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  • The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya0

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    • September 25, 2017

    Engy Abdelkader, Rutgers University Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as “ethnic cleansing,” whereby one group removes another ethnic or

  • The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!1

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    • September 24, 2017

    Posted at: Sep 24, 2017 MOCKINGBIRD Saba Naqvi Indian television has been at the forefront of Muslim-bashing. If stories of traitors and love jehad weren’t enough, TV channels are making us believe that the Rohingya will spread terror   I have spent most of my life believing in such nonsense as humanism, secularism, composite culture,

  • The US Has High Stakes for a Peaceful Outcome in Myanmar0

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    • September 23, 2017

    This Article was published in Huffington Post on September 22, 2017 and is Co-Authored by US Ambassador Osman Siddique & Samier Mansur As world leaders converged upon New York City for this week’s UN General Assembly, over 420,000 Rohingya refugees traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee

  • H-1B Visas; How Hyderabadis & Indian IT firms fooled Americans0

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    • September 23, 2017

    U.S. government created the H-1B visa program in 1990 so, that U.S.companies could hire foreigners with special skills. Approximately 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually. (1) Majority of them go to technology companies, which claim that U.S has a shortage of skilled technology workers. (6) Critics, however say that H-1B visa program has been hijacked

  • LAUDABLE MOVE OF ASSAM GOVERNMENT IN INDIA TO CONTROL POPULATION0

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    • September 21, 2017

    Assam government has approved a proposal to insist that each family in the state should have not more than two children. The Assam government proposes to deny several privileges to those bearing more than two children including the denial of state government jobs. They cannot contest the local body elections. This is a much-needed step

  • Rohingya Exodus the Fastest, Most Concentrated Refugee Movement in Asia Since 19710

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    • September 20, 2017

    By Tom Felix Joehnk on 19/09/2017 Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction. Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/ An uncle of mine, a reporter

  • Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response0

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    • September 20, 2017

    Antoni Slodkowski, David Brunnstrom NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims. Suu Kyi made the

  • Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments0

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    • September 19, 2017

    by Gaurav Tyagi Gaurav Tyagi, reflects on the recent row over an Australian advertisement for meat. India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over the ad. The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) in India also raised objections to it and sought a boycott of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and a ban on their products.

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