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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

NA passes resolution against Indian ‘anti-Muslim’ bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution moved by the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act’ approved by India. The resolution condemned the marginalisation of Muslims through the passing of such discriminatory

Divisive Sri Lankan elections 

Sri Lanka has a new president. Retired military general Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in after a landslide victory in a closely-fought election in the island nation. The election split the nation on religious and ethnic lines as never before,

ICC approves probe into Myanmar Rohingya abuse

THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate. Judges backed a prosecution request to probe allegations

Babri Mosque case: Indian Court allots Ayodhya land to Hindus

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court of India has ruled the verdict in the Babri Mosque case that Hindus would get Ayodhya land and Muslims will be allotted an alternate piece of land. The verdict on the long-running the Babri Mosque

Babri Moque verdict

India is bracing itself for the imminent verdict in the Babri Mosque case, razed by Hindu fanatics over two decades ago, to avoid any major fallout in case of an adverse ruling. The case can reignite tensions and the Indian

US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Uighur issue

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the U.S. State Department. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited the

India’s fascist tactics in Kashmir will fail miserably: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Indian government’s fascist tactics in occupied Kashmir will “fail miserably” to suffocate the Kashmiri freedom struggle. In a series of tweets, the prime minister warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi