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Undue Hardship is Not Piety

WordForPeace.com Written by Junaid Jahangir The fight against Islamophobia is one about securing the civil and human rights of Muslims to live and practice their faith without let or hindrance. It requires an intersectional approach for Islamophobes do not distinguish between Muslim and Sikh, conservative and liberal, as for them all are “ragheads.” Consistency requires that as Muslims adopt an …

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Ramzan truce in J&K: A risk worth taking due to lack of alternative initiatives?

WordForPeace.com Three to four days into the “cessation of operations” (COO) initiative in Jammu and Kashmir, it is under severe criticism from almost all quarters. The main objections appear to be from the security community, which is livid that the momentum of operations, put in place by Operation All Out, has been broken. Many less-informed people are joining in too. …

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Militants & Truce: Established Islamic principle is that Islam condoned only fight for “justice”: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in The Tribune

WordForPeace.com Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Scholar of classical Islamic sciences and researcher in communication studies The well-established ulema and classical Islamic scholars counter this false paradigm for martyrdom. An eminent Islamic scholar well-versed in the Islamic theology, Prof Ebrahim Moosa, counters this view. He says: “The whole idea of a martyr or shahid is that you fight until death and you …

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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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Why is Pak army using Kashmiris as human shields?

WordForPeace.com The Pakistan army has installed 82mm and 120mm mortar guns bang in the middle of villages located along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). In a recently taken aerial photograph exclusively accessed by The Sunday Guardian of one of these villages, these guns are seen surrounded by houses belonging to civilians. This particular village near Kahuta …

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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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Why educational institutions are being targeted? Asks Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi, AIUMB President

WordForPeace.com University campuses are besiged instead of being free environments for progressive and democratic intellectual thoughts…… 8 May/Dharmsinhwa “Political storm is blowing up, as educational institutions are the target of ulterior political motives now,” said the AIUMB President, Hazrat Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi. “We have to be cautious about the situation that the country is engulfed in, especially in the light …

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Pakistani militants have created their own political party. Can it actually win votes?

WordForPeace.com By Yelena Biberman and Niloufer Siddiqui Pakistan’s next election may not be until July, but one newly formed political party was just designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State. The Milli Muslim League (MML) formed in August 2017 as the latest incarnation of an organization once described as “the most lethal terrorist group operating from South …

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(India) Making of a composite culture

WordForPeace.com Allow me to begin with some recollections. In the 80s of the last century, I spent four happy and purposeful years in this city, a resident of Mugga Way, travelling across the length and breadth of the continent, dividing my time fairly evenly in robust discussions with Australian friends, watching cricket, learning to play golf, endevouring to rejuvenate Indo-Australian …

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