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· August, 2016

Stories about South Asia from August, 2016

6 August 2016

Porn, Prostitution, or Death: Being Trans in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

"We know our rights and we are standing up to claim them.its just the beginning. We are a movement, we are pink warriors. There is no going back. "

The Disappearance of Literary and Social Activist Wahid Baloch

"A man who fought to eradicate the menace of forced disappearances became a victim of the very crime."

#RallyForTheValley Brings Attention to the Plight of Dam Victims in India

"They should have initiated the rehabilitation of people in the affected areas first, and then only started the work..."

5 August 2016

South Asia's Largest Wikimedia Conference Kicks Off in India

Rising Voices

Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.

4 August 2016

Bangladesh Shuts Down the Internet, Then Orders Blocking of 35 News Websites

Advox

“As part of the ongoing exercise, all sorts of Internet connections will be suspended for a short period anytime at any place in the country.”

3 August 2016

Photo Contest Winners Offer a Stunning Slice of Life in Nepal

From a traditional Nepali dance and rooftop football to the aftermath of last year's devastating earthquake, the photos offer a captivating glimpse of Nepal.

Calls to Investigate Retribution Against the Tharu Community in Nepal's Far West Grow Louder

"First their land was taken, then their freedom to live and now Tharus have been targeted for extinction by these racist hill elites"

1 August 2016

In Nike's Ad About Female Athletes in India, Too Much Glamour, Not Enough Names?

"That Nike Ad shows how little we know about female sportsperson or athletes in this country."

Remembering Mahasweta Devi, Indian Writer and Tribal Rights Activist

On the recent passing of Mahasweta Devi: the writer- activist lives on through her words.