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Latest posts by GV South Asia

Grief, alienation, trauma: Kashmir under lockdown

"The removal of Article 370 may or may not impact the people of the Kashmir valley, but the treatment meted out only reminds us about the brutal occupation of our...

No justice in Nepal as politician accused of murder gets elected speaker of parliament

A man accused of murder, Agni Sapkota, replaces a rape-accused as house speaker in Nepal, exacerbating the already dire prospects for justice by fostering a culture of impunity.

Indian government abolishes Kashmir's special status, announces bifurcation

"It's basically like England walking into Scotland with troops and getting rid of the Scottish Parliament and arresting all the Scottish nationalists. This is just not acceptable."

India's elections are right around the corner — and the fake news problem is not going away

Experts have found that many of India's most insidious disinformation campaigns arise from political parties themselves.

Decorated army major accused of “beating youth” in Kashmir

Controversy after decorated Indian army major accused of beating a young man in Kashmir.

To cast their votes on December 30, Bangladeshis will need to overcome many obstacles

Among the difficulties faced by voters are a ban on all unauthorized motorized public and private transportation and a complete shutdown of mobile Internet service.

Bangladesh braces for fiercely contested parliamentary election amidst opposition crackdown

On December 30, Bangladesh will hold its 11th parliamentary election to determine the 299 elected members of Jatiya Sangsad who will lead the country for the next five years.

Women entrepreneurs break barriers in Kashmir

"...I get negative comments on social media, even by women, but I think these comments given to me have helped me grow from a better person to a better designer"

Protestors artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh's prisoner of conscience

"When a regime is governed by nothing but fear, it is often a sign that the regime might have lost its plot."

Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam detained over student protest coverage

"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."

Kashmiris are once again in mourning after Indian army fires on protesters, killing three

A 16-year-old girl named Andleeb Jan was among the dead.

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