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On First UN Day for Victims of Religiously-Motivated Violence To mark the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, established by a United Nations resolution earlier this year, the multi-religious Board of Vienna-based King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), recently […]

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A Yemeni Professor Sounds an Urgent Call to Help Traumatized Students. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the largest in the world, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the crisis is growing. Around 24 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. Yemeni youth are possibly the most affected by the […]

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600 Muslim families evicted in Assam, weeks before elections “Seven to eight policemen entered the house and started ransacking it. I could take some stuff out. When I came back, I saw Kulsuma was lying on the floor and couldn’t move,” Ramisa Khatun told Al Jazeera. Assam: Authorities in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) […]

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A seminar held at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, on November 19 discussed various development models for religious minorities. Here is a brief description of the papers presented by academicians and observations made by participants. Prof. Abdul Aziz, EconomistChairman, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive PoliciesNational Law School of […]

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In Jharkhand, over the past year, the police rarely reached out to protect or support victims of the lynch mobs. By Harsh Mander  These have been harrowing expeditions into the darkest recesses of our souls. The Karwan e Mohabbat has completed 22 journeys across 12 states in 12 months. In our visits to the homes of […]

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The Commission suggested that nikahnamas should make it clear that polygamy is a criminal offence. New Delhi: A uniform civil code “is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage” in the country, the Law Commission of India said on August 31. The commission released its consultation paper on enacting common civil law for all religious communities […]

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Supreme Court has justifiably set aside the non-Quranic procedure of Triple Talaq, says Faizur Rahman, Chennai- based activist. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: “The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 is flawed and needs to be withdrawn. It has been drawn in haste, is full of contradictions, does not sound reasonable and […]

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Trump’s America has made its intention plain. European states may follow the American footsteps soon. By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam The US move to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has reset the Mid-East political and diplomatic chessboard. Since President Trump’s announcement of the decision on December 6, it has become quite clear […]

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