Highlights From South Asia News: May 15, 2013

Sri Lanka
UK Warns Sri Lanka On Abuses Before Commonwealth Summit

Britain said there would be “consequences” for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.
From Reuters http://reut.rs/19uX68d

Lives in limbo: Displaced Muslims in Myanmar

The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most discriminated groups in the world. The UN says atleast 140,000 muslims have been forced out of their homes.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10pFVUC

President to Visit White House

By Mark Landler (@marklandler)
President Thein Sein will visit the White House on May 20 th.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/15N9nZs

Why Insider Attacks are Down in Afghanistan

By Howard La Franchi
61 international forces were killed last year by Afghan security forces. This year, only 6 have been killed so far.
From CS Monitor http://bit.ly/17vLBRz

London Police Launch Probe Against Altaf Hussain

By Shahzad Raza (@shahz79)
The London police has launched an investigation against Altaf Hussain, chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Hussain made a comment after election results calling for the separation of Karachi from the rest of the country. He later said things were taken out of context.
From Dawn http://bit.ly/19saxG6

Nepal: Reconciliation of retribution?

Will the truth and reconciliation committee heal the wounds of the civil war where at least 16,000 people were killed?
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10xVsha

Indian Teacher Badly Beaten In The Maldives

An Indian teacher – Subhash Kumar, 43 – has been hospitalised in Maldives after he was mercilessly beaten by a group of people for allegedly hitting a student.
From Zee News/ PTI http://bit.ly/12vPVvw

Mass Evacuation As Cyclone Nears Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar have been evacuated as a cyclone Mahasen bore down on coastal areas home to flood-prone refugee camps for victims of sectarian unrest.
From Al Jazeera http://aje.me/16hsx9X

Crackdown Over Facebook, Google Posts

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable content on social networking sites like Facebook and Google.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/10rhtSJ


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