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'No regrets' says Indian woman ostracized for defying Hindu temple ban

30 Jan 2019

KOCHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since defying a centuries-old ban on women entering a Hindu temple in southern India, Kanaka Durga has been beaten, thrown out of the family home and separated from her two children. Yet she says she has no regrets - and would do it all again.

'Missing' boat of Indian migrants could be heading to New Zealand - police

21 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI/KOCHI A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.

'Missing' boat of Indian migrants could be heading to New Zealand - police

21 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI/KOCHI, Jan 21 A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.

Indian woman alleges assault by mother-in-law for defying temple ban

15 Jan 2019

KOCHI, India One of two Indian women who entered an ancient Hindu hill temple in southern India this month in defiance of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age alleged she was beaten up by her mother-in-law on Tuesday, police said.

Protests in India after women defy ancient ban on visiting Hindu temple

02 Jan 2019

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit. | Video

Indian airport protesters block woman activist's plan to enter hill temple

16 Nov 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at a southern Indian airport for more than 14 hours on Friday, stopping a rights activist from heading to a Hindu temple to defy a centuries-old ban on most women entering.

Indian airport protesters block woman activist's plan to enter hill temple

16 Nov 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, Nov 16 Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at a southern Indian airport on Friday to stop a women's rights activist from heading to a Hindu temple to defy a centuries-old ban on the entry of women of menstruating age.

Hindu hardliners defy court order to stop women entering temple

19 Oct 2018

NILAKKAL, India Conservative Hindu groups prevented women from entering an Indian hill temple on Wednesday, in defiance of India's top court which says a centuries-long ban at the holy site is illegal. | Video

Indian temple controversy turns political as protests grow

19 Oct 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI A senior leader of India's ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the centre of a raging controversy.

Hindu groups return to Indian temple to block women from entering

18 Oct 2018

NILAKKAL, India Conservative Hindu groups including youth members of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party returned to an Indian hill temple on Thursday to block women from entering for a second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal.

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