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India Welcomes New Rape Law

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Download The Indian Parliament has passed the much awaited anti-rape law to tackle the rising incidents of sexual violence against women.

The legislation comes in response to the huge public outcry over the last year's gang-rape of a woman in New Delhi.

Bismillah Geelani has the details.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 April 2013 12:05 )
 

India-Pakistan Tensions Rise Over Execution

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Download The execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru in India last month, is threatening to stall recent progress made in relations between India and Pakistan.

Last week, Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a resolution condemning Guru’s hanging.

And it has evoked an angry response from India.

Bismillah Geelani has more from New Delhi.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 March 2013 18:09 )
 

Tibetan Leadership Calls for Dialogue with China

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Download Protest marches and rallies were held in several world cities last weekend to mark the 54th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China.

The Tibetan community in exile has been urging the international community to intervene and help stop human rights abuses in the Himalayan region.

India is home to the largest number of Tibetan exiles and their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

And as Bismillah Geelani reports, Tibetan leaders in India are making fresh calls for dialogue with the new Chinese leadership.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 15:55 )
 

Long Quest for Justice for Indian Women

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Download The world is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.

But in India, women are still fighting for their safety.

The Constitution guarantees equality to all women... but across the country, two women are raped every hour.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 March 2013 15:23 )
 

Kashmir’s First All-girl Rock Band Quit Following Fatwa

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Download After a short but promising career, Kashmir’s first all-girl rock band, have decided to give up their music.

They took the decision following the announcement of a religious fatwa, which describes their performances as un-Islamic.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 March 2013 14:06 )
 
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