South Asia

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ASEAN talks fail over South China Sea dispute

ASEAN talks fail over South China Sea dispute – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English.

BANGLADESH: Floods leave thousands food insecure

Lack of political will, funding killing Pakistani women

Attacked Maldives blogger flees ‘Islamist’ threat

Bangladesh: PCMS Brings Out Procession Protesting Against Killing Of Bolimila Chakma In Rangamati

Indigenous people protested the killing of Boli Mila Chakma in Rangamati, Bangladesh

via Bangladesh: PCMS Brings Out Procession Protesting Against Killing Of Bolimila Chakma In Rangamati.

Burma: Situation In Rakhine (Arakan) State And The Rule Of Law

Statement on the situation in Rakhine State of Burma and the rule of law

via Burma: Situation In Rakhine (Arakan) State And The Rule Of Law.

Police ask Union home ministry to cancel 90 NGO licences

Tamil Nadu police have recommended the Union home department to cancel the licences of more than 90 non-governmental organizations functioning in the state. A senior police officer confirmed that a letter to this effect has been sent through the state home department. NGOs functioning in India should renew their licences once in five years. A recent amendment to the rules has brought NGOs under the scanner of the police department during the licencing process.

Pakistan: Angry Mob Lynches Alleged Blasphemer

  In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, a metropolitan city in Punjab, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive. According to local reports, the alleged criminal was in police custody when a mob of 2000 frenzied people broke into the jail building and demanded the police to handover the prisoner to them. When the police refused to comply with their illegal demand, the mob started a riot and caused havoc. As a result the police was forced to use tear gas to disperse these rioters. Unfortunately, tear gas and shell came to no avail. The mob broke inside the jail, took the alleged blasphemer outside and burned him openly. The mob says that the person had desecrated the Muslim‘s holy scripture, The Koran

Burma: Mass arrests, raids on Rohingya Muslims

Burma: Mass arrests, raids on Rohingya Muslims.

Pakistan: ‘Police brutality’: Victim seeks medical examination

An amputee appealed a magistrate on Friday to order for a medical examination to determine whether he was tortured by the police.

Amir Mehmood, 28, whose one leg was amputated after an accident, told media that he was arrested along with a dozen of his customers from his snooker club on charges of gambling. He said that Station House Officer (SHO) Bashir Ahmed and Sub Inspector (ASI) Sajid Farooq subjected him to “severe torture”. “They beat me with bamboo sticks and made me stand on one leg for hours on end,” he said. He added that the officials also tortured him mentally, by depriving him of food, not allowing him to sleep or contact his family.

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