Sharmila is called the “Iron Lady of Manipur” by her supporters for her long hunger strike against the immunity against prosecution enjoyed by Indian soldiers deployed in conflict zones.
The all-too-familiar roller coaster has returned in the ties between India and Pakistan.
The new prime minister also called for more toilets and less trash and invited manufacturers to build in India.
Intimidating victims with videos of gang rape complicates efforts to encourage reporting of the crime.
The Indian prime minister’s visit is an unambiguous shift in New Delhi’s diplomatic priorities.
New battles over language and the primacy given to English have resurfaced.
Washington had denied a visa to Modi but now vows to work closely with the new prime minister.
A court said some women are using laws enacted to protect them as a weapon against their husbands.
She is a tennis star in India, yet some Indians have trouble completely embracing her.