China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

Chinese President Xi Jinping called recently for the creation of a “great wall of iron” in an effort to curb extremist violence in China’s troubled far-western province of Xinjiang. Shortly thereafter, the Xinjiang People’s Congress adopted legislation that targets Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, mostly Muslim ethnic minority. The new legislation, which came into effect April 1, … Continue reading China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

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Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India for Slaughtering Sacred Animal

Those slaughtering cows now face a life sentence in the Indian state of Gujarat, after lawmakers voted to pass new measures to protect the sacred animal, up from a previous punishment of seven years. The state law is the toughest in the country Under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term as the state’s chief minister, … Continue reading Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India for Slaughtering Sacred Animal

The girl was burned alive in Hariyadhana, India. © Google maps

Young Indian Woman ‘Burned Alive’ for Protesting Cutting of Trees

A woman in her 20s was burnt alive by a group of villagers in northern India for protesting the cutting of trees on her family’s farm to widen a road, according to local reports. The woman, identified in local media as ‘Lalita’, had objected to the trees being cleared in the village of Hariyadhana, in … Continue reading Young Indian Woman ‘Burned Alive’ for Protesting Cutting of Trees

‘Hundreds of Rohingyas’ Killed in Myanmar Crackdown

Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned down villages since October in a campaign that likely amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing, according to the United Nations. “The ‘area clearance operations’ have likely resulted in hundreds of deaths,” a report from the UN’s human … Continue reading ‘Hundreds of Rohingyas’ Killed in Myanmar Crackdown

18 year old Anwar Ali lies in excruciating pain following a crash with a bus while onlookers film © Dw News / Facebook

18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Onlookers refused to help Anwar Ali, 18, after he was struck by a bus while cycling in Koppal, southern India, about 1,800km from the capital Delhi. Local media reports that bystanders didn’t come to his aid, instead filming him on their phones. “No-one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures.If someone … Continue reading 18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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‘If There’s Sugar, Ants Will Come’: Indian Politicians Blame Women for NYE ‘Mass Molestation’

A minister and an MP in India have come under fire for suggesting that it’s the way women dress that’s to blame for the mass sex attack in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve. A minister and an MP in India have come under fire for suggesting that it’s the way women dress that’s to blame … Continue reading ‘If There’s Sugar, Ants Will Come’: Indian Politicians Blame Women for NYE ‘Mass Molestation’

Police initially said they recieved no complaints. © albin_daison / Instagram

India: New Year Eve ‘Mass Molestation’ in Bangalore as Police Heavily Outnumbered

Police in Bangalore, India struggled to stop a crowd of men from groping and yelling lewd remarks at women gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve due to the sheer number of molesters involved, according to local media. The celebrations in Bangalore were attended by several thousand people with 1,500 police on duty, according to the … Continue reading India: New Year Eve ‘Mass Molestation’ in Bangalore as Police Heavily Outnumbered

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India Sends 4,000 Troops to Reopen Highway Blocked by Protesters

India’s central government sent 4,000 paramilitary personnel to the northwestern state of Manipur to reopen a highway connecting the state to its northern neighbor, Nagaland, and stop the violent protests the erection of the blockade had sparked. India dispatched 4,000 paramilitary troops to Manipur to address the blockade of Highway 2 imposed by the local … Continue reading India Sends 4,000 Troops to Reopen Highway Blocked by Protesters

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Woman Beaten with Stick in India for Resisting Sexual Assault

A woman was beaten at a marketplace in India by men who allegedly attempted to molest her. The victim of the assault has reportedly threatened to shoot herself if her attackers are not brought to justice. Video of the incident, which took place in Uttar Pradesh in India’s Mainpuri district, shows the woman in a … Continue reading Woman Beaten with Stick in India for Resisting Sexual Assault