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Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research recently. While life for women has improved in some 60 countries, it has deteriorated in Yemen and other war-torn nations, research organizations Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Peace Research Institute Oslo concluded. […]

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Economist Ilham Tohti, a defender of China’s Uighur community who is serving a life sentence on separatism charges, has been awarded the European Union’s top human rights award. In a statement announcing the 2019 Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament described Tohti as a “voice of moderation and reconciliation” who campaigned “tirelessly” to encourage “dialogue and […]

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Growing up with Catholics next door, and Hindus across the road, Imam Syed Hassan Mohamed Al-Attas has been interacting with those of different faiths his entire life. In fact, a close friend and neighbour in Upper Serangoon, where the 67-year-old has lived since birth, is Reverend Adrian Anthony, the former rector of Cathedral of the […]

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A Sikh lawmaker from Britain recently called for United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to apologize for the “derogatory and racist remarks” he made last year about Muslim women. Speaking during Johnson’s first formal question-and-answer session in the House of Commons, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi excoriated the Tory leader for the way he described Muslim women […]

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San Francisco: Twitter has expanded its rules against hateful conduct to include language on its platform that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion. Tweets that go against the new policy will be taken down, the micro-blogging platform said in a statement recently. “If reported, tweets that break this rule sent before today will need […]

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Bengaluru: The Directorate of Minorities of the Government of Karnataka has invited applications for the National Overseas Scholarship for Minority community students for 2019-20. Students can apply online by logging onto https://gokdom.kar.nic.in. The last date for application either online or through post is July 18, 2019. The overseas scholarships are available for those who want […]

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