US Muslim group urges Biden to condemn Israel for demolitions in East Jerusalem

WASHINGTON: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Tuesday urged US President Joe Biden to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes and businesses in East Jerusalem. The nation’s largest Muslim advocacy organization also urged Washington to pressure Israel to stop all appropriation of Palestinian property. “Israel’s apartheid government is using American taxpayer dollars to engage in yet another campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians, this time in Silwan,” CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement. “They are illegally seizing the land of Palestinians, forcing families to…

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UP Police invoke NSA against SP worker Ummed Pehelwan over assaulted Muslim man’s video

New Delhi: The Ghaziabad Police have invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against Samajwadi Party worker Ummed Pehelwan Idris in connection with the video of an elderly man, Abdul Samad, in which he claimed he was attacked and forced to chant Jai Shri Ram. Ghaziabad Police claimed that Idris had been arrested for allegedly spreading communal hatred after he appeared in an FB live with Abdul Samad after the brutal attack against Samad. The police had claimed there was no communal angle to the assault. According to Ghaziabad police officers,…

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Sikhs are more afraid of communal violence than Muslims in India , says Pew report

By Dr Aslam Abdullah Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation Indians say it is important to respect all religions, but major religious groups see little in common and want to live separately WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2021) – The following is the synopsis on Religion In India by the Pew Research Center. More than 70 years after India became free from colonial rule, Indians generally feel their country has lived up to one of its post-independence ideals: a society where followers of many religions can live and practice freely. It is…

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Concerned about ‘grave violations’ against Kashmiri children: UN Chief

By Special Correspondent New Delhi: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, said that he is concerned by grave violations in Jammu and Kashmir. He asked the Indian government to end the use of shotgun pellets against children. “I call upon the government to take preventive measures to protect children, including by ending the use of pellets against children, ensuring that children are not associated in any way to security forces, and endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration and the Vancouver Principles,” he said in the UN Report on Children 2021.The report…

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UP: Sikh woman pressurised by Hindu groups to give false conversion statement against Muslim brothers

New Delhi: A 24-year-old Sikh woman, who filed a police complaint on 29 June alleging that she was forcefully converted by two Muslim brothers and married to one of them, withdrew her allegations while recording her statement before magistrate in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, reported The Indian Express. “In her statement before the magistrate, the woman denied all charges levelled against the two brothers. She even denied having married [one of] the accused, and claimed she got the FIR lodged following pressure by some Hindu organisations,” said the Station House Officer (SHO)…

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