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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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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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Gujarat’s BJP MLA wants ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ imposed against Muslims in Surat

BJP MLA from Surat, Sangita Patil, has demanded imposition of ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ in her constituency of Limbayat to prevent Muslims from acquiring residential properties owned by Hindus. According to Patil, she had sent her written request for the imposition of the Act to the district collector after Hindu residents …

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BJP’s Prem Shukla insults India Today’s woman anchor, flees show after being grilled on Vande Mataram

A senior functionary of BJP, Prem Shukla, on Saturday insulted India Today’s female anchor, Devina Gupta, when the latter asked him the meaning of Vande Mataram on a live TV before fleeing the show in a fit of anger. Shukla, who’s been a known BJP face on Indian TV, told …

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Ugly face of UP Police: Constable sexually harasses minor, father dies of shock

A police constable allegedly sexually harassed a teenage girl in Reoti area in Balia of Uttar Pradesh with the family alleging that the father died of shock after coming to know about the incident, police said. 38-year-old Dharam, posted at Gopalnagar outpost, was arrested on Saturday. He has also been …

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Watch CCTV Footage of Enraged Man Punch And Kick a Woman at an Indore Gym

In shocking CCTV footage that has been released from a gym in Indore, a man can be seen brutally assaulting a woman who was working out there. The reason: she apparently had complained about his behavior, according to news agency ANI. The man, wearing a sleeveless T-shirt, can be seen …

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Delhi: 5-star hotel security manager held for ‘sexually harassing’ colleague, while team leader watches standing by

A security manager at Pride Plaza, a five-star hotel in Aerocity, has been arrested after being caught on CCTV allegedly sexually harassing a woman employee. The footage shows the woman repeatedly spurning his advances as he pulls her saree while another male staffer looks on. The woman manages to stop …

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Chandigarh: 12 year old Raped On the Way To School For Independence Day Celebrations

A 12-year-old girl on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day was kidnapped and raped in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The Class 8 student had taken a short-cut to school through the children’s traffic park in Chandigarh’s Sector 23 when a man stopped her, pulled her aside and raped her. …

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SpaceX to launch super-computer to space

SpaceX is poised to launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station Monday, including a super-computer that could direct astronauts on future deep-space missions. The liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon cargo ship, is planned for 12:31 pm (1631 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission …

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