South Asia and Beyond

Constitutional Order Restored: Kazakh President

Backed by troops from Russia, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev claimed that constitutional order had been “mainly restored” after unprecedented clashes between police and anti-government mobs. Tokayev also confirmed shoot at sight orders had been issued and vowed to destroy the “20,000 bandits” who he claimed had attacked Almaty, the biggest metropolis in Kazakhstan.