Regional Overview: South Asia
26 April – 2 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: an escalation in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); cross-border armed clashes between Pakistani and Indian military forces; and continuing violence targeting frontline health workers and members of the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India.…

Regional Overview: South Asia
29 March-4 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued security operations against domestic rebel groups in India; and continuing demonstrations and violence over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia. In India, security forces continued operations against domestic rebel groups despite the ongoing nationwide lockdown to minimize the spread of coronavirus.…

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 the state’s response to containing the spread of the coronavirus in India and Sri Lanka.…

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 utilities in Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.…

Regional Overview: South Asia 24-30 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: election-related violence in Nepal and India’s Jharkhand state; and demonstration activity against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in India’s northeast states. Violence aimed at voter suppression in Nepal and the Indian state of Jharkhand has drawn into focus differences between the current state of South Asia’s two most historically significant Maoist movements.…