Human Rights in South Asia

China proposes peace process for Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

China’s proposals are pragmatic, humane, respectful and hold the potential for long term multilateral benefits. The first element of the peace plan called for an intensification of the existing ceasefire, while phase two called for the orderly return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. These refugees had fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in the midst of a local conflict between Buddhists

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Kashmir Conflict: Revisiting Nehru’s Legacy by Rameez Bhat

  1 comments   |     by Rameez Bhat

With the end of British paramountcy on 15th August 1947 India’s towering leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, famously declared India’s ‘tryst with destiny’. What followed the aspirational beginning of a new India was light years away from Nehru’s democratic socialism or secularism . Hundreds & thousands of Muslim refugees were killed, if not with the consent of Nehru, but at

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Rage over mythical beauty Padmavati shows ugly side to a new India

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Several groups condemn the mythical tale as a distortion of history with some going so far as issuing death threats against the director – despite never having seen the movie Something strange and bewildering is happening in India and nobody is sure where it will lead. Over the past two weeks, the media landscape has been dominated by the campaign against Padmavati

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

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British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and dire

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

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British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and director, and threa

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“Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir

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A one-day workshop titled “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK): Kashmiri Aspirations and Responsibility of International Community” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 8, 2017 at IPRI conference hall, Islamabad. The workshop consisted of one working session, in addition to an inaugural session. The three sub-themes

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Peace in Kashmir - Kashmiris won’t accept a bilateral deal with India

  0 comments   |     by AG Noorani

DINESHWAR Sharma, New Delhi’s ‘interlocutor’ for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), left after a five-day visit, announcing that “there is no plan, there can’t be a plan” and “it is going to be a long, drawn-out exercise”. He has only an illusion of dialogue to offer. Everyone of consequence in J&K shunned him. A union home ministry official said that the J

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

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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

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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

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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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