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In Jerusalem, you get to experience real pluralism

WordForPeace.com Jerusalem Day is a great time for public discussion on the most interesting, diverse and complex city in Israel, but in recent years, this discussion often turns into a eulogy of the secular population in Jerusalem. One cannot deny the challenges a city such as Jerusalem faces, in which two-thirds of the population (Arabs and ultra-Orthodox) are typically not …

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Fasting: Devotion builds personal relationship with the Divine

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In Islam, all acts of devotion are aimed at enlightening one’s inner self to build a personal relationship with God. Every year, Ramadan comes as a one-month training course, that helps us develop a strong will to live a completely humane, spiritually inclined and God-conscious life. In fact, the sole purpose of fasting in Islam …

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युद्धविराम: कश्मीर की जनता में भरोसा पैदा करना होगा Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in First Post

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi भारत सरकार ने एक बार फिर रमजान के पवित्र महीने के दौरान जम्मू-कश्मीर में सशर्त युद्धविराम का ऐलान किया है. ऐसे में मुश्किल चुनौतियों से जूझ रहे जम्मू-कश्मीर के लोगों के लिए रमजान की शुरुआती अवधि के दौरान सुखद बदलाव के लिए माहौल तैयार हो सकता है ‘मैं उम्मीद करता हूं कि हमारे रुख की पूरी …

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Unilateral restraint in operations is a display of confidence and will to seek peace

WordForPeace.com A unilateral restraint in operations is no indicator of weakness. It is a display of confidence and will to seek peace. The concept must be such that in case of failure, the return to operations must not witness greater terrorist capability. In J&K’s bleak security landscape through 2017-18, a unilateral ceasefire proposed by the state’s mainstream parties was bound …

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Meet Ghulam Rasool—the man behind a million tulips in Kashmir: The Week

WordForPeace.com Ghulam Rasool, the lead gardener at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden—Asia’s biggest—in Srinagar, has two years to retire. But that doesn’t bother him. What does worry him is what would happen to the garden when he’s not around. He quickly dispels his own apprehensions. “These are just my fears,” he told THE WEEK. “The staff here will continue to …

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(India) Patna Peace Mission promotes communal harmony through street plays

WordForPeace.com Patna: Student cultural activists of Patna Peace Mission staged the fourth round of street plays in three schools of Patna, capital of Bihar state, to promote communal harmony. The plays, staged during May 10-11, highlighted the multi-religious heritage of India where world’s major religions have flourished over the centuries. Four major religions in the world were founded or evolved …

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India-Malaysia Armies Joint Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 Concludes | League of India

WordForPeace.com KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia): Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 between Indian and Malaysian Armies concluded with a Closing Ceremony at the tropical rainforests of Hulu Langat on 11 May 2018. The grand finale of the Exercise was a tactical operation on the conduct of attack on an enemy camp. The Closing Ceremony marked the successful conclusion of Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018. The event …

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Don’t victimise yourself by keeping away from education: AIUMB President Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi

WordForPeace.com  “इल्म से दूर रहकर हम खुद अपने ऊपर ज़ुल्म कर रहे हैं” यह विचार वर्ल्ड सूफी फोरम एवम् आल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख़ बोर्ड के संस्थापक अध्यक्ष हज़रत सय्यद मोहम्मद अशरफ किछौछवी ने जनसभा को संबोधित करते हुए कही। उन्होंने कहा मुसलमान सिर्फ अपने साथ भेदभाव किये जाने की बात करते हैं और मजलूमियत का रोना रोते रहते हैं …

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Why the UAE World Council of Muslim Minorities should be welcomed!

WordForPeace.com By Arshad Alam Over half a billion Muslims, nearly one third of their total population, live in contexts in which they are minorities. The context of their being minority differs from place to place. In places like Europe, this is the result of migration owing to the wars in Arab world. These communities are new, and need to adjust …

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Why India should be cautious about “Muslim Minorities Summit,” of Istanbul?

WordForPeace.com India does not have any objection to holding of “World Muslim Minorities Summit”, provided such Summit does not serve “Islamicist-terrorist politics”, which Istanbul congress was geared to……. There were two developments in Istanbul last week confirming the “Islamicist direction” towards which Turkey is fast sliding under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The first was World Muslim Minorities Summit organised by …

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