Indigenous people protested the killing of Boli Mila Chakma in Rangamati, Bangladesh
Statement on the situation in Rakhine State of Burma and the rule of law
Tamil Nadu police have recommended the Union home department to cancel the licences of more than 90 non-governmental organizations functioning in the state. A senior police officer confirmed that a letter to this effect has been sent through the state home department. NGOs functioning in India should renew their licences once in five years. A recent amendment to the rules has brought NGOs under the scanner of the police department during the licencing process. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Police-ask-Union-home-ministry-to-cancel-90-NGO-licences/articleshow/14790851.cms?
In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, a metropolitan city in Punjab, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive. According to local reports, the alleged criminal was in police custody when a mob of 2000 frenzied people broke into the jail building and demanded the police to handover the prisoner to them. When the police refused to comply with their illegal demand, the mob started a riot and caused havoc. As a result the police was forced to use tear gas to disperse these rioters. Unfortunately, tear gas and shell came to no avail. The mob broke inside the jail, took the alleged blasphemer outside and burned him openly. The mob says that the person had desecrated the Muslim‘s holy scripture, The Koran. http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/09/pakistan-angry-mob-lynches-alleged-blasphemer/
Amir Mehmood, 28, whose one leg was amputated after an accident, told media that he was arrested along with a dozen of his customers from his snooker club on charges of gambling. He said that Station House Officer (SHO) Bashir Ahmed and Sub Inspector (ASI) Sajid Farooq subjected him to “severe torture”. “They beat me with bamboo sticks and made me stand on one leg for hours on end,” he said. He added that the officials also tortured him mentally, by depriving him of food, not allowing him to sleep or contact his family.http://southasiarevealed.com/2012/07/07/police-brutality-victim-seeks-medical-examination/