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Myanmar Coup | Women And Children Killed, Bodies Burnt In Christmas Eve Massacre

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The purported photos of the aftermath of the Christmas Eve massacre in eastern Mo So village, just outside Hpruso township went viral on social media fueling outrage against the military that took power in Myanmar in February.

India's Foreign Secretary To Hold Talks With State Administration Council, Political Leaders Of Myanmar

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, during his two-day visit, will hold discussions with the State Administration Council, political parties and members of civil society, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.


Myanmar: Public Demands Gas Sanctions To Curb Military Funding

As the Myanmar military continues to rule with a hard whip in the country, people have come out to demand sanctions on oil and gas funds, the country's single largest source of foreign currency revenue.

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Seek $150 Billion In Damages From Facebook For Facilitating Genocide

Dec 07, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Rohingya Muslims, in their lawsuit against Facebook said, 'Facebook has long been aware that hateful, outraged, and politically extreme content... is oxygen to the company's blood'. They seek $150 Billion in damages from the tech giant.


Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To Four years

The Myanmar court found Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions. The sentencing is the first in a series of cases in which she is being prosecuted since the army seized power.

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30 November, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi Can Face Life Imprisonment After December 6 Verdict

Deutsche Welle

Sources report the first ruling in the trial of the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been put back by a week. She could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted of charges including incitement and corruption.


30 November, 2021

Myanmar Court Postpones Verdict For Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Associated Press (AP)

Aung San Suu Kyi faces trials on a series of charges, including corruption, that could send her to prison for dozens of years if convicted.


18 November, 2021

Hate Speech Still Rampant On Facebook In Myanmar

Associated Press (AP)

From homophobic propaganda to military justifying brutality, hate speech in Myanmar is still doing rounds on Facebook, even after coming under scrutiny.


03 November, 2021

37,000 People Displaced In Northwestern Myanmar, Many Have Fled To India: United Nations

Outlook Web Desk

Amid the fighting between local defense forces and military in Myanmar, about 37,000 people are displaced in the northwestern region, a United Nations spokesperson said.


28 October, 2021

Myanmar Military Subjecting Locals To Systematic Torture, Reports Say

Associated Press (AP)

Since the coup in Myanmar, the military has been systematically torturing those detained, finds a report highlighting alleged atrocities inside a detention facility of over 9,000 people.


01 October, 2021

Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Kirkwood, a top UN official in Myanmar was referring to the increasing communal strife, military coup and a 'devastating third wave' of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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30 September, 2021

UN Supports 5-Point Plan To Stop Violence And Restore Peace In Myanmar

Associated Press (AP)

The plan that calls for stopping violence, constructive dialogue, appointment of an ASEAN special envoy as mediator and humanitarian aid has got ASEAN support.


02 August, 2021

Elections Will Be Held In Myanmar In 2 Years: Military Leader Min Aung Hlaing

Associated Press (AP)

The military government officially annulled last year’s election results last Tuesday and appointed a new election commission to take charge of the polls.


23 June, 2021

India’s Abstention At The UN On Myanmar Vote

Vappala Balachandran

It does not meet the objective of keeping China under check for which the next “Quad” Summit is meeting later this year.


20 June, 2021

Speed Up Vaccination To Prevent Another Covid-19 Surge: WHO To South-East Asian Countries

Outlook Web Bureau

The World Health Organization has also urged the nations to scale up public health infrastructure and to rigorously implement social measures.


20 June, 2021

Myanmar Rejects UN General Assembly Resolution Calling For An Arms Embargo

Associated Press (AP)

The UN General Assembly on Friday condemned the Myanmar military’s February coup and passed a resolution urging for an arms embargo on the country


19 June, 2021

First Palestine And Now Myanmar: New India Sits Out On Issues Of Human Rights At The UN

Seema Guha

New Delhi now has little stomach for human rights activism


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19 June, 2021

UN Assembly Passes Resolution For An Arms Embargo On Myanmar As India Abstains From Voting

Outlook Web Bureau

The UN General Assembly on Monday condemned the Myanmar military for staging a coup in the country on February and urged it to respect ‘the people’s will’


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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