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  1. 08 Aug '09 02:57
    slideshow of extrajudicial killing in India, with article.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6741332.ece

    Warning: pictures contain graphic images

    Indian police have been photographed apparently killing a hospital attendant in a busy market in northeastern India in the first such exposé of a practice that rights groups say is rife within the understaffed and poorly trained force.

    The police said originally that they shot dead Chongkham Sanjit, 27, when he fired on them as they chased him through the market in the northeastern state of Manipur, on the border with Burma, on July 23.

    The Manipur police commandos said that they found a 9mm Mauser pistol on the dead man, whom they accused of being a member of a banned separatist group — one of dozens operating in the north east of India.

    Photographs published by the investigative magazine, Tehelka, however show police commandos approaching an unarmed Mr Sanjit, frisking him and taking him into a pharmacy while one officer reaches for his pistol.

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  2. 08 Aug '09 02:58
    "Human rights campaigners said that it was the first time they could remember there being such incriminating visual evidence of what is known in India as a fake encounter killing. "
  3. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Aug '09 03:01
    India's got its work cut out countering the culture of impunity in its police service.
  4. 08 Aug '09 03:02
    "It became prevalent during a campaign against organised crime in Mumbai in the 1990s, when some police “encounter specialists” became national celebrities. A 49-year-old police inspector in Mumbai is considered to be the top encounter specialist, with 112 “kills” to his name. "
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Aug '09 03:11
    I am staunchly against these "encounter killings". Anyone in favour of them? Let's debate.
  6. 08 Aug '09 03:55
    kashmir should be made a UN trust territory.
  7. 08 Aug '09 05:55
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    kashmir should be made a UN trust territory.
    I thought this kind of talk only revolved around Israel. Go figure?
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Aug '09 06:42
    Originally posted by whodey
    I thought this kind of talk only revolved around Israel. Go figure?
    What is it you are satirizing here? Your own lack of knowledge about the UN? Or zeeblebot's apparent, uncharacteristic endorsement of the UN?
  9. 08 Aug '09 17:37
    uncharacteristic how?