Pakistan: Rinkle Kumari (from now on to be known as Faryal Bibi) and 2 other Hindu women were abducted a while back. When given the opportunity to return (by the Supreme Court) they have now decided to join their “husbands”.
Even if they had returned, how would the community handle “damaged women?” The experience from Bangla 1971 seems to be negative. It seems the only options available for existing Hindu families are to either convert or emigrate to India.
India: A beef festival was organized by Dalit students in the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad. According to the organizer B Sudarshan “We have not made any slaughter of animals in the hostel premises but only distributed food among the students to acknowledge the age-old custom of Dalits and minorities. We wanted to remove the dirty image associated with beef, as spread by the Brahminical culture.”
Unfortunately, the festival was attacked by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad goons and as a result the police ended up tear-gassing both sides.
For now there is a stalemate but in the long run it seems that ABVP is fighting a losing battle. The Dalits and minorities have glimpsed victory and they will not be denied their rights.
USA: “American nuns struggled to respond Friday to aVatican crackdown on what it calls “radical feminism” among the women and their purported failure to sufficiently condemn such issues as abortion and same-sex marriage.”
“Tensions have publicly flared recently between the bishops and the leadership conference — along with a few other large prominent nun-led groups — over public-policy issues. Some bishops were angry when the leadership conference supported the White House’s health-care reform, which the bishops’ conference had vigorously opposed. The bishops also have focused on opposing a White House mandate that employers, including religious ones, offer birth control, while the nuns accepted a compromise from President Obama.”
If Obama is defeated, the Vatican will undoubtedly feel vindicated. But will the American public passively accept such a “public enforcer?”