• US Report Highlights Concerns about Religious Freedom in South, Southeast Asia0

    By BenarNews staff on May 29, 2018 Buddhist monks in Thailand took to social media to call for violence against Muslims last year, the United States government said Tuesday in its latest annual report on curbs to religious freedom worldwide. The U.S. State Department also highlighted concerns about issues affecting minority groups in Malaysia, Indonesia,

  • Bangladesh: 112 Drug Suspects Killed in Gunfights with Police in 2 Weeks0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on May 29, 2018  Bangladeshi police have shot dead at least 112 suspected dealers since the middle of May in an all-out war on drugs, the nation’s home minister said Tuesday, the day a dozen suspects died in alleged gunfights during anti-narcotics operations. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told BenarNews that

  • New Evidence for China’s Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang0

    By: Adrian Zenz May 15, 2018  This article is condensed from a longer paper, available for download here. Since summer of 2017, troubling reports in Western media outlets about large-scale detentions of ethnic Muslim minorities (including Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have multiplied (RFA, May 4). These reports include substantial anecdotal

  • India’s new Shia party seen as Hindu divisive effort0

    Firebrand politician Rizvi accused of being a divisive figure splitting the Muslim vote Indian Muslims waving Indian flags participate in a flag-hoisting event as they celebrate India’s 69th Republic Day in Ahmedabad on Jan. 26. (Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi  India May 25, 2018 The leader of a new political party

  • Fears of religious rioting haunt poll-bound India0

    Politicians accused of stirring communal strife for their own ends after two die in Hindu-Muslim riot in Aurangabad Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech in October 2015 during an election rally in Aurangabad, where two people died in a recent Hindu-Muslim riot. (Photo by Money Sharma/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, New

  • Rohingya Militants Killed Nearly 100 Hindus In Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Report0

     May 24, 2018 BenarNews     Rohingya Muslim militants unlawfully killed nearly 100 Hindus in Myanmar’s Rakhine state during deadly attacks on police outposts last year that resulted in a violent crackdown and an exodus of refugees into Bangladesh, Amnesty International says in a new report. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) carried out brutal attacks on


ISSN 2471-9501 (print)

ISSN 2471-951X (online)


  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

  • Abrar Fahad killing: Bangladesh student was beaten for four hours

    9 October 2019 BBC Bangladesh student protests A Bangladeshi undergraduate student killed in his dormitory on Sunday days after criticising the government online was beaten for several hours before he died, witnesses told the BBC. Fellow students say Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at least four hours.

Special Issue

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials