‘My mother was beheaded in front of me’: a survivor recalls India’s violent score | world news

‘My mother was beheaded in front of me’: a survivor recalls India’s violent score |  world news

Zareena Parveen was 12 years old when British colonial India was carved up along religious lines. Two independent states were created: Hindu-majority India, and the Muslim-majority Dominion of Pakistan, which was made up of West Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). As millions rushed to cross the new borders, violence erupted between Hindu, Muslim and … Read more

At least 18 dead, millions stranded as floods ravage India, Bangladesh – National

At least 18 dead, millions stranded as floods ravage India, Bangladesh – National

Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their homes submerged, according to … Read more