Syria has been at civil war for the past year. The protestors have been demanding the resignation of the President of Baath Party Bashar-Al –Assad. The Syrian government has come under pressure from the neighbouring country after its suspension from the Arab League.
Syria has been in the news for the past one year. Since the beginning of the Arab Uprising in 2011, it has been close to one year and two months when Syria has been at civil war, also called the Syrian Revolution. People of Syria are revolting against the Baath Party’s rule which has been in power for the last five decades. The Party and the government are currently led by the President of Syria Bashar-Al-Assad. Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Liberation Army are supporting the people’s movement against the Baath Party rule.
Syria shares border with Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. The Arab uprising which began in the year 2011 on 15 March also had its influence in Syria. The protestors have been demanding the resignation of the President Bashar-Al-Assad and to end the Baath Party’s rule. You can buy online images of Bashar-Al-Assad and various other leaders from the Baath Party. Syrian Army was deployed against the protestors. According to current estimates from various sources including that of the United Nations, up to 18925 have been killed so far, half of which have been identified as civilians. In the past year thousands of Syrians have crossed border in search of safer place and turned refugees in the neighbouring countries. Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan have officially declared that they will seal their borders and will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter into their countries.
Also there are several reports showing thousands of protesters being imprisoned and tortured in the government prison. After the 1987 Hama Massacre led by the brother of Bashar-Al-Assad, this is the second time that such gross violation of Human Rights is undergoing in Syria. In the year 2000 Bashar-Al- Assad became the President for the first time at the age 34 through the constitutional amendment; which reduced the age for the appointment of the President from 40 to 34. He was considered to be liberal and pro-democratic. He had raised hopes amongst the people of Syria through the nation-wide debate and promises of numerous political reforms. It was then called the ‘Damascus Spring’ which lasted for a year with intense social and political debates. You can buy content to know more about the reforms and debates that took place between 2000 and 2001.
During his rule he permitted the western style radio stations and high speed internet service. Several popular sites like that of Facebook, You Tube, Wikipedia and Amazon were blocked and internet café owners needed to keep a record of the comments posted by the users on various chat rooms. Also in the initial phase of the Arab uprising, during the protests in Tunisia and Yemen; President Bashar-Al-Assad claimed it to be the beginning of ‘New Era’ that would bring about the positive changes in the Arab world.
The Syrian government has come under severe attack from not only the neighbouring countries but also international organisations such as the United Nations, European Union. The Arab League that recently suspended the membership of Syria in the wake of the rising number of riots and human rights violation in the country. Former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan’s visit has brought about a new ray of hope amongst the people of the country and the world surrounding it. You can buy online news articles in order to keep yourself updated about the recent incidences and happenings in Syria. argumentative Indians. For this, the Hindus must first shed their prejudice and the Muslims their anger.