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Residents walk through floodwaters in Malda, West Bengal, India, on Thursday. The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, according to news services tracking official tallies. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, shown here in 2007, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday. The India Today Group/India Today Group/Getty Images hide caption

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After 'Guru Of Bling' Sentencing, Indian State Stays On Alert For Violence

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Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been found guilty of raping two female followers. He's seen here last year, arriving for a news conference for his film MSG, The Warrior Lion Heart, in New Delhi. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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Activists hold signs during a protest against "triple talaq," the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, in New Delhi on May 10. The country's Supreme Court has outlawed this means of ending a marriage. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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In the upper reaches of the northern state of Uttarakhand, small villages are rain- and snow-fed. As snowfall has declined, farmers are starting to plant crops in winter, when fields would usually lie fallow. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

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107-year-old Mirza Naseem Changezi (left) sits with his son Khalid Changezi, 61, at their home in the Old City of New Delhi. Changezi is reputed to be the Old City's oldest resident and says there was never any question of leaving India for Pakistan. The Changezis trace their roots back 23 generations. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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For India's Oldest Citizens, Independence Day Spurs Memories Of A Painful Partition

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People pose in front of Pakistan Independence Day signs in Lahore. The country, created in 1947 as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims, celebrated 70 years of independence on Aug. 14. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

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Muslim refugees crowd onto a train as they try to flee India near New Delhi in September 1947. Some 15 million people crossed new borders during the violent partition of British-ruled India. At times, mobs targeted and killed passengers traveling in either direction; the trains carrying their corpses became known as "ghost trains." AP hide caption

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Giving Voice To Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth Of India And Pakistan

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Ram Nath Kovind (left) walked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L.K. Advani (center) on their way to file Kovind's nomination papers for the presidential elections in New Delhi on June 23. Kovind belongs to the lowest rank of Hinduism's hierarchy. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Indian paramilitary troopers search the bags of Hindu pilgrims during the annual pilgrimage to the shrine at Amarnath cave on Tuesday. Security forces protect the pilgrims, but police say the bus that was attacked was not authorized and thus not protected. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a Hindu right-wing organization, shout slogans against China during a protest in New Delhi on July 4. They were protesting China's decision to suspend a Hindu pilgrimage to a site in Tibet following tensions between Indian and Chinese troops along the India-China border. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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Many upper caste Hindus consider the cow holy and have long rallied to ban beef eating. Critics of the government see the new animal cruelty rules as an effort to cater to these demands. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reach to shake hands during their meeting in the Oval Office on Monday. Concerns in New Delhi have centered on whether India will remain a priority relationship for the U.S. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

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