Hindu nationalist groups fighting for the protection of India's cows have succeeded in expanding statutes against slaughter, which have increased cattle smuggling as well as the need for cattle shelters.
The unprecedented plan to collect DNA samples from everyone living in Kuwait has rankled privacy advocates and raised human rights concerns.
Indian officials have rejected the urging of the UN and human rights activists that they amend the country's penal code to make sexual assault within marriage a criminal offense.
Addiction along the border has exploded, reflecting a faltering economy and the effects of US policy in Afghanistan, where more of the opiate trade is moving through Pakistan and India.
Some 16,000 displaced Muslims reside in relief colonies across Gujarat, many of which lack clinics, schools, and adequate drinking water.