India has a number of prominent Dalit politicians, including the country's president. However, despite laws that protect them, members of the lowest group in the Hindu caste system still face widespread discrimination.
Authorities in New Delhi have opened a probe into the deaths of five manual laborers after exposure to poisonous sewage gases. The workers had apparently not been provided with adequate safety equipment for the task.
PM Narendra Modi has come under fire after police arrested five lawyers and left-wing activists for suspected links to Maoists. Rights groups say the government wants to stifle dissent ahead of the general election.
Young activists in Malawi’s business capital Blantyre are outraged by a decision by the Malawian and Indian government to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
In a unanimous ruling, India's Supreme Court said the criminalization of adultery was a "retrograde step." The judges said the law discriminated against women and gave "license to the husband to use women as a chattel."
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