Author: mohamed-ainullah

Calls to end brutal repression of Kashmiris

Kashmiris remain caged under brutal lockdown by Indian military using strict curfew conditions, razor wire roadblocks and total ban on communication with suspension of internet, landline and mobile phone services since 5 August amid Eid-ul-Adha festival last Monday 12 August and Independence Day celebrations yesterday on 15 August. Widespread protests were held in support of Kashmiris during the past week in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and other parts of the world while human rights organisations including a group of Indian activists on a five day visit have called on the Indian government to immediately end the prison like conditions...

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US Report: Attacks against minorities continues in India

The State Department in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report released last month alleged that some senior officials of ruling BJP made inflammatory speeches against the minority communities. “Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, especially Muslims, continued throughout the year amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef,” it said. According to some NGOs, authorities often protected perpetrators from prosecution.Advertisements Mandated by the US Congress, the State Department in its voluminous report gives its assessment of the status of religious freedom in almost all the countries and territories of the world....

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UN: IS family members must be tried or freed

There are tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) fighters and their family members including tens of thousands of orphaned children who are living in limbo in Syria and Iraq suffering from malnutrition and disease. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet has called on various nations to take responsibility for their citizens and their families and repatriate them to their home countries. Some countries are dragging there feet to address this humanitarian disaster and are reluctant to take back IS fighters in case they can not be successfully prosecuted.Advertisements Ms Bachelet said that children in...

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How to vote in tomorrows federal election

  “My Vote Matters” (myvotematters.com.au) has released a handy ‘How to Vote’ guide to help make sure you cast a valid and informed vote in the federal election to be held tomorrow on Saturday 18 May 2019 in Australia. It has also released a policy scorecard comparing major parties on most issues that concern the voters. The “My Vote Matters” (myvotematters.com.au) is an initiative of the Islamic Council of Victoria in order to provide information to the community in order to cast their votes in an effective manner. MyVoteMatters (MVM) utilises all of the main digital channels (website, FB, Twitter, Instagram,...

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Turkey reverses headscarf ban

Turkey reverses headscarf ban

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government in February 2017. Over the past decade the ban has been removed for schools, universities, the civil service and in August for the police. In 2010, Turkey’s universities abandoned an official ban on Muslim headscarves.Advertisements Three years later, women were allowed to wear headscarves in state institutions – with the exception of the judiciary, military and police. That year, four MPs wore headscarves in parliament A ban on policewomen wearing the Islamic headscarf was lifted in 2016 Wearing headscarves in public...

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