Stories about South Asia from October, 2019
"The closure is both an attack on free expression and an attempt to sweep under the rug a longstanding human rights problem."
"People are suffering a lot for the traffic jams, the people want respite, please finish the first Metrorail project."
“Positive representation of Desi artists is incredibly necessary to create a progressive, culturally evolving society.”
India is home to over 780 languages and approximately 220-250 languages have died over the last 50 years.
According to a recent report, Kashmiris are resisting the clampdowns and shutdowns imposed by the Indian Central Government “through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience”.
The Court stay on tree-cutting in Aarey may be a temporary victory to activists fighting for preserving Mumbai forest, but India is losing the larger battle on protecting the environment.
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission blocked an online page where over 175 complaints were anonymously made by current and former students of the top engineering university of the country.
The government needs to come out of the thinking covering women in an abaya or chadar will protect them from harassers.
It has been 60 days since public transportation was suspended, mobile services blocked, schools and colleges shut in Kashmir. Community correspondent for Video Volunteers Basharat Amin reports from Shopian.