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Vivek Tiwari

Police shooting of Apple manager in India’s Uttar Pradesh sparks call for reform

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: The deadly shooting of an Apple manager by police in Uttar Pradesh prompted human rights activists and opposition parties to demand reform, saying it was only the latest in a series of extrajudicial killings by local police. The government of Uttar Pradesh, run by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attempted to quickly defuse the attacks by offering the dead manager’s widow a state government job and compensation for the death of her husband. Police in…