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Bangladesh interview Manisha Chakraborty Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh

The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Civilian death Kashmir Protests break out after paramilitary forces kill civilian for “jumping a checkpoint” in Kashmir

The killing of a 25-year-old civilian has triggered massive protests across central Kashmir. The security forces have responded by firing tear gas canisters and pellets, injuring scores of protesters

Police action against three Kashmiri journalists receives widespread condemnation

26-year-old photojournalist Masrat Zahra and senior journalists Peerzada Ashiq and Gowhar Geelani have been booked under various charges. Masrat and Geelani are in the dock for their social media posts according to the police

Kashmir COVID crisis Indian security forces assault healthcare workers in Kashmir

Healthcare workers in Kashmir are alleging that security forces enforcing the shutdown are stopping them from performing their duties. A number of health workers have reportedly been roughed up for violating the curfew

delhi migrants As India locks down, the poor and migrant workers are shut out

With the hasty imposition of the world’s largest 21-day-lockdown by the Indian government led by Narendra Modi, fear, anxiety and desperation has gripped the entire country. The abrupt decision has been especially hard on the poor and daily wage earners

Defiant voices combat militarization and state repression worldwide

Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity

Indian students unite in solidarity against police brutality

After the police crackdown wherein over 100 students were injured, students from across the country are rising up in protest against the police brutality

Pakistan students' solidairty march_PRSF “The future belongs to us”: Students’ solidarity march in Pakistan

In 1984, Pakistan’s military dictator Zia-Ul-Haq banned student unions in an attempt to suppress students resistance against the dictatorship. Today Pakistani students seek to overturn this ban

India partially lifts internet ban in Kashmir with strict conditions for users

Users are being asked to sign an informal bond which includes conditions restraining them from uploading all encrypted files that contain any videos or photographs, in addition to disallowing the use of social networking sites, proxies, VPNs and WiFi

Pakistan health workers Health workers in Pakistan challenge government’s privatization drive

Pakistan’s healthcare system is suffering from chronic under investment, worsened by the current privatization drive imposed by the IMF and carried out by the government of Imran Khan

Gotabaya Rajapaka Presidential elections further polarize Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide

The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree

Kashmir siege Kashmir siege: 23 days of curfew and counting

Millions of Kashmiris continue to suffer under the military lock-down imposed by the Indian government. The situation is particularly critical for patients, women and school-going children.

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