Indonesia: 2 Buddhists, 4 Muslims Caned in Aceh for Violating Sharia Law

Under a scorching sun on Friday, two ethnic Chinese men became the first Buddhists in Indonesia’s Aceh province to be whipped for violating its strict Islamic code. The two men, identified only by their initials,...

NYPD arrested Women’s March Organizers During ‘A Day Without A Woman’ Rally

When the whole world is celebrating the international women's day, the organisers of women's march have declared a general strike against President Trump and the social injustices that helped him rise to power and...

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

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Terror strikes Istanbul’s cosmopolitan nightlife district

Turkey has witnessed numerous attacks over the past year which have targeted the country's airports, security forces and civilians at public protests and wedding celebrations. On Sunday, the elite Reina nightclub in Istanbul became the...

Deconstructing Yogi’s Beef politics

The crackdown on illegal abattoirs was one of the first decisions taken by Yogi Adityanath soon after taking over as Chief Minister of the most populous and politically crucial state of the country following...

Tragic Train Accident in India, Over 120 Killed, Scores Injured

Over 120 people have been killed in the train accident in India, after a passenger train derailed. 14 boogies carrying over 500 passengers of Indore-Patna express smashed into each other, resulting in a massive pile up....

Mass killing in Japan Leaves 19 Dead, Attacker Arrested

19 people have been reported killed in a deadly knife attack. From the initial reports, it appears that, the attacker acted alone. The attack happened at residential care facility for disabled in Sagamihara, about 40 kilometres...

Bilkis Banu Case: The Prolonged Trail & Half Justice

GODHRA INCIDENT The morning of 22 February, 2002 the Sabarmati express train, enroute from Ayodhya to Ahmedabad was attacked and burnt near Godhra railway station killing 59 Kar Sevaks. This resulted in an outbreak of the...

Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence stranded on Bangladesh border

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing a surge in violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine are stranded on the Bangladesh border. Rohingya community leaders said on Tuesday that Bangladeshi border guards pushed back the Rohingya...

A tribute to Yameen Rasheed – and a Call for Justice and Accountability in...

Yameen Rasheed, age 29, was an outspoken journalist and political satirist who frequently criticised the Government of the Maldives and the country’s trend towards radical Islam on his blog The Daily Panic and on...

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