The exact words of a senior officer to his higher ups prior to the arrest of skating instructor Mustafa in connection with the rape of a six-year-old in a Bangalore school were, "Don't arrest him, we have no evidence against him. We will cut a very sorry figure."
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
Fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified in Gaza on Tuesday after a brief lull as both sides ignored international calls for restraint and the Jewish state warned of a "prolonged" war that has killed 1,088 Palestinians and 56 Israelis in more than three weeks.