Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Vows to Fight China’s National Security Bill

Hong Kong’s most prominent activist said he had no plans to leave in the wake of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s offer of citizenship to millions of residents, saying he would prefer Britain to impose harsh sanctions against China. “I’ve no plan to leave, Hong Kong is my hometown,” Wong told Bloomberg Television in an … Read more Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Vows to Fight China’s National Security Bill

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong: Time Is Running Out in the City

Jun.03 — Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, discusses his plan to push back against China’s plan to impose a new security law on the city, the U.K.’s offer of a path to citizenship to residents of the former British colony, and if he would leave Hong Kong if the law … Read more Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong: Time Is Running Out in the City

China accuses UK of meddling over Hong Kong citizenship offer

China has accused Britain of interference after the PM said he would offer millions of Hong Kong residents a path to UK citizenship. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said: “Some of the foreign governments have been adopting blatant double standards in dealing with this matter.” UK-China relations have deteriorated over the past week, following … Read more China accuses UK of meddling over Hong Kong citizenship offer

Without a legal trace: Eradicating statelessness in Kyrgyzstan | Talk to Al Jazeera

When the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, newly independent states emerged. These new borders meant that all of a sudden people found themselves on the wrong side – foreigners in a country they called their home, but were unable to prove or formally claim as such. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that at … Read more Without a legal trace: Eradicating statelessness in Kyrgyzstan | Talk to Al Jazeera

India: Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown

India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even greater impact. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Since taking power, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in a citizenship law that favours non-Muslims – and has been accused of turning a … Read more India: Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown

India police accused of targeting Muslims in violence probe

Police in India are being accused of targeting Muslims during investigations into communal violence earlier this year. Dozens of people were arrested during the protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, which was enacted in December. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from the capital, New Delhi. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more India police accused of targeting Muslims in violence probe

Delhi violence leaves over 50 dead – BBC Newsnight

More than fifty people are now known to have been killed in the riots in the Indian capital Delhi. Both Hindus and Muslims were killed, but the violence largely targeted Muslims. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Delhi has been left reeling after February’s violence. Mobs swept through Muslim-majority parts of the capital killing dozens … Read more Delhi violence leaves over 50 dead – BBC Newsnight

Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

It has been more than a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan’s prime minister. During his campaign, Khan promised to turn his county’s economy around. But the fight to ease inflation has not been easy. The Pakistani rupee lost 35 percent of its value during Khan’s first year in office. And despite … Read more Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

India protest violence leaves thousands displaced

In India’s capital, thousands of people have been displaced after the recent rioting over a controversial citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims. More than 50 people have died in the fighting between Muslims, opposed to the law, and Hindus. Many of their homes and businesses have been torched. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports … Read more India protest violence leaves thousands displaced

Super Tuesday sees Mike Bloomberg capture American Samoa | The World

One small player in the Super Tuesday extravaganza is the tiny US territory of American Samoa. But as The World’s Manny Tsigas explains, it comes amid a longstanding debate over whether its people should be granted full US citizenship rights. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content … Read more Super Tuesday sees Mike Bloomberg capture American Samoa | The World

Delhi riots: ‘My brother died after police beating’ – BBC News

Naeem says his brother Faizan died after he was beaten by police during religious rioting in Delhi last week. Video of the incident has gone viral. More than 40 people died in three days of violence, which largely targeted Muslims – although both Hindus and Muslims were among the dead. More than 200 others were … Read more Delhi riots: ‘My brother died after police beating’ – BBC News

India death toll rises after worst violence in decades

Days after India experienced its worst violence in decades – the death toll is still rising. At least 47 people lost their lives and more than 350 were injured during riots over a new citizenship bill seen as discriminatory towards Muslims. Police are now being accused of enabling mobs and preventing wounded Muslims from getting … Read more India death toll rises after worst violence in decades

New Delhi mob torches and vandalises mosque as sectarian violence in India intensifies

Protests against Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party’s latest law have caused death and destruction in New Delhi. The Badi Mosque in New Delhi’s northeasterly Ashok Nagar was set alight by vandals who then mounted flags atop its minaret. The Indian tricolour and saffron coloured flag depicting the Hindu god Hanuman, could still be seen the … Read more New Delhi mob torches and vandalises mosque as sectarian violence in India intensifies

India citizenship law protests: Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting

Days of deadly riots in New Delhi have pitted Hindus against their Muslim neighbours, in the worst sectarian violence to hit the Indian capital in decades. How did we get here? And how much blame can be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda? We sit down with Indian historian, novelist and filmmaker … Read more India citizenship law protests: Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting