POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 16, 2015 AT 19:58 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 16, 2015 19:58 IST

An Australian woman, aboard a train in Sydney, stood up for a Muslim woman who was allegedly being harassed for wearing a hijab. 

A report in the Independent says:

Stacey Eden claimed an older woman was accusing the unidentified Muslim woman and the man sat next to her of being an Isis supporter because she was wearing a hijab.

Ms Eden, from Sydney, said the alleged tirade began "a good ten minutes" before she started filming the woman, later uploading the video on to her Facebook page.

The footage shows the older woman who has not been named so far, sitting opposite to the Muslim woman on the train, asking "why do you wear it [a hijab] for a man that marries a six year-old girl?" 

The couple chose to remain silent but Eden responded: "She wears it for herself, OK? She wears it because she wants to be modest with her body, not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her."


The older woman continued: :Your kids behead people in Syria. […] Read the newspapers, 148 people, Christians murdered in Kenya. They’re killing each other in Syria."

Eden interrupted again at this point, telling her angrily: "Don't sit there disrespecting someone that has nothing to do with it. Have some respect. If you've got nothing nice to say, don't say anything."

The video has gone viral and Stacey Eden has been praised for raising her voice against Islamophobia and racism. 

In December 2014, after several people were taken hostage by an armed man at a popular cafe in Sydney and forced to display an Islamic flag, Australians had come up with a heart warming reaction on social media in the face of adversity.

In a show of solidarity against a possible racist backlash on the Muslim community in Australia, #illridewithyou started as a movement to protect Muslims against Islamophobia.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 16, 2015 AT 19:58 IST, Edited At: Apr 16, 2015 19:58 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 14, 2015 AT 20:27 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 14, 2015 20:27 IST

Amidst a raging debate over net neutrality, the All India Bakchod has come up with a video raising awareness about the importance of the same. AIB which has often made videos on raging social issues appeals its viewers to save the internet. Needless to say, the video has gone viral.

 

If you want to save the internet, then tell TRAI you need net neutrality.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 14, 2015 AT 20:27 IST, Edited At: Apr 14, 2015 20:27 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 09, 2015 AT 21:45 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 09, 2015 21:45 IST

Government today barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect,alleging it has "prejudicially" affected country's public and economic interests.

A few months back Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai was barred by the government from travelling to the UK. The Home Ministry said that according to intelligence reports she had planned to testify on the alleged poor state of tribal people in Mahan and the manner in which the government had allegedly increased efforts to rob the tribal people of their rights, which is an absolutely a false allegation.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 09, 2015 AT 21:45 IST, Edited At: Apr 09, 2015 21:45 IST
POSTED BY Arindam Mukherjee ON Apr 09, 2015 AT 21:38 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 09, 2015 21:38 IST

A little over six years ago, a confession by Satyam Computer Services founder Ramalinga Raju had shaken the corporate establishment for a fraud that was committed at the highest level at one of India's top four poster boy IT companies. It had brought to the fore a connivance of the entire top level of the company, from directors to auditors to analysts. The credibility of the Indian IT sector, sitting on a high pedestal, was at stake.

Raju's confession of fraud was of gigantic proportions — Satyam fudged accounts, gave wrong data to banks, financial institutions and investors as well as stock exchanges — a Rs 7,136 crore embezzlement within the company that led to his removal from the company's pole position and eventually led to his arrest and takeover of the company by Tech Mahindra. It had overstated its cash reserve position and fudged its financial results which showed profits far in excess of what the company had actually earned. Worse, this practice was happening for the last 5-6 years and this fraud went on undetected till Raju himself wrote a letter of confession about the crime. The CBI however estimated a loss of Rs 14,000 crore to Satyam shareholders.

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POSTED BY Arindam Mukherjee ON Apr 09, 2015 AT 21:38 IST, Edited At: Apr 09, 2015 21:38 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 29, 2015 AT 20:33 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 29, 2015 20:33 IST

Homi Adajaniya and Deepkia Padukone have collaborated to create ‘My Choice’ for Vogue’s initiative on women empowerment. 99 Mumbai women came together to speak up for “their choice for equality, be it social, political, economic, sexual”, Vogue India writes on Youtube.

The video has invariably gone viral, especially after various media sites shared it claiming that the video was so powerful that it would leave one with goosebumps.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 29, 2015 AT 20:33 IST, Edited At: Mar 29, 2015 20:33 IST
     
 
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