My Udhayam TV Interview on Rohingya Crisis
- Written by Emanuel Sarfraz,Nation.com.pk
There is war among different religious groups in Middle East. There is no war for the cause of Islam. Who are we preparing this force? In Middle East the war is between Shia and Sunni Muslims for dominance. Gen Raheel Sharif should not have gone to Saudi Arabia, former Foreign Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali stated this while speaking at Lahore Press Club on Sunday.
Aseff was delivering a lecture on ‘Current international scenario and Pakistan’ at Nisar Osmani Auditorium of press club. “There are two groups one is led by Iran and the other is led by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
- Written by Mark P. Lagon, Freedomhouse.com
Saudi Arabia and the conflict’s other combatants must be held accountable for civilian suffering in Yemen, but the United States will also have to own up and explain its support for the Saudi-led campaign, which includes arms sales, intelligence, and logistical assistance.
The following should make friends and allies of Saudi Arabia, including the United States, question their embrace of such a brutally repressive government.
- Written by Swati Deshpande, Timesofindia.com
Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the life sentence of 11 convicts in the 2002 gangrape case of a pregnant woman named Bilkis Bano and the murder of eight members of her family as they tried to flee a riot-torn village. It set aside the acquittal of seven persons, including doctors and policemen, and convicted them for tampering with evidence in the case.
The high court also dismissed an appeal by the CBI to enhance punishment from life sentence to death for three convicts Jaswant Nai, Govind Nai and one other but allowed the CBI plea against the acquittal of seven other accused.
- Written by ROBIN DE PEYER, Standard.co.uk
The Government's Prevent strategy should be broadened and focus on all communities to stop Muslims feeling singled out, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested. The Labour leader said the counter-terrorism strategy is "often counter-productive" and casts "suspicion" over the whole Muslim community in the UK.
Speaking to ITV's Peston On Sunday programme in the wake of Wednesday's London terror attack, Mr Corbyn suggested the Government's deradicalisation programme needed to be reformed.
- Written by Julie McCarthy, Npr.org
Seema Parveen, 42, has been divorced by three different men. In India's Muslim community, a husband can divorce his wife by uttering the word "talaq" — Arabic for divorce. Married at 14 and divorced by 16, Seema Parveen had a marriage as brutal as it was short.
Now 42, Parveen remembers her husband threatening to hurl her from the balcony of their home. She blinks back tears recalling his rage when she bore him a daughter and not a son.
- Written by Jantakareporter.com
Bilkis Bano did not die in the 2002 Gujrat carnage, which many felt had the blessings of the state government run by Narendra Modi, but she suffered countless deaths in the last 15 years.
It was in March 2002, when the Hindutva terrorists went berserk to avenge the burning of the Godhra train. The anti-Muslim genocide lasted for days without any effective intervention from Gujarat’s Modi government. Unofficially, more than 4,000 people lost lives, but the official figure describe the death toll at 1,200.
- Written by ROBERT FANTINA,AHTribune.com
On May 3, Mahmoud Abbas, the Israeli-U.S. puppet who is the figurehead leader of the Palestinian Authority, met with his secondary puppet-master, U.S. President Donald Trump. What he promised in exchange for nothing is yet to be seen. At present he is working to undermine Hamas, the elected government of the Gaza Strip. He has refused to allow the construction of a desperately-needed power plant that even apartheid Israel approved, and is paying government employees in the Gaza Strip not to go to work, in an effort to cause dissatisfaction with Hamas.
- Written by David Hearst, MEE
Hamas has officially recognised the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as the "national framework" for the Palestinian people, but calls for it to be "rebuilt on democratic foundations to safeguard Palestinian rights".
The historic recognition is contained in a new "reference" document unveiled in Doha on Monday, and stands in stark contrast to its original charter which was written as an alternative to the PLO.
- Written by Latheef Farook
“Among all personal laws, I regard Muslim personal laws as most progressive,” Advocate Flavia Agnes said while speaking at a one day national seminar organized at Aliah University.
Agnes, who has written extensively on women related issues, added that the court ban on triple-talaq will prove ineffective as Muslim men may then start deserting their wives, like Narendra Modi did to his wife.
- Written by Latheef Farook, Colombo Telegraph
About five years ago in an article I emphasized the need to reorganize the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema, ACJU, to suit the need of the time. As expected the clueless community remained indifferent.
However following the Colombo Telegraph article last month on ACJU’s statement that women are not equal to men and defending marriage before puberty has triggered a campaign calling for complete overhauling of ACJU with genuine scholars.