Category Archives: Human Rights

The Pitiable Condition of Minorities in Bangladesh; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0161/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  On October 30, thousands of hardcore Muslims of Hefajat-e-Islam and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat took out processions in Nasirnagar and other places and demanded capital punishment for Hindu fisherman Rasraj, who allegedly posted on the social media a photograph of Lord Shiva inside the Masjid al Haram in Mecca. These Islamic extremists damaged 17 temples, broke the idols inside and looted several… Read Article →

Vietnam: Relations with the U.S. After the 12th Party Congress; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article No. 0012/2016 Courtesy: Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, January 9, 2016 Background Briefing: We request your comments on the likely outcome of Vietnam’s 12th National Party Congress with respect to the following three questions: Q1. Would you expect Vietnam’s party congress and new leadership to further strengthen the hands of those advocating closer relationship with the US to counter China? ANSWER: It is likely that the next Secretary General of the Vietnam Communist Party could… Read Article →