Umer Beigh
Textile workers in Bangladesh fight against state repression

‘Thousands of workers dismissed earlier haven’t been re-appointed yet and in most cases, workers didn’t even receive their legal compensation,’ says workers’ organizer

Niyamgiri Tribals in India’s Niyamgiri are resisting Vedanta’s bauxite mining

One tribal activist was killed and many injured after security personnel deployed at Vedanta factory attacked the protesters.

India Pakistan LoC Pakistan offers to release captured Indian air force pilot, calls for de-escalation

Both India and Pakistan attempted cross-border air incursions into the airspace of the other, in the last two days, in the biggest escalation of tensions since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

Pricol Workers on strike in August Wave of punitive actions on autoworkers in southern India

Transfer orders and summary dismissals have become the standard response by companies to the workers organizing in India’s automobiles manufacturing hub at Tamil Nadu

Manual Scavenging: India’s Dirty Secret

Manual Scavenging is actually ‘progeny of caste violence’ in Indian society. In the past two years, at least one manual scavenger died every five days while cleaning sewers.

Baby Hiba Pellet injury Pellet shotguns continue blinding minors in Kashmir

In the recent spree of violence in Kashmir, following the killing of six militants and a 14-year-old girl on November 26, the security forces partially blinded an infant girl.    

UN mission recommends action against Myanmar army for crimes against Rohingya

The fact-finding mission found that the crimes include mass killings and rapes with a genocidal intent

Unions rise in protest following 19 deaths in yet another mining accident in Pakistan

The federation of mine workers has called for a ‘Black Day’ on September 23 in protest against the incident.

Legal challenge to constitutional provision sparks fears in Kashmir

Protests were held last week in defence of Article 35 (A), which prevents outsiders from owning land and holding jobs

Japan-India military exercises a harbinger of deeper ties

The two countries are key components of US strategy in the region that seeks to counter rising Chinese influence

Violence, Political Rivalries Cast a Long Shadow Over Elections in Pakistan

With Nawaz Sharif returning to court arrest, and attempt to revitalize his party, the uncertainty has increased

Hundreds of Myanmarese Farmers Await Return of Land Seized by Military

Nearly 80,000 hectares have been taken away from poor and marginalized farmers, who are struggling to make a living

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