Casteism among Indian Muslims

By M Ghazali Khan and Mohammad Tariq Ghazi Creating new mischiefs appears to be a favourite pastime for some lot. And the most unfortunate aspect of this is that innocent minds fall prey to the mischiefs of these mischief mongers. At a time when Muslims are passing through the worst period of history, in India and elsewhere, some opportunists are busy fanning and reviving an old curse and are trying to turn it into a big issue. They call it an Arzal versus Ashraf tussle. The individuals making this effort…

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Seven Muslim men granted bail in JNU sedition case

NEW DELHI — A Delhi Court on Monday granted bail to seven accused in the 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case. The court granted bail to Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Khalid Bashir Bhat and Basharat Ali on personal bond of Rs 25,000. They were not arrested in the matter earlier. Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were already given bail by the court in the matter. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma directed irected the police to provide all accused with copies…

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UK announces new sanctions against Syria’s Assad regime

6 individuals, including regime’s foreign minister, handed asset freezes, travel bans London: The British government on Monday introduced new sanctions against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria on the 10th anniversary of the civil war in the country. The new sanctions announced by the UK government “targeted” senior regime figures, including Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad, advisors, and army generals, as they were handed “asset freezes and travel bans,” said a government statement. The latest action is a “fresh round of targeted sanctions on the Assad regime, including close allies of the…

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Palestine declines Israel’s request to delay elections

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected an Israeli request to postpone the Palestinian elections, a senior Hamas leader said. “Abbas rejected a request by the Zionist entity (Israel) to postpone the polls,” Moussa Abu Marzouk, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, told the local Alam Radio. “We oppose any delay of the elections,” he said. There was no comment from either the Palestinian Authority or Israel on the claim. Abu Marzouk, however, did not rule out postponing the vote amid a split in Abbas’ Fatah movement. Last week, Fatah sacked…

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Month of Reading in the UAE

By Dr. Ahmed Albanna “The literate society is a civilized society, and those who support literacy will help in building a civilization and support a knowledge economy, as well as support building generations that embrace the future of the UAE.” HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum This quote in a true sense explains the motive behind observing the month of March as the month of reading in the United Arab Emirates. Following a successful Year of Reading back in 2016, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and…

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