Jump to navigation. As deadly clashes rocked parts of New Delhi this week, the family of a young Hindu woman living in a Muslim-majority area was forced to cancel her wedding. Dressed in her wedding finery, her hands laced maroon with henna and her skin cleansed with turmeric, year-old Savitri Prasad said she was weeping in her home as violent mobs battled outside on Tuesday, which was to have been her wedding day. But Savitri's father then organised the wedding for the following day, saying his Muslim neighbours were family and he was comforted by their presence.
I love my boyfriend but we’re different religions. Will that matter when we wed?
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Schools and playgrounds can be dangerous places where children are isolated or bullied. Children often use differences in appearance, skin colour, food habits, misogyny, homophobia and casteism to inflict pain on their peers. And now, according to a new book out in India, Muslim children are increasingly being targeted in posh schools for their religious identity because of the growing Islamophobia in India and across the world. Writer Nazia Erum, who spoke to families in 12 cities and children studying in 25 elite Delhi schools while researching her book Mothering a Muslim, says that children as young as five are being targeted. And how do you complain to the school? It's subtle and it can seem like harmless banter, but it's not.
The Hindu girl who challenged Haryana govt to marry a Muslim
I lose my virginity in a way that surprises even me. It is unassuming. Comes without dilemma and as naturally as the break of dawn. It is easy. It takes place in a house with parents, albeit not my own, but the comforting presence of adulthood brings a subconscious assurance to the proceedings.
A bride during a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in Punjab, India. An Indian Hindu wedding ceremony in progress. It is a union of two individuals as spouses, and is recognized by liveable continuity. In Hinduism, marriage is not followed by traditional rituals for consummation.