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ISSUES AND DEBATES

Human Rights in South Asia

How the Rohingya Crisis Is Changing Bangladesh

BANGKOK — Close to one million Rohingya from Myanmar are said to be living in Bangladesh at the moment, nearly half of them having fled since late August. The exodus is one of the world’s worst refugee crises in decades, and so far Bangladesh, already a very poor country, has borne much of the burden. The sudden influx of so many refugees has created a major humanitarian emergency and raises security concerns. T

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Dalit Rights

Pakistani diplomat highlights India's disgraceful policies against women at UNHRC

Pakistani diplomats Murk Aijaz and Qazi Saleem at the UNHRC session. Photo: Reporter.  GENEVA: A Pakistani diplomat highlighted India's disgraceful policies in the United Rights Commission (UNHRC). “India has surely become the rape capital of the world where no woman is safe due to their own disgraceful policies against women,” diplomat Murk Aijaz said.Around 327,000 crimes against women were registered

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TERRORISM

How the Rohingya Crisis Is Changing Bangladesh

BANGKOK — Close to one million Rohingya from Myanmar are said to be living in Bangladesh at the moment, nearly half of them having fled since late August. The exodus is one of the world’s worst refugee crises in decades, and so far Bangladesh, already a very poor country, has borne much of the burden. The sudden influx of so many refugees has created a major humanitarian emergency and raises security concerns. T

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Indigenous People

Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met with a disproportionate militarised response. At the same time in India and Bangladesh, land rights protesters were met with even harsher means. Several people got

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