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· June, 2014

Stories about South Asia from June, 2014

After an Indian Minister Says ‘Sometimes Rape is Right’, #MenAgainstRape Stand Up in Pakistan

Hundreds of young men from Pakistan started standing up to join the hashtag campaign.

Are Bangladesh's “Men In Black” Fighting Crime or Killing for Money

Bangladesh's elite crime-combat force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is under intense scrutiny for alleged cases of abductions, torture and extra judicial killings.

Pakistan's First Online Hate Speech Report Is Out, And It Isn't Pretty

Pakistan's first ever empirical research report on online hate speech is out. Global Voices interviewed Shahzad Ahmad, Director of Bytes For All, the advocacy organization that conducted the study.

This Baloch Student Has Been on Hunger Strike For 45 Days in Pakistan

Since 2006, a renewed battle for independence has been waging between Baloch separatists and the government of Pakistan.

Homosexual Asylum Seekers from The Maldives Face Prosecution Upon Return

Same-sex relationships, civil unions, or domestic partnerships are illegal in the Maldives under Sharia law and there are several cases of prosecution against persons of same-sex orientation. Ibrahim Muaz, a...

Did You Share Those Images of the Indian Girls Who Were Gang-Raped and Hanged?

Shocking images of two teenage Indian girls, gang-raped and hanged from a tree went viral on social media, leading to heated debates about our motives behind sharing such images indiscriminately.

University Student Posts Suicide Note In Facebook, Friends Fail To Save Him

Suicide is a long term social issue of Bangladesh and of all the people reported dead due to suicide worldwide every year, 2.06% are Bangladeshis. Mahbub Shaheen, a student of...

Farewell Hindustan Ambassador

Hindustan Motors has recently suspended production of India's iconic Hindustan Ambassador car which was first rolled out in 1958. Soumyadip Choudhury at Cutting The Chai posts a tribute to the...

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