• Government failures characterize human rights situation in Asia0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Amnesty International report cites growing movements of human rights activists A resident of an urban poor community in Manila joins a protest rally to demand respect for human rights during the observance of International Human Rights Day in December. (Photo by Angie de Silva) Joe Torres, Manila  Asia February 23, 2018 The human rights situation

  • Amnesty slams India for increased religion-based violence0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Rights group’s annual report highlights a rise in demonization of minorities by Hindus, media and state officials Amnesty International activists stage a protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad in November 2017 against the killings of Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi  India February 23, 2018 India’s religious minority groups, particularly

  • China demands Malaysia send back Uyghur asylum seekers0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Rights group warn it would contravene international law This picture taken on June 25, 2017 shows police patrolling in a market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uyghur population have stifled life

  • Buddhist body urged to discipline Myanmar’s unruly monks0

    State Sangha hears concerns about an increase in Buddhist nationalism and anti-Muslim rhetoric Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, known as Myawaddy Sayadaw, is seen in Myawaddy Mingyi Monastery in Mandalay on Feb. 23. ( photo) John Zaw, Mandalay  Myanmar February 26, 2018 Buddhist monks and laypeople in Myanmar are demanding action against unruly monks who

  • Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune By Shahbaz Rana February 24, 2018 Senior officials claim FATF did not follow own procedure, try to downplay negative impact of listing. PHOTO COURTESY: FATF ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with

  • Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in India0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Trudeaus pose outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, IndiaAdnan Abidi / Reutersby KRISHNADEV CALAMUR FEB 22, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them, tweeted at them, and sent them birthday wishes—all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister


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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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