Farmers in India’s Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

Farmers in India’s Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

Since October 2, 2017, more than 50 farmers in Jaipur, in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, have launched an innovative protest, taking turns to sit in pits buried up to their waist in mud. The protesters accuse the state government of forcibly acquiring their land, after providing them inadequate compensation. They want the current acquisition […]

Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

Violence between an insurgent group and Myanmar’s security forces during the last week of August 2017 drove thousands of Rohingya Muslims to enter Bangladesh in search of refuge. The surge led Bangladesh to begin to restrict crossings, meaning many others were turned away and left to wait on the border. Members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) staged a major […]