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World | 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 alleg...
World | 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 | 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 | 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 Islamis...
World | 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 | 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 | 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, coul...
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, whi...
World | 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 ...
World | 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 Mus...
India | 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 ...
India | 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 | 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 | 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 dump...
India | 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.
India | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday June 29, 2011
Earlier this month, NDTV had reported about how a Hindu couple fought fundamentalist forces to give life to a Muslim girl, Sonia, orphaned during the 2007 Hyderabad blasts. After days of being subjected to harassment, Papalal and Jayshree have now been nominated for National Communal Harmony award b...
Cities | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday June 2, 2011
Papalal is a painter from Hyderabad and for almost four years, his family has been facing harassment.Reason? Papalal found a little girl at the blast site near Gokul chat centre in Hyderabad in August 2007 and brought her home.As no one came to claim the child, Papalal and his wife have been taking ...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 31, 2011
A 19-year-old Muslim girl was stoned to death in Ukraine under the Islamic Sharia law after she took part in a beauty contest, a media report said on Tuesday.Katya Koren was found dead in her village. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared, the Daily Mail...