Pallavi Pundir

inequality

Indian Schools Go Online, But Most Students Are Still Offline

Almost 70 percent of Indian population lives in villages, where the internet and smartphones can be a luxury.
Pallavi Pundir
2 days ago
News

American Citizen Shot Dead in a Pakistan Courtroom After Being Accused of Blasphemy

The man was a member of the Ahmadiyya sect, a minority group barred from calling itself Islamic under Pakistani law.
Pallavi Pundir
8.3.20
kashmir

Kashmir Has Been Under Siege for a Whole Year. Here's a Timeline.

A year after its autonomy was revoked, Kashmir continues to be a mess of human rights violations.
Pallavi Pundir
7.31.20
News

Biriyani, Mattresses and Shirts: Advertisers Peddle Dubious COVID-19 Cures

Health and industry insiders say such claims, if taken seriously, can lead to dangerous consequences.
Pallavi Pundir
7.29.20
floods

India’s Deadly Floods Are Claiming the Lives of Its Most Vulnerable Animals

Up to 10 greater one-horned rhinoceroses, which are found at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, died in the deluge.
Pallavi Pundir
7.27.20
News

Family Members Who Defend their Women from Harassment Are Getting Murdered

In the latest case in India, a man was shot in the head after he filed a complaint against the killer for sexually harassing his niece.
Pallavi Pundir
7.24.20
Coronavirus

India Forced Dissidents Into Jail Despite the Pandemic. Now They’re Getting Infected.

Jails in politically sensitive states such as Assam and Kashmir are reporting huge spikes. Many testing positive are critics of the Indian government and its controversial policies.
Pallavi Pundir
7.23.20
Black Lives Matter

How Right-Wing Trolls Silenced India’s BTS ARMY on All Things Political

When the world's biggest K-pop band aligned themselves with BLM, their Indian fanclub stayed quiet. They'd been burned before.
Pallavi Pundir
7.22.20
News

Man Belonging to Lower Caste Brutally Abused For Touching Upper Caste Man’s Scooter

Activists say that the pandemic has seen an increase in violence against Dalits in India.
Pallavi Pundir
7.22.20
News

An Ex-Priest Seeks Bail to Marry the Minor He Raped

The survivor, who lives in India's Kerala state and is now 20, supported the move along with her parents. The public prosecutor called it an outrageous request.
Pallavi Pundir
7.18.20
News

A Pregnant Woman Was Allegedly Murdered After a Bridal Exchange Deal Turned Sour

Waziran Chhacchar’s death sparked outrage over a tradition, widespread in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan, that is known to use women as potential objects of revenge.
Pallavi Pundir
7.17.20
women

An Indian Judge Just Threw a Rape Survivor in Jail for Shouting in Court

Police in Bihar had made the 22-year-old repeatedly describe her ordeal, then leaked her identity to the neighbourhood. No wonder she was mad.
Pallavi Pundir
7.17.20
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