Land Conflicts in India

Reigniting the long-standing issue of land acquisition, the proposed amendments to the new 2013 Land Acquisition Act by the Modi-led BJP government in December 2014, have led to nationwide farmer’s protests in India (The Economic Times 2013, BBC 2015). Thousands of farmers took to the streets between January and May 2015, in particular in Bihar…

ACLED Realtime Asia Data — January – August 30, 2015

ACLED releases up-to-date Asian conflict data on a monthly basis. The latest data — covering Asian conflict from January through August 2015 — can be found here. (For previous Asian data releases, see earlier posts on the topic.) The latest conflict trend report — covering political violence events in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand,…

ACLED Realtime Asia Data from January – May 31, 2015

ACLED Asia Data from January 1st to May 31st 2015 are available for download here, and are publicly available at https://www.strausscenter.org/strauss-articles/acled-3.html. The latest ACLED Asia Conflict Trends Report offering analysis of the latest data can be accessed here. We will continue to backdate our available data from 2010 for all countries, and will release country…

Opposition Politics and India’s Controversial Land Bill

Widespread dissatisfaction over property rights continues to represent a significant amount of political activity in India. President Modi’s recent effort to reform India’s notoriously dysfunctional property laws has triggered hundreds of protests, galvanizing political parties across the spectrum. Although the bill has yet to pass India’s upper parliamentary house, political parties have used the momentum…

ACLED Asia Data Release

ACLED Asia will release monthly real-time data for eleven states including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. Data for January and February 2015 are now available here. Figure 1: ACLED Asia Coverage and Recent Events ACLED data differs from available information on South and Southeast Asia in numerous…