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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    I watched it all and have two comments:

    - It's inspirational to see that someone is doing something worthwhile to make the world a better place and I mean that both about Zephaniah and you Dry.

    - What a dysfunctional society… I'm an optimist by nature, but it's difficult to be optimistic about that place.
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    For a limited time and in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, Kiva is offering no-commitment free trials to new lenders. They give you a $25 credit, you pick a borrower, and the borrower pays back to the promotion fund (not to you). So it is not free money for you. You do not have to donate to Kiva (though you will be asked to during check out). It's a great way to help fund a loan now with absolutely no future commitment to lend again. Some restrictions may apply (e.g., you may not be able to put the credit toward one of the 43-month Indian group loans or other types of long-term or experimental loans, but I don't know for sure).

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    BBC has just released India's Daughter, the controversial documentary discussed upthread, on YouTube. Trigger warnings for graphic descriptions of sexual violence.

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    Indian Mob Seizes Prisoner Accused of Rape and Beats Him to Death


    Onlookers photographed the body of an accused rapist who was seized from prison and beaten to death by a mob on Thursday in Dimapur, India. Credit Imojen I Jamir/Associated Press

    By NIDA NAJARMARCH 6, 2015

    NEW DELHI — A mob of thousands stormed a jail in the northeastern Indian city of Dimapur, seized a prisoner accused of rape, paraded him through the streets and beat him to death before they could be stopped by police gunfire, a police official said on Friday.

    The dead man, identified by the authorities as Syed Sirf Khan, was accused by locals of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and had been arrested on Feb. 24 on suspicion of recently raping a woman from a Naga tribal community.

    How the mob was able to overcome armed police officers on Thursday at the jail in Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland State, was not clear on Friday. The top police official in Nagaland, L. L. Doungel, said that because there were a number of students wearing uniforms in the crowd, the police did not want to resort to violence.

    “There would have been a lot of casualties. That was one reason,” Mr. Doungel said. “The mob was in the thousands.”

    Video of the assault that aired on the Indian news channel NDTV showed throngs outside the central jail photographing the event on smartphones. It then cut to blurred images of Mr. Khan, apparently naked, being marched down a street.

    It was also not clear on Friday how far he was taken before the police stopped the procession, though Mr. Doungel said that it was “quite a distance” from the jail. Eventually, the police fired on the crowd, killing one protester and wounding several others. But by the time Mr. Khan’s body was recovered, he was dead.

    A curfew was imposed after the lynching and continued through Friday, with thousands of security officials and state police officers deployed in Dimapur and surrounding areas, according to Mr. Doungel.

    Residents in several states in India’s fractious and isolated northeast, where much of the population is tribal, have sparred in recent years with an apparently growing nontribal population, many of whom are accused of having migrated illegally from Bangladesh.

    Nagaland’s population is close to 90 percent tribal, according to recent census data. The local news media reported on Friday that residents had been demanding that unauthorized migrants be forced out of the state after the accusations of rape against Mr. Khan came to light.

    Mr. Doungel said that although a law had been invoked Wednesday night to prevent large-scale demonstrations and gatherings, the authorities had been assured that a peaceful march was being planned for Thursday, so the law’s enforcement was relaxed.

    The protesters, including the Naga Students’ Federation, were peaceful at first and submitted a memorandum to district officials asking for the authorities to revoke the trading licenses of any illegal migrants who had set up businesses in the state, among other demands. But the marchers later turned violent.

    The chief minister of Nagaland, T.R. Zeliang, told NDTV that an investigation of Thursday night’s events had been ordered.

    Akum Longchari, the editor of the Dimapur-based newspaper The Morung Express, said on Friday that groups in Nagaland were mistaken in focusing on the nationality of Mr. Khan.

    “It’s just very disturbing,” Mr. Longchari said. “For now, we must concentrate on the complete failure yesterday of the state machinery and how this incident was allowed to happen in the manner that it did.”

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    Well, that's not the solution, either. And while I am no expert on the region, it is very well within the realm of possibility, perhaps even likely, that folks are more upset about his migrant status than the crime of which he was accused (but not convicted).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    Well, that's not the solution, either. And while I am no expert on the region, it is very well within the realm of possibility, perhaps even likely, that folks are more upset about his migrant status than the crime of which he was accused (but not convicted).
    Most probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    Well, that's not the solution, either. And while I am no expert on the region, it is very well within the realm of possibility, perhaps even likely, that folks are more upset about his migrant status than the crime of which he was accused (but not convicted).
    I thought the same thing.
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    And from what I've read in other reports, he was taken from his jail cell. Again, I'm not completely sure how things work there, but I don't know how you can abduct an accused man from his jail cell without inside help from the police. It would be a matter of either assistance or negligence. Intentional negligence is a real thing. In law enforcement the world over (including here in the west), it can work against victims, and it can work against suspected or accused perpetrators.
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