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Development plans pose threat to India's hill state
Mar 19, 2010 The central government have scheduled development plans for the remote north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Renowned correspondent Mark Tully affirms how these measures will undermine traditional tribal culture and isolate the natives.
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Restored Buddhist shrines sparks conflict in Sri Lanka
Apr 06, 2010 Many ethnic Tamils have expressed fears that the restoration of Buddhist shrines and building permanent housing for soldiers even before resettling refugees is a secret plan of the government to undermine the Tamils claim to an ethnic homeland. Cultural experts argue that parochial forces are using archaeology for political purposes.
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Constitution based on multi-ethnicity possible, says Nepalese minister
Sep 06, 2012 Nepal's Information and Communications Minister Raj Kishor Yadav has said that a statute with multi-ethnic federalism could be drafted.
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Ethnic violence highlights need for dialogue: UN
Jul 22, 2013 Recent acts of ethnic-based violence highlight need for greater dialogue, says UN official Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.
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'Language parity is one of the biggest challenges to Sri Lanka's peace'
Jul 24, 2012 According to activists, enhancing practical efforts to uphold the language rights of millions of ethnic Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans could play a key role in the country’s long-term peace and reconciliation.
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Indian PM concerned over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils
Oct 21, 2008 With LTTE and Sri Lankan forces locked in a battle, the Tamil population in the country is feeling seriously threatened. Indian Prime Minister has now taken up cudgels with the Lankan government, expressing grave concern over the security of noncombatant civilians.
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Fresh charges of atrocities against Myanmar’s military
Nov 10, 2008 Members of Karen ethnic community in Myanmar are fleeing to neighbouring Thailand due growing excesses against them by the country’s ruling military regime. Human rights groups allege that the military is committing grave crimes against humanity, including using rape as weapon of war.
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Ethnic identity crisis gathers momentum in Nepal
Mar 24, 2009 Two ethnic communities in Nepal – Tharus and Muslims – are protesting against their clubbing with Madhesis, a dominant group, in the new draft constitution. They claim that they have different identities and therefore should be recognised separately.
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Chinese president returns home amidst continuing violence
Jul 08, 2009 There has not been any let up in the violence that erupted in the city of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang region last Sunday. The conflict has its roots in ethnic tension that has been brewing between the Turkic Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese for many decades now.
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Ousted from Bhutan, Hindu group being resettled in the West
Dec 15, 2010 A Nepalese Hindu minority group in Bhutan is being resettled in Western countries after years of stalemate between the two countries — both refuse to accord citizen status to the 100, 000 odd 'refugees'.
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India: Greater autonomy to Gorkhas for peace
Jul 19, 2011 A pact between the government and Gorkha ethnic group grants greater autonomy to the north-eastern community and aims to resolve the conflict in Darjeeling hills. The deal calls for an independent body which will help spur industrial activity and create government jobs in the region.
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Bangladesh passes Hindu property restoration Act
Nov 29, 2011 The parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill that will enable smooth return of property seized from the country’s Hindu minority under a controversial law.
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French anthropologist Levi-Strauss passes away
Nov 04, 2009 Renowned French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has died at the age of 100. He has been one of the most influential French intellectuals of the 20th century, known for founding the structuralist school of anthropology in the 1950s.
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Hope in the horizon for Iraq
Mar 04, 2010 With parliamentary elections set for March 7th , it is expected to begin a new chapter in Iraq’s history. While the politics is still styled after ethnic and religious identities the challenge is to accommodate the diverse interests in the aftermath of elections.
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Army attacks displace thousands of civilians in Myanmar
Aug 19, 2009 While the world’s attention was focused on the trial and subsequent sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese army was quietly busy in crushing ethnic minorities, says Human Rights watch. Last three weeks have seen the displacement of more than 10,000 ethnic Shans.
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Tracing the roots of violence
Oct 13, 2008 It is not sufficient to deduce the recent spate of communal violence in parts of India only in terms of power play, says Rajesh Kasturirangan, a fellow at National Institute of Advanced Studies. He brings forth the issue of clash of moralities to understand the contradictions within so-called ‘virtuous violence.’
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United Nations urges Myanmar to control lawlessness
Oct 26, 2012 Criminal elements are exploiting the mistrust between communities to spread fear and hatred and to cause large-scale loss of human lives, the UN said.
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