Arts & Culture

In Tihar jail, 59 Hindu prisoners observe Ramzan fast with Muslims

WordForPeace.com Lodged inside the country’s most crowded prison, 59 Hindu prisoners have been observing fast in Ramzan along with their 2,299 co-prisoners of Muslim faith. They may follow a different faith, but each of them said they have their own reason to observe roza. A 45-year-old woman told jail officers she is fasting for the welfare of her son outside. …

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Bring J&K into national mainstream, ignite hope amidst despair

WordForPeace.com The Ministry of Home Affairs’ unilateral direction to the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir to “cease fire” during the holy month of Ramzan has not been welcomed by the Pakistan-backed outfits, but has come as a relief to the common people of this disturbed part of India. It has been welcomed with caution. Markets have started functioning, with …

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Book Review: “The Delusion of Atheism’

WordForPeace.com Book Review Name of the Book: The Delusion of Atheism Author: Sebastian Athappilly Published by: Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore Year: 2017 Pages: 88 Price: Rs. 90 ISBN: 978-93-84964-68-9 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah This book, by an Indian Catholic theologian, is one of the best critiques of atheism I’ve come across—not just for its many cogent arguments, but also for its engaging, …

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Indeed, We Need a More Complex Understanding of Islamic Legal Theory

WordForPeace.com By Zainah Anwar My longing and the goal of my work for decades is for Malaysians to make a conscious decision to be civil, informed and fair-minded in managing our differences – particularly on matters of religion. To threaten to rape or kill someone for just having a different opinion, to declare a group of eminent establishment figures who …

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Press release from Jamia Millia Islamia-JMI confers its highest honour Ímtiaz-e-Jamia’ on Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia

WordForPeace.com  Founder of Hotmail, renowned entrepreneur and innovator, Sabeer Bhatia was conferred with Jamia Millia Islamia’s highest award, ‘Ímtiaz-e-Jamia’ for his ‘outstanding contributions to public service and for technological innovation for the benefit of the society.  US-based, Mr Bhatia, 50, was presented with a plaque with the citation and a shawl by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad at an impressive function …

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Thousands of Afghan students enrolled in universities— a transformation from the Afghan Taliban’s retrogressive rule

WordForPeace.com By ZAHID HUSSAIN Adverse sentiments in Afghanistan towards Pakis­tan are deeply entrenched in the public……. IT is not just about the hostility of the government in Kabul; more troubling is the fact that the adverse sentiments in Afghanistan towards Pakis­tan are deeply entrenched in the public. The indignation has heightened over the past years, with most people in Kabul blaming …

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Afghanistan Releases the Teachers of the Hizmet’s Afghan-Turk School who were detained at the behest of Turkish President Erdogan

WordForPeace.com Jamshid Rasooli, the Spokesman of the Attorney General’s Office said that the teachers of Afghan-Turk schools were released after being held in custody by the intelligence operatives. The Attorney General’s Office, however, did not elaborate on the reasons behind detention of the teachers, but stressed that the released individuals will be under “serious” supervision of the security forces. Officials …

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जामिया मिल्लिया इस्लामिया को ‘यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ द नेशन’ के अवार्ड से नवाजा गया

WordForPeace.com ‘इंडियन ब्रेव हर्ट्स’ संस्था द्वारा आयोजित नेशनल गौरव अवार्ड 2017 में विश्वविद्यालय वर्ग में सर्वश्रेष्ठ स्थान प्राप्त करने पर जामिया को मिला सम्मान जामिया मिल्लिया इस्लामिया यूनिवर्सिटी के रजिस्ट्रार एपी सिद्दीकी ने ‘यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ नेशन’ का अवार्ड प्राप्त किया. नई दिल्ली: केंद्रीय विश्वद्यालय जामिया मिल्लिया इस्लामिया को ‘यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ द नेशन’ के अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है. दिल्ली …

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