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Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

Jul 03, 2015

Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

After reports that the Maharashtra government had termed madrassas as 'non schools' and children going to them as 'out of school student' created a stir, state minister for minorities development department Dilip Kamble has defended the government saying madrassas in the state were never considered schools. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #Maharashtra government #Right to Education #Madrassas #Dilip Kamble
Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Jul 02, 2015

Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Nepal's agriculture minister resigned Thursday following a storm of criticism after videos and photographs of him attempting to hug women during recent festival celebrations were posted online, officials said. #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #sexual assault #Women's rights #Hari Prasad Parajul #Khatmandu
Six African-American churches have burned down since Charleston massacre

Jul 02, 2015

Six African-American churches have burned down since Charleston massacre

In the two weeks after a racially motivated massacre claimed lives of nine African-Americans, at least six predominantly African-American churches in south US had been burnt down, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. #World #America #NewsTracker #Charleston #Churches #civil rights ##Blacklivesmatter #Ku Klux Klan
Louisana ACLU sues Bobby Jindal over 'unconstitutional' religious objections order

Jul 01, 2015

Louisana ACLU sues Bobby Jindal over 'unconstitutional' religious objections order

Louisiana Governor BobbyJindal's executive order that aims to give special protectionsto people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional #US #Bobby Jindal #NewsTracker #US Supreme Court #Same-sex marriage #Louisiana #Gay Rights #marriage equality #US Presidential race 2016
Gowda flip-flops on scrapping Sec 377, Swamy says homosexuality a 'genetic disorder'

Jun 30, 2015

Gowda flip-flops on scrapping Sec 377, Swamy says homosexuality a 'genetic disorder'

Gowda, perhaps afraid that he may stick out as the one unfortunately sensible person in his party, decided to retract his statement. #India #BJP #Subramanian Swamy #Sadananda Gowda #Homosexuality in India #Section 377 #Gay rights in India #Gay marriage in India #LGBT in India
Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015

Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Supreme Court #Kabul #Gender equality #Women's rights #Shareworthy
Out with the old, in with new: Mozambique decriminalizes homosexuality as it casts off colonial laws

Jun 30, 2015

Out with the old, in with new: Mozambique decriminalizes homosexuality as it casts off colonial laws

Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa. #World #NewsTracker #Africa #Mozambique #Gay Rights #Colonial laws
'Drinking is a fundamental right': Another gem from Madhya Pradesh home minister Babulal Gaur

Jun 29, 2015

'Drinking is a fundamental right': Another gem from Madhya Pradesh home minister Babulal Gaur

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur fuelled another controversy with his remarks that drinking liquor is a "fundamental right". #India #TheySaidIt #Madhya Pradesh #Alcohol #Drinking #Babulal Gaur #Liquor #Madhya Pradesh Home Minister #fundamental right
Significant human rights abuses by Indian police security forces in the last year: US report

Jun 26, 2015

Significant human rights abuses by Indian police security forces in the last year: US report

Abuses by police and security forces were among the most significant human rights problems in India last year. #US #NewsTracker #Rights #security-forces #Indian Police #abuses #us report