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Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in Kashmir
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Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in Kashmir

TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP Indian police said “leftover explosives” were responsible for a blast in Kashmir that killed at least five civilians Sunday as they protested against government forces shooting dead three alleged militants. Protesters had surged the site of a shootout in southern Kulgam town, chanting slogans against Indian […]

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar
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UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

Children from the Rohingya community play outside their shacks in a camp in New Delhi, India October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi The UN voiced alarm Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of […]

Adultery No Longer A Crime In India
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Adultery No Longer A Crime In India

India’s top court has ruled today that adultery is no longer a crime in the country. This new judgement overturns a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. India's Supreme Court | Source: DNA India The more than century-old adultery law prescribed that […]

Six killed in Kashmir, days after India cancels Pakistan talks
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Six killed in Kashmir, days after India cancels Pakistan talks

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims are detained by Indian police as devotees defy restrictions for a Muharram procession in Srinagar on September 21, 2018. Indian authorities imposed restrictions on movement in parts of Srinagar to curtail planned Muharram processions. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA An Indian soldier and five suspected militants […]

Indian bishop to be questioned for alleged rape of nun
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Indian bishop to be questioned for alleged rape of nun

Indian women hold placards and chant slogans during protest march to demand the immediate arrest of Roman Catholic church Bishop Franco Mullackal, who is accused of raping a nun, in Jalandhar on September 12, 2018. Indian police on September 12 summoned for questioning a bishop accused by a nun of […]

India’s top court expected to rule on gay sex
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India’s top court expected to rule on gay sex

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Indian supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community hold placards as they participate in a pride parade in Chennai. From heaving hotel discos, to hospitals and hushed courtrooms, Indian gays and transgenders have been defying an age-old stigma […]