Amazon just opened its biggest office building in the world in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
The online retail giant’s new campus in the city’s financial district opened on Wednesday. It covers 9.5 acres and has 1.8 million square feet of office space, making it “Amazon’s single largest building in the world in terms of total area,” according to the company…more: CNN
The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage and anger….The men the police have arrested include a retired government official, four police officers and a minor – all of them belong to a local Hindu community that has been involved in a land dispute with the Muslim nomads.. ..more: .bbc
There is no doubt that a form of medieval madness has taken over India in the shape of Islamophobia and regular lynching of Muslims in different states. The situation has moved quickly from not renting out homes to Muslims to refusing to tolerate their presence in public spaces. Muslims are being taunted on trains and streets, fights initiated and lynched. The lynchings have become so common that we do not know which one to respond to…more: hindustantimes
While little was known about female genital mutilation in India, that is all changing thanks to Ranalvi and a group of women who have come together under the forum “Speak out on FGM” to tell of their experiences and to encourage other women to speak out too.
Last month a petition was launched by 17 Bohra women calling for a law banning FGM in India.
“A lot of Bohra women contacted me wanting to speak out and talk about what happened to them,” Ranalvi said…MORE: aljazeera.com MORE: FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Official figures from India’s National Crime Records Bureau reveal that 8,233 young women, many of them new brides, were killed in so-called ‘dowry deaths’ in 2012. The report comes amid growing concern over the level of violence against women following…