Regional Overview: South Asia
3-9 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; organized violence by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and violence over irregularities in coronavirus relief distribution and lockdowns in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In India, security forces conducted a series of operations last week in Jammu…

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. In…

Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; a continued rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India; and unrest across South Asia over government actions to address the pandemic. In India, armed clashes between security…

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
5-11 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: a rise in 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 violence targeting the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, reports of armed clashes between security…

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. In Jharkhand, four Naxal-Maoist…

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…