Kashmiri Muslims Endless Suffering

What others said about latest uprising

By Latheef Farook

In the latest political uprising in Kashmir, eruptedfollowing the killing of 22 year old Hisbul Mujahideen Commander4 Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016, 48 people were killed and more than 3000 were injured.

According to New Delhi based NDTV the Indian armed forces shot at protestorsusing pelletguns aimed at faces blinding for life even children as young as five. Two weeks later Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the state on 23 July 2016 with an appeal to armedforces to exercise maximum restraint.

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Dr Zakir Naik and Indian Media

by Latheef Farook  : 

About twenty years ago when I was looking after Bahrain covering Saudi Arabia too for Dubai based daily Gulf News, Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik visited  our office.

I have heard about him and watched his thought provoking speeches on Islam and comparative religion from modern perspective, yet never had an opportunity to meet him. Thus my curiosity to meet him.

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Tall Chabahar promises

by Indrani Bagch  :  

The Kaladan multi-modal transit-transport system connecting India’s northeastern states through Myanmar to its Sittwe port was intended to be a landmark project that would power India’s links to Asean region. Signed in 2008, the project was supposed to be completed by 2013. But it’s unlikely to get anywhere for at least another few years largely because the Indian government estimates of the entire project was wildly inaccurate.

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The Muslims of Nepal: Coming out of the shadows

by Saif Khalid  :  

Nepalgunj and Kathmandu, Nepal – In one corner of Kathmandu’s Jame Masjid, a stone’s throw from the former-royal-palace-turned-museum, lies the tomb of Begum Hazrat Mahal – forlorn and shorn of its past grandeur. Mahal was the queen of Awadh, a princely state in neighbouring India, and the face of the 1857 rebellion against the British. She fled the Indian city of Lucknow after the revolt was crushed, and the then ruler of Nepal, Jung Bahadur Rana, who had taken his army to help the British quell the rebellion and plunder the city, offered her asylum.

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Bush-Obama Powers Will Pass to Next President

by David Swanson  :  

Remember when coups and assassinations were secretive, when presidents were obliged to go to Congress and tell lies and ask permission for wars, when torture, spying, and lawless imprisonment were illicit, when re-writing laws with signing statements and shutting down legal cases by yelling “state secrets!” was abusive, and when the idea of a president going through a list of men, women, and children on Tuesdays to pick whom to have murdered would have been deemed an outrage?

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Matti-Ur-Rehman Died a Hero’s Death: Geelani, Kashmir Mourns

from Kashmirlife.com  :  

Kashmir’s top Islamist figure and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday observed that the on-going so-called trial and subsequent hanging of Islamists in Bangladesh has practically show how the nation has “become province of India”. Expressing his deep shock, sorrow and grief over the hanging of Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami Bangladesh Matti-Ur-Rehman Nizami, Geelani appealed Muslims across J&K to hold special prayers for him on May 13 after the mandatory Friday congregational prayers.

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