An 18-year-old man has succumbed to his wounds in Indian-administered Kashmir nearly a month after he was injured during a protest, marking the first official death since India flooded the Muslim-majority Himalayan region with troops.
Yesterday’s massive demonstrations against Boris Johnson’s and the Queen’s decision to suspend parliament may well be a harbinger of things to come as Britain moves deeper into unchartered political territory.
Indonesia’s chief security minister on Friday urged calm in the easternmost region of Papua after two weeks of sometimes violent protests, saying demonstrators’ demands for an investigation into racism had been met.
Hundreds of incidents of protest have erupted in Indian-administered Kashmir since the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the Muslim-majority Himalayan region of its autonomy and imposed a security clampdown more than three weeks ago.
Life in Kashmir has come to a standstill after New Delhi revoked the article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping the disputed region of its autonomous status. Lockdown has so far remained largely in place: Colleges and public transportation remain shut, businesses are closed, and people continue to stay inside their houses. India has however decided to re-open some primary and middle schools as part of its attempt to bring back stability to Kashmir.
Thousands of protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, a day after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, and as China’s official news agency warned Beijing will not let the situation in the Asian financial hub continue.
Several thousand protesters rallied in Bucharest after Romania's police chief was fired over the murder of a 15-year-old girl who had made three emergency calls to report her own kidnapping and given clues to her whereabouts.