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· March, 2013

Stories about South Asia from March, 2013

9 March 2013

Changing Attitudes on Child Marriage in India

In rural India, two out of five girls are child brides. Though Indian law has made child marriage illegal, girls and boys bonded by traditional social norms and values are...

6 March 2013

India Aims to Woo Women With New Budget

Women-centric programs get a hefty 10 percent increase in India's new 2013-2014 budget. However, some women’s and citizens' groups claim that the government's move is inadequate and superficial.

5 March 2013

Democratic India's Shrinking Freedoms

Violence Flares in Bangladesh Over Islamist Leader's Death Sentence

Renewed violence has erupted across Bangladesh, leaving 80 people dead, after the vice president of the country's largest Islamist political party was sentenced to be hanged for war crimes on...

Nepali Newspaper Gives Voice to Hong Kong's Neglected Minorities

inmediahk.net interviewed the editor-in-chief of a Nepali independent newspaper, Ethnic Voice, based in Hong Kong. The weekly newspaper encourages Nepalese living in Hong Kong to speak out and participate in...

1 March 2013

#Shahbag Protesters Fight off Atheist Shadow Cast by Islamist Groups

The massive #Shahbag protests in Bangladesh, demanding the death penalty for those who committed mass murder, rape, arson, and other crimes against humanity during the country's liberation from Pakistan in...

Religion Warps Politics as Bangladesh War Crimes Protests Continue

What began as a peaceful civic uprising may be taking a turn in the public’s perception as one that contradicts Islam. Since the beginning of February, hundreds of thousands of...