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What makes a Russian: War as an exercise in idealism

A Russian serviceman in an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. Image credits: AP What are we fighting for, and who are these “we”? That’s what my coun...

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‘I’m Done With Him’: A Mother’s Anger Over Rushdie Attack

FAIRVIEW, N.J. — Hadi Matar had resented being pushed to pursue schoolwork. At 24, he worked a low-level job at a discount store, made clumsy attempts at boxing and became increasingly focused on religion. Now, accused of trying to kill a pre-emine...

nytimes


Book sales for Sir Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses surge after author stabbed

The contentious 1988 book triggered Iran's then leader Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa, or religious edict calling on Muslims to kill the author. Since then, Sir Salman has received decades of threats. Book sales for Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Th...

Sky news


India to provide homes, security to Rohingya refugees in capital

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in India’s capital will be given apartments and provided with police protection, says a government minister, signalling a change in stance towards members of the mainly Muslim community. “India has always welcomed t...

aljazeera


Child Dressed as VD Savarkar in Kerala School's I-Day Event Sparks Fresh Row

Activists of the Youth Congress and the youth wing of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) held protest marches. · Share · Share · Share · Share · Share · Comments The participation of a child allegedly dressed as V D Savarkar in an Independen...

The Quint


Punjabi Lehar: The YouTube channel uniting Indians and Pakistanis

A YouTube channel that connects Indians and Pakistanis who were separated by the 1947 partition has gained hundreds of thousands of followers from both countries. Nasir Dhillon, 38, started Punjabi Lehar in 2016 with a friend - since then, he says th...

Asia - BBC News


India: Outrage as rapists of Muslim woman freed

11 Hindu men given life sentences for raping a Muslim woman in 2002 and killing seven of her family have been released from prison. The rape took place during riots in Gujarat state, led at the time by Narendra Modi. Indian activists and politicians ...

dw


How can India turn around the Parsi community's dwindling demographics?

The Indian government wants to facilitate Parsi matchmaking with online dating. But some Parsis say the demographic problem is rooted in traditional definitions of Parsi identity that exclude women. The Indian government recently introduced an online...

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Bilkis Bano condemns release of her convicted rapists in India

A Muslim woman who was gang raped while pregnant during India’s devastating 2002 religious riots has appealed to the government to rescind its decision to free the 11 men who had been jailed for life for committing the crime, after they were releas...

aljazeera


US: Human Rights Protesters Clash With Group Celebrating Indian Independence Day

A video shared by a journalist covering Asian-Americans for LA Times shows the groups engaging in a verbal clash. · Share · Share · Share · Share · Share · Comments A verbal confrontation occurred in La Palma Park in Anaheim, California, on Mon...

The Quint


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Pakistan’s ‘fearless’ musical icon

Grammy winner and Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab said she has been a fan of qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s music since she was eight years old, as her parents would blast Khan’s songs in the car when she was living in Saudi Arabia. “I ca...

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