Is India pursuing equality too zealously in this case, risking too much change too quickly, foisting top-down legislation upon traditions that will resist it and do not recognize its legitimacy? In pursuing (or at least legislating it), do you also risk less equality?
Via Andrew Sullivan, a roundup of opinion from Global Voices online.
Addition: I should add that it’s not clear to me.
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