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  • India Is Still Cracking Down on Dissent0

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    • October 27, 2020

    BY   ALPA SHAH 27 October 2020 In India, the Modi government’s lethal mix of authoritarianism, Hindu nationalism, and neoliberal reform is culminating in a staggering criminalization of all dissent. Colliding with the crisis of the pandemic, Indian democracy is in grave trouble. In the latest round of state-led assaults beginning in 2018, police threw into

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  • Why Is Bangladesh Booming?0

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    • October 22, 2020

    Belal Hossain Rana/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images   by Kaushik Basu    Project Syndicate As a result of progressive social policies and a bit of historical luck, Bangladesh has gone from being one of the poorest countries in South Asia to an aspiring “tiger” economy. But can it avoid the risk factors that have derailed

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  • Suu Kyi’s tainted policies alienate foreign investors0

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    • October 17, 2020

    ASIA  INDIARIGHTNOWNEWS.COM   October 15, 2020     Suu Kyi’s tainted policies alienate foreign investors 2020-10-15   YANGON – Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is putting off foreign companies that emphasize human rights in their investment decisions, as Britain’s CDC Group, Norway’s Telenor and international mining groups struggle to navigate her administration’s controversial policies and their associated reputation

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  • Gandhi Nonviolence Rally: Naperville, IL, Oct 2, 20200

      Press Release by Bhanu Swargam Naperville, IL, Oct 2, 2020 United for Peace Coalition of peace and interfaith organizations from all across Chicagoland area held a Gandhi Nonviolence Rally in Naperville IL, on Oct 2, 2020, a day that has been designated as the International Nonviolence Day by the United Nations, in honor of

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  • Rohingya Crisis Created By Myanmar; Must Be Solved By Them: Bangladesh PM Seeks UN Focus0

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    • September 28, 2020

     27th September, 2020  republicworld.com Raising the Rohingya issue at the UNGA, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the global community to play a more “effective role” in finding a solution Written By Jay Pandya   Raising the issue of the presence of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for more than three years, Bangladesh Prime Minister

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  • PAKISTAN: Prosecuting Pakistan’s New Extremists0

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    • September 18, 2020

    By Michael Kugelman, Adam Weinstein Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Supreme Court of Pakistan (Source: Wikimedia/Khalid Mahmood) Pakistan confronts a new type of extremist threat: one that challenges state institutions without rejecting the state itself. Last year, a new and relatively unknown religious movement led by a cleric named Khadim Hussain Rizvi staged a sit-in that brought the

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  • An open letter to Academics and People’s Movements in India: Towards a critical articulation on factory schools – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)0

    16 September 2020 This open letter has been collectively written by Pranab Doley, Jacinta Kerketta, Deme Oraon, Gladson Dungdung, Sharanya and Rajaraman from the Stop Factory Schools Network   A recent protest, through a petition endorsed by around 300 Adivasi leaders, academics, activists, environmental groups and people’s movements in India, has brought the issue of

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  • Q & A: Responding to COVID-19 in the Developing World 0

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    • September 10, 2020

    September 10, 2020 The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn’t easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions or provide a social safety net for the unemployed. We talked with Yale SOM development economist Mushfiq

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  • Osman Siddique: Ambassador Emeritus – Senior Advisor to South Asians for Biden0

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    • September 8, 2020

    8 September 2020 https://www.southasiansforbiden.org/ambassador-emeritus Ambassador Osman Siddique is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to South Asians for Biden. He has been active in the public service for a long time.  Ambassador Osman Siddique has been active in the public service for a long time. Seeking the promise and opportunity of the United States, he left

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  • Book review: Leaps of faith; by Ambassador Osman Siddique0

    Kelley alumnus, former U.S. ambassador shares his journey to the American dream in memoir Kelley School of Business Go from Moment to Momentum   Posted on September 8, 2020 by George Vlahakis BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – From escaping to an Indiana University education from a bloody civil war, to a successful business career and then representing

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  • “They attacked women, children”: Kashmir’s pellet-riddled Muharram procession0

    Kashmirwalla.com The 23-year-old lay on the street, on his chest, when police personnel “cocked his gun and fired pellets at me,” he said, writhing in pain. “He knew I couldn’t move.” By     Yashraj Sharma     29 Aug 2020 A mourner injured by after metal-pellets were fired on a Muharram procession on the outskirts of

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  • The ‘Asian Century’ depends on China and India working together0

    How Beijing engages with Delhi after recent border tensions will have long-term implications for continental harmony A satellite image taken over Galwan Valley in Ladakh, India, parts of which are contested with China, June 16, 2020, in this handout obtained from Planet Labs Inc. REUTERS C Uday Bhaskar       Aug 16, 2020 The renewed

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  • Kashmir after Article 3700

    22 Aug, 2020 The abrogation of Article 370, after a year, continues to elude democratic experience and aspirations. India is a Union of States. This is a line that is familiar to most high-school civics students and is taken for granted. But, it has not always been a “happy” Union of States. Some states have

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  • ‘Faced with China, India must scale up its relationships with friends’0

      by Maneesh Pandeya                 August 15, 2020, Michael Kugelman. The latest map row raised by Islamabad apart, the China-Pakistan alliance is, indeed, becoming a new diplomatic challenge for New Delhi. India, which has shown a tough resolve at the LAC against China, must align strongly with countries like

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