BURMA: Military demands farmers destroy their own homes

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Statement : Farmers from Ngetpyawtine village tract, Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, have been instructed by the Township Administrative Office to remove the houses they have built on their own farmland. The administration and the No. 2 Shwe Bo Logistic Battalion have warned the farmers that if they do not dismantle the houses and leave the land, they will be prosecuted. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Internally displaced persons of North Waziristan, reproductive health and Gender-

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Statement : Pakistan like other developing countries that face, dearth of democracy and abundance of abusive authority has never been a homogenous country. There is the Pakistan of masses and there is the Pakistan of classes. For the poor and powerless of this sixth most populous country, human development based on essential core values like self esteem, dignity and ability to choose is nothing but a dream - rather a dream to dream. Read More...

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INDIA: Social boycott of Dalits in Madhya Pradesh, water supply cut off

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Hunger Alert Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Kamal Singhi, a journalist based in Indore, about continuing social and economic ostracism of Dalits in Sitapat village of Mhow Tehsil in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The ostracism that began some 17 days ago has culminated into the locally powerful landlords cutting off the water supply to the Dalit habitat. They have also enforced an illegal blanket ban on any non-Dalit citizens selling anything, including rations, to Dalits punishable by Rupees 5,000 fine if violated. The authorities are only attempting to broker a truce despite practice of untouchability being a criminal offence and constitutionally barred. The AHRC demands the authorities to break the illegal conduct and punish those responsible. Read More...

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