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One IDP camp near Sittwe can only be accessed by sea with boats transporting vital aid supplies such as rice and cooking oil.

 
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    Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

This is the final segment of the two-part report on “Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Bangladesh’s response”,  where SAC hosted Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Government of Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about issues of of repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality, based on his interview with Mr Haque and his presentation. Read Part 1 here. 
During the interview, ahead of the South Asia […]

May 2nd, 2018|Development, Events, Featured, Human Rights, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)|

The NRC as ‘Truth Machine’ in Assam

With the introduction of new forms of surveillance and an expansive list of criteria to meet, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has become the source of distress and even suicide, for residents of Assam unable to provide this information. Lawmakers, academics and members of civil society must thus consider the state’s accountability regarding this, writes Rafiul Ahmed. 

No one in Assam could […]

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    From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community

From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community

Many organisations in India celebrated April as Dalit History, a participatory radical history project, aimed to share the contributions to history from Dalits around the world. From the archives of South Asia @ LSE, here’s a round up of some articles on issues facing Dalit society in contemporary India and Nepal. 

The myth of the false case: what the new […]

April 28th, 2018|Development, Featured, Gender, History, Human Rights|Comments Off on From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community|
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    Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

LSE South Asia Centre hosted  Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Hon’ble Foreign Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh, to speak on the issue of the ‘Rohyngia Humanitarian Crisis’ on the 15 March 2018. The event took place following the second Strategic Dialogue earlier that day between the UK and Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about his interaction with Mr Haque and the event proceedings, where the foreign secretary gave an insightful, humble and compassionate […]

April 19th, 2018|Events, Featured, Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Religion, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) |
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    Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

In Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, editors Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu bring together contributors to explore women’s lives and livelihoods during the transition from a subsistence economy in rural Bangladesh. This well-written volume communicates the sense of belonging, interpersonal bonds and new hopes for continuing survival among the marginalised social groups in rural Bangladesh, finds Sajal Roy. 

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Gendered Lives, Livelihood […]

April 14th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, Human Rights|Comments Off on Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu|
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    The view from Cox’s Bazar: assessing the impact of the Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh

The view from Cox’s Bazar: assessing the impact of the Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh

Whilst the people and the government of Bangladesh have set a shining example for the world in terms of offering sanctuary to the Rohingya, David Lewis assesses the potential repercussions on the immediate area and beyond for this act of generosity.

Since August 2017 hundreds of thousands of people from the Rohingya minority have been forced to flee Myanmar into the Cox’s […]

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    The myth of the false case: what the new Indian Supreme Court Order on the SC/ST Act gets wrong about caste-based violence and legal manipulation

The myth of the false case: what the new Indian Supreme Court Order on the SC/ST Act gets wrong about caste-based violence and legal manipulation

Following considerable protest and the subsequent Bharat Bandh, Sandhya Fuchs critiques the recent provision passed by the Indian Supreme Court, which issued new guidelines to prevent what they deemed the ‘rampant misuse’ of the 1989 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act. 

On Tuesday March 20th 2018 the Indian Supreme Court passed a judgement issuing new guidelines to prevent what they deemed […]

April 10th, 2018|Featured, Human Rights, Law|Comments Off on The myth of the false case: what the new Indian Supreme Court Order on the SC/ST Act gets wrong about caste-based violence and legal manipulation|
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    Book Review: Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change by Shakuntala Banaji

Book Review: Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change by Shakuntala Banaji

In Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change, Shakuntala Banaji draws on extensive fieldwork research to offer a rich and textured account of the place of media in the lives of children belonging to both the middle and working classes in India. Utsa Mukherjee is inspired by the conceptual and methodological sophistication of a book that challenges many longstanding assumptions […]

April 5th, 2018|Book Reviews, Development, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Society and Culture, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on Book Review: Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change by Shakuntala Banaji|
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    A rough life: exploring the involvement of street children in organised crime in Dhaka 

A rough life: exploring the involvement of street children in organised crime in Dhaka 

Street children in Dhaka are hired by ‘mastaans’ to carry weapons, sell drugs, collect extortion money, commit political violence and conduct contract killings.  While exploring the involvement of street children in organised crime groups Dr Sally Atkinson-Sheppard explains why they are neither victims nor offenders. They are instead ‘illicit labourers’, doing what they can to survive on the streets.

According […]

April 4th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Corruption, Economy, Featured, Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on A rough life: exploring the involvement of street children in organised crime in Dhaka |

Letters from Arakan

The recent exhibition, ‘Letters from Arakan’, featured hand-written letters and audio clips alongside portraits of survivors of the brutal military and militia attacks taking place in the Rakhine State. For Adib Chowdhury, the photojournalist who put the project together, the impetus behind the project was to ‘let the Rohingya tell their story through me’. The full project can be viewed […]

March 27th, 2018|Featured, Human Rights, Photo Essays|Comments Off on Letters from Arakan|

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