Palestinian organisation urges Saudi Arabia to release senior figure

Mohammed Al-Khudari’s health condition is deteriorating, says Palestinian group, citing recent Amnesty International letter GAZA CITY, Palestine: The Hamas resistance group on Thursday called on Saudi Arabia to release one of its leaders who has been in jail since 2019. “With great concern, we received a report on Wednesday by Amnesty International about the health status of Dr. Mohammed al-Khudari, the former Hamas representative in Saudi Arabia who has been detained since 2019,” the group said in a press statement. The group also said Al-Khudari “suffers from many health problems and…

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Six SIMI members surviving on saline water in Bhopal jail , others facing torture and religious slur

By Syed Zubair Ahmad New Delhi : It seems unending trial and tribulation has become a permanent fate for the 31 members of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), including the 10 convicts who have been  languishing in  jail for over a decade. SIMI members complain that they have more often been forced to chant Jai Sriram for food. Out of those six have been on hunger strike for the last one  month in protest against “inhuman and barbaric” treatment meted out to them allegedly by jail authorities.…

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UN experts say Article 370 abrogation may lead to discrimination in employment and land ownership

Two experts from the United Nations Human Rights Council have raised their concern against abrogation of the special administrative status of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the constitutional changes of 2019 could decrease the political participation of Muslims and other minorities and undermine their ”ability to exercise effectively their human rights”. ”The loss of autonomy and the imposition of direct rule by the government in New Delhi suggests the people of Jammu and Kashmir no longer have their own government and have lost power to legislate or amend laws…

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Human Rights Watch accuses India of targeting minorities

HRW report comes days before first anniversary of anti-Muslim violence in Delhi ANKARA/NEW DELHI: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Indian government of adopting laws and policies that “systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government.” HRW’s report came days ahead Feb. 23, which marks the first anniversary of the violence in New Delhi, where 53 people were killed, 40 of them were Muslims. The violence came after protests started against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in 2019 that excludes Muslims. The law granted citizenship to…

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President uncle, plz forgive my mother, says son of Shabnam, first woman to be hanged in independent India

New Delhi: Mohammad Taj, son of Shabnam Ali, who is facing death sentence for killing seven members of her family, has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to forgive her mother. President uncle, please forgive my mother Shabnam,” a placard he is seen holding in a video says. The video went viral on social media after news arrived that preparations have begun to hang her, though there is no official death warrant yet. Shabnam, now 38, had been convicted of killing seven of her family members — her mother, father, two brothers,…

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