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Maulavi Muhammad Baqar: Hero or Traitor of 1857?

Rana Safvi explores the life of Urdu journalist Maulavi Muhammad Baqar, who recorded the siege of Delhi during the 1857 mutiny in his paper Dehli Urdu Akhbar. Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Vasily Vereshchagin’s Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English. Credit: Wikimedia …

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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her …

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#MeToo: ‘Sexual predators’ list divides Indian feminists

A list of alleged sexual predators, comprising mainly professors from Indian universities, was recently posted and spread virally on social media, once again shining a spotlight on the issue of sex crimes in India. Following the #MeToo social media campaign, initiated last month by women worldwide to share experiences with sexual harassment, …

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GIRLS’ EDUCATION Mission Save Girls

Girls’ education and promoting gender equality is part of a broader, holistic effort by the World Bank Group. It includes ensuring that girls do not suffer disproportionately in poor and vulnerable households, and advancing skills and job opportunities for adolescent girls and young women. Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls …

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