FOR URGENT RELEASE: ARUNDHATI ROY PUBLIC TALK IN DHAKA GOING AHEAD DESPITE PERMISSION REVOKED BY DHAKA METROPOLITAN POLICE

From Chobi Mela organisers5th March 2019 Dhaka, Bangladesh At around 10 pm on Monday, 4 March 2019, The Chobi Mela secretariat received notification from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police that the state venue permission for Arundhati Roy’s talk on 5 March 2019 at Krishibid Institute Auditorium in Dhaka had been revoked…

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That ‘political hot potato’ of the CTA

Verbal gymnastics indulged in by Sri Lankan politicians in respect of the draft Counter Terrorism Act (CTA), now before Parliament awaiting amendments from the sectoral oversight committee, are vastly entertaining in truth. The ‘political hot potato’ Unlikely champions of constitutional rights are emerging from the Rajapaksa-led opposition. This week, the de…

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South Asian regional orgnisations and networks urge India and Pakistan to de-escalate the violence immediately and resolve bilateral issues for permanent peace in the region

We, undersigned regional networks and organisations, request both India and Pakistan to immediately de-escalate tensions and end the present dangerous impasse. The reasons for the present escalation is well known and we believe that such instances would recur without dealing with the underlying causes. India is unwilling or unable to…

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