Rezwan · December, 2010

Latest posts by Rezwan from December, 2010

India: Open Access Indian Law Database

  14 December 2010

Yale Law Library blog informs that The Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India), a non-profit access to 50 databases of Indian law, is now open for public access.

Bangladesh: The Trigger Happy Indian BSF Exposed

  12 December 2010

Jyoti at Unheard Voice highlights the recently published report of Human Rights Watch chronicling the situation on the India Bangladesh border. The report documents indiscriminate killing and torture by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area.

Bangladesh: The Judiciary And The Parliament

  11 December 2010

“In Bangladesh, among the three pillars of the State, undoubtedly Parliament has become the most weakest, largely because it had acted as rubber stamp for the people in power- either military rulers or elected governments,” comments Adnan M L Karim at Law Chronicles Online.

India: Sari Is Not A Terrorist Outfit

  11 December 2010

The Indian ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was pulled from a security line at the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Mississippi, USA, and was subsequently forced to undergo a pat-down body search on grounds that she was wearing a sari. The incident sparked strong protests from India and the blogosphere reacts.

India: Gifting Cars At Weddings

  10 December 2010

Neha Viswanathan at Within / Without discusses about a slogan of a car advertisement in India promoting gifting of cars at weddings, which can be interpreted as promoting dowry.

Bangladesh: On US, Where Liberty Is A Statue

  10 December 2010

“It is about time the Statue of Liberty started minding its own business and oiling its own recession-afflicted machine,” comments Maskawaith Ahsan at E-Bangladesh while discussing contemporary issues like Wikileaks and the frisking of Indian ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, at the Mississippi Airport.

Pakistan: No Protection Against Fatwa

  8 December 2010

A cleric in Peshawar has publicly offered a reward of Pakistani Rs500,000 to anyone who will kill Aasia Bibi, a Christian brick-kiln labourer,who was sentenced to death for blasphemy by a district court. Adil Najam is outraged by the inaction of the government.

India: No Muharram In Kashmir

  8 December 2010

Zafar Mehdi informs at Kafila that “The peaceful processions on 8 and 10 Muharram have been banned in Kashmir since the outbreak of insurgency in 1989.”

Pakistan: The Family First For The Ruling Elites

  7 December 2010

Fatima Saleem reviews the expensive and lavish lifestyle of the ruling elites of Pakistan and their families especially in the context that there are almost no donors among them for the aid of millions of flood victims in the country.

Nepal: An Web And Mobile Phone Based Citizen Journalism Platform

  7 December 2010

Ujjwal Acharya writes about Equal Access Nepal, which aims to launch a citizen journalism platform in Nepal, “where people can have their say – by sending email, directly uploading their content, or sending snail-mail or by recording their stories in a toll-free number or sending SMS”.