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On 8 February 2016, the house of India’s Bastar-based journalist Malini Subramaniam was vandalised. She had been writing on the human rights violations by the Chhattisgarh government. On the same day, in Shamli town in India’s Uttar Pradesh two TV news reporters were attacked by supporters of the Samajwadi Party. The reporters were reporting on the death of a minor by a stray bullet fired during the party’s celebrations.

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  • Silence and shame

    SP, 11 February 2016

    It must not have been easy writing this, I salute you for gathering all the courage. This piece may or may not help people speak up about the traumati...

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  • Silence and shame

    Vj, 11 February 2016

    Your parents knew and they sent you back and told you to be bold. Mine, I told, and they said, "nothing happened". And they sent me back to the same s...

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  • Silence and shame

    Aarushi Bhandari, 11 February 2016

    This is the most heartbreaking thing I have read in a very long time. As a fellow Nepali -- who also ran off to NY tired of the status quo's b/s -- I ...

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