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Indian policemen question a veiled Kashmiri Muslim woman at a barricade during a curfew in Srinagar September 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmir: a look at minority rights in India

By: Dr S Saraswathi Source: Kashmir Times As a strategy to end the growing menace of vote bank politics, a Shiv Sena MP, recently resurrected a 15-year-old suggestion attributed to the late founder-leader of the party, Bal Thackeray, to revoke the voting rights of Muslims. It is sought to be justified by further explanation that it is a means of freeing Muslims from being exploited in the game of vote bank politics and not meant to deprive them of their legitimate rights. This argument, however, is lost sight of in the bitter exchanges that the suggestion has evoked. The editorial by Sanjay Raut, as editor of party mouthpiece Saamna, is received and commented upon as a considered view of a...

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Ramadan 2015

Jun 13 2015 – SYD – Ramadan Month of Power

Organizer: FAMSY Make Ramadan 2015 your best one yet A back to back seminar to help prepare, motivate and educate you about some Ramadan relevant subjects. Presented by various study circle instructors. For the sister’s event, turn the flyer over When:  13th June 2015 (9.30 – 01.00 pm) Where: Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre, 80 Richard Road, Bankstown Cost: $10 Online Tickets: For tickets, SMS Mustafa 0413 726 936 Child minding by registration: $10/child. Call Sr Suzy 0414 750 785 Light refreshment provided. Parking available. [mappress...

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UK: Top five myths about the ‘Muslim vote’

By: Source: Alarabia Muslims will single-handedly dictate the outcome of the UK elections… or so you might think reading press reports following a study by one neoconservative think tank. According to the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), the UK’s Muslim community could hold sway in a quarter of seats in Britain – suggesting, say some, that this one religious group will swing the overall result in Thursday’s closely fought election. Muslim groups have reacted angrily to the HJS analysis, with the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission telling Al Arabiya News it is “insulting and scaremongering”. Some argue that the HJS overplays Muslims’ influence in the poll,...

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