Killing of unwanted baby girls in India continues to increase
NEW DELHI (BP)--The killing of baby girls in India is continuing, both inside and outside the womb, despite new legislation banning the use of ultrasound tests to determine the sex of unborn children, CNSNews.com reported Aug. 8.
Attackers of school in Pakistan cite ‘injustices’ against Muslims
WASHINGTON (BP)--Gunmen who attacked a boarding school for the children of Christian missionaries and diplomats in Pakistan Aug. 5 left a note saying the assault was in retaliation for injustices they said were experienced by Muslims in various conflict zones, CNSNews.com reported Aug. 6.
Indian ‘untouchables’ change religion to escape social stigma
NEW DELHI (BP)--An Indian bureaucrat-turned-activist has launched a movement to encourage hundreds of thousands of low-caste Hindus to embrace Buddhism, a religion that would give them equal status in society.