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Statistics from the capital alone reveal that there are as many as 10 dowry cases registered every single day.

 
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After outrage across India over the case of marriage of an underage girl to an elderly man in Oman in exchange for 500,000 Indian rupees, authorities in Indian city of Hyderabad have announced that mosques have started coming out in support of a campaign against child marriage.

 

 

It was widely expected that the Supreme Court would invalidate the practice of triple talaq. The moral and constitutional arguments for doing so were overwhelming. The Supreme Court has done well in striking it down.

 
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As India completes 70 years of its existence as a free nation-state, two contradictory tendencies mark its collective existence.

 
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The Supreme Court has ordered an investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into a possible “conspiracy” which involves Hindu women in Kerala being converted to Islam.

 
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When Dr Ruth Pfau came to Pakistan from West Germany in 1960 as part of a congregation of nuns known as the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, she hadn’t intended to stay for a long time.

 
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German nun Ruth Pfau, who dedicated more than 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, died on  August 10 in Karachi aged 87.

 
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There is no denying the fact that we have entered a particularly aggressive, militarized and masculine phase of Indian polity and society.

 
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It would be funny if it wasn’t both a symptom and cause of very real misery. Over the last two months women from across Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have reported that somebody cut off their hair – without their consent.

 
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India is a diverse country. This line has been drilled into our heads since the time we were in school. Unfortunately, we have been unable to protect that diversity, especially when it comes to language. In the 1961 census, there were 1,652 mother tongues.

 


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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.