[AI] news on the Varnasi incident
drunsinha at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 17:03:18 EDT 2007
shame shame. shame for the associations which are taking money in the
name of physically handicapped and shame on mayavati who has created
viklang kalyan department, the first in u.p. "Handicap welfare
department, Bapu Bhawan Lucknow" shame shame for those who donate
money in the name of handicaps in india and abroad.
On 8/7/07, rambabu adikesavalu <rambabu_arb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am pasting a news piece that appeared on the Hindu's
> front page on 6th August.
> Arrested for attempt to commit suicide
> Varanasi: Five physically-challenged traders, who
> survived a mass suicide bid allegedly instigated last
> week, were on Sunday arrested after registration
> of a criminal case against them on the charge of
> trying to commit suicide, police said. Mohammad
> Naseem, Satish Seth, Bharat Lal, Khalilur Rahman and
> Wasim were arrested on being discharged from a
> Thirteen physically-challenged traders had consumed a
> poisonous substance here on July 31 in a mass suicide
> bid to protest demolition of their roadside
> shops in an anti-encroachment drive by the municipal
> authorities recently, of whom five persons died during
> treatment. — PTI
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