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Laws that make child brides powerless

Daily Mirror At 26, Noor* was a divorcee, a widow and a mother of a 9 year-old-boy. She was married twice, first at the age of 17 and later at the age of 23. She was deserted by her first husband when she was 18, just days after their son was born. She later found … Continue reading

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity charges Owen Bowcott (Guardian, UK) Aung San Suu Kyi attending the start of a three-day hearing on the Rohingya genocide case before the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. Photograph: Frank van Beek/UN Photo/ICJ/AFP via Getty Images When Aung San Suu … Continue reading

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Ashchariya: A true pride for Sri Lankan women

SUNIL THENABADU, Brisbane (Island) A must read heart-melting Account of 850+words In March 2000 when the civil war was at its peak, tragedy struck Nayana Ashchariya Peiris Jayakody, a product of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, a diploma holder in English from the Warwick University, a teller in an international bank in Sri Lanka, when a claymore … Continue reading

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Poignant Saga of R Bibi

Suffering in Swat (Original Title, Dawn, Pakistan) Rafia Zakaria (Dawn, Pakistan)  The writer is an attorney teaching constitutional law and political philosophy. MARRIAGE is, at least according to the prevailing cultural propaganda, the beginning of a new life. This new life, it follows, will be one of beauty and bounty — a loving relationship, new family … Continue reading

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