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4 held for raping, murdering Vasai woman had no criminal records

The four men confessed to raping the woman. They then strangulated her and dumped her body in the drain. We are awaiting the post-mortem reports to ascertain the cause of her death. POLICE OFFICER, Valiv police station MUMBAI: Preliminary investigations have revealed that the four men arrested for allegedly gang-raping and murdering a 45-year-old woman…

Deoband: birth of girl child no ground for ‘talaq’

Mohammad Ali Meerut, September 23, 2015 Darul-Uloom-Deoband, the influential Islamic seminary on Tuesday, came out with something which would cheer many of those who find it in the news mostly for wrong reasons. The seminary declared that practice of ‘talaq’ (divorce) to wife because she gave birth to a baby girl is ‘illegal’ and ‘haraam’…

Dalit woman gang-raped; seven arrested

Amravati (Maharashtra), September 11, 2015 A 25-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped allegedly by seven persons, two of them juveniles, in the Chandur Bazaar police station area in the district, the police said on Thursday. All seven were arrested. On Wednesday evening, the victim asked one of the accused, an acquaintance of hers, to lend her…

No scope of change in triple talaq system, says All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Sep 03, 2015 | PTI| Lucknow ‘Saying talaq thrice in one go was not considered good in Islam’ Lucknow: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Thursday said there was no scope of change in the triple talaq system and rejected the suggestion by some community outfits for building a consensus on making…

Khap panchayat in UP orders rape of 2 girls to seek revenge for brother’s action

Aug 19, 2015 | Age Correspondent| New Delhi One of the girls moved the Supreme Court seeking protection New Delhi: A khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh issued a diktat that a Dalit girl and her sister should be raped and paraded naked in the village. Reportedly, the diktat was issued to seek revenge for their…

LGBT kin share stories of pride and prejudice

Siblings, Bosses, Teachers Attend Acceptance Meet It was the second edition of the Acceptance Meet on Saturday , an initia tive of Yaariyan the youth wing of the Humsafar Trust to bring together family , friends, teachers and bosses of those from the LGBT community . And `acceptance’ couldn’t get more bold with a chapter…

9 out of 10 Muslim women want ban on oral talaq, says survey

Study covered 4,700 women, mainly from low-income families, in 10 states A survey of Muslim women across 10 states has revealed that 92.1% want oral divorce to be banned. Carried out by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), the survey covered 4,700 women, mainly from low-income families, in 10 states. A little over 88% said they…

Dowry still torments Gujarat women

Vadodara: Sisters-in-law, Mothers-in-law Figure High In List of Accused When GVK-EMRI launched the service to help aggrieved women in Gujarat last year, little did it expect that it would receive maximum complaints against the same gender. The service while helping women in distress found that the cause of grievance in most cases are also women…

Woman shot at, burnt alive by kin for `honour’

In a suspected case of honour killing, family members of a 23-year-old woman, who worked as a teacher at a local school, first allegedly shot her and then burnt her to death at Siraundhi Angadpur village in Bareilly . According to the police, the woman was in a relationship with a man from a different…

Reconsider move against women, high court tells Haji Ali trust

Mustafa Plumber @plumbermushi The Bombay high court has orally suggested to the Haji Ali trust to reconsider its decision about not allowing women inside the inner sanctum of the dargah. A division bench of justice VM Kanade and justice BP Colabawala said: “Normally such matters should be resolved at the trust level. If it’s not…

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