On 18 November, the Uttar Pradesh government imposed a ban on halal-certified items, with manufacturers being asked to recall and relabel some products.
On 18 November, the Uttar Pradesh government imposed a ban on halal-certified items, with manufacturers being asked to recall and relabel some products.

Podcast: Uttar Pradesh’s halal ban, Myanmar’s armed groups expose military junta’s weakness, and more

Your Southasia news roundup from 20 Nov - 1 Dec 2023, plus an interview with Aung Kaung Myat on Operation 1027 in Myanmar

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In this episode, we talk about Uttar Pradesh's halal ban, Myanmar's armed groups exposing the weakness of the military junta, the US uncovering a foiled assassination plot targeting the founder of Sikhs for Justice, an ongoing sit-in at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Maldives' former president Abdullah Yameen forming a new political party, the extension of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor to Sri Lanka, Pakistan application to BRICS, the release of founding editor of The Kashmir Walla Fahad Shah and pro-monarchy protests tapping into public discontent with Nepal's government.

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