8 MAY

DEATH FOR DECLARING THE RAJ ‘EXTINCT’ AND THAT ‘THE PEOPLE WERE THE RULERS.’

[ 8 May 1919 ]

Somewhere in India, according to a delayed Reuters report originally dated 8 May 1919 and published eleven days later in several British newspapers, ‘two village headmen were sentenced to death and ten to transportation for life and forfeiture of their property, the judges finding the accused guilty of stating that ‘the British Raj was extinct and that the people were now the rulers.’1

IRAQI TAXI DRIVER DIES – HIS BODY COVERED WITH TORTURE MARKS

[ 8 May 2003 ]

On 8 May 2003, Black Watch soldiers, searching for a suspect looter with convictions for murder and rape, raided a house in Basra. They were frustrated to find only his father, taxi driver Radhi Nama, along with his two daughters and three grandchildren.

FOOTNOTE

  1. ‘Death Sentence on Headmen Who Declared British Raj Extinct,’ The Dundee Evening Telegraph, 19 May 1919, p. 7, ‘Death for Lying,’ The Nottingham Evening Post, 19 May 1919, p. 1 and ‘Young Men Ready For Fighting,’ The Aberdeen Journal 20 May 1919, p. 6.

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