May 23, 2022 08:30 (IST)
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Sri Lanka: Island Aflame

The political crisis started in the Island nation on October 26, 2018, by President Sirisena abruptly ousting Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Rajapaksa, is expected to continue for quite some time… Sri Lanka: Fueling Uncertainty, November 12, 2018.

Chhattisgarh: Bastar Division: Declining Ferocity

On May 4, 2022, a District Reserve Guards (DRG) head constable identified as Salik Ram Markam (37) was killed during an encounter with Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres in Tulargufa Forest area in Mungeri region under Chhotedonger Police Station limits in Narayanpur District.

China trapped Sri Lanka into Debt

After having entrapped Sri Lanka into a situation of debt, China is today offering more loans and aid, as so-called grants to the island nation.

Prisoners inside China's detention camps are constantly subjected to violence

Xinjiang: Ovalbek Turdakun was held captive as a prisoner in one of China's renowned detention facilities for ten months in 2018.

Balochistan: CPEC's Achilles heel

On April 26, 2022, at least five persons including three Chinese nationals, their Pakistani driver and a security guard, were killed when a women suicide bomber blew herself up near a van transporting Chinese nationals from Karachi University (KU) hostel to the Confucius Institute in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The three deceased Chinese nationals were identified as Confucius Institute Director Huang Guiping, and staffers Ding Mupeng and Chen Sa.

IS-KP: Dramatic Spike

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

As it grapples with challenges inherited from Imran Khan, the focus of Pakistan’s new government should be on regional peace

A historical event in Pakistan’s political trajectory was witnessed in the wee hours of 10 April, when after much dramatic fuss and needless political wrangling and feet dragging by the then Prime Minister Imran Khan, the no-trust vote against him was finally held and yielded a narrow Opposition victory.

Tibetan parents forced to learn Chinese language to teach children: Tibet Watch

The Chinese government’s campaign to push Mandarin Chinese as the main spoken and written language for Tibetans now includes giving parents the responsibility for teaching their children.

China’s efforts to wipe Tiananmen memories go in vain

The genocide at the Tiananmen Square in 1989 is still a banned subject in China.

Tibet witnessing human rights violations: IFFRAS

Human Rights Violation continues to take place in Tibet despite CCP’s promise to improve it on many occasions.

Afghanistan: The predator turns target

On April 8, 2022, Taliban fighters stormed the Qassan Valley in the Deh Salah area of Andarab District in Baghlan Province and took control of the upper area of Darband Kaasa Traash and Darra e Jar, the strongholds of the National Resistance Front (NRF). NRF fighters retaliated and, in the ensuing clashes, at least 11 Taliban fighters were killed and several injured.

Midst of escalating financial and petroleum crises, India launches rescue effort on Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka's economic crisis deepened, political instability erupted in the form of large-scale protests. Sri Lankans were irked by the government's mismanagement of financial affairs, corruption and bad judgment on initiatives that backfired, leaving the country impoverished - mostly in terms of lacking foreign exchange reserves.

Northeast: AFSPA - Shrinking Scope

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) in a release dated March 31, 2022, announced now AFSPA [Armed Forces Special Powers Act] is being removed with effect from 01.04.2022 [April 1, 2022] completely from 23 districts and partially from 1 district of Assam.  

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China turns a blind eye as the country’s economic woes turn critical

Sri Lanka is confronting its worst economic crisis in decades, with economists saying that its public debt has reached unsustainable levels.

Continued Persecution of Shia Minority in Pakistan

The recent bombing (4th March) of a Shia Mosque in Kocha Risaldar, a largely Shia neighbourhood in the old city of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has once again brought to the fore the plight of minorities in Pakistan.