Human Rights in South Asia

China’s FM to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar to mediate in Rohingya crisis

  0 comments   |     by SAM Report on 06, December 2017

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head to Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend in a bid to shore up Beijing’s influence in the region and mediate in the deepening Rohingya refugee crisis. The visit comes amid mounting international criticism of Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who has failed to resolve the humanitarian crisis, which has seen more than 600,000 Rohin

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Pakistan concerned as Bangladesh hands six JI leaders death penalty

  0 comments   |     by FO Pakistan on 02, December 2017

The Foreign Office (FO) expressed Pakistan’s reservations over the death sentences handed to six Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 war. According to media, the six men were identified as Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz Mia, Ruhul Amin, Abu Muslim Muhammad Ali, Abdul Latif, Na

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Bangladesh 2016/2017 - Amnesty International Report

  0 comments   |     by Amnesty International on 30, November 2017

Amnesty International Report: Armed groups claiming to act in the name of Islam killed dozens of people in targeted attacks, including foreign nationals, secular activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The government’s response was marked by human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, unlawful killi

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How the Rohingya Crisis Is Changing Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by B TOM FELIX JOEHNK on 16, November 2017

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 a

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Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 15, November 2017

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 hars

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor by Imran Chowdhury

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury on 13, November 2017

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political significance is of Himalayan dimens

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Geopolitics of Rohingya Crisis-Rohingya issue is not isolated

  0 comments   |     by Rajeev Ahmed on 07, November 2017

The timing of the current Rohingya crisis is very crucial because the crisis surfaced again at the time when the Sino-Indian relation worsened due to Doklam standoff and the tension in Korean peninsula are heated up. Geopolitically, the current Rohingya crisis is a potential Anglo-Saxon globalist plot that is being executed by regional players to disrupt the Chinese envisioned and Russ

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Should Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize?

  0 comments   |     by Nasir Azeem on 30, October 2017

Although the tragedy of Myanmar’s Rohingya Community has been unfolding for decades, the latest exodus of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh has become a FrontPage news due to mammoth scale of this tragedy. What’s going on in Myanmar against the most persecuted minority group Rohingya is state-sponsored barbarism and textbook example of ethnic cleansing. The deafening silence of the

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WHO WAS TIPU SULTAN? by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

  0 comments   |     by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad on 29, October 2017

The blatantly false propaganda being spread by the Hindutva Sangha Parivar over Tipu Sultan is reaching outlandish proportions. A Hindutva troll is trying to teach me my own family history with regard to Tipu Sultan’s patronage of Hindu temples. She has been posting all kinds of nonsense on my timeline, disputing what I know about my own ancestors, and I have blocked her. Almost all the w

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Spineless Giant-About 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Burma

  0 comments   |     by Mowahid Hussain Shah on 24, October 2017

Buddhist-led butchery of Burmese Muslims continues despite the presence of the 57-member OIC.  A notable exception has been its stirring on the initiative of Turkey’s President Erdogan, chair of the September 2017 OICSummit in Kazakhstan.  In separate letters, the OIC has urged the EU and UN

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