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Dalit groom sets off with his Baraat despite strict caste restrictions

News Analysis | A Dalit man from western Uttar Pradesh scored a significant victory over the strict caste system when he was ‘allowed’ to take...

Saudi cleric endorses Valentine’s Day as ‘positive event’

AFP | A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a "positive social event" that was...

Saudi man allegedly married 4 Moroccan women simultaneously

News Analysis | A Saudi man allegedly married 4 Moroccan women at the same time. This sparked a heated debate about polygamy and the status...

4 Pakistanis executed for rape and murder in Saudi Arabia

AFP plus additional input from News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has executed four Pakistani men on charges of raping and murdering...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince really promoting moderate Islam?

James M. Dorsey | Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise...

Rabab Ao Zalmi: The sound of Waziristan

Rabab Ao Zalmi is a Pakistani music duo consisting of two brothers, Huzaifa Khan Wazir and Khuzaima Khan Wazir, who hail from North Waziristan...

How bacha bazi has still not ended in Afghanistan?

In Bacha Bazi, is a sexual practice involving two males that remains common in Afghanistan through many centuries, but relations between the two involved are...

South Asian weddings: display of ostentatious wealth and networking

Parul Bhandari | Indian weddings are most famously imagined as enormous spectacles. This image is surely real, though representative of a small segment of the...

Why Improving female conditions depends on outlawing dowry

In a survey released yesterday by Gallup Pakistan, 56 percent of Pakistanis believe that it is not possible for a girl to get married...

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