• India’s ominous threat to Rohingya Muslim refugees0

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    • January 17, 2020

    By Phelim Kine 17 January 2020 The tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to India to escape widespread and systematic violence and discrimination in Myanmar face an existential threat from a new source: India’s government. Early this month, a senior government minister announced that Indian authorities would move expeditiously to deport the

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  • Bangladesh court orders arrest of journalist0

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    • January 17, 2020

    Matiur Rahman, editor of the Prothom Alo daily, is an outspoken champion of freedom of expression By AT Contributor 17 January 2020 A Bangladesh court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the country’s most respected independent newspaper editor after a student was killed at an event organized by a sister publication. Matiur Rahman, editor of

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  • A rape in India every 15 minutes: government data0

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    • January 16, 2020

    Government has released annual data that reveals a rise in attacks against women By Varalika Mishra, New Delhi 15 January 2020 In India, a rape is reported every 15 minutes, according to recently released official government crime data. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data from 2018 has stark revelations about crime in the country.

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  • Climate Change and Intellectual Dishonesty0

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    • January 16, 2020

    The costs of climate change are mounting, yet the UN Climate Change Conference in December failed to reach substantial agreements on policies or funding for mitigation. Business and government leaders regard economic growth as paramount even as climate scientists warn that a warming climate will erode economic security for millions. “Only full redesign of our

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  • India: ‘UP Police Kicked and Beat Us in Custody,’ Say Activists Arrested in Lucknow0

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    • January 16, 2020

    “The way some of the Muslim detainees were beaten has convinced me that the BJP state government in UP has communalised UP police.” The Wire Staff 16 January 2020 New Delhi: Four Lucknow-based activists who were recently arrested by Uttar Pradesh police for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens alleged

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  • India: CDS Bipin Rawat Advocates Putting Young Kashmiri Children in ‘De-Radicalisation Camps’0

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    • January 16, 2020

    Rawat also suggested diplomatic isolation and blacklisting of Pakistan by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as avenues to deal with terror. The Wire Staff 16 January 2020 New Delhi: Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2020 here on Thursday, chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat pointed a finger at nations that sponsored terror

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  • Stung by CAA-NRC backlash, Modi govt plans mega publicity campaign to boost image0

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    • January 16, 2020

    Less than a year after winning big Lok Sabha majority, Modi govt goes into ‘damage-control’ mode ahead of important state assembly elections this year. AMRITA NAYAK DUTTA 16 January, 2020 New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the scrapping of Article 370, the Balakot air strikes, strengthening the economy and schemes for India’s poor — the Narendra Modi

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