1. What’s the story?
As 6 Things has covered here earlier, India has been witnessing widespread protests against the newly passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Multiple people have been killed across the nation, buses have been set on fire, properties vandalized, and universities attacked. On Tuesday, a fresh wave of violence broke out in Delhi, while protest marches were held all over the country.
2. Who else should I be keeping my eyes on?
Minister of State for Indian Railways, Suresh Angadi, that’s who. In an extremely controversial announcement in the backdrop of the nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Angadi has directed railway officials to “ “shoot at sight” anybody who causes damage to railway property.
3. What more?
In an alarming development, it has recently been revealed that Jammu & Kashmir has given up “243 hectares of forest land for army and paramilitary use” since it came under President’s Rule in August.
4. Anything else?
It seems bizarre, but it’s true. It seems that in the city of Gwalior, “you can get a gun license by donating a few blankets to cows” — raising serious concerns about India’s gun control laws.
5. Is that all?
Rural Nepal still sends its women to sleep in a hut behind their home while they are menstruating — even though this practice has been outlawed by the country’s highest court. However, even if illegal, women are still dying in them.
6. Before you leave…
Read about the non-profit trying to match newly released prisoners with hosts who can support them. It’s essentially an AirBnB for the formerly incarcerated, but funding for unconventional ideas is still hard.