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Mar06

Afghanistan: 17 killed in attack, US peace talks continue

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL At least 17 people have been killed in a militant attack on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the March 6 attack through its Amaq news website. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of the company compound in the provincial capital, Jalalabad. Four militants then stormed the compound and shot employees of the company, triggering an hours-long gunbattle with Afghan security forces, Khogyani added. He said most of the dead and the 10 wounded were employees of a private...

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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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