Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicBlack magic

Topic: black magic

SC rejects plea for directions to curb forced religious conversions, black magic

An apex court bench said there is no reason why a person above 18 can't be allowed to choose their religion and refused to grant permission to a representation to the law commission.

PIL in SC seeks directions to Centre to stop black magic, superstition, religious conversion

The plea also sought directions to ascertain the feasibility of appointing a Committee to enact a Conversion of Religion Act to check the abuse of religion.

6-year-old Kanpur girl gangraped and killed, her lungs taken out, police says

The girl went missing on Diwali night from the Ghatampur & was later found dead. Her lungs were removed to perform black magic, hoping it would help a woman give birth, said police.

6-year-old girl killed on suspicion of black magic in UP, 3 detained

Deputy IG (Kanpur) Preetinder Singh said that the 6-year-old, daughter of a farmer, had gone missing Saturday evening when her family was preparing for Diwali prayers.

How Babri Masjid demolition was rehearsed and executed in 1992 — rare photos tell the story

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

If your Bengali girlfriend knew ‘black magic’, she would erase misogyny, not waste it on you

The tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput is now being used to target Bengali women.

On Camera

YourTurn

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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