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  • Why action against Myanmar’s radical monk is unlikely2

    by Editor May 31, 2019 By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express 31 May 2019 The Aung San Suu Kyi government in Myanmar has issued an arrest warrant against the radical Buddhist monk, Ashin Wirathu, for alleged sedition. As on date, the monk is evading arrest. But even if arrested, the punishment is expected to be light. This is so

  • Sufism: The forgotten facet of Islam0

    by Editor May 31, 2019  By Fathima Mohamed/Daily Mirror In the aftermath of the terror that was unleashed in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, by a group purporting to be followers of Islam, there is an understandable degree of probing about what ‘Islam’ actually is. One sees a cacophony of voices attempting to provide answers, from

  • Indian war veteran declared non-citizen and arrested0

    by EditorMay 31, 2019 Guwahati, May 31 (Hindu): The family of a retired soldier Lt. (Rtd). Mohammed Sanaullah’s, who fought in the Kargil war two decades ago, approached the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was sent to a detention centre for foreigners or illegal migrants. Mohammed Sanaullah, who retired as an

  • On re-emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India0

    by Editor May 28, 2019 By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Two recent news reports, one from Kerala in the deep South, and the other from the North Eastern region, have raised concerns about the possible emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India, particularly in the East and in the South. On May 26, the Press Trust of India

  • Three terrorists holding out in Pakistan hotel after killing security guard0

    by Editor May 11, 2019 Gwadar, May 11 (Dawn): A clearance operation is taking place at the Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel in Gwadar after “three terrorists” stormed the facility and killed a security guard before going into hiding on the top floor, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing. The ISPR said that

  • Lankan Cardinal says post-blast trouble makers pave way for foreign interference0

    by EditorMay 6, 2019 Colombo, May 6 (Daily Mirror): The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said on Monday that some trouble makers are using the Easter Sunday suicide attacks to foment  Christian-Muslim clashes and pave the way for foreign intervention. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to the media not to cover searches

  • Terrorist attacks were reprisal for his hard anti-drug campaign, says Lankan President0

    By P.K.Balachandran 26 April 2019 Colombo, April 26 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said here on Friday that the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in three towns in the island were a reprisal for his hard campaign against drug trafficking. Addressing the media, the President said that terrorist groups fund their activities by trafficking


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