6 January 2020 APAC Alert – (Update) India: JNU attacked by mob; protests erupt in parts of the country

Location: New Delhi, India @28.5275198,77.0688977,11 Violence broke out at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi last night following an attack by still unidentified assailants. Masked men armed with sticks and rods entered the university campus and attacked students and teachers. They also damaged property on the campus, prompting the school administration to call in the police. […]
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4 January 2020 APAC Alert- India: 250 million people to participate in nationwide strike tomorrow

Location: India @20.0507854,64.4174241,4 Ten central trade unions yesterday announced that around 250 million people will participate in a nationwide strike on January 8 to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies. Major trade unions along with various sectoral independent federations and associations had adopted a declaration in September last year to go on a nationwide strike […]
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2 January 2020 APAC Alert – Australia: Bushfires in NSW and Victoria expected to intensify by Jan. 4

Location: New South Wales and Victoria, Australia @-21.0697658,95.3386452 Australian authorities are urging all people in the southeastern tip of New South Wales and Victoria to evacuate in the next two days. Bushfires raging in the two states are expected to intensify by January 4. Yesterday, three bodies were found in NSW, bringing the bushfire death […]
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2 January 2020 APAC Alert – Indonesia: Floods kill nine; heavy rains until Jan. 4

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia @-6.2293867,106.6894293 Massive floods and landslides have struck Greater Jakarta and neighboring West Java and Bengkulu provinces, killing at least nine people. The conditions were triggered by heavy rains that started on December 31 and predicted to continue until January 4. Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes. The Halim Perdanakusuma […]
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27 December 2019 (Update) India: Security tightened, and internet suspended in Uttar Pradesh

Location: India @20.0072374,64.4006912 Security across Uttar Pradesh (UP) was tightened in anticipation of clashes during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today. Authorities have increased security expecting more clashes during the Friday Muslim prayers. Internet services were suspended yesterday in 14 districts including Lucknow, Agra, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, and Shamli. Internet services are likely to remain suspended until […]
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26 December 2019 APAC Alert: (Update) India: Nationwide protests against Citizenship Amendment Act continue

Location: India @20.0072374,64.4006912 Nation wide protests have continued against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have continued. Nearly 100,000 people took to the streets in Assam yesterday to protest against the law. Congress in Madhya Pradesh held a rally in Bhopal against the new bill and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Chief Minister Kamal Nath lead the […]
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25 December 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) India: Protests continue across the country

Location: India @20.0072374,64.4006912 Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Delhi and other cities continued yesterday. Protesters marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The protest march commenced at 12:45 PM. Thousands of people marched towards Jantar Mantar without police permission. In Uttar Pradesh, the government blocked the opposition Congress party leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi […]
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24 December 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) India: Protests to continue in parts of the country

Location: India @20.0072374,64.4006912 Protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) continued yesterday. The protests were largely peaceful. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party held a rally at Rajarathinam Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to protest the CAA. At least 15,000 people marched through the city center before reaching the stadium. Several thousand protested in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In New Delhi […]
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24 December 2019 APAC Alert – Myanmar: Mandalay protest for child rape case set for today

Location: Mandalay, Myanmar @18.0234764,86.1433481 Protest demanding justice for a three-year old girl who was allegedly raped in Nay Pyi Taw is scheduled in Mandalay at 3:00 PM today, APAC Assistance sources said. Participants will gather at Manawraman ground on the 62nd Street. A similar protest, attended by hundreds of people, was staged outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Yangon yesterday. People are […]
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23 December 2019 APAC Alert – Myanmar: Yangon demonstration set tomorrow

Location: Yangon, Myanmar @16.9098592,96.0118907 A protest is set to be staged at the Maha Bandula Park in Yangon at 4:00 PM tomorrow, according to APAC Assistance sources. The protest will urge the government to restore internet services in four northern Rakhine townships, namely Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, Kyauktaw and Minbya. Background: On June 21, the Ministry of Transport and Communications temporarily stopped mobile internet services in Chin State’s Paletwa and […]
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