This GRID91 report analyses major protests in South Asia from January 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021. Based on the analysis of 938 protests, key trends observed are presented.
The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) leadership stated on October 27 that its supporters had resumed their long march to Islamabad after talks with the Pakistani government failed. The talks were initiated by the Pakistani government in an effort to address TLP’s demands, including release of its chief and expulsion of the French ambassador, through negotiations (see details in next section).
Employee protests have been around ever since companies have been around. The methods adopted in conducting protests have been quite diverse; right from maintaining a moments silence to silent gatherings, sit-ins, walkouts, joint petitions, sloganeering etc. However over the recent few years, the evolution of employees using social media to voice their concerns has increased significantly.
Heightened security has been observed across Sri Lanka during the days following the Easter bombings across the island which comprised of eight explosions during the early hours of April 21. In the week following the arrest, approximately 70 individuals have been arrested during security raids across the country.