By Larry Abramson
Police in Jerusalem on Monday detained 10 women for wearing the tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl traditionally worn by men, while praying at the Western Wall.
The Women of the Wall have been fighting for years for permission to worship in the manner that men do at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism for prayer. The stone structure is part of the retaining wall that surrounded the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70.
Men and women both pray at the wall, but in separate sections and under rules set by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, a body appointed and funded by the government. It is headed by an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, Shmuel Rabinowitz.
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BBC – Indian actress Kushboo wins pre-marital sex row
The judges said that even Hindu Gods Lord Krishna and Radha were co-habiting lovers
India’s Supreme Court has dismissed all cases against a Tamil actress who spoke in support of the right of women to have pre-marital sex.
Actress Kushboo was accused of outraging public decency and 22 cases were filed against her in 2005. Kushboo said she was “relaxed and relieved” after the court order.
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London,: World Sindhi Congress ( WSC ) is organising their 20th International Conference titled ‘Sovereignty of Sindh for World Peace ’on Saturday, 3rd October 2009, in London, UK. The conference will be held at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road , London E3 3HJ UK.
In light of the growing radicalization and overt violation of human rights by both the Pakistani military and Taliban, the 21st International Conference on Sindh will explore how a sovereign, democratic and secular Sindh could counteract the spread of Talibanization and military dictatorship in Pakistan and surrounding region. The conference aims to address the following issues:
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Lessons about the rights respect and dignity of the women should be included in the text because so as to create awareness about women rights. This was stated by Tauqir Fatima Bhutto provincial minister of women development while speaking as a chief guest in a launching ceremony of a book titled ″Women, rights, status and violence″ compiled by Prof. Mukhtiar samo, president Sihdh Educational Development Society Larkana.
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