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Sindh decides to equip police with ‘anti-riot gear’

KARACHI: In an attempt to tackle protesters and rioters from disturbing the law and order situation, the government of Sindh has decided to equip its police force with 'anti-riot gear', ARY News reported. According to details, the government is in process to buy at least 20,000 batons for the police force so they could ‘handle’ protesters in future. It has also been decided to buy 9mm pistols for police personnel. The provincial government is also considering establishing anti-riot force at districts’ level. The new…

Sri Lankan police probe who promoted violence against Muslims

KANDY/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan police said on Friday they were investigating whether 10 suspected ringleaders of a wave of attacks on Muslims by Sinhalese Buddhists had outside funding or foreign help. The suspected leader of the group, Amith Jeewan Weerasinghe, and nine others were detained on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned properties in the central Kandy district by nationalist crowds. At least two people have been killed in the clashes, which began on Sunday. “We…

Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for ten days to combat the spread of violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in Kandy. The emergency has been declared to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy. Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to…

PTI leaders indicted in Karachi rioting case

KARACHI: A local court on Monday indicted a central leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, three MPAs and other local leaders in a rioting case related to vandalizing the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) office during a protest demonstration over water issue. The judge read out charges against Dr Arif Alvi MNA, Samar Ali Khan, Khurram Sherzaman, Dr Seema Zia MPAs– and other protesters, who pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the charges against them. While adjourning the case hearing, the court directed the…

Saudi Arabia executes 4 over attacks on police, riots: govt

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed four men convicted of "terrorist crimes" including attacks on police and participating in riots in Qatif, the kingdom said. The interior ministry named the four as Zaher al-Basri, Yusof al-Meshikhes, Mahdi al-Sayyegh and Amjad al-Emeibid, according to a statement aired by Al-Ekhbariyah state news channel. They were convicted of "disobeying the ruler" and attempting to "sow sedition" in country, according to the statement. They were found guilty of charges including opening…

Six Baltimore officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE: Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger over police conduct in black communities.