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Kevin Joseph

Double life sentence awarded to 10 convicted in Kerala Dalit man’s honour killing

Kevin P. Joseph was kidnapped and murdered last year by his wife's relatives after the couple married against the wishes of the girl's family, triggering protests across the state.
SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur (L) and Aarushi Talwar | ThePrint

Like Aarushi Talwar, no one killed Bibi Jagir Kaur’s daughter

The higher courts in both cases pointed out problems with trial court findings and reversed them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger with Pak official

Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to visit Pakistan, says official

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan Army has supported all his decisions so far; China welcomes opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.
Pranay and Amrutha in happier times | By special arrangement

Dalits want job reservation but equality in marriage — trolls tell ‘honour killing’ widow

Trolls are maligning my murdered husband, says Amrutha, pleads for hurtful comments to stop. Miryalaguda: The family of a Telangana Dalit man, killed at the behest of his upper caste father-in-law, is not only grappling with grief but vicious trolling on social media. Pranay Kumar, 24, a Dalit Christian, was hacked to death at Miryalaguda town in Telangana’s Nalgonda district on 14 September. The Nalgonda police say that the assailant had been hired by the victim’s father-in-law Maruthi Rao. Pranay’s pregnant wife, Amrutha Varshini, 21, told ThePrint that a Facebook page dedicated to Pranay, created after his death, is now seeing an onslaught of sarcastic and hurtful comments, maligning her husband and supporting her father. “(They are) lower castes when it comes to reservations, but when it comes to marriage, (they think) all castes are equal? To what extent is that fair?” reads a comment by Veliganda Rajendra Verma, posted on the page Monday. Also...
Pranay Kumar and Amrutha Varshini on their wedding day | By special arrangement

Telangana honour killing widow just wants her father hanged

Amrutha Varshini, 21, married her long-term boyfriend P. Pranay Kumar on 30 January. Months later, her father K. Maruti Rao, allegedly got him murdered.
File photo of Madhavi and Sandeep | By special arrangement

She’s my first & last girlfriend: An inter-caste school love story that’s ended up in ICU

B. Sandeep and Madhavi Chari were attacked over caste differences by her father. Even as Madhavi fights for her life, Sandeep says nothing will happen to her.
Honour killing

Telangana father wanted to ‘find his daughter & kill her’ after she married a Dalit

Madhavi, 21, had reportedly been promised in marriage to someone else by her 'drunkard' father.

‘Progressive’ south India is catching up with the north when it comes to honour killings

The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.
Supreme Court of India

As we debate Telangana caste killings, don’t excuse courts for fanning patriarchy

Courts must stop accepting complaints from Indian parents about their daughter's choices.

Jat woman who married Dalit shot dead outside Rohtak court, 4 of family held

The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.