Fundamentalisms

The People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and Vadodara Shanti Abhiyan (VSA) report severely indicts the state government, the city police and local politicians for instigating and committing violence.
Sima Samar, former women's affairs minister, fears for her safety.
Malaysian women's groups have warned that plans to enact strict Islamic laws in an opposition-ruled state would be a leap backwards in the fight for gender equality.
Gujarat police are routinely refusing to file charges against individuals accused of rape during the violence in late February and early March, because they say mob violence cannot be broken down into specific crimes.
While the media spotlight has been focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, the rise of fundamentalism in nearby Bangladesh has gone virtually unnoticed.
The Zina (Enforcement of Hadd) Ordinance, 1979.
Article 37 introduces the recognition of the status of churches and non-confessional organisations and introduces an additional paragraph regarding a structured dialogue of the European Institutions with those churches and organisations.
Herat, just 120 kilometres from the Iranian border and the former centre of several glittering Central Asian civilizations, is now the site of a tense stand-off between Iran and the U.S.
It is not every day that I get a letter from the Death Cell, Central Jail, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
In a landmark judgment last week, the Bombay High Court ruled that divorces between Muslim couples will now have to be "convincingly proved in a court of law under the civil procedure court and the Indian Evidence Act."
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