World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 3, 2015
Rokhsahana was heard repeating the shahada, or Muslim profession of faith, her voice growing increasingly high-pitched in the nearly 30-second clip run in Afghan media. Local authorities confirmed the footage.
Agra News | Friday April 24, 2015
The Agra police have claimed that a young Muslim man has confessed to attacking a church in the city last week because his romantic advances were spurned by a girl who frequented the church.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 6, 2014
A Muslim girl can marry when she attains puberty or completes 15 years of age, the Gujarat High Court has said.
Blog | Mohd Asim | Thursday November 13, 2014
The crude comment of the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University that girls will attract more boys at the varsity's central library has created a lot of noise and fury. But we must thank the Vice Chancellor for this rather bad joke. It at least brought to the fore the serious issue of a section of girl students being denied use of a university...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 7, 2014
Police in southwest Pakistan are investigating after a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap after apparently being subjected to rape attempts.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 28, 2014
A ten-year-old girl died in a grenade blast while four others including a soldier were killed in a shootout hours later in Thailand's war-torn deep south, officials said Monday.
Manisha Dhingra | Monday July 28, 2014
Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan's next Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it has no correlation with her personal life.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 12, 2014
The father of a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Australia on Wednesday after allegedly marrying her off to a Muslim man 14 years her senior.
South | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Romit Bhattacharyya (With PTI inputs) | Thursday August 29, 2013
After an appeal for justice made by a 17-year-old teen who was forced to marry a UAE national by a Muslim orphanage in Kerala, police have arrested three accused in the case.
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday August 27, 2013
A 17-year-old girl from Kerala, now abandoned by her husband from the UAE, has claimed she was forced into the marriage by a Muslim orphanage in Kozhikode, where she lived for 16 years. The marriage lasted a mere two weeks during which the girl alleges she was sexually abused by her husband.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 3, 2013
Parents of a nine-year-old Muslim girl in Britain have dragged a Greek orthodox school to court for banning her from wearing a headscarf.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday November 20, 2012
A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted the Christian girl who was accused of blasphemy over the burning of the Muslim holy book in August this year.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday October 17, 2012
A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the father of one girl said Wednesday, in an incident that stokes concerns over personal rights following the rise of Islamist political movements.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 29, 2012
A German court on Friday refused to allow a Muslim student to skip swimming lessons after she said she was uncomfortable being so close to bare-chested boys.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 2, 2012
Pakistani police have arrested a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, officers said on Sunday.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday August 28, 2012
An official medical review of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of desecrating the Quran has determined that the girl is a minor, a lawyer for the girl said Tuesday. The finding, which means the girl will be tried in the juvenile court system, could possibly defuse what has been a highly contentious case in Pakistan, where blasphemy can be punish...
South | Press Trust of India | Monday August 20, 2012
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that a young Muslim girl cannot be branded an "illegitimate" child because her father had married two sisters, one after the other, despite a specific prohibition under the Muslim Personal Law, which permitted marrying another woman only after 'talaq'.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 7, 2012
A Muslim man in Pakistan has been arrested after a Hindu girl rejected his claim that she had converted to Islam and married him, Dawn reported. She accused Sarwar Solangi of abducting her and subjecting her to rape for months. The Hyderabad circuit of the Sindh High Court on Monday remanded him in police custody.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 22, 2012
A 59-year-old Pakistani, ringleader of an Asian sex gang that preyed on white schoolgirls, has been convicted by a British court of raping a minor Asian girl 30 times in 10 years. Shabir Ahmed, a father of four, was the leader of the gang of nine Muslim criminals who were jailed last month for a total of 77 years.
India News | Mohd Asim | Tuesday June 12, 2012
Delhi High Court has ruled that a minor Muslim girl can marry if she has attained puberty. The court cited the Muslim Personal Law for allowing a minor to continue to live in her husband's home and rejecting her mother's plea to declare the marriage void. The judgement has, and rightly so, sparked outraged and much debate. But the court ruling shou...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 5, 2012
Ruling that a Muslim girl can marry as per her choice at the age of 15 years if she has attained puberty, the Delhi High Court has held the marriage of a minor girl valid and allowed her to stay in her matrimonial house.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 24, 2012
In a heart-warming tale of communal amity, a Muslim man performed 'Kanyadan' of a tribal Hindu girl, Alpa, at a village ravaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots even as her own relatives stayed away.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday May 23, 2012
A 17-year-old Pakistani girl was murdered by her parents and her body dumped into a river after her westernised lifestyle brought shame on her strict Muslim family's honour, a British court has heard.Shafilea Ahmed was murdered and her body was dumped near Sedgwick, Cumbria, in September 2003. Her remains were discovered five months later, The Sun...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 1, 2012
A teenage Hindu girl in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi was allegedly forcibly converted to Islam and married off to a Muslim man, prompting her family to lodge a police complaint.