Eight prisoner dies in riot over Covid panic in Sri Lanka

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COVID Scare Results Into Prison Riot In Sri Lanka; Eight Die

A prison riot in Sri Lanka has caused at least eight deaths and injuries to 52 people. As per officials, the riot was an outcome of a scuffle between guards and prisoners who were demanding early release citing rising COVID cases in the prison. The prisoners have also been asking for proper facilities, COVID-19 tests and isolation cells for the infected ones. The Mahara prison has logged about 1,000 COVID-19 cases.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 05:20 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Sri Lanka, Jail, Riots, Covid-19

Courtesy: BBC News

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

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UP: CM Yogi Stands With Anti-Slaughter Law Even After HC Accuses Of Misuse

Addressing an election-rally ahead of by-polls, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, anyone who kills bovines will be sent to jail. Calling cow-slaughter "unacceptable" he said, “Protecting cows is everyone’s responsibility”. The comments came in a day after Allahabad High-Court slammed UP government over misusing anti-cow slaughter law. The court, while hearing a plea by one of the accused in cow slaughtering, noted that the law was being… read-more

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 11:43 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: CM Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Cow slaughter, Allahabad High Court, Jail, Bovine killing, UP by-polls, Lucknow, BJP

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

 Golden Dawn Leader Nikos Mihaloliakos

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Greece: Leaders Of Golden Dawn Party Arrested For Hate Crimes

On the charges of encouraging hate crimes, leaders of Greece's Golden Dawn party, a far-right ideological political group in the country, were sentenced to jail terms. Reportedly, the leaders were running a cult group that committed several hate crimes in the country during its economic crises. Some of the leaders, including party's general secretary Nikos Mihaloliakos, were given a 13-year jail term while few others received 5-7 years of … read-more

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 06:04 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Golden Dawn. Greece, Political Party, Jail

Courtesy: Reuters