· December, 2011

Stories about South Asia from December, 2011

Bhutan: Thanking The Armed Forces

  17 December 2011

Tshering Tobgay, the opposition leader of Bhutan posts translation of a motion of thanks in the parliament praising the Royal Bhutan Army.

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Crowd-sourcing Stories Of December 1971

  16 December 2011

December 1971 blog is an effort by some Pakistani netizens to crowd-source personal stories of December 1971, when the Pakistan Army surrendered and Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) gained victory in their liberation war against West Pakistan. The goal is to archive the human side of the tragedy from all aspects...

Nepal: Government Expels UN Human Rights Watchdog

  14 December 2011

Article 19 reports that the Nepali government has decided “not to renew the mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the only branch of the United Nations watchdog in South Asia”.

Bangladesh: Restriction In The Hills

  14 December 2011

Unheard Voice blog reports that the Bangladesh government has recently imposed strict restrictions on travels of foreign nationals to the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Also, foreign nationals will not be allowed to hold discussions with any indigenous groups or religious groups without the presence of a responsible officer.

India: Kapil Sibal vs. the Netizens on Filtering Social Media

  10 December 2011

The Indian Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo to pre-screen derogatory, defamatory and inflammatory content about political leaders and religion. What followed was a wave of insult, ridicule and sarcasm.

Nepal: Blog Aggregation And Monetizing Free Content

  9 December 2011

“At this stage, more than opportunities to monetize, Nepali blogosphere needs exposure and stable readership,” Comments Bhumika while discussing on blog aggregation and monetizing of free content like Huffington Post.

India: Parliamentary Committee Opposes UID Bill

  9 December 2011

Vickram reports that an Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has recommended recasting of the NIAI bill, which deals with the implementation of the Unique ID (UID) scheme. The blogger discusses what implications it has for India.

Pakistan: Reaction on NATO's Attack Killing 24 Pakistani Soldiers

  8 December 2011

November 26, 2011 marked the death of 24 Pakistani troops as a result of a violent attack by NATO helicopters and fighter aircrafts on Pakistan Army's border posts in Mohmand Agency of FATA in Pakistan. No less than 13 troops were also injured in the attack. The attack is being condemned and protested against by politicians, journalists, religious organizations and members of the civil society ever since.

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