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· March, 2016

Stories about South Asia from March, 2016

30 March 2016

With an Eye on China, Tibetans Vote for Their Government in Exile

The government chosen by the vote will govern a large community of Tibetans spread across several countries from its headquarters in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.

28 March 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room

In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.

27 March 2016

Blood Donors Crowd Lahore Hospitals Following Devastating Park Bombing on Easter Sunday

Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.

26 March 2016

#JusticeForTonu Goes Viral After Bangladeshi College Student's Rape and Murder

"This issue runs deeper than one isolated incident. It's time we address it #JusticeForTonu."

22 March 2016

Indian Migrant Worker Arrested in Saudi Arabia For Denouncing Working Conditions on Facebook

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"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."

An Artist Captures Kathmandu's Recent Hardships in His Imaginative Artwork

Ashim Shakya, a self-taught artist, has depicted in his artwork the scarcity of goods under blockade and the April 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead.

17 March 2016

Street Artists Paint Equilateral Triangles on Earthquake-Damaged Buildings in Nepal

"...a man approaches me smiling, and pointing to some heaps of bricks he cries "welcome to my home." Thats when I painted the rubble of the first triangle."

How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor

"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"

15 March 2016

For 237 Weeks, Maheen Taseer Never Gave Up Hope Her Kidnapped Husband Would Return

Maheen Taseer kept count of the number of days she was separated from her husband Shahbaz. She could finally stop counting on March 8, when he was rescued.

12 March 2016

#OccupyTheSquare Protest Wins a Victory Against Moral Policing in Sri Lanka

"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."

11 March 2016

Women Fight Skin Color Prejudice With ‪#‎UnfairAndLovely‬‬ Campaign

"I was always told it was better to be lighter, but no this is my skin and I love it #unfairandlovely"

5 March 2016

India's Promise To Double Farmers’ Paltry Income May Be Too Little, Too Late

With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.

3 March 2016

The Newest Strategy for Saving Bees Is Really, Really Old

With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.

No Country for Bhutan's Fatherless Children

Bhutan's strict citizenship laws, however, aren't doing much to boost happiness these days, as thousands of Bhutanese children abandoned by their fathers have been rendered stateless according to Bhutanese laws.

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