• India: Why The Incarceration Of Munawar Faruqui Should Worry Us0

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    • January 22, 2021

    Faruqui’s case is one in which the judiciary, the police and the Hindu vigilante groups are on the same page, acting in perfect concert. Sabrangindia21 Jan 2021 Screenshot via Munawar Faruqui on YouTube The show hasn’t started. A stand-up comic, Munawar Faruqui, is rehearsing his lines in a café in Indore. A couple of his

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  • India: Dec 15: Jamia attack anniversary0

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    • January 22, 2021

    In a Youtube LIVE, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves tells Teesta Setalvad how students and activists continue to be penalised by a vindictive state even a year after the attack 15 Dec 2021 Transcript Teesta Setalvad: In the Jamia case, your arguments finished four months ago. There are 92 testimonies. I believe that the petition contains the

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  • Bangladesh clamps down on provocative Islamic sermons0

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    • January 21, 2021

    Church welcomes move to stem inflammatory and indecent speeches by militant preachers UCA News reporter, Dhaka January 21, 2021 Crowds attend an Islamic gathering near Dhaka in this 2015 photo. A senior police official said on Jan. 19 that popular Islamic gatherings will be censored to curb provocative sermons. (Photo: UCA News)   Minority leaders

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  • Bangladesh Again Denies Al-Qaeda Presence0

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    • January 18, 2021

    By Shailaja Neelakantan on Jan 15, 2021 Bangladesh strongly rejected U.S. charges this week that al-Qaeda cells had committed attacks on the South Asian nation, although the U.S. State Department had documented such incidents in its annual reports on terrorism around the world. In a talk in Washington on Tuesday on al-Qaeda’s “new home base

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  • Safe water costs 40 times more in coastal Bangladesh than cities0

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    • January 18, 2021

    The Third Pole Water is everywhere in coastal Bangladesh, but is increasingly undrinkable as sea level rise caused by climate change is turning water sources saline Brajasundari buys water, a new experience in previously water-abundant Bangladesh, where salt water intrusion is affecting water sources [Image by: Riyan Talha] Riyan Talha, January 5, 2021 Twice a

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  • India-Assam: Abolishing Madrasas or Converting Them into Dysfunctional Government Schools?0

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    • January 18, 2021

    By Arshad Alam, New Age Islam 4 January 2020 The Assam government recently passed an Act by which government madrasas in the state will be converted into regular schools. The subsequent opposition within the state, has created an impression that the Assam government has shut these madrasas altogether. This is simply not true. What has

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  • PAKISTAN: Pakistani Ahmadis accused of blasphemy over Islamic tombstones0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Hardline Islamist party files police complaint against ‘declared infidels’ for hurting Muslims’ religious feelings Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore January 18, 2021 Ahmadi graves desecrated in Gujranwala, Punjab province, in July 2020. (Photo supplied)   Ahmadis in a Pakistani town have been accused of blasphemy for inscribing Islamic phrases on gravestones. Police in Sharaqpur Sharif in Punjab

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  • INDIA: India’s BJP uses bishops’ logo against Muslims, apologizes0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Pro-Hindu party accused of trying to gain Christians’ political support for upcoming elections in Kerala state UCA News reporter January 18, 2021   Kummanam Rajasekharan, then president of the BJP in Kerala, leads a march in October 2017. The party is trying to improve its position ahead of state elections due in April. (Photo: IANS)   Leaders

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  • Biden nominates 20 Indo-Americans, 13 of them women, in key positions0

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    • January 18, 2021

    by Editor  January 18, 2021 Newsin.asia Share on WhatsApp Washington, January 18 (The Mint): US President-elect Joe Biden has nominated at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration days before he is scheduled to be sworn in on 20 January. Among the Indians are Hindus, Muslims and Christians. As many

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  • Mining firm moves Virgin Islands court for enforcement of Reko Diq award against Pakistan0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Nasir Iqbal A view of the Reko Diq hills. — Reuters/File Dawn.com  December 24, 2020 The Tethyan Cooper Company (TCC) has approached the High Court of Justice in the British Virgin Islands for the enforcement of the $5.97 billion award against Pakistan by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the Reko

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  • India supplies RADAR spare parts to Sri Lankan Air Force0

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    • January 17, 2021

    by Editor  Newsasia India  January 17, 2021 INDRA radar Share on WhatsApp Colombo, January 17 (newsin.asia):  As part of India’s commitment to maintaining high serviceability of weapons equipment provided by government of India to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport on January  10, with 341

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  • First Goes Law, Then Goes Democracy0

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    • January 16, 2021

      Stacey Rudin – January 15, 2021   In his 1948 book, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber

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  • What Is Fascism? It’s the System We’ve Been Living under for Decades0

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    • January 16, 2021

    01/15/2021   Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. [Editor’s Note: In 2011, Lew Rockwell penned this thorough explanation of what fascism really is and what must be done to combat it. Fascism, unlike what the dominant media narrative asserts, has virtually nothing to do with people expressing politically incorrect opinions, or people refusing to wear masks, or a group

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  • India: Admiral Ramdas Appeals The Government To Repeal The Farm Laws0

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    • January 16, 2021

    by Admiral L Ramdas — January 16, 2021 I am Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas, former Chief of the Naval Staff . I served the country in Uniform for 45 years and came straight to this village from Delhi after retirement. First of all let me begin by offering shraddhanjali to all those who have paid with their lives

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