Activists say current law in India’s Muslim family courts discriminate against women. A study finds Muslim women overwhelmingly oppose polygamy, unilateral divorce and child marriage.
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NEW DELHI (RNS) Despite growing momentum for equal rights across India, openly LGBT people face fear of prosecution.
(RNS) Some members of India’s ancient “hijra” community fear that the new, official third-gender classification will prevent them from practicing their traditions.
Sister Nirmala Joshi, age 80 at her death on Sunday, expanded the Missionaries of Charity around the world from it’s Kolkata base.
NEW DELHI (RNS) The attacks on the Christian community have come against a background of fear, triggered by Hindus in Narendra Modi’s party, that Christians are increasing their efforts to proselytize — especially in schools.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women’s empowerment to India.
MUMBAI (Reuters) India is the world’s biggest consumer of gold and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewelry, bars and coins. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes temples will deposit their reserves with the government.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) Religious conversion has become a highly emotive issue in India recently, with debate whipped up by some supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who see multi-faith Indian as a Hindu-first nation.