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Saurabh Sharma

Uttar Pradesh criminalises 'forced' religious conversions by marriage

25 Nov 2020

LUCKNOW India's ruling Hindu nationalist party approved a decree in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday laying out prison terms for anyone compelling others to convert their faith or luring them into these conversions through marriage, officials said.

Modi's coalition cites virus fight in winning first poll since pandemic started

11 Nov 2020

LUCKNOW, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition retained power in Bihar state, results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi's handling of COVID-19 and which may boost his chances in three more state elections next year.

Millions vote in India's first election in shadow of coronavirus

28 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW, India Health authorities in one of India's most populous states faced a big test on Wednesday with the country's first state assembly election being held since the novel coronavirus epidemic began, despite calls to postpone it.

Rapes show double struggle of low-caste women in India

08 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The victim of India's latest alleged gang rape faced the double discrimination of being born female and low caste, says her family, fearing she will get no justice in death either.

India's federal police to probe alleged gang rape of woman who died of injuries - statement

03 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW, India India's federal police will investigate the alleged gang rape of a young woman in northern Uttar Pradesh state whose death sparked nationwide protests, the local government said in a statement on Saturday.

Protests rumble in India over alleged gang-rape of young woman

02 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI Galvanised by the alleged gang-rape of a young woman who died of her injuries earlier this week, political parties representing India's downtrodden Dalit community held protests in several cities on Friday. | Video

Indian police briefly detain politicians as unrest flares over gang rape

01 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW/DELHI, India Indian police briefly detained several opposition leaders on Thursday as they headed toward the site where a low-caste young woman died this week after being gang-raped, the latest such attack to whip up nationwide anger and protests. | Video

Police impose emergency law in Indian village as gang-rape victim's cremation sparks clashes

01 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW, India, Oct 1 Indian police imposed emergency laws on Thursday in a village where a woman from the lowest rung of the country's caste system was allegedly raped and killed, barring gatherings of more than five people after clashes erupted following her cremation.

Protesters clash with police in India after late night cremation of gang rape victim

30 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India Protests erupted in several parts of India on Wednesday after the authorities had the body of a gang rape victim cremated at a ceremony her family said took place without their permission. | Video

Indian rape victim dies weeks after assault, hundreds protest at hospital

30 Sep 2020

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, India A woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system died on Tuesday weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests in New Delhi with hundreds gathering at the hospital where her body lay. | Video

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