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Indian used cricket bat to chase UK rioters
PTI ^ | August 11, 2011 | PTI

Posted on 08/12/2011 2:38:15 PM PDT by James C. Bennett

LONDON: Of the many stories of Asians countering attacks in London and elsewhere during the recent unrest, one of the lesser known is that of Indian-origin shopkeeper Kiran Bhowan, who used a cricket bat to chase away looters.

Three rioters kicked their way into his shop in east London in daylight on Thursday, but were successfully chased away by Bhowan. One of the three, aged 17, on Friday pleaded guilty to violent disorder and burglary at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

James Bolton-Smith, prosecuting lawyer, said the teenager and his accomplices forced their way behind the counter.

He said the incident was horrifying for Bhowan, according to the Daily Telegraph.

He said: "The shopkeeper produced a cricket bat and managed to chase the three young men out of the shop before they took anything. The defendant admitted his particular part in interview and admitted trying to steal cigarettes because he thought the police were too busy to do anything."

Bhowan, 50, said he did not want his heroism "glorified", and told newspersons: "It was frightening and I'm still shaking at the moment. It's nerve-wracking when you have your family at the back of the shop - though fortunately they weren't here at the time."

He added: "Nothing was going through my mind when they came in - you've just got to make a decision. It had to be done, as simple as that. You have to take the first one even if 20 of them come in. You just can't let them walk over you. I don't want this glorified, I don't want more people coming around".


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; multicultural; riots; uk

1 posted on 08/12/2011 2:38:22 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

That was a wicked googly.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 2:39:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: James C. Bennett

Baseball bat wooda hurt more than one of those broad cricket bats.

Whack whack paddy whack...


3 posted on 08/12/2011 2:40:17 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

Perhaps he was hitting with the edge.


4 posted on 08/12/2011 2:41:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: James C. Bennett

[CRACK!]

“How’s that?!”


5 posted on 08/12/2011 2:42:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: James C. Bennett

I wonder if he will be charged with something


6 posted on 08/12/2011 2:43:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
With a baseball bat

-The Ramones


7 posted on 08/12/2011 2:44:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: James C. Bennett
You have to take the first one even if 20 of them come in.

words to live by

8 posted on 08/12/2011 2:44:30 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: James C. Bennett
"Indian used cricket bat"

Isn't the English language glorious!

9 posted on 08/12/2011 2:45:45 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Thanks to the Change there is no Hope!)
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To: James C. Bennett

Love it!


10 posted on 08/12/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: James C. Bennett

Rioters try that crap here in the US, especially in gun friendly states=BANG! BANG! BANG!


11 posted on 08/12/2011 2:46:24 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: James C. Bennett

Like any group of bullies - stand up to the first, and the rest of the house of cards fall, too.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 2:47:52 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: toddausauras


Works on zombies, too.
13 posted on 08/12/2011 2:48:25 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker
Baseball bat wooda hurt more than one of those broad cricket bats.

Sales of baseball bats apparently got a huge boost on the Amazon UK site.

I know aluminum might be better for fighting off rioters and the inevitable zombie horde, but I'll stick with the old Rod Carew Louisville Slugger that I've had since the 4th grade.
14 posted on 08/12/2011 2:52:02 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: arderkrag

“Like any group of bullies - stand up to the first, and the rest of the house of cards fall, too.”

Some years ago, I ran into a group of probably 20 guys apparently stealing wire and tools from one of my sheds -— I was alone having been doing the books for a merger we had going.

I pulled a snub-nose .38 — 5 shots, two handed, pointed at the closest guy.

Obviously, they could have taken me.

But the first one would die.

They scattered.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 2:54:50 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: James C. Bennett
Hope he kept the bat straight.

Wouldn't be cricket otherwise.

16 posted on 08/12/2011 2:55:05 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

It’s all how it is used.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=TKQFBj-xZwk


17 posted on 08/12/2011 2:57:30 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: James C. Bennett
Not a Good Idea to rob the Quicky Mart!
18 posted on 08/12/2011 3:01:38 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins; All

From what I have read, seen, and experienced, immigrants from India are some of our most productive.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 3:19:05 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

India is going to wind up being our most important ally before it’s all said and done.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 3:20:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
India is going to wind up being our most important ally before it’s all said and done.

Very likely. It is finally becoming part of the Anglosphere. It has taken 50 years to shake off the smothering influence of British Socialists, but it is happening. Too bad the first world war was so destructive that it prevented the permanent installation of Western culture into Africa.

21 posted on 08/12/2011 3:38:04 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: dfwgator; All

All citizens entitled to possess weapons: HC (India)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2759770/posts

Now if India keeps moving toward individual rights, she will be a powerhouse!


22 posted on 08/12/2011 3:41:14 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: James C. Bennett
Cricket Bat—isn't that what Jiminy turns into when bit by a vampire?
23 posted on 08/12/2011 3:46:31 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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24 posted on 08/12/2011 4:00:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: marktwain
True story.

A few years back I had been biking along the Esplanade in Boston ( where the July 4th fireworks and concert is held ). I finished biking right at the hatch-shell and there were thousands of Indians gathered for some type of event.

Turned out the event was India Independence Day. So I hung around a bit for the beginning, the master of ceremonies got up announced they were going to open the event with the National Anthem. They opened with the American so I stood up and so did all those thousands of Indians with hands over their hearts. They were singing along to the words - it was stirring to say the least. There were a few people sprawled out on the grass, blathering away, not paying attention. These folks? They were as pasty white as I am. Native born Americans as far as I could tell.

You can bet I stayed standing after the American anthem was over and they played the Indian anthem.

Got a chance to talk with any number of celebrants and they all raved about how they loved America and how their success could never be realized in their native land.

I'll say this - I have yet to meet a lazy Indian here in the states. Sure, they exist somewhere but the ones I know treasure education, hard work, family and success. God Bless Them - they put any number of our native born brothers and sisters to shame.

25 posted on 08/12/2011 4:18:05 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: James C. Bennett

Like to see them take on bunch of retired Gurkhas.....


26 posted on 08/12/2011 5:15:15 PM PDT by njslim
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To: njslim
Like to see them take on bunch of retired Gurkhas.....

______________________________

There aren't enough synonyms for "OUCH !!!!!" for that.

27 posted on 08/12/2011 7:34:23 PM PDT by EN1 Sailor (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness)
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To: warsaw44

During the time I was in South Africa I met many Indians. To them America was like the promised land.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 1:50:25 PM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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