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Indian historian Ramachandra Guha (left) speaks with Anamik Shah, the vice chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, a university founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, in Ahmedabad, western India. Sam Panthanky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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Indian Space Research Organization employees react as they learn that mission control lost communication with its unmanned landing module moments before it touched down on the moon's south pole Saturday (local time.) Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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A child leaves for school in a village in India. Last November, the Indian government announced new rules limiting the weight of school bags depending on a child's age. But the rules are not always enforced. Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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You Think Your Kid's School Backpack Is Heavy? See What's Going On In India!

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Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings." In the mud. With oxen. My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR hide caption

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An Indian paramilitary soldier asks a Kashmiri couple on motorcycle to leave at a temporary checkpoint during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Friday. Mukhtar Khan/AP hide caption

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Nearly 4 Weeks Into India's Clampdown, Kashmiris Describe Protests, Jail, Uncertainty

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Dr. Omar Salim Akhtar of Kashmir protested the clampdown on telephone and Internet communications by Indian authorities at a press conference on Aug. 26. He was later arrested, then released after a few hours. Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Long-distance truck driver Mohammad Hashim, 45, survived an attack by a Hindu mob last year. A dozen men on motorbikes forced him off the road and beat him. He suffered a broken leg and fractured vertebrae. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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'This Is It. I'm Going To Die': India's Minorities Are Targeted In Lynchings

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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a temporary check point on the road leading toward an Independence Day parade venue during lockdown in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Thursday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that stripping the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions has helped unify the country. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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An Indian paramilitary soldier orders a man to lift his robe before frisking him in Srinagar on Thursday. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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Tensions Continue High Over Kashmir, With 500 Arrests And A Communications Blackout

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Removal Of Special Status Roils Muslim-Majority Kashmir

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Indian Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament on Monday carrying a copy of a confidential document that lists the procedure for revoking Kashmir's special status in New Delhi. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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At most of India's private engineering and medical schools, a certain number of spots in the freshman class, usually about 15%, are reserved for the college's management to allocate at its discretion. Cargo/Getty Images hide caption

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When Students In India Can't Earn College Admission On Merit, They Buy Their Way In

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Police detain women during a protest in front of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi in May. The demonstration was in response to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's exoneration in a sexual harassment case. Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Through a webcast, a man at New Delhi's Nehru Planetarium takes pictures of the liftoff of the Indian Space Research Organization's unmanned spacecraft, launched Monday on a mission to the far side of the moon. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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