The New York Times (India Ink Blog)

KOLKATA, India — After his 16-year-old daughter was gang-raped twice in their Madhyamgram neighborhood in north Kolkata in October, then set on fire, allegedly by associates of her rapists, Rama Shankar Jha was distraught. His daughter died of her burns in a Kolkata hospital in December, and he petitioned the Calcutta High Court to bring…

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KOLKATA – Despite his reputation as a tough, no-nonsense police officer who has stood up to the government on several occasions, Nazrul Islam is soft-spoken and gentle, even when refusing to discuss the controversy surrounding his latest book, “Musalmander Koroniyo” (What Muslims Should Do). “My intention is not to create, or fuel, any kind of controversy,” he…

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