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Efforts Required To Sort Out Misunderstandings And Make Every Religious Body Feel Part Of India; A Few Creating Mistrust, Raise Your Voice, NSA Ajit Doval Says At Interfaith Meet

New Age Islam News Bureau

31 July 2022

 

NSA Ajit Doval being felicitated during the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council's (AISSC) 'Interfaith Conference', in New Delhi, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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• Efforts Required To Sort Out Misunderstandings And Make Every Religious Body Feel Part Of India; Few Creating Mistrust, Raise Your Voice, NSA Ajit Doval Says At Interfaith Meet

• US Delegation, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Trustees Meet On Proposed Mosque-Hospital Project At Ayodhya

• Prince Charles’s Foundation ‘Accepted £1million From Family Of Osama Bin Laden’, Report Claims

• Another Delegation Of Tribal Elders And Others Reached Kabul For Peace Talks With Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

• Indonesia's Pluralism In Question As Islamic Law Influence Grows

 

India

• TN Muslim student held for having alleged online ties with ISIS

• Members Of Muslim Community Shower Flowers On Kanwariyas In UP’s Moradabad

• ‘A Muslim Man Asking For Accountability and Working as a Journalist Is Not a Crime’

• Why Bajrang Muni, the priest who threatened Muslim women with rape, may go unpunished

• Dakshina Kannada Muslim Central Committee announces ₹30 lakh compensation to two murder victims’ families

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Europe

• Putin’s War in Ukraine Politicizing Muslims in Russia, ‘Altyn Miras’ Portal Says

• Preston mosque 'should be a planning matter only and not cause friction in local community'

• Ukrainian president declares mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

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Pakistan

• Imran ‘abettor’ in $250m laundering case: minister

• AGP backs judges’ view amid Judicial Commission of Pakistan storm

• CDNS Sets Target Of Rs55 Billion For Islamic Investment In FY2022-23

• PTI decides to file reference against ‘biased’ CEC

• Cultural relations can bring Pakistan, Philippines closer, says envoy

• Fight against human trafficking to continue: Alvi

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Southeast Asia

• Section 377A Review: Singapore Govt Considering How To Safeguard 'Current Legal Position On Marriage', Says Shanmugam

• Regulation of Islamic Financial Institutions Needs to be Improved, Says IsDB Institute

• Johor Umno leader accuses Pakatan of manipulating MoU with govt for own political gain

• US Speaker Pelosi confirms Asia-Pacific tour, silent on Taiwan

• Indonesia emphasises on data governance by G20 states for cross border data flow

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North America

• Life Sentence In US For Canadian Man Who Narrated Islamic State Execution Videos

• Ulama Forum in Nigeria Writes Blinken, Disputes American Senators’ Position

• Health DG Issues Reminder On Fatwa Against Smoking, Vaping

• Indigenous and Muslim communities build connections at Calgary convention

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Mideast

• Could Iran become a gas hub with Russian support?

• Iran state-aligned news outlet suggests military strike on resistance group on foreign soil

• Rosatom inks deal with Russian builder at Turkey’s nuclear plant

• Turkish opposition praises Baerbock for critique of Erdogan policies

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Africa

• ‘Over 14, 809 Suspected Terrorists To Be Prosecuted In Northeast’

• Islamic New Year: Sultan Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

• APC Muslim-Muslim ticket doesn’t reflect Nigeria’s diversity – Nweke

• NHRC Reacts As UN Says Boko Haram 12 -Year Insurgency Pushes 1.7m Children Into Malnutrition

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South Asia

• One-Kilometre-Long Surface Fault Occurs in Central Afghanistan

• Grenade Explosion at Afghanistan Cricket Match Prompts Responses

• PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Maitree Power Project in Bangladesh

• Neighbour’s Envy: India’s Jute Economy Is Faltering While Bangladesh’s Is Flourishing; Here’s Why

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Arab world

• How Clean Nuclear Energy Will Put Saudi Arabia Ahead Of The Climate-Change Curve

• What makes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque a top destination?

• Saudi Shoura Council speaker begins official visit to Morocco

• Saudi development fund lays foundation stone for Abobo University Hospital in Ivory Coast

• Saudi envoy to UN meets Ukrainian counterpart

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Efforts Required To Sort Out Misunderstandings And Make Every Religious Body Feel Part Of India; Few Creating Mistrust, Raise Your Voice, NSA Ajit Doval Says At Interfaith Meet

 

NSA Ajit Doval being felicitated during the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council's (AISSC) 'Interfaith Conference', in New Delhi, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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By Esha Roy

July 31, 2022

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said Saturday “there are a few people who, in the name of religion or any other belief system, are resorting to violence and creating mistrust between different communities”.

Speaking at an interfaith meeting in New Delhi, Doval appealed to participating religious leaders to reach out to their followers with the message of a united India where “every Indian is safe’’.

He said one reason for the rise in radicalism and violence is that the majority of people “do not raise” their voice as much as they should.

The All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC), which organised the meeting, passed a resolution later, calling for a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and any religious organisation involved in radicalism or incidents like the recent killing of a tailor in Udaipur.

Doval told the gathering: “If we have to challenge this atmosphere (of animosity), then the biggest need is that we have to, within our country, in our own home, be alert and keep intact our unity, and make progress as a unified country. The country has made progress with speed in the last couple of years, and the profit of this progress will be reaped by all religious communities.”

“But there are many forces that are trying to create an atmosphere of negativism which obstructs the progress of the nation… There are a few people who, in the name of religion or any other belief system, are resorting to violence and creating mistrust between different communities. This affects the whole country – within the country as well as internationally,” he said.

 Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor during Interfaith Conference for Communal Harmony, in New Delhi on Saturday. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

According to the NSA, the reason behind radicalism and violence is that its counter is not strong enough. “Such animosity is carried out by a minority of people. But the majority of people, people like you, do not raise your voices as much as you should. This makes the voices of this minority seem like they represent the entire India.”

“If we have to fight this, then we can no longer be mute spectators, but work at the ground level. Strengthen our voices and organise ourselves. If there is any misunderstanding amongst us, we need to dispel these. If there are some people who make mistakes, then the mistakes need to be rectified,’’ he said.

“We have to make everyone feel that this is our country, which we are proud of and where any religion can be followed with freedom,’’ he said, adding that different religious communities in India have existed together for centuries, and every community has had a significant role in the progress of the country.

Doval said that people from every religious community have also made “great sacrifices’’ for the nation. “It is our collective responsibility to rectify this atmosphere.”

Speaking on the centuries-old tradition of Sufism in India, Doval said, “You can’t permit these people who have vested interests and agendas of their own to commit violence and disharmony within the country.’’

“We need to assure people and create the emotion, the belief, that every Indian is safe. And if any one Indian is threatened, then every Indian will stand with him. We will stay together, or we will sink together,’’ he said.

AISSC founder-chairman Hazrat Syed Nasiruddin Chishty said the religious leaders discussed four major issues with the NSA after which the organisation passed a resolution.

“We raised the issue of hate speech and slogans like ‘sar tan se juda’, ‘goli maaro saalon ko’.. we said such speeches are both anti-religious as well as anti-national, and need to be

banned. And if there is anyone making such speeches, then they need to be prosecuted according to the law of the land,’’ Chishty told The Sunday Express.

“We have very strongly condemned all radical forces. In the Udaipur incident, investigations pointed to the involvement of the PFI. We have, therefore, said that the PFI, or any other organisation like the PFI, that is involved in such violence or seen to be involved in radicalisation should be banned,’’ he said.

He said the leaders discussed measures to counter radicalism in the country, and the AISSC will be starting a nationwide movement soon.

“Social media has been a way through which radicals are reaching our youth and children. They are sending videos of violence and hate speeches. We have asked the government to crack down on such platforms and prevent this from happening,’’ he said.

Source: Indian Express

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https://indianexpress.com/article/india/religious-animosity-affects-nation-work-together-counter-it-ajit-doval-8061162/

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US Delegation, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Trustees Meet On Proposed Mosque-Hospital Project At Ayodhya

 

Ayodhya Mosque, Dhannipur village

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Jul 31, 2022

AYODHYA: A US Embassy delegation from New Delhi comprising political officer Karen McCrea and economic and political specialist Kavleen Chatwal held talks with the trustees of Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), the Ayodhya Masjid Trust. The American diplomats discussed the proposed mosque-hospital project at Dhannipur of Ayodhya.

The two-hour long meeting held at a prominent hotel was attended by the IICF president Zufar Farooqui, trust secretary Athar Husain and trustee Mohammad Rashid.

The American delegates recorded all the details regarding the Ayodhya project of the IICF, specially the world-class charitable hospital and mosque to be built in Ayodhya.

Talking to TOI, Husain said, "We had a long discussion with the US delegation over the Babri Masjid and Ramjanambhoomi issue that had a great impact on the political discourse of a vast population of South Asia and that after the Ayodhya verdict there is hope that all such long standing issues can be resolved peacefully".

"The situation post the Ayodhya verdict, where Muslims having faith in the judiciary accepted the verdict hoping to reduce the Hindu-Muslim divide arising out of the Ayodhya dispute, emphasises that Muslims still look up to the higher judiciary on issues of dispute for justice with a high hope," said Farooqui.

Source: Times Of India

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/up-us-delegation-iicf-trustees-meet-on-ayodhya-project/articleshowprint/93243749.cms?val=3728

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Prince Charles’s Foundation ‘Accepted £1million From Family Of Osama Bin Laden’, Report Claims

 

Britain's Prince Charles  (AP)

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By Ted Hennessey

31-07-2022

Prince Charles’ foundation accepted a £1million payment from the family of Osama bin Laden, it has been reported.

The Sunday Times said Charles secured the money from Bakr bin Laden for his foundation, the patriarch of the wealthy Saudi family, and his brother Shafiq, who are both half-brothers of the former Al-Qaeda leader.

Clarence House strongly disputes many of the claims, saying the decision to accept the donation to his charity, the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF), was taken solely by trustees.

It was reported that Charles, 73, had a private meeting with Bakr, 76, at Clarence House in London on October 30, 2013, two years after Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan.

Source: Standard.Co

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https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/royal-family-prince-charles-money-osama-bin-laden-family-charity-foundation-cash-for-donors-b1015731.html

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Another Delegation Of Tribal Elders And Others Reached Kabul For Peace Talks With Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

 

A 17-member delegation of tribal elders from Pakistan arrived in Kabul on July 30, 2022, to resume peace talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). (Photo courtesy: Ariana News)

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Bureau Report

July 31, 2022

PESHAWAR: A 17-member delegation of tribal elders and others reached Kabul on Saturday to resume talks with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), just as a team of senior religious scholars returned home after negotiations with the TTP leadership.

The eight-member ulema’s delegation, led by Mufti Taqi Usmani, has returned from Afghanistan after holding meetings with the TTP leadership and Afghan Taliban.

A source privy to the ulema’s delegation claimed that Mr Usmani, respected by the Afghan Taliban as well as the TTP, was able to convince the militant group that he had reviewed Pakistan’s Constitution and there was nothing in there which could be construed as un-Islamic.

According to the source, Mr Usmani argued that even if the militant group deemed a clause or two as un-Islamic, it was neither their mandate to change it or provided any justification for them to take up arms against the state.

The militant group, the source said, again broached the issue of ex-Fata merger, but Mr Usmani told the TTP leadership that he was a religious scholar and he could only speak on religious matters.

While the TTP released a two-page statement reiterating its demands and calls for an Islamic system in Pakistan, Mr Usmani in a tweet sounded optimistic that their meetings with the Afghan Taliban leadership were useful in strengthening relationship, restoration of peace and achievement of common goals between the two countries.

Mr Usmani did not make any reference to their meetings with the TTP leadership but said more details [about the negotiations] would be shared later. Unconfirmed reports said the outlawed group handed a charter of demands to the delegation.

The delegation that reached Kabul on Saturday is led by Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information and Broadcasting. It includes tribal elders and parliamentarians and is scheduled to stay in Afghanistan for four days.

This would be the group’s second visit to the Afghan capital to hold parleys with the TTP leadership. The first delegation comprised 58 members.

The first round, described by a participant, as “cordial and at times tough”, did not make any headway on the TTP’s demand for the reversal of the ex-Fata merger into KP but the two sides agreed to return to the table after consultation.

In May, an official team from Pakistan held direct talks with the TTP leadership and while deadlock persisted on the key TTP demand, the two sides acceded to the Afghan Taliban leadership’s request for an indefinite ceasefire and continuation of peace talks.

Dawn has learnt that another meeting was held between the two sides towards the end of June under the auspices of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” which did make some headway, prompting optimism that a possible peace agreement was achievable.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702441/another-delegation-in-kabul-for-peace-talks-with-ttp

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Indonesia's Pluralism In Question As Islamic Law Influence Grows

 

Members of the Shariah police listen to a commander's instructions before going on patrol in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh Province© Reuters

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Aisyah Llewellyn

July 31, 2022

MEDAN, Indonesia -- A new law enacted in West Sumatra Province in Indonesia is worrying human rights activists and local minority groups alike as fears grow that it could lead to more Islamic laws being signed into force across the country that might restrict the rights of minorities.

Source: Asia.Nikkei

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https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Society/Indonesia-s-pluralism-in-question-as-Islamic-law-influence-grows

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 India

TN Muslim student held for having alleged online ties with ISIS

31st July 2022

By Express News Service

TIRUPATHUR: After several hours of questioning by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a Muslim student from Tamil Nadu’s Ambur was arrested for having alleged online ties with ISIS.

He was identified as Meer Anaas Ali (22), a resident of Masudi Street, Neelikollai in Ambur Town. He is a third-year student studying Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at a private college in Melvisharam, Ranipet.

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/jul/31/tn-muslim-student-held-for-having-alleged-online-ties-with-isis-2482659.html

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Members of Muslim community shower flowers on kanwariyas in UP’s Moradabad

July 31, 2022

As the Kanwar Yatra is progressing towards the last Monday, a large number of people are coming forward to welcome kanwariyas.

In UP’s Moradabad, arrangements were made for food for kanwariyas by the police. Huge pandals were set up outside the police station.

Source: India Today

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https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/up-muslims-shower-flowers-on-kanwariyas-chant-har-har-mahadev-bharat-mata-ki-jai-in-moradabad-1982064-2022-07-31

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‘A Muslim Man Asking For Accountability and Working as a Journalist Is Not a Crime’

Alishan Jafri

31-07-2022

Mohammad Zubair, the 39-year-old fact-checker whose recent journalistic work made the biggest headlines internationally and garnered a lot of attention towards the growing culture of genocidal hate speech and violence against Muslims in India, eventually became a headline himself when he was arrested in as many as seven cases one after the other for alleged hateful tweets.

Immediately after his arrest in June, Zubair received massive support from all over the world and #IStandWithZubair emerged as a top trend globally. After 23 days of being caught in a cycle of arrest, bail and re-arrest, the Supreme Court granted him bail for all pending and cases filed in relation to the same set of tweets, thereby ending what Justice D.Y. Chandrachud described as a “vicious cycle”.

Source: The Wire

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https://thewire.in/media/mohammad-zubair-interiew-journalism-muslim

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Why Bajrang Muni, the priest who threatened Muslim women with rape, may go unpunished

Aishwarya Iyer

31-07-2022

On July 20, 38-year-old Bajrang Muni Udasin was stretched out on a cot draped in a soft saffron rug. The head priest of the Shri Lakshmandas Udasin Ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Khairabad was unable to walk because of an ache in his leg, caused by a nervous condition. He was surrounded by several policemen, who had solicitously come to the ashram’s audience hall to ask if “all was well with him”.

Wearily, Udasin described his daily routine. He wakes up at 11 am and, after his morning meal, presents himself at the audience hall, where a number of followers gather daily with their grievances, many of which are complaints against local Muslims. Udasin claimed to be tireless in his efforts to sort out such problems – “even if I get a call, I reach the spot immediately”.

Source: Scroll.In

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Dakshina Kannada Muslim Central Committee announces ₹30 lakh compensation to two murder victims’ families

JULY 31, 2022

The Dakshina Kannada Muslim Central Committee on Saturday announced ₹30 lakh each in compensation to the families of Masood and Mohammed Fazil,

Source: The Hindu

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Europe

Putin’s War in Ukraine Politicizing Muslims in Russia, ‘Altyn Miras’ Portal Says

July 31, 2022

Staunton, July 7 – Vladimir Putin has extended his repressive moves against Muslims from those he identifies as radicals to those even he has called moderate traditionalists, the Idel-Ural movement says. Together with his war in Ukraine, this is radicalizing the faithful and leading more Muslims to conclude that only secession can save their community.

This is recreating a situation like the one that existed in the early 1990s, the Altyn Miras (Golden Inheritance) portal says, one when many Muslims within Russia thought about escaping Moscow’s rule but did not do so (idel-ural.org/archives/rossiya-stremitsya-vernut-sebe-status-imperii-no-eta-vojna-mozhet-dat-shans-dlya-osvobozhdeniya-musulmanskih-narodov-ot-okov/).

Source: windowon Eurasia2

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Preston mosque 'should be a planning matter only and not cause friction in local community'

By Paul Faulkner

31 JUL 2022

A councillor who asked the government to have the final say over whether a major new mosque can be built alongside one of Preston’s busiest road junctions says he hopes that there will be no “lingering bitterness” between those on either side of the debate – whichever way the decision goes.

Graham Jolliffe, who represents the Preston Rural East ward on Preston City Council, was speaking ahead of a public inquiry next week which will be key to determining whether the landmark place of worship ever gets off the drawing board. His comments came following the emergence of an anonymous website – set up to criticise the proposal – which those backing the mosque have branded “offensive”.

The city council’s planning committee gave the green light back in February to what would be known as the Brick Veil Mosque, which had been proposed for a prominent plot overlooking the Broughton roundabout – where the A6, M6 and M55 all meet on the outskirts of the city. However, Cllr Jolliffe and Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace made separate requests to the then Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove for him to “call in” the application – which has divided local opinion – in order either to rubber stamp its approval or overturn it.

Source: The Week

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https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/preston-mosque-should-planning-matter-24627327

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Ukrainian president declares mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

By Landon Mion

July 31, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Saturday a mandatory evacuation for residents of the country's eastern Donetsk region amid intense fighting in the ongoing war with Russia.

The president said, "The more people leave [the] Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill." He noted that those who do leave would be compensated.

Source: Fox News

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Pakistan

Imran ‘abettor’ in $250m laundering case: minister

Kalbe Ali

July 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Days after a report in British daily the Financial Times revealed that incarcerated Abraaj Group chief Arif Naqvi bankrolled the PTI, Minister of State for Petroleum Dr Musadik Malik on Saturday termed the party chief Imran Khan an “abettor” in the $250 million money-laundering scam while PML-N leader Mohammad Zubair dared Mr Khan to “come clean” and challenge the news story in a court.

Addressing a press conference, Dr Malik, without naming anyone, questioned a decision by the Supreme Court in 2018 that had declared the PTI chairman “honest and truthful” in a disqualification case against him.

The PML-N leader said Imran Khan was the “guarantor” of Arif Naqvi, chief executive of the Abraaj Group who was indicted by US prosecutors in a range of cases and faces up to 291 years in jail if found guilty. Dr Malik claimed that Mr Khan was the “abettor” in a $250 million money laundering case.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702440/imran-abettor-in-250m-laundering-case-minister

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AGP backs judges’ view amid Judicial Commission of Pakistan storm

Nasir Iqbal

July 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The top law officer of the country came out in support of the views put forward by Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Tariq Masood — over the decisions taken in the previous Judicial Commission meeting — saying that he had agreed to defer the meeting as he was of the opinion that a “requisite criteria be structured for such appointments” before considering them.

In a late night letter issued by the office of the attorney general for Pakistan, Ashtar Ausaf Ali maintained that he categorically agreed with the stance put forward by Justice Tariq Masood.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702442/agp-backs-judges-view-amid-judicial-commission-of-pakistan-storm

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CDNS Sets Target Of Rs55 Billion For Islamic Investment In FY2022-23

Jul 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD – The National Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has set a target of Rs 55 billion in fiscal year (2022-23) for Islamic investment to introduce the new products in the market.

He said that the CDNS had entered the Islamic finance market in the coming month August 2022, and would now offer Islamic finance to its customers. In that regard, National Savings would work on Islamic Sharia bonds and certificates to give opportunities in Islamic finance to their customers, he said.

Source: Nation.Com

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PTI decides to file reference against ‘biased’ CEC

Ikram Junaidi

July 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD: While the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is expected to decide the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) funding case within a fortnight, the party on Saturday decided to move a reference against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan in the judicial commission, accusing him of meeting leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Sources in the ECP said it was a matter of routine that political leaders met the CEC but the most number of leaders who had meetings with the CEC belonged to the PTI. They said just a few weeks ago, PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a meeting with the CEC that lasted for almost one and a half hours.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702445/pti-decides-to-file-reference-against-biased-cec

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Cultural relations can bring Pakistan, Philippines closer, says envoy

Jamal Shahid

July 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD: There were fewer nicer places to be at on a clear sunny monsoon day this Saturday than the Philippines embassy where there was a celebration of the country’s culture with dance and home-cooked culinary delights.

“We are actually celebrating a very important part of our culture and that’s dance. The best traditional dance is Sakuting, which originated from the northern islands in the Philippines. It’s a dance with sticks which is a huge part of Filipino tradition, all of which reflects our rich cultural heritage before foreign influences,” said Charge d’ Affaires Dan Erwin Bagaporo at the embassy of the Philippines who hosted close friends from the diplomatic community and a few local guests at a show organised to promote cultural cooperation between his country and Pakistan.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702404/cultural-relations-can-bring-pakistan-philippines-closer-says-envoy

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Fight against human trafficking to continue: Alvi

Staff Reporter

July 31, 2022

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said that Pakistan was committed to combating the menace of human trafficking by establishing an effective coordination infrastructure to prosecute traffickers and protect victims.

The day was observed annually on July 30 to raise awareness regarding the plight of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights. The day was observed to bring attention to a crime that left a lasting toll on human lives and society as a whole. It was one of the most serious human rights violations that brought high profits to traffickers through the exploitation of human beings by illegal means such as force, fraud or deception.

Source: Dawn.Com

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1702437/fight-against-human-trafficking-to-continue-alvi

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Southeast Asia

Section 377A review: Singapore govt considering how to safeguard 'current legal position on marriage', says Shanmugam

31 Jul 2022

SINGAPORE, July 31 — The Government is considering how to safeguard "the current legal position on marriage" from being challenged in the courts, after receiving feedback that most people want the current position on marriage to stay, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam yesterday.

“These matters really ought to be discussed in Parliament and decided in Parliament, and not decided in the courts,” he told reporters at the sidelines of community events in Yishun.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/singapore/2022/07/31/section-377a-review-singapore-govt-considering-how-to-safeguard-current-legal-position-on-marriage-says-shanmugam/20252

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Regulation of Islamic Financial Institutions Needs to be Improved, Says IsDB Institute

Petir Garda Bhwana

31 July 2022

TEMPO.CO, Durham - Regulation and supervision of Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) need to be continuously improved, according to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Institute. Research conducted by the IsDB Institute shows the attitude of stakeholders in IFIs who mostly believe that the regulatory and supervisory framework for risk mitigation for IFIs is sufficient. However, the room for improvement continues to be increased, especially in several important issues.

"It is necessary to create risk management guidelines that can capture the Sharia aspects of various risks that can arise in IFIs activities," said Hylmun Izhar, Senior Economist IsDB Institute, at the Durham Islamic Finance Summer School (FIFSS) event, 29 July 2022, at Durham University, UK. Hylmun also added that it is necessary to provide an articulation where risk management can be translated into products at the application level.

Source: En.Tempo

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https://en.tempo.co/read/1617687/regulation-of-islamic-financial-institutions-needs-to-be-improved-says-isdb-institute

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Johor Umno leader accuses Pakatan of manipulating MoU with govt for own political gain

By Ashman Adam

31 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Johor Umno deputy chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed has accused the Pakatan Harapan coalition (PH) of manipulating the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for its own political benefit.

In a Facebook post, the former Pulai MP said that the MoU was supposedly for a political ceasefire, but instead, the PH coalition took the opportunity to attack the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and its main component party, Umno.

Source: Malay Mail

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US Speaker Pelosi confirms Asia-Pacific tour, silent on Taiwan

31 Jul 2022

WASHINGTON, July 31 — US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a congressional delegation to the Asia-Pacific region, her office confirmed today, with stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

The statement made no mention of whether the six-member delegation would visit Taiwan, a flashpoint in conversations between China and the United States in the run-up to the trip.

Source: Malay Mail

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Indonesia emphasises on data governance by G20 states for cross border data flow

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury

Jul 31, 2022

Indonesia is focussing in a major way to promote data governance by G20 states to develop common principles for cross-border data flow as well empower youth towards sustainable empowerment like India.

Source: Economictimes

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North America

Life Sentence In US For Canadian Man Who Narrated Islamic State Execution Videos

By MEE and agencies

30 July 2022

A Canadian man who narrated execution videos for Islamic State (IS) has been sentenced to life in prison in the US.

Mohammed Khalifa, who was born in Saudi Arabia, pleaded guilty last December to conspiring to provide material support to IS resulting in death.

Source: Middle East Eye

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Ulama Forum in Nigeria Writes Blinken, Disputes American Senators’ Position

By Murtala Adewale

31 July 2022

Ulama Forum in Nigeria, an umbrella body of Islamic scholars and leaders of Islamic organisations has petitioned the Secretary, United States Department of State, Mr. Antony Blinken demanding outright discountenance of the position of five American Senators on the crisis in the country.

The petition signed by the forum’s convener Aminu Inuwa Mohammad, and secretary, Bashir Adamu Aliyu, which was made available to journalists, yesterday, in Kano, observed that Mr. Blinken was wrongly informed by the US lawmakers to assume that the senseless killings in the country are particularly targeted at Christians.

Source: Guardian

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Health DG issues reminder on fatwa against smoking, vaping

Jul 31, 2022

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has reminded the public about the fatwa (religious edict) banning smoking.

Source: Malay Siakini

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Indigenous and Muslim communities build connections at Calgary convention

Jul 30, 2022

Muslim and Indigenous communities from across the country came together Saturday to build connections at a convention in Calgary.

The annual Jalsa Salana Convention is the largest and longest-running Muslim convention in Western Canada. Held at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, this year's event marked the return of the convention after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.

Source: Cbc.Ca

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/indigenous-muslim-communities-connect-calgary-convention-1.6537502

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Mideast

Could Iran become a gas hub with Russian support?

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

JULY 30, 2022

Iranian media predict that Russian investment could help Iran become a regional gas hub.

The investment by Gazprom in Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company was announced during a recent visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Jpost

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https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-713473

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Iran state-aligned news outlet suggests military strike on resistance group on foreign soil

By Peter Aitken

An Iranian resistance group has urged European leaders to stop engaging with the current regime as Tehran threatens military action against its rivals – even on foreign soil.

The Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran, published a July 27 article calling on the Islamic Republic to "put military action against the MKO headquarters in Albania on the agenda," claiming that the action would help to maintain "international peace and security."

Source: Fox News

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https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-state-aligned-news-suggests-military-strike-resistance-group-foreign-soil

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Rosatom inks deal with Russian builder at Turkey’s nuclear plant

30 July ,2022

Akkuyu Nukleer AS, the nuclear power company controlled by Russia’s state-run Rosatom Corp., annulled its contract with a Turkish builder and instead chose a Russian contractor for the remaining work on Turkey’s $20 billion atomic plant.

An engineering, supply and construction contract with Ankara-based IC Ictas was canceled and a deal was signed with TSM Enerji Insaat, Akkuyu Nukleer said in a statement on Saturday.

Source: English.Alarabiya

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Turkish opposition praises Baerbock for critique of Erdogan policies

30.07.2022

Mithat Sancar, a Turkish opposition politician, thanked German Foreign Minster Annalena Baerbock on Saturday for her open criticism of the Ankara government during a visit to the country.

On Friday, Baerbock put Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's administration under pressure on human rights, its clampdown on opponents and a planned military operation in northern Syria.

Source: Dw.Com

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Africa

‘Over 14, 809 suspected terrorists to be prosecuted in Northeast’

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri

31 July 2022

No fewer than 14, 809 suspected insurgents are to be prosecuted for terrorism and other criminal activities in the Northeast.

Unveiling the prosecution, on Friday, in Maiduguri, the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa, disclosed that 70,593 persons, comprising Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families had surrendered to the Army.”

Source: Guardian.Ng

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Islamic New Year: Sultan urges muslims to pray for Nigeria

By Abdulganiyu Alabi

31 July 2022

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Jamatul Nasirul Islam (JNI), Muhammad Abubakar II, has urged Muslims celebrating the Islamic New year (Muharram 1444AH) to  fervently pray for Nigeria.

In a statement by the Secretary-General, JNI, Dr. Khalid AbubakarAliyu, the sultan urged  Nigerian Muslim  to continuously seek Allah’s forgiveness, guidance and protection.

Source: Guardian

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APC Muslim-Muslim ticket doesn’t reflect Nigeria’s diversity – Nweke

By Eniola Akinkuotu

31st July 2022

Former Minister of Information and Communications, Frank Nweke Jr, who is now the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Enugu State, Frank Nweke Jr, tells ENIOLA AKINKUOTU about his ambition and other trending issues

You recently emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Enugu State. What should the people of the state expect should you be elected?

Source: Punchng.Com

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NHRC Reacts As UN Says Boko Haram 12 -Year Insurgency Pushes 1.7m Children Into Malnutrition

By Wondrous Nnaeme

Jul 30, 2022

The Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN, has lamented the destruction caused by Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.

This is as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA published on its website that “approximately 1.74 million children under five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition across the north-east in 2022.”

Source: The Whistler

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South Asia

One-Kilometer-Long Surface Fault Occurs in Central Afghanistan

By Saqalain Eqbal

30 Jul 2022

Sources claim that on Friday night, July 29, a large fissure formed in some of the agricultural lands in the Deh Yak district of the province of Ghazni.

The excessive use of underground water in the fields, according to agricultural affairs experts, is what caused the ground to crack in this area.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/one-kilometer-long-surface-fault-occurs-in-central-afghanistan-47483/

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Grenade Explosion at Afghanistan Cricket Match Prompts Responses

By Saqalain Eqbal

30 Jul 2022

In a statement issued on Friday, July 29, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his sincere sympathies to the families of the deceased and wished those injured a quick recovery.

According to the statement of the UN Secretary-General, “attacks against civilians and civilian objects are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.”

Source: khaama Press

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PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Maitree Power Project in Bangladesh

By Shishir Gupta

Jul 31, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are expected to jointly inaugurate the 1320 MegaWatt Maitree Super Thermal Power Station when the latter visits India for a three-day visit in the first week of September. Touted to be Bangladesh’s largest power plant, the coal-fired station is being set up by Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between India’s NTPC and Bangladesh Power Development Board. The project is worth USD 1.5 billion.

While Bangladesh PM Hasina is expected to visit India any time between September 5 and 7 and stay for two to three days, the visit has been accorded utmost importance by the Modi government as Dhaka happens to be one of India’s closest allies. Before PM Hasina arrives in Delhi, trial runs between Kolkata-Chattogram-Mongla ports for India Bangladesh trade will begin posting a new chapter in the bilateral ties. The first vessel from Kolkata is expected to reach Mongla, on Pashur River, on August 5 carrying 16 tons of iron pipes in a container with destination Meghalaya using the Tamabil-Dwaki border points and 8.5 tons of pre-foam in another container for Assam using the Birbirbazaar-Srimantpur border points. This exercise will create cheaper and alternative routes for India to reach its North-East region while at the same time carrying export-import containers for Bangladesh.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Neighbour’s envy: India’s jute economy is faltering while Bangladesh’s is flourishing; here’s why

By Shagun

30 July 2022

“Just 10 years ago, this whole area was under jute, as far as the eye could see. Not anymore,” says Narayan Ghosh, pointing at a vast stretch of farmland in Saguna village of West Bengal’s Nadia district.

“The vegetation was so dense and the plants so tall, over three metres, that the traders who came to buy jute did not dare to enter the fields alone for fear of being lost,” says Ghosh, a farmer who owns 0.5 hectares (ha) in the village.

Source: Downto Earth

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Arab world

How clean nuclear energy will put Saudi Arabia ahead of the climate-change curve

JONATHAN GORNALL

July 31, 2022

LONDON: When a newspaper headline begins with the prefix “revealed,” most readers are sufficiently familiar with media shorthand to know that they are expected to react to the article that follows with surprise, or perhaps even concern.

But when the UK’s Guardian newspaper ran a story in 2020 headlined “Revealed: Saudi Arabia may have enough uranium ore to produce nuclear fuel,” the real surprise was that the story was getting on for 50 years old.

Source: Arab News

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What makes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque a top destination?

July 31, 2022

Gulf News Report

STRONG CORPORATE RESULTS SHOW UAE ECONOMY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK: The past week has been a busy one with some of UAE’s top companies announcing their half-yearly or quarterly results. And the numbers have one thing in common – they all point towards a healthy business environment that allows businesses to thrive and boosts consumer confidence. Top banks like Dubai’s Emirates NBD and Abu Dhabi’s FAB have unveiled stellar results, and most importantly, seen a sharp drop in impairment charges. Loan books have increased in size, too, pointing to improved consumer confidence. This echoes the UAE’s Central Bank report earlier this month, which said individuals and corporates in the UAE borrowed more in the second quarter of 2022 as improving economic outlook drove demand. Lending remained strong despite recent interest rate increases, the apex bank had said in its Q2 Credit Sentiment Survey. The icing on the cake was the H1 performance of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways. After a painstaking four-and-a-half-year turnaround journey, the carrier swung to a core operating profit of $296 million in the first half, despite fuel costs increasing by almost 60 per cent in comparison to the same period last year. (By (COMMENT BY Anupam Varma, Assistant Editor)

Source: Gulf News

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https://gulfnews.com/opinion/from-the-editors/what-makes-sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque-a-top-destination-1.1659249433899?slide=3

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Saudi Shoura Council speaker begins official visit to Morocco

ARAB NEWS

July 31, 2022

RIYADH: Speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sheikh will begin an official visit to Morocco on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

Al-Sheikh will head a parliamentary delegation in response to an invitation from the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, and the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Councillors, Al-Naam Mayara.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi development fund lays foundation stone for Abobo University Hospital in Ivory Coast

ARAB NEWS

July 30, 2022

LONDON: The Saudi Fund for Development on Saturday participated in laying the foundation stone for the Abobo University Hospital project in Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan.

As SFD contributes with development loans worth over $22.72 million in the Ivorian capital, the Abobo University Hospital project is one of the newest, and provides 600 beds over an 18,000-hectare land, the authority said in a statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday,

Source: Arab News

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Saudi envoy to UN meets Ukrainian counterpart

ARAB NEWS

July 31, 2022

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdulmohsen Majed bin Khothaila, met his Ukrainian counterpart Yevheniia Filipenko on Saturday. 

During the meeting, a number of topics of common interest were discussed within the framework of international organizations.

Source: Arab News

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