Issues and Debates

Human Rights in South Asia

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

Posted By SAM Report | December 06, 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

Dalit Rights

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

Posted By Murtaza Ali Shah | October 26, 2017

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,” diplom


Bangladesh 2016/2017 - Amnesty International Report

Posted By Amnesty International | November 30, 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,

Indigenous People

Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

Posted By Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report | November 15, 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 r