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Sectarian violence posing threat to Pakistani society
Feb 08, 2010 The increasing sectarian violence in Pakistan between different groups can not just be seen as an accident of history or politics, rather a symptom of an increasingly intolerant society. The need for embracing diversity and pluralism has been felt to avoid straining the social fabric irreparably.
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Lankan displaced miss resettlement deadline
Feb 16, 2010 The Sri Lankan government has promised to resettle remaining internally displaced by April after failing to move everyone out of camps by end-January. Administrative structures have been restored in the north so that the relocated people can lead normal lives and participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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Young doctor upholds Afghan women's right
Feb 16, 2010 Dr Anarkali Kaur Honaryar was chosen by Radio Free Europe’s Afghan chapter as person of the year in May 2009. She fights for women’s rights in Afghanistan which is staunchly patriarchal and most part of it ruled by the Taliban since 1990s, where freedom of women has been constrained.
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Apprehensions abound for Sri Lanka's Muslim IDPs
Mar 23, 2010 Amid apprehensions in various quarters, Sri Lankan government has started resettlement efforts for thousands of internally displaced Muslims living in refugee camps due to the two decades of civil war. About 75,000 Muslims are estimated to have fled from the northern districts according to International Crisis Group.
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Life far away from normal in northwestern Pakistan
Mar 26, 2010 Thousands of people who had fled northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, in August 2008 have returned to their broken homes and empty schools. However in Jalozai Camp, International Committee of the Red Cross and UNICEF are trying to provide schooling to children.
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Displaced Burmese children cloaked in trauma
Apr 09, 2010 Attacks by the Burmese military have led to the displacement of a large number of people, mostly children. Many orphaned or injured during the attacks suffer from psychological trauma and the absence of any policy on displaced children is preventing a quick recovery.
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Eastern Sri Lanka demands attention on healthcare
Apr 22, 2010 WHO asks humanitarian agencies, who have hitherto been concentrating on rebuilding the Sri Lanka’s north, to also focus on healthcare services in conflict-affected east. Shifting funding priorities and lack of enough health workers however has forced agencies to abandon the east and concentrate on the north.
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Schooling sabotaged in India's warring states
Dec 09, 2009 According to a report brought out by Human Rights Watch, the ongoing conflict between the Maoist rebels and security forces is jeopardising children’s education in India. Many schools have been sabotaged, disrupting the studying environment.
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Nepal, UN take 'historic step' to free Maoist child soldiers
Dec 17, 2009 A new action plan was signed yesterday at Kathmandu by the UN and the Nepal government to hasten the release and rehabilitation of thousands of child soldiers who had been part of the country’s civil war and now remain in camps. The move aims to strengthen Nepal’s peace process that is currently in impasse.
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Nepal's peace process in peril
Dec 21, 2009 Massive strikes and protests have brought the capital, Kathmandu, to a standstill. Demanding restoration of political power, the three-day strike led by Maoists is the largest since they walked out of government.
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Afghanistan's illegal gem trade flourishing
Dec 23, 2009 Afghanistan today is a paradise for illegal excavators and smugglers of precious gems, stones and other antique artifacts. These are being smuggled to European and Asian countries with much ease in the absence of effective government.
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Insecurity lowers Afghan returns
Dec 30, 2009 The number of Afghan refugees trickling home from Iran and Pakistan has plummeted this year. The UN refugee agency has blamed insecurity, limited economic opportunities and political insecurity for the low number of returns.
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Displaced suffer as winter sets in Pakistan
Dec 30, 2009 Thousands of internally displaced persons from conflict-hit areas in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan have been experiencing increased hardship as temperatures drop to freezing in many northern regions.
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Parties at odds, peace at risk in Nepal
Jan 05, 2010 May 2010 is the deadline by which the new constitution for Nepal should be written and promulgated. Until now there is no consensus emerging among political parties about the preamble, fundamental rights, federal model, the nature of federal states and distribution of natural resources.
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No relief for Pakistan's internally displaced
Jan 08, 2010 Internally displaced population from South Waziristan Agency is facing difficult situation with very little support from the host families in Pakistan. In keeping with the tradition of the tribe, they are drawing negative reactions from the locals who are reluctant to provide them with food and shelter.
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First batch of child soldiers released in Nepal
Jan 08, 2010 Thousands of disqualified Maoist soldiers, including hundreds of minors returned to civilian life yesterday in Nepal. The government with support from UN will provide them with skilled training and identity cards to help them get on with their lives.
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Amnesty asks for release of key witness to killing
Jan 11, 2010 Amnesty International has urged authorities in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh to immediately free Sodi Sambo, a tribal woman. She is an eyewitness to the extrajudicial executions of nine tribals in Gompad village on October 1 last year.
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Pakistan's displaced widows face tough times
Jan 15, 2010 Widows at the refugee camps and in the conflict-hit areas are finding it hard to live on their own in Pakistan. Besides issues linked to housing and livelihood, tradition is also preventing many educated women from the Swat valley to live independently.
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Standing up for peace amid violence
Jan 18, 2010 Gathered at a colloquium in Harvard last week, many rights activists from war-torn countries advocated women's inclusion into peace negotiations and other such efforts. They also suggested strengthening the role of marginalised and tribal women in traditional societies.
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River linking: the government's grand distraction tactic?
Mar 22, 2012 The Supreme Court's recently issued order to implement the scheme of interlinking rivers may seem essential and appealing; but according to environment activist Sunita Narain this proposal is nothing but a facade and takes away from the real issue of providing clean water to all.
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Left Parties and movements on caste
May 01, 2012 The producers produce the wealth of society and it is expropriated by the exploiting classes. This is a general feature of all class societies. However, the mode of expropriation of surplus is not same in all class societies.
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Sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare: Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN envoy
Jun 14, 2013 Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Excerpts from the interview.
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Fellowships on conflict reporting
Jun 02, 2010 Panos South Asia invites applications for media fellowships on conflict reporting for print/web, radio and television journalists. This fellowship would recognise reports based on primary field research in the Northeast India. The last date for application: June 15, 2010
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Pakistani army reclaims key town in Bumer
Apr 29, 2009 A day after the Pakistani army launched its attack on Taliban militants, the federal government has managed to reclaim a key town in Bumer district. For past many days now there is a growing fear that Taliban are trying to extend their control beyond the Swat Valley.
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For UN rescuing civilians in Sri Lanka a 'top priority'
Apr 30, 2009 For the sake of estimated 50,000 trapped civilians, a top UN relief official has appealed for further humanitarian pause in combat operations against the Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka. So far the government has shown its unwillingness as it thinks the LTTE is likely to exploit the ceasefire to regroup militarily.
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Sri Lankan army strikes at hospital
May 04, 2009 In its bid to wipe out the LTTE, the Sri Lankan army has hit a makeshift hospital inside the civilian safe zone. While the military officials deny the attack, doctors working in the area have captured images showing shelling by the army, which has reportedly killed 91 civilians.
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Mass exodus imminent from Swat Valley in Pakistan
May 06, 2009 A minister from North West Frontier Province government has expressed fears about the possibility of large-scale exodus from Swat Valley. Pakistani army has been engaged in a pitched battle with Taliban militants in the region for more than a week now.
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US strikes in Afghanistan killed dozens
May 07, 2009 Red Cross has said that the US air strikes in Afghanistan’s Farah province on Tuesday killed dozens of civilians including women and children. Later American President Barack Obama described his meeting with Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari as "extraordinarily constructive."
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Little help for IDPs in Pakistan as violence spreads
May 07, 2009 About 35,000 people who have been displaced in North West Frontier Province of Pakistan due to ongoing fighting between the army and Taliban militants are in desperate need of help. People taking shelter in temporary camps have no clean water, toilet or cooking facilities.
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People still trapped in Lanka conflict zone
May 08, 2009 The international community has expressed its deep concern for thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka’s conflict zone. As the government forces close in, India and others are trying to prevent this last assault that can result in a bloodbath and make reconciliation more difficult.
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