In the war-ravaged country, a bunch of lion-hearted young women is shattering the societal norms, finding a voice of their own and standing up for the rights they have been denied. The issue of women’s rights has become a hotly debated topic in the male-dominated Afghanistan where strict tribal norms, values with great gender bias, religious extremism and feeble law and order situation have pushed women to live in desolate and lamentable conditions.
Working women are in discussion for two major reasons in recent days, the first being the magnificent performance of the Indian women cricket team in the recently concluded World Cup and the second is about the period leave offered by some organisations. While the former may die down soon or be dwarfed by a better performance in future, the latter is surely going to dominate the public sphere as discussion over women at work in general and their rights, in particular, is going to stay.
There wasn’t a single dry eye when Junaid Khan’s 22-year-old brother Mohammed Asaruddin, read out from what he called his brother's "letter to his mother from heaven", penned by his journalist friend. 16-year-old Junaid was lynched by mob on a Mathura-bound train after a scuffle which broke out over a seat and soon turned into religious slurs.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".