Girl in Nepal

Being a Daughter in Nepal: An Unimaginable Curse

We often say that we are in the 21st Century, the age of science, technology, awareness, and education. But let’s look at poor developing countries like Nepal, where people lack basic education and are unaware about Science and Technology. People still blindly follow religious practices, which were handed down to them, although they don’t know the reasons behind them or why they are performed.
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Triple talaq

When Women Won: Triple Talaq Now Unconstitutional In India

“Punish us if you want, but triple talaq will remain valid in India”, The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, the leading Islamic Organization in India, proclaimed after the Supreme Court’s Ban on triple talaq. Challenging the 1400-year-old practice, the Muslim Women’s quest for equality filed seven petitions including one by a woman who was divorced through WhatsApp.
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Honour Killing

Honour Killing: A Stigma on Humanity

It was a pleasant day. The evening had been dreamy and relatively cooler after the first monsoon rain. Enjoying tea with cookies, I was scrolling up and down on my feed when news caught my eyes. I couldn’t just scroll it down; a Christian teenage girl from Israel had been killed by her father over a relationship with a Muslim guy. That was Tuesday July 18th, 2017.
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Why Is Nobody Talking About Killings of Kashmiri Women?

Raging April is over and May is currently on the lookout. Speculations might come further until the rest of the year. Meets, talks, internet ban, pellets and militancy all are flashing in the news. Deep in those lines and words are cries of helpless and desperate people for attention on the oppression happening in Kashmir.
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It’s a Man’s World: Politics and Gender

Think of a famous female politician. I can guarantee that the first names that come to mind are Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Harriet Harman. Whatever your political stance, one must appreciate how hard these women have worked in a male-dominated work place.
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The Curse of Being a Girl: The Devadasi Pratha Tradition in India

One fine morning when 10 year old Anjali woke up, she was rubbed with turmeric and showered with Neem water. Feeling all neat and tidy, she was then given the first Sari (traditional dress of women in India) of her life and a tray full of tempting sweets to gorge on. Little did Anjali know the terrible terrible fate which awaited her the next day hence. She, like thousands of other girls, was going to become a scapegoat in the religious muddle popularized by the name of ‘Devadasi’ or ‘Servants of God’.
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