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Pakistan condemns recent spree of violence against Indian Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned the campaign of violence and targeted attacks against Muslims by fanatic Hindu mobs in various Indian states. The Foreign Office said the recent despicable attempt to hoist the saffron flag at Jahangirpuri’s Jamia Masjid in New

Facebook failed to contain hate speech against Muslims in India: Reports

NEW DELHI: Facebook was well aware that hate speech was spreading on its site in India which could exacerbate ethnic violence and did not deploy resources to curb the phenomenon, US media reported, citing internal documents. The so-called ‘Facebook Papers’,

Why are Indian Muslims being forcefully evicted in Assam?

Indian authorities have forcefully evicted 5,000 people, including women, children and elderly, in Assam state in a crackdown against Muslims residents in the area. In 2019, Assam published a list of people considered to be citizens, rendering some 1.9 million

Bombing of Gaza: Why is Israel conspiring against Muslims?

Israel’s persecution of Palestinians has become a matter of alarming concern for all Muslims around the world, including Pakistan as attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the worst religious crimes, while Israel has once again violated the ceasefire

Muslims living in Western countries suffer from Islamophobia: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for strict action against websites fanning hatred to create a divide in humanity and urged Muslim countries to present their case at international forums to improve understanding of Islam. In an interview with

Who will end atrocities against minorities in Pakistan?

The tragic killing of a Muslim family in Canada in an apparent hate crime is heartbreaking as the killing of a single person of any religion is highly reprehensible. The suspect who killed four members of a Canadian Muslim family

Story of China and its Muslims (Part 4)

Let’s turn to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has a unique status running “from the shores of the Nile to Kashgar”. The BRI is a comprehensive initiative with different projects for various regions of the world. The Chinese roadmap

Story of China and its Muslims (Part 3)

The propaganda that is being peddled shows there is no greater champion of human rights in the world than the West. The reality is that China’s advancement in industry and trade has bewildered Western nations. Now the West has resorted

US accuses China of campaign against companies over Xinjiang ties

WASHINGTON: The United States condemned what it called a “state-led” social media campaign in China against US and other international companies for deciding not to use cotton from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labour concerns. State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter

France irked by President Alvi’s criticism of ‘separatism’ bill

PARIS: The French foreign ministry has summoned Pakistan’s envoy to protest against claims by President Arif Alvi that a French bill cracking down on what it terms “Islamist extremism” stigmatises Muslims. Addressing a conference on religion on Saturday, Alvi said:

Rise of Hindutva serious threat to Indian Muslims: FM Qureshi tells OIC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the rising wave of Hindutva in India has emerged as a serious threat not only to Indian Muslims but also to regional security. In his statement at the 47th Session of the

First mosque in Athens opens doors to worshipers

ATHENS: The first mosque in the Greek capital, Athens, has finally opened its doors to Muslim worshippers. The mosque’s first prayers were held on Monday evening under physical distancing measures due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Greece.

Remembering the Rohingya – Yet another persecuted Muslim community

This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 750,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown. Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from Myanmar with

India persisting with repression of Kashmiri Muslims: HRW

NEW YORK: The Human Rights Watch has said Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and discriminatory restrictions on Muslim-majority areas in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, one year after the revocation of its constitutional status on August 5, 2019. The New

Bosnian Muslims mourn 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

SREBRENICA: Bosnian Muslims on Saturday mark 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said the number of

Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

BERLIN: A Berlin church hosted Muslims who were unable to fit into their mosque for Friday prayers due to social distancing guidelines. The Dar Assalam mosque in the Neukolln district normally welcomes hundreds of Muslims to its Friday services, but

Discrimination during pandemic

The WHO has warned that it has received complaints of discrimination and racism during the coronavirus pandemic. This is clearly visible in India where the COVID-19 outbreak has provided another opportunity to launch a fresh attack on the Muslim community.

India repeats itself

11th December 2019 marked a key event in the recent political history of South Asia. India – the region’s de facto power – enacted a federal law amending the Citizenship Act 1955, confirming the fears of Muslim communities, civil societies

Deteriorating conditions of Indian Muslims

Progressive thinkers including myself used to criticise the partition project on the basis of religion and  romanticise the secular nature of the Indian constitution which bestows equal rights to its subjects irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. However, since Modi’s

Modi’s agenda amid pandemic

As governments around the world impose strict measures amid the pandemic, India has imposed the largest lockdown forcing over a billion people to stay at home for at least three weeks. Despite the global crisis, the Modi government is continuing

Indian Muslims

Prime Minister Imran Khan has rightfully expressed concerns that the recent carnage in the Indian capital and the state-sponsored terrorism will lead to the radicalisation of Indian Muslims just like Kashmiris. India has subjected innocent Kashmiris to brutal atrocities and

Pakistan Hindu Council condemns inhuman acts against Muslims in India

KARACHI: Member of National Assembly and Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) Dr. Ramesh Kumar condemned the inhuman acts against the Indian Muslim Minority. In a meeting of Hindu Council, Patron-in-Chief Dr. Ramesh Kumar said, “Narendra Modi is Hitler of

Delhi violence: Indian police arrest over 500 people

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 514 people today (Friday) for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence broke out in New Delhi, India, the government said. The police informed that the death toll from days of blood-letting was increased to 35; however local

UN rights chief concerned by India violence, Kashmir situation

GENEVA: UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday raised concerns over the failure of Indian authorities to stop attacks against Muslims in the country. The UN’s top human rights official was giving an update at the 43rd

PM assures minorities

At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds are wounded in the communal violence that has gripped Indian capital New Delhi. The violence fanned by BJP leaders’ provocative speeches have targeted Muslims and stoked fears about Modi’s master plan

India on the brink

India has reached a tipping point as violence has spilled over the streets against the contentious citizenship law and the fascist Hindutva policies. As widely predicted but largely ignored, Muslims have been worst victims and faced the biggest brunt of

Muslim women donate supplies, food for Australian fire fighters

MELBOURNE: As fires raged in Australia, a group of Muslim women from the Australian Islamic Center raised money, traveled miles and cooked food for more than 150 firefighters working in the affected areas. Firefighters in Australia have been working day

Quaid’s vision

The nation is observing the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Looking at the ongoing situation in our neighbour and the oppression of Muslim communities worldwide, many are even more grateful for having a separate homeland. The rise of

Modi supports fascist Hindutva against Muslims: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said that the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supporting fascist Hindutva barbarism against Muslims. In a tweet, the president posted about the brutal police action on girls inside the mosque at

Anti-Muslim citizenship bill

India has taken another step towards being a Hindu state by introducing a controversial citizenship act. The legislation fits into the Hindutva agenda of the fascist Modi government to marginalise the 200 million Muslims in India The bill seeks to