• Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Conflict: Emerging Trends In Violence0

     June 13, 2018 IPCS  By Angshuman Choudhury 2018 has been a violent year in Myanmar. Besides the crisis in the northern Rakhine State concerning the Rohingyas, the country has been engulfed by incessant fighting between the Tatmadaw (the military) and various Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) from almost all sides. The third iteration of Myanmar’s flagship biennial

  • India and Saudi Arabia: United against global terrorism0

    India has time and again lauded efforts by the kingdom in fighting terrorism such as the royal decree on counter-terrorism issued by King Abdullah. The kingdom is also a member of the 68-nation strong Global Coalition Against Daesh and one of the founding countries of the Islamic Military Alliance against ISIS in Syria and Iraq,

  • Kashmir: walking the line0

      BY       Stuti Bhatnagar*       7 June 2018 Perhaps the biggest casualty of the current state of India–Pakistan relations has been Kashmir, where issues regarding territory, autonomy, and cross-border confrontations have been a long-standing flashpoint between the two countries. Recent times have seen total disregard for the 2003 ceasefire at points known as the Line of Control, which

  • Gunfights” in Bangladesh0

    Gunfights” in Bangladesh Members of Rapid Action Battalion, RAB, in Dhaka, Bangladesh BY    Syed Badrul Ahsan*    13 June 2018 In the past three weeks, no fewer than 130 people have died in what Bangladesh’s security forces have described as “gunfights”. The police and other forces, such as the Rapid Action Battalion, used this term to

  • In Assam, a Myth, WhatsApp and Lack of Faith in Justice System Have Fuelled Lynchings0

    by Shaheen Ahmed    13/6/2018 The recent brutal killing of two young men after suspicions that they were child-lifters did not happen in a vacuum, and scholars argue that the state must put in place strong anti-lynching legislation to avoid such violence. A protest rally against the lynching two men in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong

  • India’s top Muslim cleric wants govt to change its ways0

    PM Modi’s party seeks to mend fences with the Islamic community ahead of national elections next May Indian Muslims leave after attending prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of New Delhi on June 8. The pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national government



    F R Chowdhury Corruption comes in different forms. Corruption for money and wealth is a pervasive one. In politics, another kind of corruption is prevalent – the lust for power. Initially, they would ask for more power so that they can execute development plans more efficiently. But it does not stop there. Then it is

  • Amnesty International INDIA 2016/2017 Annual Report0

    INDIA 2016/2017 The authorities used repressive laws to curb freedom of expression and silence critics. Human rights defenders and organizations continued to face harassment and intimidation, and vigilante cow protection groups carried out several attacks. Thousands protested against discrimination and violence faced by Dalit communities. Millions of people opposed changes to labour laws. Marginalized communities

  • Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 2017

    Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 20170

    Six-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report 2017 Bangladesh has ratified various international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN-CAT) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

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