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Indian citizenship law ‘discriminatory’ against Muslims: UN

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India’s new citizenship law is “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed. Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday protesting the enactment of the contentious new law. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has ... Read More »

India’s Citizenship Bill Discriminates Against Muslims

Draft Law Favors Hindus, Other Non-Muslim Immigrants On December 11, India’s upper house of parliament also passed the bill. It will now become law after the president of India gives his assent. New York – The Indian government’s proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, ... Read More »

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Aug 9, 2019 – More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all rich Muslims with ... Read More »

Ramadan will begin on May 27: Al-Manie

Riyadh – The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, an Islamic scholar has been quoted as saying. Saudi publication “Al-Madina” cited Sheikh Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al-Manie, a member of the country’s Council of Senior Scholars, for the date. Read More »