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Feb25

India: Muslim scholar says do proper nikah or call a pandit

By: Siasat Daily Source: Siasat Daily Hyderabad: Maulana Syed Salman Nadvi, noted Islamic scholar expressed his anxiety concerning extravagant expenses in marriages. He stressed the need for performing marriage ceremonies in a simple way. He condemned those who spend crores of rupees in marriages. He advised the people of Hyderabad to display banners carrying the message, ‘Those who spend extravagantly are the brothers of Satan’ in front of function halls where such marriages are being celebrated. He asked the people to boycott such marriages. He also persuaded people to say categorically that they don’t want to attend such marriages. He asked them to say ‘If you want to perform marriage...

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Feb24

Muslims and other minorities ‘unsafe’ in India

Hindu extremists have been stoking anti Muslim and minority sentiment after a deadly terror attack in Indian controlled Kashmir. By: Rasia Hashmi Source: The Siasat Daily Srinagar: President of Kashmir’s National Conference (NC) party, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that Muslims and other minorities are not at all safe in India. In his estimation, the situation of the country is not conducive from any angle. There is fear among the minority community. In an interview to National Herald Farooq Abdullah said, “Yes, I believe this kind of situation is being engineered. There is no doubt about it. BJP wants to win the election by hook or by crook and they are making all efforts,...

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Feb21

Pakistan: 26 killed in flash floods

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL Flash floods and heavy winter rains have killed at least 26 people in Pakistan’s southwest and central regions, officials said on February 21. The National Disaster Management Authority said 14 people were killed and 200 families were affected by flash floods that submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella. In central Pakistan, nine people were killed in three separate incidents of roofs collapsing during heavy rains, four of them in the city of Multan. Emergency teams are working to rescue people from flooded parts of Lasbella in Baluchistan Province, said Imran Zarqoon, a spokesman for the provincial disaster authority. Heavy seasonal rains...

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