Four dead; Deccan Queen, buses burned; cars attacked.
Fury of urban underclass boils over
As you know, this is about the violence following the vandalization of a statue of Ambedkar in Kanpur. Some phrases from the item are:
- Violence spread across the city ... shops were shut forcibly and stones were pelted at vehicles. Protestors burnt seven bogies of the Deccan Queen. ... Two persons were killed in police firing .. Two [other] people were killed late on Wednesday night. Over 100 were injured. ... Over 150 public buses and 40 private cars were damaged. ... [P]roblems faced by Dalits across the state -- unemployment, poverty and discrimination -- contributed to the flare-up ... [S]everal Dalit leaders used the opportunity to flex their muscles to extract their pound of flesh.
Also on the front page of the Hindustan Times today, adjacent to the above, is a one-column item titled:
Reading this, I found these phrases:
- [H]ealthy double-digit growth in manufacturing and services [fueled] the Indian economy [which grew at] over 9 per cent ... in the first six months of the current financial year. ... "Let us savour the moment", Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday. [italics mine]