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India: Landmark Ruling Criminalizes Sex With A ‘Child Bride’ But Enforcement Won’t Be Easy

India’s Supreme Court passed a landmark ruling against sexual relations with an underage bride, claiming any relations would constitute as rape. The court ruled that if a man engages in sexual intercourse, with or without consent, with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, he would be committing […]


Mysterious Braid Chopping In Northern India Sparks Protests

Indian has been at the centre of some odd and mysterious behaviour, which surfaced recently but has been ongoing since September (2017). News outlets are calling it ‘braid-chopping’, and it is exactly that. Multiple reports have come from Northern India, claiming assailants forcibly removing hair from unsuspecting women. The total […]


Heavy Rains And Flood Impact 45 Million People Across South Asia

Heavy rains in South Asia during the monsoon season have caused massive flooding, affecting 45 million people across the region. While some flooding is expected during the rainy season or monsoon season from June to September, this year’s floods have been the worst in many years. The UN said, “torrential […]


Families Affected By 2013 India Riots Still Not Compensated

An Amnesty International report has found that over 190 families displaced because of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots in India have not received compensation. The report found that inconsistent definitions were applied to the term family to deny compensation to families. These families, in many cases, are continuing to live in […]


One Of India’s Most Famous Journalists, Praised For Her Support Of Marginalized Groups, Is Brutally Murdered Outside Her Home

55-year old Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who fought against injustice and openly criticized right-wing groups, was fatally shot by three unknown attackers in front of her home in Bangalore. The incident took place on Tuesday and has led to widespread shock and outrage across India, with fellow journalists and […]