India: Persecution News Update


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How women are fighting back in India’s most patriarchal state


Originally posted on Quartz:

Being sexually harassed on public transport is unfortunately all too common for women in India, but last week two sisters struck back: they slapped, punched, and beat up three men who were harassing them on a bus in Haryana, and the men were arrested two days later after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

The video shows Aarti Kumar and Pooja Kumar, aged 22 and 19, aboard a government-run bus from Rohtak to their hometown of Sonepat. The driver, conductor, and other passengers were all mute spectators to the assault. The police have announced a cash reward for their bravery, but it’s unclear how that will help prevent future incidents.

It’s clear that Haryana—where two minor girls recently committed suicide to escape being stalked and harassed by a group of young men—is one of the country’s toughest places to be female:

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Six years after 26/11, India remains a hotbed of terror


Originally posted on Quartz:

Six years ago, 10 Pakistani militants arrived in Mumbai by sea and laid siege to the country’s financial capital, killing over 150 people, unsettling millions and adding yet another chapter to India’s bloody tome of terrorist violence.

Thankfully, the country hasn’t faced another attack of the scale and intensity of 26/11 since 2008—but India continues to remain one of the worst terrorism-afflicted nations in the world.

A study by the Institute of Economics and Peace (pdf) ranks India sixth on the Global Terrorism Index—behind Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

The report defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of  illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a  political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation.”

The index analyses the direct and indirect impact of terrorism in 162 countries, including factors such as lives lost, injuries, property damage and the psychological effects of terrorism.

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India: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from India.

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- http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/christian-persecution-feared-in-indian-state-after-church-is-razed-26701
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http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Madhya-Pradesh:-anti-Christian-violence-unacceptable-32381.html