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Young Men Move South, Away from Escalating Violence in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Many young men from Indian-administered Kashmir have moved south to the Indian capital of New Delhi, searching for opportunities that are hard to find at home. Even with tensions escalating after a bombing that killed 40 Indian security personnel, going back isn’t the easiest option.

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After a Fatal Bombing, Kashmiris in New Delhi Blamed, Threatened

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Threats to their safety aren’t new for people from Indian-administered Kashmir who live in other parts of India. But many now fear heightened backlash in the wake of the Feb. 14 attack on Indian armed forces.

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Refugees from Violence in Myanmar Face Threats in Northern India

Region: India

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

About half of the 14,000 Rohingya refugees known to be living in India are in and around Jammu, a city in a contested area near India’s northern tip. They fled Myanmar to escape extreme anti-Muslim violence, but they’re facing similar sentiments now in Jammu.

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Featured Photo of Indian Protesters Demanding Release of Prisoners

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India Fights Back Against Public Sexual Attacks

Region: AsiaIndia

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

With sexual assaults and harassment against women seemingly rampant and rising in India, and attitudes among men often tolerant of it, several groups and the government are taking action. Many of these attacks come on increasingly crowded public transportation. Some programs are working to prevent harassment, while others strive to deal with offenses after they occur.

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In Fleeing War, Afghan Girls Discover Educational Haven in India

Region: India

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Afghan refugee girls who had little chance to learn in their home country discover they can – and, in fact, must – attend free public schools in India. Young Afghan girls can now dare to dream of becoming professionals. Still, with scant financial resources and temporary legal status, they face major obstacles to university study.

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Amid Rise in Public Sex Assaults, New Delhi Women Learn Self-Defense

Region: AsiaIndia

Topics: HealthHuman RightsPolitics

Ever since a brutal rape and murder galvanized public outrage in 2012, women of New Delhi have been learning to defend themselves. Most girls and women have long felt vulnerable to sexual assault in the city, according to a survey conducted before the notorious assault.

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Newly Independent and Inspired by Bollywood, South Asian Women Strive to Become Fit and Shapely

Region: AsiaIndia

Topics: CultureHealthHuman Rights

South Asian women, exercising new freedoms and determined to hold their husbands’ attention, are working out as never before.

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Advocates Expand Support for Widows Seeking Refuge in India’s Holy Cities

Region: AsiaIndia

Topics: Human Rights

Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support.

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Indian Lawyer Overcomes Domestic Abuse to Defend Women’s Rights

Region: AsiaIndia

Topics: Human Rights

New rape cases continue to draw international attention to violence against girls and women in India.

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