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China’s contretemps on Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Issues

Paper No. 5607                                     Dated 21-Nov-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article may be read in continuation of South Asia Analysis Group Paper No. 5595 dated  November 7, 2013, titled “China cashing on India’s Sri Lanka woes” available at URL:

Sri Lanka: Beware the Ides of March

Paper No. 5606                                          Dated 19-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

“Do not dictate to me, I’m not ready to take orders from others. We have a tradition and culture of over 2500 years and a time tested legal system together with a law enforcement process to address any issue”.

Hiding the Elephant : India, Sri Lanka and the Crisis of Commonwealth

Paper No. 5596                                    Dated 11-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Prof. Ramu Manivannan

A view that India’s “paramount security and strategic interests” in and around Sri Lanka and India’s national interests dictate that the Prime Minister should represent the country at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka needs to debated.

Maldives: ACC Report on GMR Deal and other Issues

Paper No. 5520                    Dated 3-July-2013
Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
The GMR Deal:
On 17th of June and three years after the case was filed, the Anti Corruption Commission of Maldives concluded that no corruption was involved in the bid evaluation phase of the GMR deal of the international airport at Male.

Maldives: The Judiciary Needs a Thorough Cleanup:

Paper No. 5509                               Dated 14-June-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The judiciary continues to be the weakest link in Maldives in its march towards democracy.  Except for the opposition MDP, no other political party appears to be concerned by the poor performance of the judiciary.  What is more, the Judicial commission which is supposed to be the “Watch Dog” over functioning of the judiciary appears to be highly politicised.

Proposed Nomination of Retiring Chief of NIA to NHRC

Paper No. 5444                 Dated 31-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

The media has reported that Smt.Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, have strongly objected to a proposal from the Government to appoint Shri S.C.Sinha, the retiring chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), as a member of the National Human Rights Commission.


Myanmar President Directs Security Forces to use Force to Quell Communal Violence


Paper No: 5443                                   Dated  29-Mar- 2013

By B.Raman

The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.


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