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· January, 2014

Stories about South Asia from January, 2014

12 January 2014

37 Million Students Start New Year with Free Textbooks in Bangladesh

"This is the kind of Bangladesh we would like to see...Children happy with new books seeking knowledge....not children with gun powder learning to make human BBQ"

9 January 2014

Hindus Attacked in Bangladesh for ‘Crime’ of Voting

"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"

6 January 2014

Slim Voter Turnout, Violence Mark Bangladesh's Opposition-Less Elections

Amid violence that left 18 dead, only between 10 and 40 percent of voters made it to the polls, down from the high 87 percent in the last parliamentary elections.

5 January 2014

Why Rape And Sexual Violence Continue

Aam Aadmi Party Clone In Bangladesh

More Than 100 Schools Torched in Anti-Election Violence in Bangladesh

"If you cripple the nation in the name of protest, how will you take this country forward?"

4 January 2014

Why the Opposition is Boycotting the Election in Bangladesh

Most political parties in Bangladesh will not be participating in the upcoming general election. They want a neutral caretaker government to oversee the process.

154 Elected in Bangladesh Before Any Votes Are Cast

So many parties are boycotting the upcoming general election, that most of the winners have already been decided.

3 January 2014

India's Aam Aadmi Party Wins Hearts and Forms Government in Delhi

"Strange to see jitters are running down the spine of traditional political parties after the advent of #AAP."