Human Rights in South Asia

Shock Doctrine at Work in India

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EXCESSES IN KASHMIR

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Excesses in Kashmir AN Indian rights group — the Concerned Citizens Collective — that includes individuals known for taking a position on the most dangerous issues in their country, came up with a strong statement on India-held Kashmir. Coming at the end of a four-day probe, during which group members met some 150 people of various ages and from all w

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Now in Bangladesh, Rohingya Muslims Describe Rape, Murder in Myanmar

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The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away. “They drove us out of our houses, men and women in separate lines, ordering us to keep our hand

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BANGLADESH: THE OTHER SIDE IF STORY

  0 comments   |     by Samson Simon Sharaf

Bangladesh: The other side of story Samson Simon Sharaf Forty years ago in 1971, on November 14 night in Chittagong, a Pakistani sniper of the Special Service Group, felt he saw a “phantom”. The Pakistani soldier did not take any chances and opened fire. The shadowy figures melted away into the dark

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Transgender Health - Transgender Person Dying in a Peshawar Hospital

  0 comments   |     by Fawad Ali Shah

The writer is a PhD scholar specialising in health communications.

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Kashmir: An Impasse in Collective Conscience

  0 comments   |     by Suraj Kumar Thube

One more uprising in the Kashmir valley, one more scenario where people suddenly realize the gravity of the issue is here. The political ferment is ubiquitous, the ham handed approach of the State is self evident and the multiple local stakeholders have found themselves in a state of profound chaos and bewilderment. The lack of a genuine platform for a robust, feasible discussion and debate is

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LIFE ON EARTH IS DYING.THOUSANDS OF SPECIES CEASE TO EXIST

  0 comments   |     by Robert J Burrows

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist By Robert J. Burrowes On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 s

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Tens of thousands protest against India cash ban

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Tens of thousands protest against India cash ban AFP Tens of thousands of people turned out Monday for nationwide protests against India's controversial ban on high-value banknotes, which opposition party organisers say has caused a “financi

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Dusty Memoir: “Eat Dust: Mining and Greed in Goa”

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  “Eat Dust! Eat Dust!”, chanted the villagers who had gathered in the Public Hearing by the Environment ministry on the environmental impact of a mining lease which was due to be extended. As they chanted, they tossed fistfuls of the crushed red earth in the air. They were enraged by the attitude of the governmental officials who were there to conduct the enquiry, whic

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