Day: February 25, 2009

SLUMDOG CHILDREN TO BE REHOUSED

Azharuddin Rubina Via BBC News Two child actors from the film Slumdog Millionaire will be moved from slums to new houses by Indian authorities. Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who played young versions of two main characters, were discovered by casting agents in Mumbai’s Garib Nagar slum. There was an outcry when it was found they were still living there after the success of the Oscar-winning film. An official said the children had “brought laurels to the country” and deserved to be […]

UK NEWS: MET POLICE HIT BY CLAIM IT OPERATED SEGREGATED VANS FOR BLACK AND WHITE OFFICERS

Via The Guardian An “apartheid” system of discrimination and racist bullying operated at a London police station, according to claims made yesterday on the tenth anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report. An Asian police community support officer alleged that he and other ethnic minority officers were made to travel separately from white officers. Asad Saeed, who will make his claims at an employment tribunal tomorrow, told in legal documents how one officer ordered a black woman colleague to get out of […]

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