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The man was arrested on Sunday after the child's parents registered a police complaint, police told PTI news agency.

The girl, who was assaulted on Saturday morning, is in a stable condition. Doctors have confirmed she was raped.

Her family lives on the grounds of the embassy, where her father works as a member of the housekeeping staff.

Police said the accused, a driver, is not employed by the embassy. However, he lives with his parents in the embassy's staff quarters...

Kashmiri girl Zeenat Shakeel has felt “discriminated against in India” all her young life. Now, cooped up in a small Calcutta hotel for more than three weeks, the would-be doctor wonders if she is facing “discrimination even by Bangladesh”.

Rubena Assadullah, Birjees Habib and Zeenat, three Kashmiri women in their early twenties, have been in the city since December 20, waiting for visas to travel to Dhaka and start classes at the Sirajul Islam Medical College and Hospital, a private...

Despite the rapid courts established to combat rape and aggravated penalties, it was announced in India in 2018 that every 15 minutes a woman reported a rape. Experts emphasized the majority of men in the administration and the judiciary.

Often with news of rape and murder of women IndiaThe latest data released in 2010 will boost the country’s reputation. The report released by the Ministry of Interior last Thursday revealed that a woman reported a rape incident every 15 minutes in...

According to Indian press reports, during the protests, police raided a madrasah in the city of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and tried to get the students to say the words of Hinduism by calling them "terrorists."

The 68-year-old responsible of the madrasa, Mevlana Asad Rıza Hüseyni, said in a statement on the subject that he was among the people who were struck by the cops and that his left arm was broken and there was bandage on both legs.

"I didn't think I would, but God...

Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – but not if they are Muslim. Critics of the government said the legislation undermines the country’s secular constitution, as protests against the law intensified in some parts of the country.

The citizenship amendment bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs who fled the three countries before 2015.

The...

India took a major step toward the official marginalization of Muslims on Tuesday as one house of Parliament passed a bill that would establish a religious test for migrants who want to become citizens, solidifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

The measure would give migrants of all of South Asia’s major religions a clear path to Indian citizenship — except Islam. It is the most significant move yet to profoundly alter India’s secular nature enshrined by its...

In another terrible plan against Muslim people, Indian consul general Sandeep Chakravorty has called for an "Israeli model" in India held Kashmir, which is reeling under a military lockdown for nearly four months now.

The Indian diplomat said, "I believe the security situation will improve, it will allow the refugees to go back, and in your lifetime, you will be able to go back … and you will be able to find security, because we already have a model in the world."

"I don t know...

Nearly two million people have been excluded from a list of citizens in India's northeastern Assam state, raising fears they could be rendered stateless. 

The list, known as the National Register of Citizens (NRC), was published on Saturday after a years-long exercise aimed at identifying legal residents in the impoverished border state.

A total of 31.1 million people were included in the final list, leaving out 1.9 million people, according to a statement from the Assam...

Within a week after election results in India came in, carrying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back into power for a second term, two Muslim men were attacked in separate incidents in the country.

A 25-year-old Muslim man was allegedly assaulted in Gurgaon, a New Delhi satellite town, by four unidentified youths for wearing a traditional skull cap. The victim, identified as Mohamad Barkat Alam, is a native of Bihar state.

In a police complaint, he alleged that he was accosted...

The Election Commission on Wednesday barred BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.

The commission "strongly condemned" her remarks" and "warned her "not to repeat the misconduct in future". The poll panel said though Pragya had apologised for her statement against the slain IPS officer, it found the statement to be "unwarranted".

The...

India's ruling Hindu nationalist party released its election manifesto on Monday, three days before the start of a multi-phase general election in the world's largest democracy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to spend more than $1.4 trillion on new infrastructure over five years to create much-needed jobs and to pursue his nationalist agenda if he wins the election.

Modi's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also promised $300 billion for the country's hard-pressed...

With a mob telling them to “go to Pakistan,” a Muslim family was beaten with hockey sticks and iron rods in their house in northern India, officials and local media reported Saturday.

“An 11-member family was injured after an argument over playing cricket escalated into a brawl in a village beneath Bhondsi on Thursday evening,” reported the local Hindustan Times.

The family included several women and children, and one 2-year-old was injured, reported local broadcaster NDTV,...

One of the Catholic Church's most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him.

Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai is one of four men organising a major Vatican conference on child abuse this week.

We found two separate cases where the cardinal, who is tipped by some to possibly become the next Pope, is claimed to have failed to respond quickly or offer support to the victims.

Victims and those...

Cow vigilante crimes in India have been ignored or covered up by the authorities, according to a new report.

Between May 2015 and December 2018, 44 people suspected of killing or transporting cows for slaughter, or even just eating beef, were killed in vigilante attacks, according to Human Rights Watch. That number included 36 Muslims.

Human Rights Watch said many of the murders went unpunished in part due to delayed police investigations and "rhetoric" from ruling party...

India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.

The car bomb attack on a security convoy on Feb. 14, claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and carried out by a 20-year-old Kashmiri man, was the worst in decades of insurgency in the disputed area, which is claimed in full...