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Misrepresentation of “Culture” as ‘religious’ identity in Pakistani Cinema-Part 2

Word For Peace During the British Raj the provinces of India where Muslims were in minority, “faced the threat of social decline.” The Muslims of these provinces were deeply concerned by the British policy after the 1857 ‘Revolt’ led by the Muslim landlords against their British rulers. The Muslim landlords, “whose members often came from the same aristocratic milieu, were discriminated …

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At UNSC, China Isolated in Pakistani Corner as Other Nations Refuse to Discuss Kashmir, India braces up for any possible developments in March

Word For Peace New Delhi: China on Wednesday once again mentioned the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council in a closed-consultation meeting but its second bid since August last year to internationalise the dispute over Kashmir came a cropper. Four other permanent five members clearly said the issue is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. French diplomatic sources told …

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The sultan of Oman was a true peacemaker in West Asia: Talmiz Ahmad

Word For Peace In the early hours of Saturday, January 11, Oman announced that Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said would be the new Sultan of Oman. This took place within a few hours of the passing of Sultan Qabbous bin Said and set at rest intense speculation in the last few years about the succession. Qabbous came to the …

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J&K to be connected to the rest of India through railway network

Word For Peace Jammu: Kashmir will be connected to the rest of India through railway network by December next year as the government has set a fresh deadline for completion of the world’s highest railway bridge. Representational image. Reuters The rail line is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. Konkan Railway has said it was most …

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Indian scholar of Persian language, Dr Hafeezur Rahman, explains the relevance of Rumi as Theologian and Qur’an Commentator

WordForPeace.com Editorial Note: There have always been a variety of ways of looking at the Qur’an within different cultural and historic contexts spanning the classical and modern period in the Islamic history. Mystic theologians like Rumi were trying to explain and appropriate the Qur’an relevant to modern times, and at the same time espousing a very critical approach towards the …

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J&K: Now Youths are the New Shining Stars in Political Leadership

WordForPeace.com  Srinagar: New young faces are trying to create a niche for themselves in Jammu and Kashmir even as the current political leadership faces a time of crisis. Since the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, mainstream parties are now grooming new faces to create an alternative leadership: Ridwana …

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Syed Mohammad Ashraf: “Pursuing Education is not possible in an environment of fear and distrust”

WordForPeace.com Special 6 January, Mumbai Sayyid Mohammad Ashraf Kichhawchawi, President of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board and Chairman of World Sufi Forum, condemned the masked violence in the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University and said that those who masquerading as students in the University Campus, and were committing grave violence, should be arrested immediately. Pursing education is not possible …

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Islamic Scholars “theologically aligned” with Saudi Arabia call for international conference to counter Kuala Lumpur Summit

Word For Peace KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim has gathered a group of Muslim scholars seen as more “theologically aligned” with Saudi Arabia for an international conference in Kuala Lumpur this month, viewed as the PKR chief’s response to the KL Summit shunned by Riyadh and its allies. The main organiser of the conference, called International Unity in Diversity Conference 2020, …

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Imran Khan tweets old video from Bangladesh as ‘Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims’, later deletes

Word For Peace New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for peddling a seven-year-old violence video from Bangladesh as a case of what he claimed to be “Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP”. “Tweet Fake News. Get Caught. Delete Tweet. Repeat. #Oldhabitsdiehard,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. The now-deleted video …

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