Women living in small Indian towns are finally enjoying their freedom to move freely and are no longer dependent on men for their commute. It's all thanks to their friend, the easy-to-ride scooter or "scooty."
The Indian Supreme Court ruled last week that the internet blackout in Kashmir was illegal. Residents are hopeful that the internet will be restored, but remain angry over lost time and income. Gowhar Geelani reports.
A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a "second-class" status for women in India.
The official restructuring of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir comes into effect on October 31. The region’s special status had been a thorn in the side of Hindu nationalists for a long time.
Although bonded labor was outlawed in Pakistan years ago, the practice has continued, and even expanded, in the country due to a worsening economic crisis. Ansar Ali is one such farmer stuck in the perpetual debt trap.
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