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· January, 2013

Stories about South Asia from January, 2013

13 January 2013

First Response Services In The Maldives

“We Are All Hazara” Protests Across Pakistan

Thousands across Pakistan and worldwide are showing solidarity with the Shia Hazara minority, as their sit-in protest enters its second day in the country's southwestern city, Quetta.

11 January 2013

Pakistani Activist Khudi Ali Killed in Bombings Targeting Hazaras

On 10 January, 2013 in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, 82 people lost their lives in back-to-back bombings that hit an area populated primarily by ethnic Hazara Shia Muslims. Irfan...

10 January 2013

Police Harass Ordinary Citizens in Kerala, India

The Delhi gang-rape case has activated many live discussions and the moral policing of the Indian societies. In Kerala, most recently there have been three incidents of police harassing the...

4 January 2013

Nepali Citizen Arrested in the UK for Alleged War Crimes

The UK Police has used Universal jurisdiction law to arrest a Nepali army colonel residing in the in East Sussex town of the UK. He has been accused of torturing...

3 January 2013

Taliban Commander Maulvi Nazir Killed As US Drone Strikes

Maulvi Nazir, a leading militant of the Taliban, has been killed by an American drone strike. Pakistanis are apprehensive on social media sites about how ordinary citizens and military forces...

2 January 2013

Harasser Identified by Bloggers in Bangladesh

Honey Singh's ‘Misogynist’ Lyrics Divides Bollywood

Indian Punjabi rapper Honey Singh’s new year performance was canceled after an online petition was circulated on social media. A First Information Report (FIR) has also been lodged against him...

1 January 2013

Bangladesh: Another Indigenous Girl Raped and Killed

Once again an indigenous girl was killed in Bangladesh after being brutally raped. The victim, Khomaching Marma (14) was a student of class eight. This brutal rape and murder once...

Chobi Mela VII Is Coming

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