Danyal Kamal is the Research Manager for South Asia at ACLED. In his role, he oversees the coding of political violence and protest events in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. He holds a BA in General Management from Michigan State University and has research experience in the fields of minority rights, misgovernance and radicalization, tax policy and enterprise development, and public policy.

Regional Overview: South Asia
27 September-3 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…

Regional Overview: South Asia
13-19 September 2020

Pakistan and India, continuing cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India, and internal Maoist correspondence revealing the effectiveness of security measures against them during the coronavirus pandemic. In Pakistan, violence continued between suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Three militants and two soldiers were reportedly killed during separate armed clashes…

Nepal Data Update: 2017-2020

Supplemental data add more than 1,100 events to ACLED’s Nepal dataset for 2017-2020. In this infographic, Research Analyst Adam Miller, South Asia Research Manager Danyal Kamal, and South Asia Assistant Research Manager Ashik KC review the new data. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

Regional Overview: South Asia
12-18 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; an increase in cross-border armed clashes between India and Pakistan; and a rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, armed clashes between security forces…

Regional Overview: South Asia
15-21 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing security operations against domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan, and demonstrations over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia.  In India and Pakistan, security forces continued operations against domestic rebel groups. In India, several armed clashes were reported between security forces and Naxal-Maoist rebels in…