack in Anantnag town was claimed by Al Umar Mujahideen, an Islamist militant group based in Kashmir. It was the deadliest in Indian Kashmir since February, when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a bus, killing 40 paramilitary police. That bombing raised tensions between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan, part of whose border runs through the disputed, Muslim-majority region. Separately on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet agreed to extend direct federal rule over the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Himalayan region has been being directly governed by New Delhi since 2018, after Modi’s Hindu … [Read more...] about Militants kill five Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir attack
Editor’s Note: In a remarkable speech at the National Defense University in May, President Barack Obama signaled an end to the war on terrorism; maybe not an end, it turns out, but a winding down of the costly deployments, the wholesale use of drone warfare, and even the very rhetoric of war. Click here to read the full editor’s note.Are cops constitutional?In a 2001 article for the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, the legal scholar and civil liberties activist Roger Roots posed just that question. Roots, a fairly radical libertarian, believes that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow for police as they exist today. At the very least, he argues, police departments, powers and practices today violate the document’s spirit and intent. “Under the criminal justice model known to the framers, professional police officers were unknown,” Roots writes.Civil liberties activists say our nation’s police forces have become too militaristic—like … [Read more...] about How did America’s police become a military force on the streets?
Riot police clashed briefly with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport Tuesday night in a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass cancellations and disruptions at the Chinese city's busy transport hub. Calm eventually returned, with most of the protesters leaving the airport hours after officers armed with pepper spray and swinging batons tried to enter the terminal, fighting with demonstrators who barricaded entrances with luggage carts. Protesters said they planned to return to the airport early Wednesday. The burst of violence also included protesters beating at least two men they suspected of being undercover agents and came the same day Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader warned that the demonstrators had pushed events onto a "path of no return," highlighting the hardening positions on both sides. Police took away several people they caught outside the arrival hall and eventually retreated. The world’s eighth-busiest airport canceled nearly all … [Read more...] about Riot Police, Protesters Clash Briefly at Hong Kong Airport
Anger over paramilitary-style attacks in Londonderry BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A spate of paramilitary-style attacks in Londonderry - which saw three separate incidents occur over a 48-hour period across the city - have been branded as "unacceptable and deplorable". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/anger-over-paramilitarystyle-attacks-in-londonderry-38456827.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38457571.ece/bb232/AUTOCROP/h342/policeback.jpg Email A spate of paramilitary-style attacks in Londonderry - which saw three separate incidents occur over a 48-hour period across the city - have been branded as "unacceptable and deplorable". While police said their enquiries into the attacks are at an early stage, a detective said he does not believe they are linked. In one attack at 10.50pm on Friday, three masked men, one of whom was armed with a hammer with another armed with a handgun, entered a house in Mimosa Court in the Gobnascale area and … [Read more...] about Anger over paramilitary-style attacks in Londonderry
Equity demands equality. It is the duty of state to value each life equally. The law mandates that if any employee dies during course of employment, his family or legal representatives are entitled to compensation from the employer, whether private or Government. For injury or death of worker due to working conditions, the employer has to compensate the injured or family of the deceased employee as per Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923. This Act says, if personal injury caused to a worker by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment his employer shall be liable to compensate….. There are plethora of judgments of Supreme Court and High Courts holding that categories of ‘injury’ included ‘death’ and ‘accident’ meant and extended to ‘decease’ contacted at workplace. Being largest employer, state is expected to be benevolent to perform its duty to take care of its employee’s family, if he dies during course … [Read more...] about Police and Doctors killed on duty should get equal compensation