Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicMyanmar coup

Topic: Myanmar coup

Quad ‘concerned’ over Myanmar, but India opposes sanctions, more focussed on border issues

Quad foreign ministers met in Melbourne Friday and called for end to violence and return to democracy in Myanmar. It asserted maritime rules-based order in South & East China Seas.

Fleeing unrest, over 8,000 refugees from Myanmar cross into Mizoram in a week

Influx of refugees into Champhai district follow reports of “firing and bombing” across the border. It has put a severe strain on villagers, who have been sheltering them. 

India plans ‘twin-track’ approach to engage with Myanmar junta as China makes inroads

India has taken a ‘decisive step’ to officially engage with Myanmar’s junta, keeping in mind its close partnership with ASEAN and concerns over Beijing growing closer to the regime.

Modi, Biden call for swift return of democracy in Myanmar, end to use of violence

In a joint statement issued following the first face-to-face bilateral meeting, the Indian PM and US President also called for urgent implementation of ASEAN Five Point consensus on Myanmar.

‘I believe in democracy, that shouldn’t be a crime’ — Myanmar refugees hope for junta’s fall

Hundreds of refugees from Myanmar, including members of the fallen govt, are taking shelter in Manipur, where residents have stepped up to provide housing, food and clothing.

China committing ‘genocide’ against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, says US State Department report

The report also cites Myanmar, Ethiopia, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan as countries that are witnessing or are at risk of experiencing atrocities and crimes against humanity.

Dove of peace at the mercy of missiles, and a game of scapegoats in UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

American journalist detained while trying to fly out of Myanmar

Frontier Myanmar says its managing editor Danny Fenster was taken into custody shortly before he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur, adds it doesn't know why he's been detained.

Estimated 4,000-6,000 refugees from Myanmar sought safety in India since military coup: UN

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that in Myanmar, as of last week, approximately 60,700 women, children and men have been internally displaced.

How Myanmar military went from adored force to brutal army

One of Asia’s poorest countries, Myanmar spends twice as much on defence as it does on education and health combined.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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