Stories about South Asia from February, 2019
The current situation represents the biggest escalation of tensions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals in over three decades.
"amidst the political upheaval, some are urging the public to remember that when there is violence -- everyone suffers"
Kashmiri students face violence and discrimination after a terror attack that killed 46 soldiers.
The incidents of moral policing and the extension of the ban to a Bangla blogging platform and Google Books suggest that the authority's definition of “objectionable” may go far beyond.
Netizen Report: Both Bangladesh and South Korea are waging a ‘war on porn’ — and paving the way for political censorship
South Korea and Bangladesh are blocking porn and "obscene" content, Venezuela is blocking YouTube, and Uzbekistan has finally stopped blocking Facebook and VK.
The wages Sri Lankan plantation workers earn are nowhere near enough to bear the costs of living for the family, so many are forced to look for work elsewhere.
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Whether it had its beginnings in modern-day Iran or the Indian subcontinent, everyone agrees that Biryani is "the king of South Asian cuisine".
Internet shutdowns continue apace in India, Venezuela's opposition websites are under pressure and Uganda's social media tax is driving down internet use.
A right-wing leader creates controversy after shooting effigy of Gandhi to celebrate the leader's assassination.
Controversy after decorated Indian army major accused of beating a young man in Kashmir.
In Bangladesh, vigilante justice leads to the death of three alleged rapists by self-proclaimed ‘Hercules’
In Bangladesh, three alleged rapists are executed by a vigilante who signs his victim's death "confessions" with the name 'Hercules'.
"There is no one from our community who can understand and raise our concerns. That is why we are running for the seats."