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Protesters in Thailand plan to pressure Germany on King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s legal status

The letter, to be delivered to German Embassy officials, will seek to scrutinize whether the king has exercised royal authority during his time there in violation of the country’s law.

Thailand braces for more protests after PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha ignores calls to quit

The two of the main protest organizations have vowed to stage mass gatherings until all of their demands, which include rewriting of the constitution & reform of the monarchy, are met.
File photo of PDM rally at Karachi, Oct 2020 | Twitter/@BBhuttoZardari

‘Go Niazi go’ to ‘Go Nawaz go’ – Pakistan protests are like a rock concert with songs, DJs

A political song in Pakistan has been inspired by Daler Mehndi, while India borrowed Benazir Bhutto’s anthem for an Amitabh Bachchan movie.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a demonstration at a road intersection in Bangkok on 15 October 15 | Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha | AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Accept demands within 3 days or quit, Thailand protesters tell PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha

The protests are underpinned by years of sluggish growth now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which has put the Thai economy on course for its worst performance ever.
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on 14 January

Authorities failed in Shaheen Bagh, protests should not obstruct public spaces, SC says

Supreme Court pronounced judgment on a petition against the Shaheen Bagh protests for blocking roads and causing inconvenience to the public. Read the full judgment here.
A protest in Bangkok | Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Why young Thais are fighting back against the monarchy

Thailand’s protesters have made one thing clear — they will no longer be ruled by fear.

Delhi Police says protests, gatherings not allowed till 30 Sept due to Covid pandemic

Amid protests against farm bills in the national capital, the Delhi Police tweeted 3 September order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority which prohibits such activities.

Thousands protest in Bangkok against government and monarchy

In one of the biggest gatherings yet among protesters, over 10,000 people rallied in Bangkok demanding an end to the military-led administration.

Thai students risk jail with calls for greater democracy and curbing monarchy’s power

Demonstrators gathered Monday as part of near-daily gatherings across Thailand, which have gained momentum after the arrests of top leaders who have since been released on bail.

When freedoms are under assault, Aakar Patel won’t look away and ask ‘what’s for lunch?’

What’s going on with Aakar Patel appears to be a frequent question among India’s commentariat. Has he just been reduced to a Modi-Shah baiter today?

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.