Death of Prof. Siddique Hassan is a great loss : Syed Sadatullah Husaini

New Delhi : Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has expressed his profound condolences over the demise of former JIH Vice President Prof. K.A. Siddique Hassan, who was a renowned social activist, Islamic scholar and an inspiring leader. He passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala today. Prof. Hassan’s lasting contribution to society at large consists in pioneering the socio-educational empowerment initiatives in North and Eastern India, where the minorities lead a life of economic and educational deprivation. The movement he launched in this regard – Vision 2016 through the Human…

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United States announces restoration of U.S. $150 million to support Palestine refugees

Washington (D.C) : The United States announced today that it is contributing US $150 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), restoring its role as a decades-long friend and supporter of the UN agency that provides life-saving human development and humanitarian aid assistance to Palestine refugees across the Middle East. The restoration of funds comes after recent years of severe financial crisis for UNRWA. The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened the situation, forcing the Agency to respond to a public health crisis amid the most serious financial crisis…

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Pakistan issues visas to Sikh pilgrims for Baisakhi celebrations

By Special Correspondent New Delhi: The High Commission for Pakistan in India on Wednesday issued over 1100 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations from 12-22 April 2021. Under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Sikh Yatrees from India visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals/occasions every year. These visas have been issued as a “special gesture” by the Government of Pakistan in view of the importance of Baisakhi for Punjabis and Sikhs…

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Rohingyas detained in Jammu won’t be deported without following law: Supreme Court

Prashant Bhushan representing refugees argued about atrocities Rohingyas may face if they were deported to Myanmar NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Thursday said Rohingyas, detained in Jammu, will not be deported to Myanmar without following law. An application has been filed by Mohammad Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, through advocate Prashant Bhushan, seeking direction from the top court to the government to refrain from implementing any orders on deporting the Rohingya refugees who have been detained in jail in Jammu. The petitioner also sought their release. A bench headed by…

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Varanasi court allows ASI survey of Gyanvapi Mosque, located next to Kashi Vishwanath Temple

New Delhi: A Varanasi court has ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to constitute a five member committee to carry out a survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque, located next to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The court ordered the survey while ruling on a three-decade old petition, which contended that Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had demolished an ancient temple of “Lord Vishweshwar” and “constructed a mosque with the help of the ruins of the said temple”. In its order, the court asked the Director General of the ASI to “constitute a…

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