law

Uncategorized

Modi Defends Indian Citizenship Law Amid Violent Protests

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India used a political rally on Sunday to defend a citizenship law that has inspired mass demonstrations, accusing opposition politicians of “spreading lies” and protesters of trying to destroy the country through vandalism and bloodshed. During an often combative speech to thousands of supporters in New Delhi, […]

Read More
Uncategorized

Sudan has repealed its repressive ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

On Thursday night, the transitional government took a significant step in addressing Sudan’s troubled past by repealing a public order law that had granted police far-reaching powers to arrest people for a litany of infractions, including women who were found dancing, wearing trousers, vending on the streets or mixing with men who weren’t their relatives. […]

Read More
Uncategorized

Sudan overturns moral policing law, disbands ex-ruling party

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government has abolished a law criminalizing immoral conduct and indecent clothing that rights groups criticize as targeting women and say is a holdover from the three-decade rule of toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet announced early Friday that they would overturn the notorious Public Order Act, and […]

Read More