‘Worst nightmare’: violence feared after Myanmar military coup

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February 02- Myanmar’s military took power from an elected government after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several other politicians on February 1, 2021. The coup came after Suu Kyi’s party won landslide victory in a November 8 election, which…

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Police used excessive force against civil society members and human rights activists

Police used excessive force against civil society members and human rights activists

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January28- ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-002-2021 January 26, 2021 Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is bringing to your attention a disturbing incident where the Nepal Police used excessive force against people. Water cannons…

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Too little democracy is why India’s reforms and progress are stymied

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December 11- Amitabh Kant’s diagnosis is wrong: India doesn’t have too much of a democracy. It has too little of it for economic growth. SHIVAM VIJ 9 December, 2020  The Economist Intelligence Unit releases an annual index of democracy. India’s rank in this index has…

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‘Monarchy is obsolete; No alternative to Republicanism’- Adhikari

‘Monarchy is obsolete; No alternative to Republicanism’- Adhikari

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December 8- Kathmandu. Human Rights activist, political analyst and the Spokes person of Janajagaran Party Nepal () Bidur Adhikari has stressed that the anachronistic voice for monarchy has no place and viability in Nepal’s vibrant republicanism. Speaking to Hari Jigyasu of the…

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There is no alternative to Rule of Law and Republicanism!

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December 4- Now-a -days, there are voices and demands for the return of monarchy, and the rule of a single person or institution in response to the inefficiency of this government and the political parties. But this is a worrying sig for…

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The Thing That Determines a Country’s Resistance to the Coronavirus

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CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other. Francis Fukuyama ALEXANDER DRAGO / REUTERSWhen the coronavirus pandemic now sweeping the world was localized in China in January, many people…

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