Sufi Ittehad-e-Millat Tanzeem launched : ‘Not agent and supporter of the government but the Constitution’

By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi:  A new organisation ‘Sufi Ittehad-e-Millat Tanzeem” was launched here on Sunday with the aim to dispel the wrong notion that Sufis and Shrines are supporting the agenda of the present government. The leaders of the new organization alleged a fake narrative of nationalism is being created to suppress minorities, Dalits, tribals and weaker sections.

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The Year 2020 – An Overview

By Zafarul-Islam Khan The year 2020 was unusual in our recent history. Not only we grappled with an unprecedented epidemic, our country also saw during this year two of the biggest protest movements in our history. Anti-CAA-NRC protests: The first was the anti-CAA-NRC movement across the country. This continued for more than three months and could be stopped only under the Corona lockdown restrictions. These protests were triggered by the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah with a grandiose plan to marginalise Indian Muslim by…

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Myanmar leader, other ruling party members detained: reports

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party were reportedly detained early Monday. The detention of Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior figures follows days of rising tensions between the military and civilian government, said NLD spokesperson Myo Nyunt. It also awakened fears of a military coup following an election the army claims was fraudulent. “I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law,” Nyunt said.…

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Twitter blocks 250 accounts critical of Modi government

New Delhi: Twitter has withheld around 250 accounts critical of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindutva politics. The microblogging site said that the decision was taken in response to a ”legal demand”. Tejashwi Yadav, RJD chief and leader of opposition in the Bihar assembly, slammed Twitter for withholding the accounts. ”It is tantamount to colluding with an authoritarian govt to subvert democracy and thwart people’s movement,” a tweet by Yadav said. The accounts that have been blocked include one belonging to the Caravan magazine – yesterday Delhi Police filed…

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