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Regional Overview: South Asia
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in South Asia, militant activity against security forces increased in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region of India. Cross-border violence between Pakistan and India decreased, but remained at a high level. Naxal-Maoist rebels launched attacks on civilians in Jharkhand state in India. Lastly, hostilities between the Bru tribe and residents of Tripura state…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in South Asia, continuing anti-militant operations resulted in the killing of three separatist and Islamist militants in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region of India. Cross-border violence between India and Pakistan has also remained at high intensity. Separatist militancy is on the rise in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, while Taliban fighters reportedly…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include remote violence targeting civilians in Pakistan by unidentified militants, and a significant increase in cross-border violence between India and Pakistan. The Indian government passed amendments to allow Indian citizens the purchase of land in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region, which led to demonstrations to protect the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
18-24 October 2020

28 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include a decrease in cross-border violence between India and Pakistan. There was also a decline in separatist group attacks in Balochistan province in Pakistan. In India, security operations against domestic militancy continued, resulting in the deaths of at least five Islamist militants. Maoist rebels increased their activity in…

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COVID-19 and Political Unrest in Northeast India

26 October 2020

Despite a nationwide lockdown imposed on 24 March to curb the spread of the coronavirus, India has continued to record a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. On 16 September, India reached a record five million coronavirus cases, becoming the second country in the world — after the United States — to report such figures (Times…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include increased militant activity in the border areas of Pakistan and separatist group attacks in Balochistan. In India, security operations against domestic militants resulted in the killing of at least four militants. Lastly, demonstrations against sexual violence continued in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, leading to a new law…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include increased militant activity in India. In India and Pakistan, security force operations against militant groups continued, as did cross-border exchanges of fire between the two countries. Lastly, demonstrations against sexual violence took place in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In India, domestic militant activity increased in the Jammu…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

8 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between militants and security forces in India and Pakistan; continuing cross-border clashes between India and Pakistan; Maoist internal conflicts regarding civilian killings in India; demonstrations against sexual violence in India and Bangladesh; and demonstrations against three agriculture reform bills in India. Active militant groups in Pakistan…

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CDT Spotlight: Continuing Conflict in Jammu & Kashmir

5 October 2020

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, conflict has escalated in the Jammu & Kashmir region of India. ACLED Research Analyst Josh Satre reviews the latest data. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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