Bangladesh Plans to Relocate Rohingya Refugees to a Flooded Island

Bangladesh has resurrected a plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state to a flooded island in the Bay of Bengal to prevent them from “intermingling” with Bangladeshi citizens. The United Nations says around 69,000 people have fled the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine…

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Civil Society Activists Support Lawyers Collective on FCRA Issue

Civil society groups and international organisations have once again started voicing their concern at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ decision to cancel the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) licence of the advocacy group Lawyers Collective. Lawyers Collective had a few days ago contended that the decision of the home ministry to revoke…

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Ambassador Jilani gives ‘evidence’ on human rights violations in held Kashmir to US special envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (US) Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday handed over ‘evidence’ on human rights violations in India-held Kashmir (IHK) to US special envoy Richard Olson. During their meeting at the US State Department, Ambassador Jilani stressed that the international community, especially the US, should…

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A peace border – Jatin Desai

The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the mix of excitement and momentousness this August 14-15 midnight that it usually does as the two countries celebrate their independence days. This midnight occasion has become its own ritual, poignant and significant in its meaning, for nearly two decades now. In…

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