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India Cuts Internet for 27 Million, Sparking Global Protests

Protests broke out worldwide March 19 as the Indian government abruptly shut down all internet communication in the state of Punjab.

Collateral Damage: the Forgotten Victims of Domestic Violence

'Children are carrying that inter-generational trauma and the cycle of abuse forward. It's only when we care for them now that we have a chance of breaking the cycle and not letting it perpetuate further.'

Seattle City Council Passes First Law in US Banning Caste Discrimination

The vote came after 90 minutes of public comment from speakers on both sides of the issue. Opponents say they will explore legal avenues to reverse the law.

Seattle City Council Poised to Pass Nation’s First Ban on Caste Discrimination

The resolution has Indian Americans divided over whether it would in fact end discrimination, and whether such discrimination even exists.

Five Texas Candidates Who Are Taking Democracy By the Reins

With democracy on the ballot this November, these five candidates say the solution is to lean in and "be part of the solution."

‘The Dirty Underbelly of American Life’ – Victims of Hate Share Their Stories

Two racially motivated attacks, one in Texas and another in California, highlight the increasingly complicated dynamics of hate in America.

The Muslim Freedom Fighter Who Hid a Sikh Revolutionary

While India's independence is remembered for the bloody partition separating what is today Pakistan from India, stories of inter-religious solidarity abound.

History, Culture Inform Asian American Perspectives on Gun Control

Discussions around gun control legislation too often leave out the voice of immigrant communities that are increasingly being targeted in mass shootings.

A Woman’s Choice Not to Publish

For India Currents publisher Vandana Kumar, the leaked SCOTUS opinion brought back memories of an earlier experience involving a woman’s right to choose.

Covid Vaccines are Safe and Effective for 5-11 Year Olds

That message was delivered during a March 15 briefing for the South Asian community organized by the non-profit South Asian Network.

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