No Palestinian elections without Jerusalem: Hamas

Allowing Palestinians in Jerusalem to take part in elections ‘constant, uncompromised position,’ says Hamas official Ankara: Palestinian group Hamas on Monday reiterated the need to allow citizens in occupied East Jerusalem to cast ballots in upcoming Palestinian elections. “We reiterate our assertion and insistence on the participation of our people in Jerusalem from inside Jerusalem in the upcoming elections, in terms of nomination, voting, and representation, as was the case in the 2006 elections,” Izzat al-Rishq, a Hamas political bureau member, said in an exclusive statement to Anadolu Agency. Stressing that…

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Hindutva fanatics demolish Sai Baba idol, call him ‘jihadi’, police complaint filed

New Delhi: Followers of Sai Baba has filed a complaint against demolition of his idol at a temple in Shahpur Jat area in New Delhi. A video clip has gone viral on social media, in which some Hindutva fanatics can be seen carrying out the demolition. While demolition his idol, they were saying that Sai Baba was a ”Muslims” and were using pejorative terms such as ”jihadi”, ”mullah” for him. The man, who is seen in the viral video supervising the demolition, has been seen with the hate preacher Yati Narsinganand Saraswati,…

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UP police file 5,000-page chargesheet against journalist Siddique Kappan, 7 others

Many international media unions, opposition leaders, and human rights organizations have condemned the arrest of Kappan and demanded his immediate release New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday filed 5,000-page chargesheet in a Mathura court against journalist Siddique Kapppan and seven others including Popular Front of India’s students’ wing leader K.A. Rauf Sherif Five of the accused — Campus Front of India’s (CFI) national general secretary Sherif, CFI national treasurer Atikur Rahman, Delhi CFI general secretary Masud Ahmed, Kappan and Mohammed Alam, who is a member of the CFI and…

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Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, says Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi’s statement comes at a time when the Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan took a U-turn on its decision to open trade with India Hamza Ameer ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are powered by nuclear weapons. Pakistan Foreign Minister’s comments came after questions were raised over a statement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who had said that some counties changed their position over just one phone call. Qureshi maintained that…

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French Senate votes to ban Hijab for Muslims under 18

By Rehan Qamar New Delhi: The French Senate has voted to ban the hijab for anyone under 18-years old, a move that follows a Separation Bill proposed on March 30, 2021. While veils were banned in French public schools in 2004, the law comes as the newest addition to French Islamophobia. According to the Senate, the law will enable “prohibition in the public space of any conspicuous religious sign by minors and of any dress or clothing which would signify an interiorization of women over men.” French people assume that by…

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