Human Rights

‘India’s actions in Kashmir, part of majoritarian agenda’

August 1, 2020

The annexation of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug. 5 last year has evoked international anguish against India, said Pakistan’s former top diplomat.   In an interview with Anadolu Agency on the eve of the first anniversary of India’s revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, former Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad […]

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‘Kashmiri feel humiliated by India’s annexation move’

August 1, 2020

Former Indian government mediator for Kashmir Radha Kumar has said that Kashmiri people are feeling humiliated by India’s decisions taken last year on Aug. 5, involving repealing the special status and dividing of the region into two centrally administered territories.   She said there was a great deal of fear in the Kashmir Valley.   […]

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Turkey accounts for 26% of 2019 world humanitarian aid

July 23, 2020

Turkey accounted for just under 26% of all global humanitarian aid in 2019, according to data by an independent international development organization.   It became the country with the most spent on humanitarian assistance for three years dating to 2017, according to the Development Initiative’s (DI) Global Humanitarian Assistance Report that was released earlier this […]

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ANALYSIS – Austrian state’s ‘pioneering’ anti-Muslim institution

July 23, 2020

The integration minister of the Austrian government has set up a unique new center to document what it calls “political Islam”. But the attempt to “fight the dangerous ideology of political Islam”, as the minister claims, turns out to be the latest step in surveilling Muslims and pushing Muslim civil society organizations to the margin. […]

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Myanmar Muslims struggle to avoid another Muslim-free parliament

July 21, 2020

Political parties in Myanmar have geared up for upcoming general elections with Nov. 8 set as the date for crucial polls which will be the first held under the civilian government in more than six decades.   The Union Election Commission announced the election date on July 1, inviting candidate registration from the 96 registered […]

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Turkish charity eyes donation to more than 1M in Ramadan

May 17, 2020

A Turkish humanitarian agency has an ambitious goal to reach more than 1 million needy people in Turkey and around the globe during the holy month of Ramadan, according to a top official with the group. With its slogan, All Together Ramadan, the charity wants to provide relief, mostly in Turkey, and in major crisis […]

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India: Islamophobia puts democracy under stress

May 15, 2020

India has become an epicenter of Islamophobia in Asia, with reports of oppression committed against the large Muslim population pouring every day amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Rising anti-Islamic rhetoric, hate crimes, violations of rights of Muslims, and blaming them for the spread of the pandemic and of late now the police action against […]

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Report says virus fuels anti-Asian racism, xenophobia

May 13, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak emerged in China, Asians have become targets of hate speech, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, urging governments for immediate action. “Asians and people of Asian descent have been targets of derogatory language in media reports and statements by politicians as well as on social media platforms, where hate speech […]

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