Regional Overview: South Asia 26 January – 1 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: escalation of electoral violence surrounding mayoral elections in Bangladesh’s Dhaka city; continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India; serial explosions in the Indian state of Assam; and security operations against domestic rebel groups by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistani security forces in Balochistan.…

Regional Overview: South Asia 19-25 January 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: electoral violence around mayoral election campaigning in Bangladesh’s Dhaka city as well as around municipal elections in India’s Telangana state; continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India as well as in Pakistan; and continuing operations by Indian security forces against domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).…