Author: zahid-jamil

Democratic governance: A critical analysis

Recent years have seen the election of a number of corrupt, mischievous, criminal and manipulative con men as leaders in many democracies. The parliaments in many democratic nations are filled by the elected members with corrupt and criminal records and inadequate qualifications who are given the task of running important portfolios. These leaders have looted their nations, built enormous wealth for their families, showed little empathy towards large sections of poor masses while working for the rich and in the interest of major corporations. The current President of the most powerful nation Donald Trump is accused of massive fraud against...

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Indians reject politics of division and hate

The opposition Congress Party has beaten PM Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party in three key northern states indicating that the Indian electorate is shunning divisive politics ahead of the general elections next year. The results declared in early December of recently held states elections brought relief to most Indians in general and Muslims and other minorities in particular as the ruling Hindu nationalist party suffered heavy defeat ahead of the national elections to be held during the first half of 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party lost power in three key northern States of Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya...

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Elders enjoy SAMAA info-picnic on a rainy day

The wet, cold and windy weather did not dampen the spirit of Seniors from the South Asian Muslim Community to reach Bungarribee park to gather for annual SAMAA picnic on Sunday 7 October 2018. A large number of their family members, SAMAA members and young volunteers and  joined them to make it a memorable event. South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA) has been caring for community elders since 2007 and organises events at regular intervals to alleviate social isolation faced by seniors after their retirement and as they age. SAMAA organised special bus service from Auburn train station to bring seniors to the...

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Indian supreme court decriminalises homosexuality

On 6 September 2018, a 5-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court of India invalidated part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code making homosexuality legal in India. Earlier gay sex was punishable by up to 10 years in prison, though the law was not implemented in practice. What is surprising is that the Supreme Court in India seems to be far ahead of the time in Indian social context. In the Western world, these issues have been discussed for the past few decades now. As these societies enjoyed the Western concept of freedom, homosexuals exhibited their sexual orientation openly...

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Jihad Dib launches Indian education charity

The Indian Minority Education Society of Australia Incorporated (IMESA), an educational charitable organisation was launched in Sydney on Sunday 12 August 2018 by the Shadow Minister for Education Hon Jihad Dib, state MP for Lakemba. IMESA aims to promote education among underprivileged Muslims of India aiding in financial hardship and education services for Indians in need. The Himalaya restaurant in Rockdale was filled to its capacity, with audience members cheering and applauding various speakers at the launch event. The program commenced with a Hamd by Mr Wasim, MC Mrs Shaheen Firdouse shared her own interest in educational empowerment while the audience was...

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