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.
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.