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The Indian National Congress (INC) ruled Assam's legislative assembly from 1951 to 2016 when control switched to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The organisers gave no reason for the cancellation, but some see it as a worrying sign of the erosion of intellectual freedom.
'Editing a Google Doc in support of farmers is an act of sedition in this country now,' a writer said.
"The removal of Article 370 may or may not impact the people of the Kashmir valley, but the treatment meted out only reminds us about the brutal occupation of our land."
A man accused of murder, Agni Sapkota, replaces a rape-accused as house speaker in Nepal, exacerbating the already dire prospects for justice by fostering a culture of impunity.
"It's basically like England walking into Scotland with troops and getting rid of the Scottish Parliament and arresting all the Scottish nationalists. This is just not acceptable."
Experts have found that many of India's most insidious disinformation campaigns arise from political parties themselves.
Controversy after decorated Indian army major accused of beating a young man in Kashmir.
Among the difficulties faced by voters are a ban on all unauthorized motorized public and private transportation and a complete shutdown of mobile Internet service.
On December 30, Bangladesh will hold its 11th parliamentary election to determine the 299 elected members of Jatiya Sangsad who will lead the country for the next five years.
"...I get negative comments on social media, even by women, but I think these comments given to me have helped me grow from a better person to a better designer"
"When a regime is governed by nothing but fear, it is often a sign that the regime might have lost its plot."
"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."
A 16-year-old girl named Andleeb Jan was among the dead.