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Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had floated a conspiracy theory about the #Pulwama attacks, claiming that ‘Pakistan Army & ISI carried out the attack to get Modi re-elected’ as Modi in power. Shukla claimed that, Pulwama being an ‘inside job’ by PM Narendra Modi.(1/10)
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had made bizarre statements that the Indian Air Force “diluted” the specifications for trainer aircraft perhaps to favour a particular vendor, #Pilatus. (2/10)
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd), had been complicit in spreading fake news that Gen. (retd) V. K. Singh touched Amit Shah’s feet.(3/10)
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@ajaishukla should explain what is his relationship with #NehruGandhi Family Loyalist Suman Dubey & Obsessive Modi Hater Arun Shourie. How was he benefited by #UPA2 when he was given a Program on @DDNewslive(run on taxpayers money). Has he stopped taking #Pension from Indian Army
Who asked him to float #ConspiracyTheory that #Pulwama was a ‘Inside Job’ by PM @narendramodi. Col.(retd) Ajai Shukla (retd) had also claimed that ‘Pakistan Army & ISI carried out the attack to get Modi re-elected’ as Modi in power. At whose behest was it done? Rahul Gandhi?
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had made bizarre statements that the Indian Air Force “diluted” the specifications for trainer aircraft perhaps to favour a particular vendor, #Pilatus. Was it to delay the Modernisation Attempts of Indian Air Force?
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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

📸 Munir Uz Zaman
Major Rohingya refugee camp populations in Bangladesh, as of April 30, 2020.

A Rohingya man has become the first person to test positive for COVID-19 in one of the camps

@AFPgraphics #UPDATE Emergency teams raced on Friday to prevent a #coronavirus "nightmare" in the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh after the first confirmed cases in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million #Rohingya #Kutupalong
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Nearly a million #Rohingya refugees reside in densely packed camps in Coxbazar, Bangladesh. We conducted surveys of representative samples of refugees and Bangladeshi hosts living near camps after #COVID19 crisis hit. Alarming findings out in @WHOBulletin:…
Both hosts and refugees face significant economic distress.
59% of hosts and 72% of refugees unable to buy essential items.
Sharp decrease in employment: 76% of males in host communities were employed in July 2019, but only 21% today.
Coauthors: Paula Lopez-Pena @caustindavis
25% of Rohingyas and 13% of hosts report at least one COVID symptom (defined as per WHO guidelines).
Many are high-risk w/ underlying disease.
Economic vulnerability doubles the odds of COVID symptoms.
Living in communities with recent migrant returnees triples the odds.
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The Citizenship Amendment Act in #India has received much intl attention and generated heated debate and protests that provoked a police crackdown and rioting, including the recent #DelhiViolence that resulted in over 50 deaths. Why is the #CAA problematic?

A thread…
What is #CAA? It provides a fast track to Indian citizenship for specifically non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan already in India; removes the illegal migrant label for specified groups; and protects them from legal action in regard to citizenship.
The government argues the #CAA’s only purpose is to protect persecuted minorities in neighboring countries, a laudable goal in of itself (and a key reason my org @USCIRF was formed), and has no impact on Indian Muslims.…
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What's happening to indigenous people around the Asia

#Genocide In Chittagong Hill Tracts. Will The World Sit Up And Take Notice?
Bangladeshi security forces have committed grave human rights abuses in #CHT, murdering, crippling, raping, and torturing...…
Forgotten, Orang Asli in a Pahang town live off a landfill of toxic garbage

What is even worse is that bottle-feeding kids have also been recruited to scavenge with their families. Needless to say, none of these kids go to school, have proper nutrition...
As many as 81 members of #Chak families are now living the life of refugees, in inhumane conditions, after they were driven out of their ancestral dwellings & agricultural land. Their hopes of returning to their ancestral land is diminishing...
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1/ In het @NOS Journaal wordt voortdurend uitgebreid stil gestaan bij geweld en discriminatie tegen moslimminderheden in niet-islamitische landen. Er is daarentegen nauwelijks aandacht voor geweld en discriminatie tegen christelijke minderheden in moslimlanden. Een draadje...
@NOS 2/ Talloze keren hebben we in het @NOS journaal items voorbij zien komen over zielige onderdrukte #Rohingya-moslims in #Myanmar, over zielige onderdrukte #Oeigoerse moslims in #China of over zielige onderdrukte moslims in het noorden van #India.
@NOS 3/ In al die gevallen ging er een hele historie van moslimextremisme en -terrorisme vooraf aan de harde aanpak van moslims door de niet-islamitische regeringen in betreffende landen. Maar dat aspect krijgt geen aandacht.

Over de terreur door de #Rohingya:
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International Court of Justice rules that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate on alleged violations of Genocide convention by Myanmar.
The Court said that Gambia has power to invoke the powers under the Genocide Convention to bring to its notice the alleged violations by Myanmar.
The ICJ held that any State party to the Convention can invoke the jurisdiction of the Court even if it is not specially affected by the alleged violations.
This is in the case brought by Gambia against Myanmar on allegations of genocide of #Rohingyas
ICJ observes that #Rohingyas of Myanmar forms a "protected group" under the Genocide convention.
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OK. Here we go. #ICJ Provisional Measures Order #TheGambia v #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocideconvention Judge Sebutinde - not on the bench.
- Background of application - omitting procedural history etc.
Reference to #Rohingya group that self-identifies as Rohingya; prima facie jurisdiction need not be definitive as to merits of the case - art 36(1) ICJ Statute & Art 9 Genocide Convention - this needs to be satisfied first
Parties to GC - no reservation to art 9 by Myanmar but to art 6 & 8; no reservations of Gambia; “dispute” exists where hold “clearly opposite views” re performance/non-performance of obligations;one party maintains dispute, other denies it. Therefore compromissory clause comes in
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The #ICJ will announce its ruling on #Gambia’s request for provisional measures against #Myanmar on Thursday, in the case alleging #genocide against the #Rohingya. A few thoughts about what to look out for in the Court's ruling in this thread. 1/12
The threshold question is whether #Gambia established all of the required elements to allow the #ICJ to grant provisional measures (prima facie jurisdiction, plausibility of claims, link between PMs requested and the rights at issue, urgency, and risk of irreparable harm)? 2/12
#Myanmar has tried to muddy the waters on jurisdiction and admissibility, but it is hard to imagine the Court not finding that it has prima facie jurisdiction here. Myanmar will have a second chance to make jurisdiction and admissibility arguments at the case's next phase. 3/12
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I tried to connect the dots between #ShaheenBagh and #Rohingya. Few news clippings.
#ShaheenBagh and #Rohingya connection
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Regarding installation of barbed wire fencing to prevent #Rohingya #refugees from leaving their camps, I found the comment by @KellyTClements Deputy High Commissioner of UN Refugee Agency, particularly disturbing.…
"We’ll try to see how it can be implemented in a way that doesn’t adversely affect the refugee community nor the host". Sounds like there was no objection, yet this is such a backwards and damaging move for the well being and rights of #Rohingya #refugees.
It was exactly this type of pandering to Myanmar authorities by UN agencies that allowed the unfolding of the Rohingya genocide to take place, and now it sounds like they are taking the same approach in Bangladesh.
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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🔴🔴🔴Long Thread 🔴🔴🔴

Topic: The #NRC v #CAB Debate

Given the umpteen opinions and point of views surrounding NRC and CAB, I wanted to write a simple and neutral point of view on these 2 bills, covering pros & cons of the same.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Before I start. If any of you notice glaring errors or misjudgement in my thread, I'm more than happy to hear you. But let's keep the thread / replies civil.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Firstly, let's see what each bill stands for.

NRC - Now only limited to Assam focuses on deciding the citizenship of those living in #Assam by judging their residentship/presence (or that of their ancestors) before March 24, 1971.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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Ok folks - Day 2 of the #ICJ #Gambia v #Myanmar provisional measures hearings going to start - important as no submissions yet by Myanmar so, first formal indication of their legal strategy. [I’ll be away on an interview for a bit so hoping we have other “live tweeters”?? :)]
Agent of Myanmar: #ASSK takes the floor as minister for foreign affairs (is this the first time an agent doesn’t have a legal background); #genocide convention “wholeheartedly” signed by Myanmar; not applied to Kosovo or exodus of Serb population from Croatia. No Specific intent
Incorrect factual situation presented to court; though suffering of innocent people. #Rakhine state background - internal armed conflict; Arakan army seeks independence; displacement & conflict, affecting civilians
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Here we go. Commencement of provisional measures hearings at the #ICJ: first up, the appointment of the two #judges #adhoc - biographies of Navanethem Pillay & Claus Kress - chosen by #TheGambia & #Myanmar respectively. Art. 31, ICJ #Statute.
Priority of request of indication of provisional measures prioritized over all other cases, balanced with opportunity for parties to be represented. 3 hours per party Tuesday & Wednesday, after which reply on Thursday for each. ICJ Procedure.
No entering into merits of case, stick to requirements for provisional measures.
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I wrote about the various ways migrants assert their belonging to the #Gulf, despite the lack of legal means to obtain Gulf citizenship.

Migrants develop complex and creative strategies to navigate life in the Gulf — defying transience and establishing roots, homes or even claims of citizenship.
With a focus on #SaudiArabia Arabia, I looked at how generational migrants (or long-termers as @anaffissahely calls them) use religious imagery (seeking refuge near the Holy Mosque) or patriotic acts (donating blood to the armed services) as markers of belonging to the country.
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1/4 The @UN Fact-Finding Mission on #Myanmar just published its latest report: not only does it make a finding of State responsibility for #Genocide, it also adresses the responsibility of other States in the prevention of such a crime. #Rohingya
2/4 "The Mission concludes on reasonable grounds that the evidence supports an inference of genocidal intent and, on that basis, that the State of Myanmar breached its obligation not to commit genocide under the Genocide Convention under the rules of State responsibility."
3/4 Moreover, the report confirms that "the Rohingya people remain at serious risk of genocide under the terms of the Genocide Convention." Such a "serious risk" triggers the obligation to prevent #Genocide that rests on ALL States parties to the Convention (ICJ, Bosnia-Serbia).
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#EidMubarak to you all and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported @HANDS4ROHINGYA and @TestimonyTailor projects with your tweets and donations.🙏 We've 80 #TestimonyTailors #Eid dresses still available if anyone else would like to donate one. 👗…
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#Bangladesh renouvellement d’allégeance à l’#EI vidéo de 8:10 avec menaces contre le gouv et tous les partis politiques et communautés sans exception // référence aux #Rohingya #Birmanie & #Ouïghour #Chine parallèle avec #Baghouz #Syrie /images HyperCasher, 13 nov & #Nice #France
PT l’appel au jihad comparant le #Bangladesh et l’#Inde visant aussi les musulmans qualifiés « d’apostats » pour leur participation au jeu démocratique ou leur soutien aux autorités
PT on remarque l’armement rudimentaire et probablement artisanale et les vestes explosives qui ressemblent plus aux vestes de parade du Hamas qu’aux vestes explosives en usage chez les sympathisants de l’#EI
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A thread:
Illuminating #Bible passages on how a #pagan deserves only deceit, dissimulation and to be taken advantage of - even when he extends help.

Even if fellow-#Abrahamics are mortal enemies, a Pagan who extends shelter to one never really wins their loyalty or trust.
The scene: David flees Israelite territory. King Saul is trying to kill him, no matter how much David tries to prove his bona fides.

David + 600 soldiers (w/ families) take shelter with Philistine King Achish of Gath - pagans the Israelites hate.…
Pagan king Achish grants David a town to settle in, hoping to win favour through hospitality. And perhaps driving a wedge in Israel.

Instead, behind his host's back, David and his men sack and massacre nearby pagan settlements - making sure that the king doesn't hear of it.
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Tragically Omar was badly let down when clinics in the camp said they couldn't do anything to help him. This seems to be typical of treatment for the #Rohingya for anything out of the ordinary that would require specialist treatment. #HelpOmarFaisal…
This is Omar Faisal with his dad who has never stopped fighting for him. For 6 years they tried to get him treatment for a condition that could have been easily treated as a baby. If left untreated he will go blind. #HelpOmarFaisal…
We tried to fundraise privately and get Omar Faisal treated without any fuss, but when he caught pneumonia and the operation scheduled had to be cancelled we realised we would have to take his story public to raise more funds. But also his is a story that deserves to be told...
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This is 6-year-old Omar Faisal. He has just recovered from a bout of pneumonia. And today, June 20, #WorldRefugeeDay he is returning to the plastic and bamboo home he shares with his #Rohingya parents & siblings in one of the world's largest refugee camps - in #Bangladesh
He is very happy as you can see from his pic.
Omar has a big challenge in front of him. Children with his condition, hydrocephaly, do not fare well if not treated early. Luckily, Omar can still talk ( he talks a lot!) and still has his sight. #WorldRefugeeDay
In #Myanmar, there was no opportunity for Omar to seek medical help. His parents even traveled to #Bangladesh when he was one but were thwarted by the large fee demanded by the hospital. Now Omar & his family are #refugees after the #Rohingya crisis of 2017. #WorldRefugeeDay
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