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India: Human rights defenders detained for protesting state vioelnce
On 4 and 5 August 2009, human rights defenders were detained by police in Manipur following a protest against the summary execution of an unarmed former militant by security forces.
India: Girl beheaded by neighbour to 'help conception'
A five-year-old girl was beheaded by a neighbour who believed her 'sacrifice' would help him and his wife conceive a son.
India: Brides subjected to 'virginity test'
India's National Commission for Women wants Madhya Pradesh state to explain why hundreds of would-be brides reportedly underwent virginity tests.
India: Court of Women on Dowry and Related Forms of VAW
Dowry deaths or sex selection resulting in the termination of female fetuses, are but two most extreme manifestations of the phenomena of violence against women that is taking new and more contemporary forms.
Inde: L'homosexualité n'est plus un crime
La Haute cour a jugé que les rapports sexuels entre adultes de même sexe ne devaient plus être considérés comme un crime.
UPDATE: India: Court decriminalises gay sex
An Indian court ruled gay sex was not a crime, a verdict that will bolster demands by gay and health groups that the government scrap a British colonial law, which bans homosexual sex.
India: A nation's gay revolution
The Indian government is reviewing legislation that outlaws homosexuality.
India: Women begin fast for Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka
A group of around 30 women began a fast unto death, on 13 April, to demand the cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka.
India: New academic work on Producing Muslim Womanhood in Colonial Bengal
The near-invisibility of Muslim women, except as victims, underpins the construction of the ideal citizen-subject in late colonial India.
India: Women in Bangalore are facing serious violence and attacks
More than 80 attacks and cases of moral policing have been reported from all over Karnataka in the last six months.
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