37 world leaders including PM Modi named on ‘press freedom predators’ list by RSF

Global media watchdog, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has published its press freedom predator’s list that has named Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its list of 37 heads of states who massively cracked down on press freedom. Some of the other leaders that Reporters Without Borders, labelled as “press freedom predators” include Pakistan’s Prime Minister… Read More 37 world leaders including PM Modi named on ‘press freedom predators’ list by RSF

Myanmar: we can only hope for safety of the people and peace of the region

Arup Jyoti Das Almost 15 years back, I was associated with an organization that worked with Civil Society Organizations across India. I was their new recruit and was assigned to look after the Northeast India Civil Society Desk, which specially focused on demilitarization. When I visited my Delhi office, I met one Burmese gentleman, who… Read More Myanmar: we can only hope for safety of the people and peace of the region

UNHRC fears Myanmar crisis may escalate into a civil conflict like Syria

The United Nations Human Rights Commission expressing concern over the military clampdown in Myanmar said it fears that the escalation may lead to Syria-like civil conflict in the country. Warning of a possible crime against humanity, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday urged countries to take immediate, decisive and… Read More UNHRC fears Myanmar crisis may escalate into a civil conflict like Syria

S&P Dow Jones removed Adani Ports from sustainability index for business ties with Myanmar’s military

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd has been removed by New York-based stock exchange S&P Dow Jones Indices from its sustainability index due to the company’s business ties with Myanmar military, which has been accused of human rights violations since a coup in February, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reportedly, following the removal of the… Read More S&P Dow Jones removed Adani Ports from sustainability index for business ties with Myanmar’s military