ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 68

In this week’s Roundup, AHRC TV reveals bizarre behaviour of members of legislative assemblies in some states in India.

We then provide expert views, on the upcoming World Health Day, from Right Livelihood Award Laureates Vandana Shiva and international non-profit organisation GRAIN, talking about how they view the “false miracles” of Golden Rice.

Next, AHRC TV reports on an upswing in disappearances in Bangladesh, including the abduction by of opposition leader Salah Uddin Ahmed by Rapid Action Battalion officers.

Finally, AHRC TV touches on a recent campaign by another Right Livelihood Laureate, tribal rights non-profit organisation Survival International. Survival has been highlighting the violent and illegal eviction of tribal people in the name of tiger conservation in India.

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Document Type : Announcement
Document ID : AHRC-ANM-013-2015
Countries : Asia,
Issues : ALL EPISODES, Indigenous people, Institutional reform, Land rights,