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· March, 2012

Stories about South Asia from March, 2012

31 March 2012

India: Arresting Tibetan Activists

South Asia: Every Day Is Earth Hour for Us

Today many countries of the world are observing Earth Hour, an event to make people aware of the climate change by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. Millions...

India: Is God Now An Industry?

India: Media And The State

India, Bangladesh: Caught In The Cyber War

A cyber war between Bangladesh and India broke out last month as Bangladeshi hackers defaced Indian border security Force's website in protest of the recent border killings by BSF. Indian...

28 March 2012

Sri Lanka: How Should We React To Beggars?

Pakistan: Demand for Independence of Sindh

A freedom march organized by one of the biggest Sindhi nationalist parties, has drawn a huge crowd in Karachi city. The news was either blocked or under-reported in most of...

27 March 2012

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

26 March 2012

India: The Last Handwritten Newspaper in the World

The earliest forms of newspaper were handwritten and now 'The Musalman' probably is the last handwritten newspaper in the world. This Urdu language newspaper was established in 1927 and has...

25 March 2012

Sri Lanka: Reactions to US Resolution at UNHRC

A US resolution was recently passed at a UN Human Rights Council meeting on Sri Lanka seeking to encourage the government to investigate allegations of human rights violations during the...

Pakistan: Karachi launches campaign against TTP

24 March 2012

Pakistan: Using Social Networking Sites To Incite Violence

India: How Many Lives More To Ignite A Movement?

India: Renewing the Pledge Against Tuberculosis on World TB Day

In India, where TB is one of the biggest health challenges, the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was observed in various parts of the country. A nationwide communication campaign has recently...

Bangladesh: Court Orders Shutting Down of Facebook Pages for Blasphemous Contents

On 21 March a Bangladesh court ordered concerned authorities to shut down five Facebook pages and a website for blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed, the Koran and other religious subjects. Netizens...

22 March 2012

India: Tweet Fuels Communal Tensions in Kolkata

Earlier this week, certain areas of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, were brought to a grinding halt by protesters protesting against a certain tweet, allegedly posted by an Indian model,...

Pakistan: Killing of Ahmadis To Be Made Legal?

Bhutan: The Criterion For Judging the best schools

20 March 2012

Bangladesh: The Plight of the Indigenous People

In Bangladesh there are more than 45 indigenous tribes (adibashis). Every day some of them are being subjected to discrimination, oppression and abuse. Their plights can be heard in indigenous...

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