When the Indian Prime Minister visited Nepal last month, our government cleaned the streets and traffic overnight at the expense of those who are forced to call those streets their home. Today as the Chinese president visits India, Modi government is using excessive police force to prohibit…
If only all the Desi aunties and uncles (in Amreeka) who are concerned about our marital status were as concerned about our employment status, use their networks to find us jobs instead of husbands…
Islamabad-bound PIA flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours on Monday as it kept waiting for the arrival of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senator Rehman Malik.
In “love jihad”, BJP sees predatory Muslim aashiqs everywhere, writes Mukul Kesavan.
'Love jihad' is a sharp new name for a squalid prejudice. The cadres of the Sangh Parivar have, for years, described mixed unions, specially unions between Hindu women and Muslim men, as a form of covert aggression. It's a position founded on two assumptions: one, that every romantic attachment between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman is an example of a larger, purposeful conspiracy and two, that since no Hindu woman in her right mind would voluntarily agree to such a union, every Hindu woman in such a union is either a dupe or a coerced victim.
There was a time when zealous Sanghis would pore over civil marriage notices in local courts to snout up information about interfaith marriages involving Hindu women. They would then turn up at the home of the Hindu woman to abet her parents if they were opposed to the match or lean on them if they weren’t.
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The Park Street rape victim has alleged that she was denied entry into a restaurant late on Saturday night. She filed a complaint at the Kalighat police station Monday against the restaurant authorities alleging that they didn’t let her in as she was the “Park Street rape victim”.
“I had gone to the restaurant for a dinner with my fiance. I had even booked a table but they didn’t let me in. When I asked why, they said that its because I am the Park Street rape victim,” she alleged. She had also posted an update on a social networking site on Sunday accusing the restaurant manager of denying her entry.
However, Dipten Banerjee, the manager of the restaurant denied the allegations saying that the woman is a regular customer but was denied entry over a different reason. “She regularly creates ruckus. I have video footage to prove it. I restricted her entry to avoid any trouble,” he said.
Rubbishing the manager’s version, the woman said restaurant authorities are making stories about her. “They are making up stories. They are also saying that I have pending bills there. If indeed I owed them money, wouldn’t they have asked for it instead of shooing me away,” asked the woman. Officer in-charge of Kalighat police station Mahadeb Chakraborty said they “have received the complaint and started an investigation”.