Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Indian court convicts popular of raping teenage devotee

Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, center, is brought for interrogation by police at Jodhpur airport in Jodhpur in 2013. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan state because of fears that his followers may resort to violence. (AP) NEW DELHI: ...

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Indian court rejects legal attempt to block global release of ‘Padmavati’

MUMBAI: India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and ...

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Sex with child bride is rape, top Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. The legal age of consent is 18 years. The law regards even consensual sex ...

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Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice ...

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