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Mobile Theatres To Screen Child Slavery Film In Rural India

Mobile Theatres To Screen Child Slavery Film In Rural India

A film about a boy trafficked to work in a carpet factory is to be screened in remote Indian villages to raise awareness about child slavery among families often targeted by human traffickers. Due to be released on Thursday, “Jhalki” tracks a nine-year-old girl’s struggle to find her younger brother after their parents unwittingly sell […]

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

Poor enforcement of the law by stretched police means that many slave-owners escape punishment, said, anti-trafficking campaigners Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people. Out of 429 […]

India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India’s poorest states, with residents blaming outsiders, many said […]

India’s Top Court To Probe Threat Accusations Against Politician Accused Of Rape

India’s Top Court To Probe Threat Accusations Against Politician Accused Of Rape

A woman who accused a state legislator of rape is battling for her life after a weekend car crash that police are investigating. India’s Supreme Court will look into accusations that a powerful regional politician threatened the family of a woman who accused him of rape, the chief justice said on Wednesday, stepping into a […]

Indian Mother, Daughter Have Heads Shaved After Resisting Gang Rape

Indian Mother, Daughter Have Heads Shaved After Resisting Gang Rape

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage.   An Indian mother and her daughter were beaten and had their heads shaved by a group of men after they resisted a gang […]

Record Number Of Women Set To Enter India Parliament

Record Number Of Women Set To Enter India Parliament

India was one of the first countries to have a female leader, but more than five decades after Indira Gandhi became prime minister, women’s participation in politics remains stubbornly low A record number of women are set to enter India’s parliament after a marathon election that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power, initial results […]

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their “Womanifesto” on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – […]

India Is Building A City From Scratch To Attract Foreign Investors

India Is Building A City From Scratch To Attract Foreign Investors

India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy. Gradually mushrooming on an otherwise barren 886-acre parcel of land in Gujarat — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state — is a small collection of buildings that India hopes will one day rival financial centers like Singapore, Dubai […]

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

When Bishop Franco Mulakkal returned to the Jalandhar diocese in October after spending 21 days in jail, his supporters welcomed him back with massive garlands and showers of rose petals. As images of the hero’s welcome given to the rape-accused priest filled her TV screen and social media timeline, something snapped in sister Lucy Kalapura. The 52 […]

25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge early Tuesday in western India killing at least 25 people, most of them women and children, officials said. Initial investigations indicated the driver lost control causing the truck to swerve off the bridge and fall eight metres (26 feet) onto a dry riverbed in Gujarat state, […]

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