International press freedom group demands Siddique Kappan’s release

New Delhi: The International Press Institute (IPI), an international press freedom organisation, has called on Indian authorities to release journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested in September 2020, when was on the way to a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, where a Dalit girl was raped and beaten by some upper caste men. In a statement, IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen said that the journalist is being subjected to “unacceptable ill-treatment” Scott Griffen said that the IPI is extremely concerned that Kappan was targeted and detained due to his…

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Bring law to stop hate speech against Prophet Muhammad, Raza Academy tells Rajasthan govt

New Delhi: A delegation led by Islamic organisation Raza Academy chief Mohammad Saeed Noori met Saleh Mohammad,  Minister of Minority Affairs in Rajashtan on Wednesday and urged him to bring a law to ensure action against people who make insulting remarks about Prophet Muhammad. Noori told him that Indian Muslims are grief-stricken due to ”insulting” remarks being made against Prophet Muhammad. ”Muslims can tolerate anything but not any kind of insult to Islam and Prophet Muhammad,” he added In response, Saleh said that the issue would be discussed with the…

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Srebrenica Genocide : A cruelty against humanity

By Shabeeb Muhammed July 11 was the anniversary of Srebrenica genocide. It was considered as one of the worst massacres in Europe afer the 2nd World War. It has been twenty-six years since the 1995 genocide that engulfed a city. Srebrenica still remains as a haunting memory in human minds. The Srebrenica massacre was a genocide, the Bosnian Serb army ( Serbs from Serbia and Bosnia – Herzegovina) committed against Muslims during the Bosnian War. The Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina was a part of Yugoslavia. It was a multicultural area inhabited…

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Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to provide legal help to those arrested by ATS in Lucknow

NEW DELHI:  The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) said on Wednesday that it will provide legal help to the persons arrested by the ATS in Lucknow for their alleged terror activities. The JUH said that the arrested persons’ family members have sought legal help following which an advocate has been appointed to fight the case. JUH President Arshad Madani alleged that the security agencies have been targeting Muslim youth without any proof and hundreds of them have been let off by the courts and the JUH will fight their cases till their…

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President Rouhani says Iran can enrich uranium to 90% if needed

ANKARA:  Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is capable of enriching uranium for peaceful purposes to 90 percent purity if necessary. Speaking during a cabinet meeting, Rouhani stressed that Tehran’s nuclear program is constantly developing by day, according to the state television. “The Iranian Atomic Energy Agency has the ability to enrich uranium to a purity of up to 90 percent if necessary,” he added. Talks were launched recently in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the US, UK, France, China, Russia…

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