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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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Feb20

UN concerned about violence against Muslims in India and Kashmir

By: Bayram Altug Source: Anadolu Agency GENEVA – The UN’s human rights chief on Tuesday expressed concern about reports that a deadly recent attack is being used to target Kashmiri and Muslim communities in India. Michelle Bachelet said she is “concerned by reports from India that some elements are using the Pulwama attack as justification for threats and potential acts of violence targeting Kashmiri and Muslim communities.” A deadly car bomb Feb. 14 killed at least 44 paramilitary troops in Jammu and Kashmir, which the Indian government blamed on Pakistan. Bachelet strongly condemned the attack and demanded authorities to bring those responsible to justice, according to the...

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