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Civil War in Syria, VOA

Aleppo, Nov 14, 2016: Over dozen of religiously devout Shia militants from Pakistan and Afghanistan, three Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers and dozens of Iranian militiamen have died in recent clashes in Syrias northwestern Aleppo province, according to media reports from the region.

Hadi Zahid, a commander of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Zaikr Hussein of the Special Units and Mohamm Ali Mohammed Hosseini, a commander of the Commandos Unit were killed in the recent Aleppo clashes, reported al-Arabiya satellite TV.

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The new casualties follow the killing of Iran’s state television reporter, Mohsin Khozaia in Aleppo on Saturday, al-Arabiya said. Khozaia been criticized for inciting sectarianism in his journalism.

Meanwhile, rebels in the neighbouring Syrian province of Idlib released a video showing an attack targeting a group of Iranian militias with a thermal rocket killing and injuring scores of them.

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More than 3,000 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces have been killed in Syria, according to Iranian Farsi language media outlets. (IANS)



Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

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Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

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Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

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