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  • How Britain stole $45 trillion from India And lied about it.0

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    • February 27, 2021

    Jason Hickel Academic at the University of London and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 19 Dec 2018 Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, and his wife, Lady Edwina Mountbatten, ride in the state carriage towards the Viceregal lodge in New Delhi, on March 22, 1947 [File: AP] There is a story

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  • Bangladesh lawyer files sedition case over Al Jazeera report0

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    • February 22, 2021

    Reporters and Al Jazeera’s acting director general accused in a case over the report that revealed high-level corruption among Bangladesh’s governing elite. Army chief General Aziz Ahmed, right, told reporters in Dhaka that the allegations against him and his family were false, concocted and part of a conspiracy by vested groups [File: STR/AFP] 17 Feb

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  • UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera investigation0

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    • February 4, 2021

    Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit revealed Bangladesh bought Israeli-made surveillance technology used to monitor cell phones. General Aziz Ahmed visits UN peacekeepers [Bangladesh Army website] By Al Jazeera Investigative Unit 4 Feb 2021 The United Nations is calling for a full investigation into evidence of corruption and illegality involving the Bangladesh army, which was exposed during an

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  • Rihanna, Greta Thunberg anger India by supporting farmer protests0

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    • February 3, 2021

    Following tweets by international celebrities, foreign ministry says ‘vested interest groups’ trying to mobilise support against the government. Farmers shout slogans during a day-long hunger strike to protest against new farm laws, on the outskirts of New Delhi on January 30, 2021 [Manish Swarup/AP] 3 Feb 2021   Al Jazeera Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist

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  • Gang close to Bangladesh PM extracts bribes for state contracts0

    1 February 2021 Investigation reveals how a criminal gang is colluding with Bangladesh’s security forces and profiting from links to PM Sheikh Hasina.    

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  • Shahidul Alam: Bangladesh is ‘an autocracy by any means’ | UpFront (Special interview)0

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    • December 10, 2020

    December 10, 2020   Apr 20, 2019 Al Jazeera English Award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist Shahidul Alam was arrested in August 2018 shortly after appearing on Al Jazeera to discuss anti-government student protests.  

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  • Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder-video0

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    • November 28, 2020

    27 November 2020 Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder. Aljazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports https://youtu.be/jFvexZJt4fo via@ YouTube An elite police unit in Bangladesh is being accused of hundreds of extrajudicial killings, over several years. It has drawn international concern, including calls from US senators for sanctions. People who say their loved ones are missing,

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  • Indian troops kill top rebel commander in Kashmir gun battle0

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    • November 3, 2020

    The dead commander, Saifullah Mir, was the chief of operations of the region’s largest rebel group, Hizbul Mujahideen. Anti-India demonstrations broke out after the gun battle [Dar Yasin/AP] 1 Nov 2020  Al Jazeera A top rebel commander was killed by Indian government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city, authorities have said, triggering anti-India protests in

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  • Kashmir daily office, activists’ homes raided by Indian agency0

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    • October 28, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency conducts searches at 10 places, including offices of NGOs and Greater Kashmir newspaper as well homes of activists. The raids have triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority region [File: AP] 28 Oct 2020 India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out raids at several locations, including the offices and residences of

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  • Freedom of the Press – ‘Vendetta’: Kashmir newspaper’s office sealed by India officials0

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    • October 21, 2020

    Indian administration seals office of English daily, Kashmir Times, causing outrage from journalists in the disputed region. Kashmiri journalists protest in Srinagar against a new media policy announced this year that seeks to regulate reporting in the disputed region [File: Dar Yasin/AP] By Bilal Kuchay      20 Oct 2020 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – The regional administration

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  • Why Sri Lanka jailed a Muslim lawyer without charge for 6 months0

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    • October 16, 2020

    Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested under a terrorism law over allegations rights groups say lack ‘any credible evidence’. The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, the EU and UN Human Rights Core Group on Sri Lanka have expressed their concerns on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Hizbullah [Photo courtesy: Family] By Usaid Siddiqui 15 Oct 2020 Rights

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  • Ladakh Buddhists who hailed India’s Kashmir move not so sure now0

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    • October 16, 2020

    A year after India scrapped Kashmir’s special status, anger and apprehensions in Ladakh over their future. Buddhist prayer flags fly at Namgyal Tsemo Monastery above the town of Leh in Ladakh [Cathal McNaughton/Reuters] By Bilal Kuchay 14 Oct 2020 Leh, Ladakh – When the Indian government last year abrogated the special status and partial autonomy of

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  • India: How a Muslim doctor was incarcerated for raising his voice0

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    • September 7, 2020

    Dr Kafeel Khan was released on Tuesday after spending seven months in jail for criticising anti-Muslim citizenship law. by Usaid Siddiqui 7 September 2020   Dr Khan has spent nearly 500 days in prison in the last three years, as his case has become a symbol of state repression on dissent [Courtesy family of Dr

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  • Pakistan’s balancing act may be failing0

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    • September 2, 2020

    AlJazeera Pakistan’s strategy to keep good relations with everyone is no longer working in an increasingly polarised Muslim world. by Abdul Basit & Zahid Shahab Ahmed 31 Aug 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 15, 2019 [File: Reuters] more on

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