KOCHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since defying a centuries-old ban on women entering a Hindu temple in southern India, Kanaka Durga has been beaten, thrown out of the family home and separated from her two children. Yet she says she has no regrets - and would do it all again.
NEW DELHI/KOCHI A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.
NEW DELHI/KOCHI, Jan 21 A fishing boat that
could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to
New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.
KOCHI, India One of two Indian women who entered the Sabarimala hill temple in Kerala this month in defiance of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age alleged she was beaten up by her mother-in-law on Tuesday, police said.
KOCHI/NEW DELHI Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit.
KOCHI/NEW DELHI Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at Kochi airport in Kerala for more than 14 hours on Friday, stopping rights activist Trupti Desai from heading to a Hindu temple to defy a centuries-old ban on most women entering.
KOCHI/NEW DELHI, Nov 16 Thousands of protesters
blocked all the exits at a southern Indian airport on Friday to
stop a women's rights activist from heading to a Hindu temple
to defy a centuries-old ban on the entry of women of
KOCHI/NEW DELHI A senior leader of India's ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the centre of a raging controversy.
NILAKKAL, India Conservative Hindu groups including youth members of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party returned to the Sabarimala temple on Thursday to block women from entering for a second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal.
NILAKKAL, India Conservative Hindu groups prevented women from entering Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, in defiance of the Supreme Court which says a centuries-long ban at the holy site is illegal. | Video