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Nayeema Ahmad - Urdu

Where did you travel for your programmes?
Sindh, Punjab, North-West Frontier Province and Baluchistan in Pakistan, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir in India

How long were you away for in total?
Six weeks

Are you going back?:

June or July 2001

Were you moved or upset at any point on your recent trip?

What made you feel like this?
Many of the victims wept bitterly as they related their stories.

Was there anything that gave you hope?

What was it?
Their will and determination to fight on.

Describe one of the people you interviewed and what they said
There was a woman in Interior Sindh who saved herself from an "honour killing". She's started her own business and now campaigns against the atrocities

Has your trip made you think any differently about human rights?

People, especially women, are ignorant about their rights in the Indian Sub-continent

Anything else you want to tell us?
I succeeded in talking to both the victims and also the people who are accused of human rights violations. It will be one of the best series I've made because of its rich material.

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