Puja Changoiwala

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Gujarat riots: ‘They raped me, butchered my child because we were Muslims. 17 years on, I have justice – and faith in Indian law’

Bilkis Bano watched a Hindu mob kill her child then gang-rape and murder her family in the 2002 riots in Gujarat, India. Now at the end of her long fight for justice, she’s sometimes not sure which was worse – the crime or the trial.

Bilkis Bano watched a Hindu mob kill her child then gang-rape and murder her family in the 2002 riots in Gujarat, India. Now at the end of her long fight for justice, she’s sometimes not sure which was worse – the crime or the trial.

19 May 2019 - 10:40AM
Prayed for a child, raped by a godman: India’s deadly childbirth superstitions

While self-styled holy men prey on couples desperate for children, myths surrounding eclipses can be just as deadly. Welcome to Maharashtra.

While self-styled holy men prey on couples desperate for children, myths surrounding eclipses can be just as deadly. Welcome to Maharashtra.

5 Oct 2018 - 10:54AM
India: no country for transgender women

Four women are raped every hour in India, recently named the world’s most dangerous place for women. And for transgender women, it’s even worse.

Four women are raped every hour in India, recently named the world’s most dangerous place for women. And for transgender women, it’s even worse.

8 Jul 2018 - 2:47PM
India’s killer ‘godmen’ and their sacrificial children

A new law is aimed at stopping self-styled holy men from murdering and mutilating children to gain divine favour, but widespread ignorance and blind devotion still fuel the ritualistic killings.

A new law is aimed at stopping self-styled holy men from murdering and mutilating children to gain divine favour, but widespread ignorance and blind devotion still fuel the ritualistic killings.

14 Apr 2018 - 1:32PM