Highlights From South Asia News: May 7, 2013

6 Muslims Charged With Murder For Alleged Role In Sectarian Violence In Myanmar
A court in Myanmar has charged six Muslims with murder for their alleged role in an outbreak of sectarian violence that shook the country in March.
From The Washington Post/AP http://wapo.st/18rPNkc

Imran Khan Received Stiches After Fall At Lahore Rally
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan suffered injuries as he fell off a lifter while being raised onto a stage, but will proceed with campaign schedule as planned.
From The Express Tribune http://bit.ly/ZNtKBt
Video of the event: From The Telegraph http://bit.ly/13sT2od

Trishuli River Becomes Hydropower Corridor
In efforts to increase hydropower units in Nepal, the Trishuli River is set to become a major hydropower corridor in the country in the next three years with proper implementation.
From Republica http://bit.ly/12e2pqu

India’s Parliament Descends Into Chaos, Threatening Landmark Bills
India’s lower house of Parliament, under pressure to pass two pieces of legislation —  including the Land Acquisition Bill and The National Food Security Bill — descended into a shouting match with the opposition parties before adjourning.
By Hari Kumar (@HariNYT)
From The New York Times http://nyti.ms/141lvBl

Sri Lanka 
Pressure Buildings On Sri Lankan Government Over Electrical Tariff Hike
Opposition political parties, trade unions and peoples’ movements are building up pressure against the Sri Lankan government over the proposed electricity tariff hike, said to be among the highest cost for electricity globally. 
From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/12QpPRh

Death Toll From Bangladesh Building Collapse Reaches 700
The death toll from the disastrous building collapse in Bangladesh last month has risen above 700, authorities said, as recovery workers continued to pull bodies from the rubble making it South Asia’s largest industrial disaster.
By Farid Ahmed 
From CNN http://bit.ly/11QoLgY

Behind The Rise Of Bangladesh’s Hifazat
By Toufique Imrose Khalidi
From Al Jazeera http://aje.me/15zJvjv


Graffiti May Trigger Hate Crimes

Former Police Intelligence Chief Mohamed Hameed has expressed concern that a recent outbreak of graffiti, in which dozens of homes and public buildings have been spray-painted ‘laadheenee’ (‘irreligious’), could trigger hate crimes in the capital.

By Mariyath Mohammed

From Minivan News http://bit.ly/12Qmwty

Pakistan Warns Afghanistan To Show Restraint

Pakistan warned Afghanistan on Tuesday that it would not be responsible for the consequences if a border spat between the two countries escalated further, even as hundreds of Afghans rallied in a southern city to protest the latest incidents along their country’s frontier.
By Mirwais Khan And Patrick Quinn (@PatrickAQuinn)
From The Miami Herald/AP http://hrld.us/1093qkP


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