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OpenDemocracy: Communal Attacks Against Indigenous People in Bangladesh

 Thousands of indigenous people were left homeless as their shanty houses were burnt to ashes on February 19th and 20th. In the attacks, committed by members of the majority Bengali speaking population in the presence of law enforcers, two people including a woman were killed and more than 50 injured, while 357 houses were set ablaze across 11 villages.

Stephen Colbert Endorses Shashi Tharoor

Stephen Colbert has Shashi Tharoor's son Kanishk on the show to explain the Lok Sabha Election in India, and in the process, endorses Shashi. Kanishk Tharoor is Associate Editor of openDemocracy.

Choice question: "Do [the poor] vote against their interests in India? Because we've gotten them to do that here."

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