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  • Kyaukphyu authorises ESIA but Rakhine committee demands strategic review0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Thompson Chau 15 Feb 2018 The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State (Rakhine committee) issues a report on the progress. Photo: EPA A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is “a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario”, the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations

  • Religious nationalism in India self-annihilation: bishops0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Indian bishops say authentic nationalism respects the human dignity of all citizens, not the exclusion of some Indian bishops attending a session of their Feb. 2-9 biennial plenary in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Their final statement warned that promoting nationalism based on religion would lead India on a path of self-destruction. (Photo by

  • Rohingya welcome plans to include UN in repatriation0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Bangladesh signs deal letting refugee agency oversee the return of thousands of displaced people to Myanmar Rohingya refugees soak in the rain near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Piyas Biswas) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka, and John Zaw, Mandalay Asia February 14, 2018 Rohingya refugees

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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