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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.