‘I will die if this goes on’ jailed activist tells Bombay High Court

New Delhi: 84-year-old tribal rights activist, Father Stan Swamy urged the Bombay High Court to grant him immediate bail saying that he is concerned about his deteriorating health conditions. Swamy was arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad case. He is lodged in Mumbai’s Taloja jail. The activist’s report said that he suffered from extreme hearing loss in both ears, and tremors, according to PTI After listening to his appeal, the court asked him to get admitted to the State-run JJ Hospital but he refused, saying that he would…

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1,000 employees urge Apple to support Palestinian people

San Francisco Nearly 1,000 employees at Apple have written a letter to CEO Tim Cook, calling for the company to support the Palestinian people, as a ceasefire agreement was reached between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, following 11 days of escalating tension between the two sides on the Gaza Strip. The employees, part of the Apple Muslim Association (AMA) which is an official employee group, asked the company to recognise that “millions of Palestinian people currently suffer under an illegal occupation,” reports The Verge. “We are frustrated and…

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Barabanki Mosque: now police book committee members appointed by UP Waqf Board

LUCKNOW — A case has been lodged by Barabanki police against seven people for allegedly resorting to fraud and cheating to get a mosque that was demolished earlier this week, registered as a Waqf property. The case was lodged on Thursday lodged a case against some members of the committee, including a former UP Sunni Central Waqf Board inspector, The district administration had demolished the mosque in the village of Bani Kada in Ram Sanehi Ghat tehsil on Monday, claiming it was an “illegal structure”. It was locally known as…

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UP Police arrest Muslim man for appealing to hoist Palestinian flag

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a man from Sarai Mir town in Azamgarh for asking people to put Palestinian flag atop their house and their car to express their solidarity with people of Gaza. The man identified as Yasir Akhtar made an appeal on his Facebook page ‘Azamgarh Express’. He put up a post with the Palestinian flag and asked community members to display the flag atop their houses and on their vehicles after ‘Juma namaz‘. However, his family said that he had intended for the post to…

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Six killed in blast at pro-Palestine rally in Pakistan

Several people also injured in explosion in Chaman city near Afghanistan border Karachi: At least six people were killed and several others injured in a bomb blast at a pro-Palestine rally in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, officials said. The blast occurred at a busy street in Chaman district, which borders neighboring Afghanistan, Liaquat Shahwani, a spokesman for the Balochistan government, told Anadolu Agency. The blast occurred near the vehicle of Abdul Qadir Loni, the provincial head of the country’s mainstream religious party, Jamiat Ulema Islam, who was leading the…

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