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We need a public, consumable, spectacle of remorse and penitence PDF Print E-mail
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By  FARAH NAQVI

June 6, 2014

Hanging bodies from trees is what white supremacists routinely did in the American South after the Civil War. Emancipated Black men were lynched and strung up like animals for the world to see. It was the sport of power. Slavery had been abolished, but the masters of a slave society were determined to crush the quest for liberation. These were not crimes in sense that we understand crime. For crimes committed under the cover of darkness, by stealth, signify something else entirely; they signify the existence of a legal and moral order, howsoever weak, that enforces secrecy and concealment; that forces perpetrators to slink away and hide. But these hangings were part of a public drum-beating semiotic of power; unspoken racial social laws enforced by terror.

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The myth of Bigamy in India PDF Print E-mail
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 In 1974, a government survey found Muslims to account for 5.6% of all bigamous marriages and upper-caste Hindus accounting for 5.8%. The difference may appear to be small but it is big, in real terms. The 1971 census records 45.3 crore Hindus and six crore Muslims. Allowing for women and children to make up 65% of each group, as many as one crore Hindu men had more than one wife in 1971, compared to 12 lakh Muslim men.The Law Commission recently recommended a good way to prevent a married Hindu man from taking another wife: Deeming such a marriage illegal even if he converted to Islam before he wed a second time. That Law Commission report, 'Preventing Bigamy via Conversion to Islam', essentially highlighted an important and little-known truth - namely that more Hindus than Muslims commit bigamy.

This has been true for more than a quarter of a century. In 1974, a government survey found Muslims to account for 5.6% of all bigamous marriages and upper-caste Hindus accounting for 5.8%. The difference may appear to be small but it is big, in real terms. The 1971 census records 45.3 crore Hindus and six crore Muslims. Allowing for women and children to make up 65% of each group, as many as one crore Hindu men had more than one wife in 1971, compared to 12 lakh Muslim men.

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Iranian Woman who became the Famous Empress of India PDF Print E-mail
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Sha Jahan and MumthazINTRODUCTION: Alexandrina Victoria, aka Queen Victoria (born 1818), was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 she was the Empress of India of the British Raj until her death in 1902. Long before Queen Victoria, a very distinguished Iranian woman called as Arjumand Banu Begum (ABB) entitled as Mumtaz Mahal became the famous Empress of India in 1628 when his husband Shah Jahan (from Persian meaning King of the World) became the ruler of the Mughal Empire in the Indian Subcontinent. In this article the life story of ABB as the First Iranian Woman who became the Famous Empress of India will be studied and discussed.

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The women in India PDF Print E-mail
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Hindutva Lab in UPTravelling after dark is a challenge that every working woman undertakes in Delhi, but it's not a pleasant experience and anything can happen We might boast of a woman UPA chairperson, a woman President and a woman Lok Sabha Speaker, but the dream ends here. A reality check - this country is short of respect for the other half of the population. Crimes against women are now presented in statistics, which seems to grow everyday. But even statistics and facts can startle you.

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Empoverment of Muslim women in Tamil Nadu PDF Print E-mail
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Can there be a separate Mosque for Muslim women? Can a pent-up woman think that the women’s rights as per the Holy Quran should only remain as pieces for admiration and not for practice? The man pronounces triple “talaq” for petty reasons and feels his hands are washed off from the responsibilities of his wife, children and, seeks a second partner out of whims. The first wife is crushed as unimportant stone, trampled and left to lurch in her life. Hitherto “not acceptable divorces” through a letter, SMS, long distance telephone calls, without any arbitration are approved by some of the quacks for paltry bribe. A stupid father-in-law at Vanniyambadi in Vellore District sent a lawyer notice to his non obliging son-in-law to be a Ghar Daamad (slave son-in-law) and foolishly terminated the marriage though there existed no qualms and quandary between the couple.

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