India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the homes and offices of two senior human rights lawyers, Anand Grover, and Indira Jaising, on Thursday in an investigation into allegations of illegally receiving and misusing foreign funds for their NGO. The raids prompted criticism they were being targeted for political reasons. Federal officers conducted searches relating [...]

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The Calcutta High Court in the Indian state of West Bengal on Thursday granted protection from arrest and any coercive action until July 10 to a senior police officer. The court’s decision came after India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) served a notice on Rajeev Kumar, former Commissioner of Kolkata Police, over an alleged “suppression [...]

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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking changes to the country’s election result verification rules. The writ petition, filed by a collective of technocrats called “Tech4All,” had sought a change in election result verification rules. It called for the introduction of “100% random physical counting” of the Electronic Voting Machine-Voter [...]

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Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a bureaucrat attached to a parliamentary department for “aiding and abetting” Zahran Hashim, a suicide bomber allegedly responsible for one of multiple bomb attacks targeting churches and hotels across the country last month. Hundreds of people, including foreigners, were killed and injured in the terrorist bombings, in some of [...]

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