» Nineteen-year-old Canadian Rochelle Wallis has become the first unintended victim of changes to UK immigration laws which were designed to protect young British Asian women from being subjected to forced marriages – BBC Newsnight.
Well, a law is the law isn’t it? I don’t like the ideas of laws only targeting a certain minority.
» The child sex ratio is a powerful indicator of social health of any society. Calculated as number of girls per 1000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, the ratio has shown a sharp decline in India from 976 girls to 1000 boys in 1961 to 927 as per the 2001 census. In certain parts of the country, there are less than 800 girls for every 1000 boys.
A new campaign – Laadli – is planning to gather 1 million signatures from across the country to pressure the government to do more about it. Support the campaign if you can.
» A teenager and a 25-year-old man have appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a so-called ‘honour attack’ over an illicit love affair. Their alleged victim, a 24-year-old man, is critically ill in hospital after a gang poured sulphuric acid down his throat and stabbed him. – The Times
The story is terrifying but it looks more like a bunch of nutjob brothers than an ‘honour killing’ in the traditional sense.
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