Nine acquitted in Kandhamal(Tikabali village) riot case


Phulbani:(Orissa) A Fast Track court here on acquitted nine persons in a case relating to communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008.

Additional Sessions Judge of the fast track court-II, Chittaranjan Das acquitted the nine persons, who had been arrested in Tikabali area for various offences including arson, due to lack of evidence.

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Protesting Dalits in Karnataka smear themselves with human excreta

Savanur (Haveri dist), July 20, (Karnataka)

What can be said of a system that forces a community to inflict upon themselves the lowest form of humiliation, just so they are allowed to live in their own homes?

A basic right, taken for granted with no second thoughts for many, is a struggle for the Bhangi community in Savanur. The community members went as far as pouring human excreta over themselves, so that their voices are heard and as a sign of protest against those trying to evict them from their homes.

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Prime accused in Christian lecturer's hand chopping case held


20th July2010
Muvattupuzha:(Kerala) The main accused in the attack of Prof T J Joseph, Younis, was held here on Wednesday. The special investigation team, led by SP Unniraja, is questioning Younis, a divisional member of Islamic Militant Popular Front and a trainer.

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