Technology

India takes the lead in shaping global Net Neutrality principles

WordForPeace.com By NAYANTARA RANGANATHAN  While the US seems to be busy unraveling progressive net neutrality protections passed during the Obama administration, India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is putting down roots for one of the strongest net neutrality frameworks in the world. In a detailed set of recommendations released earlier this week, TRAI does many things: outlines the need …

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The magnificent gift of Hazrat Amir Khusrau and the inspired musicality of A.R.Rahman in Kun Faya Kun

WordForPeace.com By Shahwar Kibria Over the week of 12-15 July, if you happened to venture into the rose-scented lanes of Nizamuddin Basti, you would be struck by the air of festivity. The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, standing glittering and auspicious at the end of a miraculously winding lane lined with shops selling bangles, attar, incense, rose water, sandal, oudh, kohl, henna, and numerous Sufi …

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Peace efforts to be enhanced in J&K with new measures being taken

WordForPeace.com By Noor-Ul-Qamrain A slew of measures would be adopted by the Centre to enhance peace efforts in Jammu & Kashmir, sources have said. The measures would follow Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma briefing the Centre about his meetings with different delegations in the state.  Sharma is understood to have presented his own roadmap of how he wants to break the …

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Madrasas are doing great work but need to remove internal weaknesses

WordForPeace.com Monday November 20, 2017 11:55 AM, Manzar Imam, At the launching ceremony of Urdu translation of Notre Dame University Professor’s book on madrasa scholars deliberated on the need for making madrasa education relevant to contemporary challenges and suggested to introduce certain change in the curriculum, reports Manzar Imam New Delhi: If ulama fail to introduce Islam to non-Muslims in a non-Muslim …

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Teachings of Baba Fariduddin and the Sikh Gurus: A Spiritual Symbiosis

Word for Peace SAWAN SINGH PRINCIPAL (RETIRED) [USA]* Sheikh Farid whose full name was Fariduddin Masaud was born in 1173A.D. at the Village Khotiwal near Multan (Pakistan). His grandfather migrated from Ghaznito India due to political upheavals. On account of his great piety, Sheikh Farid rose to be head of the Chishti branch of Sufis. He settled at Ajodhan (Pak …

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Online Interfaith Dialogue Workshop

Word for Peace   Respect Graduate School, Bethlemem, PA has launched an online “Interfaith Dialogue Workshop.” The workshops aims to provide basic principles of inter-faith work and empower students with foundational skills to serve in a religiously diverse social context. This pilot workshop will benefit Muslims who plan to do service in the field of inter-faith dialogue. According to Respect’s website, …

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Online De-Radicalisation: Tech-Based Ways to to curb cyber jihadism emerging as major security challenge

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com The question is: Why the world governments’ well-thought-out and strongly-worded strategies to counter radicalisation prove futile? The answer is:  We don’t take cognizance of the fact that radical thoughts cannot be dismantled until a complete, coherent and cogent counter-narrative is evolved and disseminated on all the digital media platforms. For this, all the theological underpinnings, …

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Meaning of Life 

 Word for Peace,   A man died…   When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand. Dialog ​​  Between God and Dead Man: God: *Alright son, it’s time to go* Man: So soon? I had a lot of plans… God: *I am sorry but, it’s time to go* Man: What do you have …

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285 Turkish teachers and families risk forcible deportation and persecution in Pakistan

Word for Peace (Lahore, Paris) Pakistan must protect 285 Turkish nationals from forcible repatriation, arbitrary arrest, and other human rights abuses, FIDH (The Worldwide Human Rights Movement) and its member organization Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said today. This call follows the deportation of a Turkish family of four on 14 October 2017. “The Pakistani government’s deportation of a …

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(USA) Silicon Valley lashes out at Trump ban

(USA) Silicon Valley lashes out at Trump ban

ByDAVE LEE For months, Silicon Valley seemed to be heeding the advice of one of its most powerful figures, billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who said President Trump should be taken “seriously, but not literally. But at the international arrivals gate at San Francisco airport at the weekend, things were getting very literal, very quickly. What the tech industry had feared …

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