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Schoolgirls Being Sold To Arab Men As ‘Brides’, Hyderabad Mosques Step In To Spread Awareness

Mosques in Hyderabad are joining a growing campaign to stop schoolgirls being sold as brides to elderly Arab men, authorities said on Monday, and an outcry about a new spate of cases. The government launched an investigation last week into the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 65-year-old Oman …

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Mumbai : From ‘Historic’ To ‘Conflicting’, Mixed Reactions From Women Experts On Triple Talaq Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled instant Triple Talaq unconstitutional, saying the government will need to frame a new law. Muslim women have long argued that the law, which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times, including by Skype and WhatsApp, violated their right to …

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Panchkula: Ram Rahim Guilty Of Rape, 30 Dead, 250 Injured As Sect Erupts

Just as feared, large clashes, arson and violence erupted in the town of Panchkula in Haryana on Friday immediately after spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of raping two women followers in a case dating back to 2002. Thirty people are dead and 250 injured, officials said, in …

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Ram Rahim In Rohtak Jail : Special Cell, Bottled Water And even an Assistant

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled spiritual guru and head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, has been moved to a prison in Haryana’s Rohtak. The rape convict will be lodged in a special cell, will get bottled mineral water and an assistant to stay with him, sources in the Haryana …

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New Delhi: Privacy A Fundamental Right? Supreme Court Verdict Today

The Supreme Court will today deliver a landmark verdict on whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution. The ruling will be delivered at 10.30 am by a rare nine-member bench and is based on an array of petitions that challenges the mandatory use of Aadhaar cards …

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What is Triple Talaq?

It is the divorce system in Muslims where the husband pronounces the phrase “I divorce you” (in Arabic, talaq) to his wife. A man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back after the first two (reconciling). After pronouncing Talaq either once or twice or thrice, the man has to …

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Another train derailment in UP, Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed

Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days. The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am …

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Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple under investigation for criminal offences

One of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples is under investigation over suspected criminal offences, a media report said on Tuesday. Commercial Affairs Department is conducting the probe into Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, but it is “inappropriate” to comment further on the investigation, police said.  “The review identified certain areas of concern with …

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Mumbai: Love Is In the Air and India Gets Its First LGBT Radio Show

Outspoken gay rights activist Harish Iyer is used to fighting for equal rights but over the last month he has turned into a messenger of love. He is the host of “Gaydio“, the first radio show dedicated to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the country, where homosexuality …

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New Delhi: Triple Talaq Illegal, Says Supreme Court In Landmark Judgment

The Supreme Court today banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating “talaq” (divorce) three times, calling the practice “unconstitutional”. The verdict vindicates the stand of the government, which had said triple talaq violates fundamental rights of women. Several Muslim women who have been divorced …

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