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Rape victim’s kin told to hold ‘purification’ feast #wtfnews

0SHARES Bhopal,  A village panchayat in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district reportedly asked family members of a rape survivor, who belongs to a lower caste, to hold a community feast so that she was “purified”. When the family expressed its inability… Continue Reading →

India – How crime is getting a communal spin

Incidents like the Aligarh girl’s murder show how social media is being used to tar a particular community and fan fear Himanshi.Dhawan Earlier this month, the body of a two-year-old who had gone missing from her home in Aligarh, Uttar… Continue Reading →

Meet one of India’s most divisive new legislators: A Hindu nun charged with terrorism

Pragya Singh Thakur (center) is welcomed during a rally before filing her nomination in the parliamentary elections in Bhopal in April. (Gagan Nayar/AFP/Getty Images)By Niha MasihJune 13 at 5:00 AM BHOPAL, India —  Pragya Singh Thakur is a Hindu ascetic who has… Continue Reading →

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

11 Jun 2019 There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and girls – one… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Police nabs suspect in Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh killings

Kolhapur, June 11 : The Maharashtra Police on Tuesday arrested right-wing activist Sharad B. Kalaksar in connection with the killings of Communist leader Govind Pansare and journalist Gauri Lankesh, officials said. One of the important accused in Pansare’s murder, Rudra… Continue Reading →

M.P -Extortion rackets thrive under garb of cow protection

Madhya Pradesh has a harsh legal provision against cow slaughter. Under the Madhya Pradesh Prohibition of Slaughter of Cow-Progeny (amendment) Act, 2012, a person found guilty of cow slaughter is liable for 7 years imprisonment, besides a minimum fine of… Continue Reading →

Kathua rape case verdict: A commendable job by police, judiciary

The Kathua case should be a template for these cases: solid investigation and the delivery of justice within a specific time-frame are critical; it is equally important for political parties to desist from politicising such cases. A fast-track court on… Continue Reading →

Girish Karnad delighted audiences by overturning conventions- Ramu Ramanathan

While most people remember him as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad’s contribution as a translator and activist should not be forgotten. Written by Ramu Ramanathan | As I entered the apartment block in Bengaluru in 2018, I realised the… Continue Reading →

When class 11 Modern School girl bluntly queried, “Sir, why are all terrorists Muslims?”

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed*When one considers to focus on a topic like “Religion, power play and terrorism”, ultimately all things about Islam and Muslims broil down to a few major and minor points, to Islamophobia. Here, I would like to… Continue Reading →

Kathua rape & murder case -defence has claimed victim’s community framed accused

Three days before verdict in the rape & murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, defence lawyer tells ThePrint accused were framed by the Bakarwals. DEBAYAN ROY Updated: 7 June, 2019 11:28 am IST Text Size: A- A+ SNew Delhi: After more than 100… Continue Reading →

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