India deployed thousands of riot police and shut down internet services in two northern states in preparation for his sentencing.
Celebrated spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was said to have raped two women in 2002. His supporters maintain his innocence.
Not only does South Africa have a long way to go to correct the errors of Apartheid, but many places all over the world still suffer from the poison of inequality and injustice that he opposed. One of the emerging world leaders dedicating his life to a freedom movement in the way Mandela did is Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa in India.
This is what Muslim girls and women -- at the bottom of the totem pole -- are clamoring for. And to me that is the single most encouraging indicator for the future success of Muslim girls and women as they become integrated and respected members of their families and communities.