India and Pakistan continue to clash over disputed Kashmir, and the volatile Himalayan region has experienced an armed insurgency for more than two decades.Many Kashmiris are now fed up with both Islamabad and New Delhi.The inability of Indian authorities to rein in the separatist movement has led many Kashmir analysts to suggest that India is losing grip on the situation.
Climate change is leading to more frequent and more punishing droughts. Add the mix of demographic pressures and politics is an explosive one. But we have to tell the story right. Framing the conflict as between a noble conservation queen and a savage mob of impoverished locals is not only irresponsible and cruel. It is also simply not the truth.
Cecile Richards strides into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student union in a hot-pink dress and a black cardigan. As she walks past me I notice that her toenails are also pink—a color that precisely matches the “I stand with Planned Parenthood” pins and signs and T-shirts that are all around the room. She is uncharacteristically late this morning, and before she arrived I was a little worried: There was only a smattering of local media, and the energy was muted. But as soon as she walked in, the air crackled—as if, in her presence, every atom gained an electron. There is just something about Richards—her height and carriage, her husky voice, that startlingly blonde boy-cut—that makes you sit up and pay attention.
The off-duty officer heard the commotion from his home nearby and rushed to the scene with his department-issued weapon. Two officers ordered the off-duty officer to the ground, but then recognized him and told him to stand up and walk toward them.As he was doing so, another officer arrived and “apparently not recognizing” him, shot the off-duty officer, police said.The officer who shot the off-duty officer is 36 years old and has been with the department more than eight years.