Monthly Archives: June 2019

41st session of the Human Rights Council: Direct Coverage from UNHRC

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Human Rights Commissioner cited ISIS families, Sri Lankan terror attacks, incitement of violence on the basis of religion, digital threats; criminalisation of compassion, Idlib, HongKong, Mexico, Myanmar, Sudan and Philippines in particular , in global update to the UN Human Rights Council. Full speech at     Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet 24 …

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The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

When women take a seat at the table, peace lasts 20% longer, according to UN data.

By Chizitera Njoku We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of signatories to peace agreements between 1992 and 2011 were women, and only 9% of negotiators. And yet, studies have shown that female participation is the secret to ensuring lasting peace. Ending a war is a complex and risky process, …

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India’s first Online LIVE Interactive Learning Platform: Vedantu’s WAVE

 India, June 19, 2019: Platform based on AI and ML technology that sets a new industry standard with a patent on ‘System for Measuring Effectiveness of an Interactive Online Learning System’….. Special Correspondent Vedantu, a pioneer in LIVE interactive online tutoring is helping India take new strides through the launch of an exciting new initiative in the e-learning space …

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Hazrat Ghaus Gwaliyari: Proponent of Shattari Sufism in India in the 16th century

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Gwalior’s Sufi mystic, musician and an epoch-making philosopher Muhammad Ghaus Gwaliyari left behind an indelible legacy of syncretic Indian culture in his literature. His spiritual insights guided the lives and thoughts of Indian Muslims over a thousand years and are glaring evidence of how Sufi mystics engaged with India’s cultural practices, not only with their participation …

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World Sufi Forum & AIUMB to help in Centre’s bid to mainstream the Madrasa education and uplift minorities

The World Sufi Forum’s chairman, Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi, President & Founder of All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), an apex body of Sufi Muslims in India applauded and spiritedly welcomed the Centre’s decision to mainstream and modernise the Madrasas across the country. The Modi government’s focus on the development of the Madrasa education is part of the actual inclusive …

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Indian Muslims must boycott fake news and communalist rumors, writes the Urdu daily Inquilab Editor افواہوں اور غلط اطلاعات سے بچنا ضروری

شکیل شمسی دہلی کے خوریجی  خاص علاقے میں عید کی نماز کے بعد ایک کار تیزی سے گزری اور کئی لوگوں کو ٹکر مار تی ہوئی بھاگ نکلی۔ جس کے بعد افواہوں کا بازار گرم ہوگیا۔ مجھے جو پہلا میسیج اس سلسلے میں ملا اس میں لکھا گیا تھا کہ خوریجی خاص علاقے میں نمازیوں پر ایک شخص نے کار …

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‘Soldiers’ for Ghazwa-tul-Hind ‘Betrayed’ by Pakistan: Global links of militancy in Kashmir

More than a dozen men armed with assault rifles marched in the backdrop of snowscape in a video circulated online, announcing them as the soldiers for Ghazwa-e-Hind, the prophesied battle for India in Islamic traditions. A subsequent frame closes in on three jihadists, the snowscape missing, two flags behind them announced their allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, or …

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Gulistan-Bostan: Syncretic Sufi textbooks in Indian Islamic seminaries need to be retained

Iran, much like India, is the land of mystics, poets and spiritual luminaries. It produced masters of spiritual intellect and Sufi wisdom like Sheikh Sa’adi Shirazi, Shams Tabrizi, Imam Ghazzali, Sheikh Balkhi, Mulla Sadra, Maruf Karkhi, Abu al-Hassan al-Kharaqani, Abu Bakr Shibli and Attar Nishapuri among others. They enriched our spiritual vision and built a composite and pluralistic culture imbued …

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Mumbai: Religious Leaders take Pledge Against Extremism

June 3, 2019   An Interfaith Iftar and Prayer Meet was hosted by Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation on 2nd June at Diwan-e-Khaas,Islam Gymkhana in Mumbai. It was attended by religious leaders from Muslim,Hindu,Christian,Buddhist,Jain,Sikh and Parsi faiths.Members from reputed NGO’s and personnel from Police also graced the event with their presence. The books on Anti Terror curriculum authored by Shaykh …

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