Evangelical Fellowship of India News, December 2006

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"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience
December 15, 2006
Editorial Team
Rev. Richard Howell
Arpana Mukha
Tehmina Arora

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News at a Glance
Hyderabad records lowest child sex ratio in State
Hyderabad, the fastest growing IT destination, is ranked at the bottom of the girl-boy child sex ratio in the State.

Seeds of Violence
The widespread violence in Maharashtra is an indication of the repressed rage simmering underneath the glitter of an economically resurgent India.

Dalit dilemma: Education rises, not prosperity
While there's bound to be a complex combination of factors for a category of people to vent their ire violently, a study of Dalit education patterns, seen against their actual socio-economic standing, provides significant pointers to what might have ...

UNICEF seal on mother power
In India, the situation is slightly different. Studies in Rajasthan and Gujarat showed that women had no power to decide whether to take the child to a healthcare centre.

Among the believers
While 92% of all respondents said they believed in God either strongly or somewhat, that figure for the South was 86%. In fact, the proportion of strong believers in the South was just 65% against the 10-city average of 75%. In Chennai, the figure was 59%...

HIV+ boy: shunned and then accepted
A four year old HIV positive boy, who was thrown out of a government school early this week, has found a place in a care and support center for HIV children in the city.

Women run a better show
The State of the World's Children 2007 says reservation for women in panchayats has helped bring all-round development to villages.

New lease of life for tribal girls
A lower court in Arunachal Pradesh has set a precedent by declaring a minor Nyishi tribal girls marriage null and void.

Call to allow children to speak out freely
Youngsters, who took the stage to speak on awareness of human rights on Monday, were unanimous in their opinion: Human rights education must begin at a young age.

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