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Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

Muslims poorer, less educated than Hindus. But their kids more likely to survive till age 5

Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. This practice is outlawed in India, except for Muslims and some tribal communities, as their customary laws permit it. At the very top of the misinformation campaign is the propaganda that Muslims have multiple wives to have more children. Muslims in the country are subject to the terms of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act of 1937 which is interpreted by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. But in a judgement of February 2015, the Supreme Court of India stated that ‘Polygamy was not an integral or fundamental part of the Muslim religion and monogamy was a reform within the power of the state under article 25.’ This meant that although their personal law permits Muslim men to have as many as four wives, the Supreme Court has ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental...
The UNICEF report stated around 38% Indian children under 5 five years of age suffer from stunting | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg

Over 8.8 lakh deaths — India on top in UNICEF report on under-5 child mortality in 2018

Nigeria saw 8.66 lakh deaths & Pakistan 4.09 lakh. UNICEF report says median under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India is 37, against Nigeria's 120 & Pakistan's 69.
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.