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Proposed Nomination of Retiring Chief of NIA to NHRC

Paper No. 5444                 Dated 31-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

The media has reported that Smt.Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, have strongly objected to a proposal from the Government to appoint Shri S.C.Sinha, the retiring chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), as a member of the National Human Rights Commission.

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Myanmar President Directs Security Forces to use Force to Quell Communal Violence

 

Paper No: 5443                                   Dated  29-Mar- 2013

By B.Raman

The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.

Bangladesh: To Bangla Opposition Leader: Pyromaniachs are eventually consumed by fire:

Paper No. 5441                                     Dated 28-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Stop Dragging Bangladesh back to 1971

Paper No. 5429                      Dated 20-Mar-2013

Bangladesh is a country poised to take off economically.  True, there are serious issues of corruption, governance, shortage of power and law and order situation.  None of these things are new.  It will take time and patience to rectify these challenges.  But if any one demands an ideal situation he is surely going to be disappointed.  But these have to be addressed urgently also.  It calls for realism also.

Sri Lanka: Comments on India and resolution in UNHRC – Update No. 230

Note No. 678                                        Dated 9-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]

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Sri Lanka: UNHRC in Geneva and after

Paper No. 5420       Dated 9-Mar- 2013

Guest Column By Kumar David

 Sri Lanka has become the centrepiece of action in Geneva this March at the 22-nd UN Human Rights Commission sessions now in progress.

Bangladesh: Indian Imperatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Investment:

Paper No.5416                                         Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh today is at critical crossroads in its national history where under the able and visionary leadership of the present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is surging towards a radical transformation of purging Bangladesh of Islamist bigotry and fundamentalism from its political dynamics.

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