SAHR expresses concern over the restraints on freedoms of association and assembly in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is deeply concerned about restraint of freedoms of association and assembly through the use of force and intimidation in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  In Bangladesh, the police have effectively crushed the readymade garment factory workers’ protest for increase of minimum wage. The issue commenced…

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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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‘Under threat: the challenges facing religious minorities in Bangladesh’ Report Released!

Bangladesh has singularly failed to protect its Ahmadi, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Shi’a Muslim communities from a new outbreak of targeted attacks and communal violence, says a report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG). According to the report, Under threat: the challenges facing religious minorities in Bangladesh, since 2013, the country…

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