The most popular places to visit in Asia aren’t all necessarily the best places to be, but they do provide unique perspectives on what’s happening in the region.
Minas Morgul is the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, and it’s been home to a thriving music scene for more than 30 years.
The city has an eclectic mix of artists, with the country’s two most famous musicians—Mali-born rapper and songwriter Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and South African singer-songwriter Nkrumah—both from the state.
They’re both active in the arts, and there’s something for everyone in Minas.
But the city is also home to some of the world’s most violent, and, according to a 2016 report from Amnesty International, it’s a place where a majority of people are forced to live.
The violence in Minis Morguls capital, where police have shot and killed scores of people since 2014, is so severe that in 2014 the UN called for an international investigation into its “systematic and extensive use of lethal force and other forms of arbitrary detention and torture.”
The violence has been so extreme that a recent Amnesty International report found the city has become “a breeding ground for organised crime and organised crime networks.”