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Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

The authorities in Bangladesh have continued their harassment of civil society through the new legislation designed to choke independent civil society. Read more

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

On 1st October, at least four protestors were shot dead by security forces in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand while protesting against a land acquisition by a public sector utility NTPC. Read more

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

As the death toll reaches over 90, and with thousands of civilians injured, the conditions for civic activism in the Kashmir region are closing rapidly under pressure from the authorities. While protests rage, clashes between protesters and security forces have become a regular occurrence. Read more

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Freedom of expression and media freedom are under major threat in Bangladesh. According to rights group Ain o Salish Kendra 74 journalists were allegedly subjected to torture in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016. Read more

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Kashmir death toll reaches 66 as protests continue in August

Large scale protests in Kashmir continued unabated in August: a state wide curfew has entered its 42nd day and death toll of civilian casualties has reached 66. Read more

Nearly 50 dead as Indian forces open fire on Protesters in Kashmir

In recent weeks, Kashmir has seen one of the worst uprisings since 2010. Clashes between the police and protesters in Jammu were sparked by the death of a prominent Kashmiri militant at the hands of Indian security forces. Read more

Protests disrupted in West Papua

Protests in West Papua continued to be met with heavy handed police tactics. On the 28th May, two activists were arrested and detained by security forces for distributing leaflets about an upcoming separatist rally and encouraging others to participate. Read more