Nazrul Islam was sentenced to life in prison by an Indian court Wednesday after being found guilty of rape and attempted murder, in an attack on a 71-year-old nun A Bangladeshi man who raped an elderly nun was sentenced to life in prison by an Indian court Wednesday, in a case that has fueled anger at high levels of sexual violence.
The 71-year-old nun needed surgery after the attack in March 2015 when a gang of robbers broke into the convent school where she lived in West Bengal state, eastern India.
How Hindutva groups in MP targeted children heading to Mumbai for Bible study
The children were kept in official custody for a week on complaints that they were being forcibly converted.
By Antoni Slodkowski
YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Myanmar's most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term 'Rohingya' during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by the Muslim minority after a Myanmar army offensive in August.
The pope is set to visit largely Buddhist Myanmar from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, before going to Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim neighbour where more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to take shelter in refugee camps.
Christian Mother of 5 Asia Bibi Still on Death Row After Judge Leaves Appeal Hearing.The Pakistani Supreme Court appeal hearing on the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death after being accused of committing blasphemy against Islam, has been indefinitely adjourned after one of the judges removed himself based on a possible conflict of interest.