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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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Jan31

Concern as Israel bars monitoring group from Hebron

By: AFP Source: The Daily Star RAMALLAH, Palestine: Palestinian and European officials expressed concern and regret Wednesday over Israel’s decision not to renew the mandate of an international monitoring group in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) was established after a massacre of Palestinians in 1994. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday he would not extend its mandate, accusing it of bias. The Palestinians labeled the move a “green light” for Israeli settlers in the city to carry out abuses. “I think nations should stand tall against this,” PLO secretary general Saeb Erekat...

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Jan28

Amid political turmoil Palestinian PM offers resignation

By: Middle East Eye Source:Middle East Eye Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered to resign on Monday, his spokesman said, amid efforts by President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new government. Hamdallah has “put his government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas,” the prime minister’s spokesman, Youssef al-Mahmoud, said in a statement, adding that he welcomed Abbas’s plans for a new government. It came after the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah movement recommended, late on Sunday, the formation of a new government that would comprise members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). Hamas, which has been the de facto ruling party in the...

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