Stories about South Asia from September, 2016
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"There was a time when I used to wait in the long lines in front of the temple for a little food," says one of the founders of the venture.
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s stemming from conflict in the country, and their loved ones still don't know what happened.
"I have learnt that not everyone is as caring; that the term ‘refugee’ is a dirty label that strips people of their identity."
“Since the schools are shut, I’ve joined this centre to study so that I am prepared for my exams,” says one student.
"Do media think what a child thinks? Do you know what children want? Do you ever consider these questions?"
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"I sold books for nearly three years to collect funds to set up this cafe. We will always be open to street children and never reject their entry..."
"If you set fire to things to protest the scarcity of water, then the protest goes from agitation to irony."
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"I totally agree if the ban is imposed on all unnecessary imported goods, but taking a target only on Khada is outrageous and unacceptable."
Two months without internet is a long time. For Kashmiris, rather than a security measure, it feels more like collective punishment.
President Yameen and his associates embezzled millions of dollars, bribed judges and other high-level officials, and used influence to remove government workers who stood in their way.
One rural health centre in the state is open so infrequently that residents have started using the facility as storage space.
"Thousands of cases pending, criminals roaming scott free. That's fine. Lets arrest people who download #torrents"
"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."
"We live in a country where a journalist didn't help a poor man carry his wife's dead body to his home so that he could make [...] news on it."
"This is us taking back our own bodies, and owning our own skins. We are enough. I am enough."
The brutal use of pellet guns in the unrest over a decades-long dispute over India and Pakistan's claims to Indian-administrated Kashmir sparks an awareness campaign that is just as controversial.