Heavy-handed Kashmir police take lessons in how not to kill - Asia, World - The Independent: "On a large parade ground set beneath dry brown hills, the Kashmir police went about their business. On one side, officers dressed in normal clothes and waving banners, imitated a gang of protesters. On the other, their colleagues, kitted out in new riot gear, selected for its menacing look as much as its flexibility, jogged forwards, chanting. Quickly, the kitted-out officers lowered themselves into a kneeling position and as those in the centre raised their shields, the officers on the flanks set off after the 'demonstrators', waving their truncheons and hitting out. Afterwards, purple-coloured water was fired from a cannon."