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Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

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Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

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Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica may sound so cool and fun-loving on a Harry Belafonte album, but Kingston town can be a dark horror story for non-straight people. Equal rights activists say that queer people are often the victims of violent sexual attacks as ‘punishment’ for not fitting social norms. It is an attitude all too common […]

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