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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 07:21 AM
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Police shoot protesters in India
Source: Al Jazeera

Police have opened fire on protesters in southern India, killing at least eight people, officials said.

The relatives of those shot dead protested against police violence by laying the bodies of victims in front of a government office.

The rally on Saturday in Mudigonda, a small village in Andhra Pradesh state, was organised by two Indian communist parties as part of a campaign to press the government to give land to the poor.

K. Jana Reddy, the state's minister for home affairs, said that when officers approached protesters in Mudigonda, they started throwing stones at the police, who responded by opening fire.


Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3C6A5802-91F3-44...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 07:25 AM
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1. Now that's democracy for you!
:hide:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:14 PM
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8. YES !!! "Freedom and Democracy" are on the March
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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 08:31 AM
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2. Compensations and judicial enquiry on the shooting - The Times of India on it.
"HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday announced that compensation of Rs five lakh would be paid to the kin of each of the persons who died in police firing at Mudigonda village in Khammam district.

Six persons were killed and 14 injured when police opened fire on Saturday to quell a stone-pelting mob in Mudigonda during a state-wide shutdown called by Left parties to press for the distribution of land to the poor."

Source: The Times of India, 29 July 2007 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/articlelist/-2...
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 08:56 AM
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4. lakh
Rs 5 lakh = about $9K.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 05:17 PM
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5. I think the Americans pay $2,500 in Iraq.
Governments don't value lives.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 08:44 AM
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3. No doubt what our own government would like to do to us if we take to
the streets.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:27 PM
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6. Kick
:kick:
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:36 PM
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7. hmm...you throw a stone at me, i shoot you. sounds fair (sarcasm)! and they're probably lying
about the stones.
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