Water supplies to the Indian capital, Delhi, have taken a severe hit after protesters cut off a key canal during deadly rioting. The Jat community has led the protests, arguing they are victims of India's caste-based quota system.
The killing of a boy allegedly by a school bus conductor who tried to sexually abuse him has put the spotlight on the safety of children. A study shows half of all children in India have been a victim of sexual abuse.
Hundreds of troops are patrolling a northern Indian city hit by protests after sect leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape. At least 32 people died in violent demonstrations against the court decision.
The cold-blooded killing of a prominent journalist has exposed how dissent and debate has rapidly shrunk in India's mainstream media. The murder is another reminder of the climate of fear in which journalists operate.
Despite laws that aim to create equality, the caste system in India continues to have a strong impact on society. DW explains how it evolved and what the situation in the country is now.
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