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India not ‘rape capital of the world’

India not ‘rape capital of the world’

January 31, 2014


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Last week, a Danish woman reported to the police that she had been gang raped while travelling in New Delhi. This, combined with the rape of a young German charity worker earlier that week, has elevated sexual violence in India to the main topic of discussion in worldwide news cycles. Largely in response...

West fails to focus on slavery in other regions

West fails to focus on slavery in other regions

October 28, 2013


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This month, the Walk Free Foundation published the first comprehensive report on modern slavery, the Global Slavery Index. The study, the first of its kind, gives an encyclopedic analysis of 162 countries, highlighting a depressing reality that 29.8 million people are enslaved around the world today....

Support of protestors needed to reform India

Support of protestors needed to reform India

February 27, 2013


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The Western media has brought about some ill-minded and unfounded commentary in the months that have followed the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, India. Certain publications have blamed misogyny in India on Islam and the supposedly radically different belief Muslims have compared ...

Death of Mumbai politician brings out intolerance of Indian politics

November 29, 2012


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Last week, the death of one man revealed to the world that a nation of 1.2 billion people is not as democratically secure as it claims to be. On Nov. 17, Indian politician Bal Thackeray passed away in Mumbai, prompting a complete shutdown of the fourth largest city in the world. Virtually every government...

United States should expand its worldview

United States should expand its worldview

September 25, 2012


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When I watch the news or presidential candidate speeches, I often hear about foreign affairs. But somehow, my knowledge of the world still seems incomplete, and what knowledge I do have is troubling. Perhaps you will think about the conflagration of riots and the deaths of Americans — including an...

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