Modi’s Islamophobic policies worsen conditions for Rohingya refugees in India

NEW DELHI — After decades of persecution in Myanmar, culminating in the genocidal army crackdown in 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have sought refuge around the world. Many of those who have fled are struggling to resettle in their countries of asylum, particularly in India, where nearly 17,000 Rohingya live in refugee camps. Many say the opportunities and …

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Boston Celtics face Chinese media ban after Kanter’s comments on Tibet

Dissemination of the Boston Celtics of National Basketball Association (NBA) was cut in China, after comments made by one of the team’s players about Tibetan sovereignty. Describing Chinese President and Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping as a “brutal dictator”, “Celtics center player” Enes Kanter detailed that he had a message for the national leader and his “henchmen”. …

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Inaugural flight to Kushinagar cements eternally binding Indo-Lankan Buddhist bond – Eurasia Review

By Sugeeswara Senadhira An inaugural flight from Colombo to India’s newest international airport, Kushinagar, landed on October 20 to mark the official opening of the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The flight carried 150 dignitaries, including the most senior Buddhist monks of the four nikayas (sects) and the son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Cabinet Minister Namal Rajapaksa, …

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Is “Wakeism” an Abrahamic religion in its essence and practice?

A while ago I read a viral tweet from a teenager at Delhi University claiming that the farmers in Punjabi are from a lower caste and therefore the government is not listening to them. None of the admirers of this tweet seemed too concerned that Punjab farmers are the most dominant caste in Punjab, far more than any other caste …

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China forces Tibetan nomads to transfer ownership of their land to government

(Photo: Tiber Vista) Beijing – Chinese authorities in Qinghai Province are forcing Tibetan nomads to sign an agreement that transfers ownership of their traditional lands to the government. These nomads live almost the same way their ancestors lived centuries ago, tracking and raising cattle on the lush grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, but Chinese authorities are now preventing these nomads …

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Tension at Sankisa Buddhist pilgrimage site in UP after saffron flag was removed from temple

Tension reigned in the Sankisa Buddhist pilgrimage area on Wednesday when some people tore a saffron flag from a temple and hoisted the Buddhist “panchsheel flag”, triggering a violent protest. The incident happened during “Dhamma Yatra” by Buddhist pilgrims. Some people climbed the Bisari Devi temple, located on the disputed mound in the Sankisa Buddhist pilgrimage area, and lowered the …

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Letter from the school principal: “We must do better”

Principal of Paso Robles High School” width=”472″ height=”313″ srcset=”https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton.jpg 600w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-300×199.jpg 300w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-200×133.jpg 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 472px) 100vw, 472px”/> Anthony Overton, Principal of Paso Robles High School. A letter to Bearcat families, students, faculty, staff and the community: Every day we strive to make Paso Robles High School a safe and welcoming environment where students can prepare for college, career and …

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Recuérdame ofrenda exhibition 27-30 oct.

Linda Leal and Marie Levy prepare Pan De Muerto in the cafeteria of the Lonnie Gillespie Memorial Annex. The Atascosa County Historical Commission invites the public to the Dia de Los Muertos exhibit from October 27-30. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS Long after our loved ones have left, we often keep their memories close to our hearts. A special cultural …

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