Vandalism

India: Mobs Burn Train Carriages in Anger over Railway Exam Change

Thousands of men have rioted across the Indian state of Bihar this week — setting fire to empty passenger trains and disrupting the services of several rail lines — to express their anger over recent changes to an Indian Railways employee entrance exam they perceived as unfair, Reuters reported on Thursday.

TOPSHOT - Smoke comes out from a train's carriage after angry mobs set it on fire in protests over access to railway jobs that have seen police violently disperse crowds with tear gas and baton charges, in Gaya, in the northeast Indian state of Bihar on January 26, 2022. (Photo …

Bangladesh: Muslim Mobs Kill Six over Alleged Quran Desecration

Muslim mob attacks across Bangladesh have killed at least six people, including four Hindus, after sparking last Friday in response to an image posted to social media allegedly depicting the desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, during a recent Hindu festival, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Tuesday.

Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party take part in a protest outside the National Mosque in Dhaka on October 16, 2021, as protests began on October 13 after footage emerged of a Koran being placed on the knee of a figure of a Hindu god during celebrations …

South Africa: 72 People Killed in Looting Stampedes, Riots

Mob violence and looting stampedes killed at least 72 people across South Africa as of Tuesday following days of rioting in response to the recent jailing of ex-South African President Jacob Zuma for high-level looting of government coffers during his tenure in office.

TOPSHOT - A member of the South African Police Services (SAPS) fires rubber bullets at rioters looting the Jabulani Mall in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, on July 12, 2021. - South Africa said it was deploying troops to two provinces, including Johannesburg, after unrest sparked by the jailing of ex-president …