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Alyssa Ayres

Senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations

Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. She served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013.

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Blogger Attacks: Murdering The Idea Of Bangladesh

On March 30 another "atheist blogger" was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka. This brings to two in five weeks the attacks on bloggers in the country, and marks the third brutal hacking murder in two years. Bangladesh was essentially founded in 1971, its Constitution based on the freedom of language and expression, so this alarming development flies in the face of its national origins.
03/04/2015 8:10 AM IST