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Police Encounter

When The Law Is Equal, How Do Cops Often Get Away With Their Crimes?

Jun 27, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the US is still fresh in world consciousness. And yet another ghastly incident of police brutality takes place, in our own southern state of Tamil Nadu. Why don't the cops fear the law?

Encounter Between Security Forces And Militants Underway In Kashmir's Shopian

Jun 07, 2020 PTI

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Shopian in South Kashmir this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.


Lies, Biases, Denials: Why Police Do Not Care About Their Image

The violence on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday evening and the alleged police inaction against the perpetrators, who rampaged through the campus and beat students, has once again raised many a question on the police force.

'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

Dec 08, 2019 Aakar Patel

Executing people without a trial is not justice. And it is harmful to the cause of justice.


Telangana Rape-Murder Case: What Supreme Court Guidelines Say About Encounter Killings

In 2014, the Supreme Court, while hearing pleas moved by People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) against questionable encounters, first underlined the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the constitution.

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'Happy With Punishment': Nirbhaya's Parents Back Telangana Cops After 'Encounter' Of 4 Rape Accused

Outlook Web Bureau

The mother of Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old paramedic student who died days after being gang raped in December 2012, appealed to authorities to not punish the policemen involved in the encounter


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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