Court Favours School Board Over Parental Religious Rights

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The six-year battle on what children are taught at school versus at home was appealed to the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice. The ruling says inclusion and equity come before individual religious accommodation in public schools. On Wednesday, November 22, the Court dismissed a case by Steve Tourloukis, a Greek Orthodox […]

Let’s Pledge for Pollution-free Diwali

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That time of the year has arrived. The time for dazzling lights, sweets, celebrations and much more. Yes, we are talking about Diwali which not only marks the victory of good over evil but also marks the time to meet with family and friends to celebrate the festival of lights […]

Girls’ Rights Dominate in India as Court Rules Sex With Child As Rape

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The Supreme Court of India has officially ratified a rule that nullifies a clause that enables men to have sexual intercourse with girls 18 and under if they were married to them. Governing bodies have declared that the clause is “discriminatory, capricious, and arbitrary”, and “violates the bodily integrity of the girl child”. Unfortunately, […]

Moment of Triumph for Muslim Women- Indian Supreme Court’s Triple Talaq Verdict Out!

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It was the constitution of five judges in India who heard the petition filed by Muslim women who had challenged the 1400 year old practice of triple talaq.  Five judges from different faiths announced the judgement against this practice.     Hon’ble Supreme Court declared that Muslim practice of triple […]