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· February, 2021

Stories about South Asia from February, 2021

Barbadian pop superstar Rihanna gets flak for wearing pendant of Hindu god in lingerie post

While some social media users felt the photo was disrespectful and tone deaf, others thought the controversy was much ado about nothing.

How a social media group is helping to improve railway service in Bangladesh

Some 'fans' are using a Facebook Group to share information, respond to queries, and give suggestions for how to improve the service of the Bangladesh Railway.

Arrest of Indian climate activist Disha Ravi over protest ‘toolkit’ draws backlash

'Editing a Google Doc in support of farmers is an act of sedition in this country now,' a writer said.

Three climbers go missing during winter attempt to scale K2 summit in Pakistan

Though chances of their survival are slim, the families of three missing mountaineers have been hoping for a miracle.

Lost and found: The struggle to preserve Nepal's linguistic heritage

Parents insist on proficiency in Nepali or English in school to ensure good job prospects for their children; at least 24 indigenous languages in Nepal have become ‘endangered.’

Indian farmers’ protests: Twitter withholds, then restores, prominent accounts by government order

Twitter restored the accounts after concluding they were "speech and newsworthy," a decision the Indian government decried: "Twitter cannot assume the role of a court and justify non-compliance."

Supreme Court steps in after sexual assault verdict leads to public outcry in India

Judge courts controversy by stating ‘no skin contact means no sexual assault’ in case of a child groping victim.

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