Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Micropolis: Taliban Attack of Girl Sparks Concern Among Pakistani New Yorkers
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 07:39 PM
The Taliban shooting of a 14-year old Pakistani girl has generated a worldwide backlash. Malala Yousefzai, an outspoken defender of education for girls, remains in critical condition, and Pakistani New Yorkers are closely following the story.
In the last couple days there have been protests in Pakistan, and an international outcry.
Some Pakistanis in New York, like Adnan Khan, a medical resident, are hoping this is a turning point. “People are standing up now. The silent majority is speaking.”
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