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…

Regional Overview: South Asia
8-14 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing communal violence in India following clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA); violence leading up to local elections in India and Bangladesh; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Nepal, and India; violence against protesters on International Women’s Day in Pakistan; and demonstrations against…

Regional Overview: South Asia
1-7 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) leading to communal riots in India; demonstrations in Bangladesh and Pakistan against both the CAA and against the communal violence in India; and protests against the rise in prices of gas, petroleum products, and…

Regional Overview: South Asia
23-29 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) leading to communal riots in India; and demonstrations in Bangladesh against the CAA. In India, clashes between supporters and opponents of the controversial CAA escalated into communal riots between Muslims and Hindus. Forty-two people, including…

Regional Overview: South Asia
16-22 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; security operations by state forces against domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; and continuing demonstrations across India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). In Pakistan, organized violence involving domestic rebel groups increased last week. Ten people, including…