Tag: Protests

Srinagar, India | AFP | Monday 12/23/2019 – 15:28 UTC+8 | 663 words

by Parvaiz BUKHARI In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks". As protests rage in other areas of India, it's something people outside the Himalayan region are also getting a taste of. Indian...

India bids to bust citizenship law ‘myths’ with cartoon Muslims

by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA India's ruling party launched a video with animated Muslim characters on social media Monday as part of a publicity blitz to try to bust "myths" around a new citizenship law that has sparked deadly protests. The law has stoked concerns that Hindu nationalist...

India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

by Aishwarya Kumar with Jalees Andrabi in Guwahati and Sailendra Sil in Kolkata Fresh protests rocked India Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, with six people dead in the northeast and up to 100 reported injured in New Delhi. The law...

China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections. The city has been upended by six months of massive...

India deploys troops as protestors defy curfew over citizen bill

by Anup Sharma Authorities deployed thousands of paramilitaries and blocked mobile internet in northeast India Thursday, while police fired blank rounds at protesters who defied a curfew to demonstrate against contentious new citizenship legislation. The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), passed by the upper house on Wednesday,...

Hong Kongers attend service for student who died during clashes

Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service on Thursday for a Hong Kong student whose death led to some of the most violent clashes in six months of democracy protests. Alex Chow, 22, died last month from head injuries sustained during a fall inside a...

Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to government

An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose "in a society that values freedoms and rights". The group's damning conclusion is a...

Protests rage in northeast India over citizenship bill

by Anup Sharma Protestors in northeast India set fire to tyres and cut down trees to block roads on Tuesday in a shutdown across the region hours after lawmakers approved the government's new citizenship bill. The legislation, set to go before the upper house on Wednesday,...

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

by Su Xinqi Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city's pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening. The semi-autonomous financial hub has been battered by six...

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Pictures by Sam Yeh and Philip Fong. Video by Sean Chang by Amber Wang, with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to...