Myanmar: Mob attacks aid truck for Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar: Mob attacks aid truck for Rohingya Muslims

A Buddhist mob in Western Myanmar tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes, reports said Thursday. No injuries were reported and police fired warning shots and arrested eight people for the attack, Associated Press reported. Around 300 men started throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails […]

China bans anti-Islam words on social media

China bans anti-Islam words on social media

“Islamophobic” terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatize Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official media reported on Thursday. China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in Ningxia province, according to unofficial accounts. “The Islamophobic terms invented by Chinese Internet users to […]

Facebook removing posts about persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Activists

Facebook removing posts about persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Activists

Activists documenting Myanmar’s  ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims are reportedly having their Facebook posts removed and their accounts suspended, British media reported. The Rohingya people who use Facebook to share information about the attacks have called on the company to stop silencing them, the Daily Beast reports. The mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims has sparked […]

Skeletons start to tumble out of rapist guru’s Dera, literally

Skeletons start to tumble out of rapist guru’s Dera, literally

Nearly 600 skeletons are buried inside the Dera headquarters in Sirsa, a close aide of convicted rapist guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim has revealed during interrogation by Special Investigation Team (SIT). Former Dera vice-president Dera Sacha Sauda Dr PR Nain, who is being quizzed by the SIT along with Dera chairperson Vipassana Insan, also submitted relevant […]

Facebook removing posts about persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Activists

Facebook removing posts about persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Activists

Activists documenting Myanmar’s  ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims are reportedly having their Facebook posts removed and their accounts suspended, British media reported. The Rohingya people who use Facebook to share information about the attacks have called on the company to stop silencing them, the Daily Beast reports. The mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims has sparked […]

Bihar: Portion of Rs 389-crore canal collapses hours before inauguration

Bihar: Portion of Rs 389-crore canal collapses hours before inauguration

A canal that was to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar suffered a major breach a day earlier, embarrassing the government. The incident occurred in Bhagalpur district on Tuesday evening, forcing the Chief Minister to cancel his scheduled visit to the area on Wednesday, news agency IANS reported. A portion of […]

Millions of Indians trapped in bonded labour, anti-slavery group says

Millions of Indians trapped in bonded labour, anti-slavery group says

Millions of Indians are trapped as bonded labourers in brick kilns and are often cheated out of their wages, an anti-slavery group has said. Following a study in the Indian Punjab, non- governmental ogansation (NGO)  Anti-Slavery International  said workers are often rescued by NGOs only to return to the kilns, needing back wages owed to […]