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“Hindu Mahapanchayat”: Seven Journalists Attacked, Mob Calls Muslim Journalists ‘Jihadi’; Yati Narsinghanand Exhorts Hindus To Pick Up Arms

New Age Islam News Bureau

03 April 2022

 

The event was organised by Preet Singh, founder of the Save India Foundation. Singh was also one of the organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar last year when anti-Muslim slogans were raised. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

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• “Hindu Mahapanchayat”: Seven Journalists Attacked, Mob Calls Muslim Journalists ‘Jihadi’; Yati Narsinghanand Exhorts Hindus To Pick Up Arms

• Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Notice Of National Assembly Dissolution

• Member Of Islamic Jihad Cell Boasted He Planned ‘Something Very Big In Israel’ — TV

• Islamic Emirate’s Supreme Leader Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada Announces Ban on Poppy Cultivation

• French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin Under Fire For 'Happy Ramadan' Tweet

 

India

• ‘Will Play Hanuman Chalisa Outside Mosques’: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena  Chief Speaks Against Prayers On Loudspeakers

• Ugadi Festive: Bajrang Dal Activists Arrested For Attacking Muslim Meat Sellers

• Muslim vendors in Karnataka claim business as usual despite 'halal' meat row

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Pakistan

• Imran ‘trying to trigger civil war’, says opposition

• Govt appoints Omer Cheema as Punjab governor, sacks Chaudhry Sarwar

• Pillion riding banned, metro bus service suspended as NA meets to vote on no-trust move today

• Sindh CM Murad ready to make MQM-P coalition partner

• Sindh police to escort PTI dissidents to parliament

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Mideast

• Islamic Jihad says adheres to promise for liberation of Quds

• Israeli Police Fear Copycat Attacks During Ramadan, but 'Don't See Escalation'

• Palestinians begin new phase of intifada right before Ramadan month

• Iranian President felicitates leaders of Islamic countries on Ramadan

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South Asia

• Muslims attend evening prayers as Ramadan begins

• Off-White™ Releases Cozy Capsule Collection for Ramadan

• India, Turkmenistan share consensus on Afghanistan issues: President Kovind

• Despite tensions, US wants Pakistan to play its role in Afghanistan

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Europe

• Prince Charles Wished Muslims A Happy Ramadan; Shares Special Message For Muslims

• Bolton batsman Haseeb Hameed discusses fasting during Ramadan

• Muslim Council of Britain issues guide to Ramadan 2022

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North America

• GOP Rep. McClain Falsely Claimed That Trump Caught Osama Bin Laden

• Surau, mosques in Johor allowed to hold breaking of fast events

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Southeast Asia

• Thailand, Southern Insurgent Group To Halt Violence During Ramadan

• Gov't optimizes potentials for sharia social financial sector

• Report: PKR’s Nik Nazmi calls for more inclusivity in discussions with DAP, Amanah

• With MySejahtera in the spotlight, experts say scrutiny definitely needed to ensure data properly utilised

• Muslims mark start of Ramadan with congregational tarawih prayers without physical distancing

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Arab world

• KSrelief Inaugurates Ramadan Food Baskets Distribution Project in the Republic of Albania

• Purchase wave raises prices of food in Egypt markets on 1st day of Ramadan

• Airline Emirates’ Signature Ramadan Service Returns To The Skies

• Celebrities mark the start of Ramadan 2022, from DJ Khaled to Paul Pogba

• Oman Charitable Organisation seeks donations on Ramadan

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Africa

• Anti-Govt Sermon: Suspended Abuja Imam Breaks Silence, Says ‘Only God Dethrones’

• President Cyril Ramaphosa Wishes Muslim Communities Well For The Holy Month Of Ramadan

• Pray for Nigeria – Ekiti NUJ urges Muslim journalists

• Imam Khalid who criticized President sacked for inciting violence – Buhari’s aide, Onochie

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:  https://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/hindu-mahapanchayat-journalists-jihadi-yati-narsinghanand/d/126715

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“Hindu Mahapanchayat”: Seven Journalists Attacked, Mob Calls Muslim Journalists ‘Jihadi’; Yati Narsinghanand Exhorts Hindus To Pick Up Arms

 

The event was organised by Preet Singh, founder of the Save India Foundation. Singh was also one of the organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar last year when anti-Muslim slogans were raised. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

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By Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi

 April 3, 2022

The event was organised by Preet Singh, founder of the Save India Foundation. Singh was also one of the organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar last year when anti-Muslim slogans were raised. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Yati Narsinghanand, the head priest of Ghaziabad’s Dasna Devi Temple and an accused in the Haridwar hate speech case, Sunday exhorted Hindus to pick up arms and said that if India were to get a Muslim Prime Minister, “50% of you (Hindus) will change your faith in the next 20 years”. He was speaking at Delhi’s Burari ground, where around 200 people had gathered on Sunday to participate in a ‘Hindu Mahapanchayat’.

The event was organised by Preet Singh, founder of the Save India Foundation. Singh was also one of the organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar last year when anti-Muslim slogans were raised. He was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with that case and is currently out on bail. Narsinghanand, too, is out on bail in connection with the Haridwar case.

Addressing the crowd, Narsinghanand also said that “40% Hindus will be killed” if India were to get a Muslim PM. “This is the future of Hindus. If you want to change this, be a man (Mard Bano). What is it to be a man? Someone who is armed,” he said.

Delhi Police said the organisers did not have permission to hold the event. According to Preet Singh’s Twitter account, the event was planned as far back as January 4 this year.

Some journalists who had gone to cover the event meanwhile alleged they were beaten up by members of the audience. Some of them also alleged they were detained from the venue by the Delhi Police and taken to the Mukherjee Nagar Police Station.

Delhi Police, however, denied the charge. “Some of the reporters, willingly, on their own free will, to evade the restless crowd which was getting agitated by their presence, sat in a PCR van stationed at the venue and opted to proceed to the police station for security reasons. Nobody was detained. Due police protection was provided,” said Usha Rangrani, DCP North West.

Source: Indian Express

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https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/mahapanchayat-delhi-yati-narsinghanand-exhorts-hindus-pick-up-arms-event-no-permission-7850680/

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Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Notice Of National Assembly Dissolution

 

Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, chant slogans in support of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, outside parliament building Islamabad, Pakistan April 3, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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By Zee Media Bureau

April 3, 2022

The Pakistan National Assembly Deputy Speaker has today (April 3) rejected the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and has declared it unconstitutional. The Deputy Speaker said that it's against the Constitution and the rules of Pakistan.

Imran Khan has now advised President to dissolve the National Assembly and has called for fresh elections.

It is notable that Imran Khan's career was at stake as a united opposition had tabled a no-confidence motion against the cricketer-turned-politician for a parliamentary session today. If they remain united, Khan is set to fall below the 172 votes needed to survive the no-confidence vote.

Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Islamabad in view of possible violence.

Stay tuned to Zee News to get the latest updates on Imran Khan's no-confidence vote.

While acting upon the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi has approved the removal of Mohammad Sarwar from the position of Governor of Punjab and appointed Omar Sarfraz Cheema as Governor Punjab, under Article 101 of the Constitution of Pakistan:

"Absolutely not. Whatever happened today, Army has no role in it," said Babar Iftikhar, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, in response to a question on Dissolution of

"Imran Khan will save Pakistan...Whoever is America's friend is a traitor," sloganeering underway outside Pakistan Parliament after the National Assembly of Pakistan was dissolved, this afternoon. (ANI)

Source: Zee News

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https://zeenews.india.com/world/live-updates/latest-news-on-pakistan-pm-imran-khans-no-confidence-vote-motion-in-national-assembly-pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf-2450283

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Member Of Islamic Jihad Cell Boasted He Planned ‘Something Very Big In Israel’ — TV

 

IDF soldiers are seen operating in the West Bank, in an image published by the military on April 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

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By Emanuel Fabian

2 April 2022

A member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad cell killed during a raid by Israeli security forces early Saturday had been on the Shin Bet’s radar since firing at troops in the West Bank earlier this week, Israeli television reported.

Saif Abu Libdeh, a 25-year-old resident of Tulkarm, fired over 50 bullets at IDF troops patrolling along the so-called seam line on Tuesday, according to Channel 12 news. No soldiers were hurt.

The network said the Shin Bet has been on Abu Libdeh’s tail since and tracked him during a rally Friday in Jenin, where he appeared armed with an M-16 rifle.

The unsourced report said security officials believe he intended to carry out a killing spree similar to the recent terror attacks in Beersheba, Hadera, and Bnei Brak, in which 11 people were killed in total.

Two other suspects — Khalil Twalba, 24, from Jenin, and Saeb Abahara, 30, from nearby the village of Yamun — were killed during the shootout with Israeli forces, which left four officers wounded, including one seriously.

A fourth suspecter member of the cell was arrested Saturday in the Palestinian town of Shuweika, near the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

The Israel Defense Forces later released video showing troops surrounding the suspect’s home before he attempted to flee. The military said an M-16 rifle and ammunition were seized during the raid.

Officials have said the cell was on its way to carry out an attack in Israel at the time of the arrest operation. Ahead of a meeting Saturday evening with top Shin Bet officials, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said security forces foiled a “ticking time bomb.”

In response to the recent attacks, Israeli security forces have been placed on heightened alert, with reinforcements sent to the West Bank, seam line, and major cities. The escalation has come as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began — often a period of high tension in Israel and the West Bank.

Israeli officials have sought to head off tensions ahead of Ramadan amid fears that the violence could snowball into the same type of unrest that rocked Israel in May 2021, when Hamas began shooting rockets into Israel, sparking an 11-day war with Gaza and days of rioting between Arabs and Jews inside Israel.

Source: En.Isna

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Islamic Emirate’s Supreme Leader Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada Announces Ban on Poppy Cultivation

 

Poppy Cultivation

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By TOLO News

03-04-2022

The decree says the cultivation of poppy seeds as well as drug trafficking are banned in the country.

The Islamic Emirate’s Supreme Leader Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada in a decree on Sunday announced a "strict ban" on poppy cultivation as well as the use and trafficking of all types of illicit drugs.

The decree, read by Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabihullah Maujahid, says there is a “strict ban” on the use and trafficking of “all types of illicit drugs” such as alcoholic beverages, heroin, “Tablet K”, hashish and others.

“If anyone violates the decree and cultivates poppy, their crop will be destroyed and the violator will be punished based on the Sharia law,” the decree says.

Announcing the decree, Deputy Prime Minister Hanafi asked the international community to cooperate with the Islamic Emirate in the treatment of drug addicts and finding alternative businesses for farmers.

Source: Tolo News

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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin Under Fire For 'Happy Ramadan' Tweet

 

Darmanin has the middle name Moussa and is of Algerian, Armenian, and Maltese descent [AFP via Getty]

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The New Arab Staff

03 April, 2022

French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has come under fire for a tweet in which he conveyed Ramadan greetings to France's Muslim minority.

"I wish all Muslims in our country a happy Ramadan," Darmanin said on Friday, the eve of the Muslim holy month.

Twitter users accused the minister of the country which prides itself on secularism of hypocrisy.

Several asked why Darmanin had not tweeted greetings for the Catholic holiday of Lent, which began on 2 March.

The minister also received criticism from some Muslims, who pointed out that he last year pushed through an "anti-separatism" bill that activists say targets France's Muslim community.

"Coming from a minister who has fervently taken part in the criminalisation, repression, and/or dissolution of a number of Muslim figures and structures... it's damn cheeky," journalist and activist Siham Assbague said in reply to Darmanin's tweet.

Some Twitter users accused Darmanin of trying to appease French Muslims ahead of the country's elections.

The latest opinion polls showed France's centrist leader Emmanuel Macron is losing ground to Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate who has expressed Islamophobic views.

Darmanin responded to the backlash for his tweet on Saturday.

"Yesterday I wished a happy Ramadan to our Muslim compatriots, and I'm proud of that," he said on Facebook.

"Since then, many comments, a bit racist, evoking that I did not wish a happy birthday to Christians or Jews."

He produced a list of links to congratulatory messages he had shared for Christian and Jewish holidays.

Darmanin - whose middle name is Moussa - is of Algerian, Armenian, and Maltese descent.

He announced last month that he will be outlawing two leading pro-Palestine NGOs, accusing them of "fuelling hatred".

Source: English.Alaraby

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https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/french-minister-under-fire-happy-ramadan-tweet

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 India

‘Will Play Hanuman Chalisa Outside Mosques’: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena  Chief Speaks Against Prayers On Loudspeakers

By: DNA Web Team

Apr 03, 2022

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has made a bold statement against the usage of loudspeakers for reading prayers in the mosques of the state, urging the Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra to put an end to this practice.

Thackeray said that the Maharashtra government needs to put an end to mosque loudspeakers or soon, “Hanuman Chalisa will play in loud volume” outside of the mosques. The estranged cousin of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he is not against prayers, but speakers in mosques should not be allowed.

While addressing a rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray said, “I am not against prayers, but the government should take a decision on removing mosque loudspeakers. I am warning now...” He also said that he “takes pride in his own religion”, but this practice needs to stop.

Source: DNA webdesk

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https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-will-play-hanuman-chalisa-outside-mosques-raj-thackeray-speaks-against-prayers-on-loudspeakers-2943692

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Ugadi festive: Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Muslim meat sellers

03rd April 2022

BENGALURU: Five Bajrang Dal activists were arrested in Shivamogga district in Karnataka for allegedly attacking a Muslim trader for selling halal meat, even as the ‘Boycott halal products’ campaign by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal intensified in the state.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai appealed to people to celebrate Hindu new year Ugadi and Hosa Tadaku festivals peacefully without disturbing law and order.

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2022/apr/03/ugadi-festive-bajrang-dal-activists-arrested-for-muslim-meat-sellers-2437286.html

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Muslim vendors in Karnataka claim business as usual despite 'halal' meat row

Apr 3, 2022

BENGALURU: Amid the call for a boycott of 'halal' meat, the Muslim vendors from the state claimed that the controversy hasn't affected their business.

The vendors said that the business is as usual with no dip in the footfalls of customers, with 90 per cent of them being Hindus and Christians.

Source: Times Of India

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Pakistan

Imran ‘trying to trigger civil war’, says opposition

Iftikhar A. Khan

April 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday for “trying to divide the nation and pushing the country towards a civil war” — a sentiment shared by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who said it was unfortunate that “this defeated man [the premier] is making efforts to disrupt peace”.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr Sharif urged all state institutions to ensure smooth voting on the no-confidence resolution in the Nat­ional Assembly scheduled for today (Sunday).

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683171/imran-trying-to-trigger-civil-war-says-opposition

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Govt appoints Omer Cheema as Punjab governor, sacks Chaudhry Sarwar

Dawn.com

April 3, 2022

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the federal government had removed Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar from his post, appointing Omer Sarfraz Cheema as his replacement.

The announcement also came hours before a crucial session of the National Assembly on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as a sitting of the Punjab Assembly to elect a new leader of the house following Usman Buzdar's resignation.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683225/govt-appoints-omer-cheema-as-punjab-governor-sacks-chaudhry-sarwar

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Pillion riding banned, metro bus service suspended as NA meets to vote on no-trust move today

Munawer Azeem

April 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The capital administration on Saturday imposed a ban on pillion riding besides suspending the metro bus service as the National Assembly is scheduled to meet for a voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday (today).

Officials of the capital administration said a two-day ban had been imposed on pillion riding while the metro bus service would remain suspended for one day.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683088/pillion-riding-banned-metro-bus-service-suspended-as-na-meets-to-vote-on-no-trust-move-today

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Sindh CM Murad ready to make MQM-P coalition partner

Tahir Siddiqui

April 3, 2022

KARACHI: Making it clear that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has not demanded any ministries, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that it was up to the MQM-P to join as a coalition partner of Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government.

Accompanied by his law adviser and Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, the chief minister said that the talks between the MQM-P and PPP were held in the presence of their respective leadership.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683132/sindh-cm-murad-ready-to-make-mqm-p-coalition-partner

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Sindh police to escort PTI dissidents to parliament

Munawer Azeem

April 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh police have been tasked with escorting all dissident members of the PTI to the National Assembly on Sunday (today) to appear in the proceedings for the vote of no-confidence, sources told Dawn.

The sources in the police and the administration said reports gathered by intelligence agencies had showed that the Singh police’s Special Security Unit (SSU), which was present in the Sindh House, would escort the 22 dissident MNAs of the PTI to the National Assembly.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683087/sindh-police-to-escort-pti-dissidents-to-parliament

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Mideast

Islamic Jihad says adheres to promise for liberation of Quds

April 3, 2022

The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement emphasized in a speech on Saturday night that the organization was devoted to its commitment to the liberation of Quds.

Referring to the martyrdom of three young Palestinians in the north of the West Bank by the Israeli regime's forces, Ziyad al-Nakhalah noted that the Palestinian resistance fighters are recording the best patterns of sacrifice and heroism in the West Bank."

Source: Iran Press

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https://en.abna24.com/news//islamic-jihad-says-adheres-to-promise-for-liberation-of-quds_1244159.html

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Israeli Police Fear Copycat Attacks During Ramadan, but 'Don't See Escalation'

Josh Breiner

Apr. 3, 2022

A senior police official voiced concern Saturday over attempts to launch copycat attacks following the terror attacks that took place in recent weeks, but denied that Israel was facing a security escalation as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began.

“We don’t see escalation, but mainly attempts to launch copycat attacks inspired by the cases in Be’er Sheva, Hadera and Bnei Brak, and that’s the main concern,” the officer said.

Source: Haaretz

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-police-fear-copycat-attacks-during-ramadan-but-don-t-see-escalation-1.10715391

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Palestinians begin new phase of intifada right before Ramadan month

April 3, 2022

As the holy month of Ramadan is approaching, the Palestinians are commencing a new phase of resistance, or as they say, intifada.

Last Ramadan, the occupied territories witnessed bloody strikes by the Israeli forces, as well as brutal evictions, especially in Sheikh Jarrah.

Source: Tehran Times

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Iranian President felicitates leaders of Islamic countries on Ramadan

3 April 2022

Tehran (ISNA) - The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran congratulated the leaders of the Islamic countries on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

In separate messages to the leaders of Islamic countries, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi wrote, "The scent of Ramadan is coming again so that in this blessed month, the month of the revelation of the Qur'an, where human destinies are determined on a night like Qadr, it is an opportunity for Muslims and the righteous servants of God to practice piety through abstinence from sin and cultivation and purification of the soul, and to be among the pious and to attain nearness to God".

Source: En.Isna

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https://en.isna.ir/news/1401011406232/Iranian-President-felicitates-leaders-of-Islamic-countries-on

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South Asia

Muslims attend evening prayers as Ramadan begins

03-Apr-2022

The sun set on the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday as people attended evening prayers known as 'Tarawih.' 

Source: News Us.Cgtn

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Off-White™ Releases Cozy Capsule Collection for Ramadan

Avon Dorsey

03-04-2022

Off-White™ has released a cozy capsule collection celebrating the month of Ramadan. Inspired by comfort and elegance, the 17-pieces take on various interpretations of relaxed silhouettes and modest dressing in honor of the holiday observed by Muslims around the world as a time for prayer, reflection, fasting and community.

The upscale loungewear capsule includes a glitter black shirt with gold details at the collar and matching pajama pants, a rhinestone-embellished black t-shirt and hoodie, a track jacket with matching track pants, a green satin holiday shirt with matching joggers, knitwear, and an emerald pajama shirt with matching pajama pants.

Source: Hype Beast

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https://hypebeast.com/2022/4/off-white-ramadan-collection-loungewear-jewelry-slippers

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India, Turkmenistan share consensus on Afghanistan issues: President Kovind

Ashgabat

April 2, 2022

President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Saturday that India and Turkmenistan share a broad regional consensus on the issues related to Afghanistan, including the formation of a truly representative and inclusive government, combating terrorism and drug trafficking and preserving the rights of women, children and other national ethnic groups and minorities.

President Kovind met with his Turkmen counterpart Serdar Berdimuhamedov on Saturday and discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan.

Source: Business

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-turkmenistan-share-consensus-on-afghanistan-issues-president-kovind-122040200599_1.html

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Despite tensions, US wants Pakistan to play its role in Afghanistan

Anwar Iqbal

April 3, 2022

WASHINGTON: Despite growing tensions in bilateral ties, the United States still wants Pakistan to continue playing its role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

On March 31, both Pakistan and the United States participated in yet another meeting of the so-called Extended Troika for Afghan­istan, which also includes Russia and China.

Source: dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1683155

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Europe

Prince Charles Wished Muslims A Happy Ramadan; Shares Special Message For Muslims

Apr 03 2022

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla on Saturday wished Muslims a happy Ramadan.

In a statement, Charles said, "As Muslims across the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth begin a period of fasting and prayer at the start of Ramadan, my wife joins me in taking this opportunity to convey our warmest good wishes to all those observing this month."

Source: Geo.Tv

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https://www.geo.tv/latest/409204-prince-charles-shares-special-message-for-muslims

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Bolton batsman Haseeb Hameed discusses fasting during Ramadan

By Shuiab Khan

03-04-2022

Muslims across the globe have begun the month of Ramadan, the first since all Covid restrictions were lifted.

The Muslim holy month - when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began on April 2 for some. For others the first day of fasting is today (Sunday).

Source: The Bolton News

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https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/20040648.bolton-batsman-haseeb-hameed-discusses-fasting-ramadan/

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Muslim Council of Britain issues guide to Ramadan 2022

by Staff Writer

Apr 3, 2022

THE MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITAIN has announced the launch of its guide to welcoming Ramadan 2022. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, charity and community.  

For those interested in learning more about Ramadan, this guide offers key information on what the holy month means for Muslims and how it is observed, whilst also providing practical guidance for employers on how they can support Muslim colleagues during this month, for example.  

Source: Metro.co

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https://www.ekklesia.co.uk/2022/04/03/a-guide-to-ramadan-2022/

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North America

GOP Rep. McClain Falsely Claimed That Trump Caught Osama Bin Laden

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert

APR 3, 2022

Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain falsely claimed during a Saturday campaign rally that Osama bin Laden had been caught by the Trump administration.

"Well, President Trump was in office. We didn't have a war and I think he made three peace treaties," McClain said during her speech. "Caught Osama – Osama bin Laden and Soleimani, Al Baghdadi. And this President is weak. And I'll tell you weakness breeds aggression. We need strength."

Source: Business Insider

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https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/gop-rep-mcclain-falsely-claimed-that-trump-caught-osama-bin-laden-the-al-qaeda-leader-was-killed-during-the-first-obama-administration-when-trump-was-still-hosting-a-game-show-/articleshow/90620471.cms

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Surau, mosques in Johor allowed to hold breaking of fast events

04- 03- 2022

BATU PAHAT: To further enliven the month of Ramadan in the state, the Johor government allows breaking of fast events to be held at surau and mosques.

If there were more than 50 people, the management of the mosque and surau must provide packed food for the congregants, he told Bernama after performing tarawih prayers at Masjid Parit Besar Semerah last night.

Source: The Sundaily

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Southeast Asia

Thailand, Southern Insurgent Group To Halt Violence During Ramadan

April 03, 2022

The Thai government on Saturday hailed "significant progress" in the latest talks with the main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's Muslim deep south after the sides agreed to stop violence during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

A Thai government delegation and representatives of the main rebel group, the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), met face to face earlier this week in Malaysia in the latest round of talks after peace dialogue resumed in January after a two-year pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Voanews

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https://www.voanews.com/a/thailand-southern-insurgent-group-to-halt-violence-during-ramadan-/6513021.html

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Gov't optimizes potentials for sharia social financial sector

03-04-2022

The model of sustainable social safety net is realized by improving the role of inclusive  sharia  economy and finance and optimizing the  sharia social financial sector,

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has stressed that the government will continue to take optimum advantage of the potentials of the sharia social financial sector to create sustainable social safety net.

Source: Antara News

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https://en.antaranews.com/news/223209/govt-optimizes-potentials-for-sharia-social-financial-sector

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Report: PKR’s Nik Nazmi calls for more inclusivity in discussions with DAP, Amanah

BY KENNETH TEE

03 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — PKR’s Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has said that there is a need for a greater sense of inclusiveness among Pakatan Harapan component parties DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, in that any agreements outside of the coalition finalised by the former should be discussed with PKR as well.

The Setiawangsa MP cited the many statements issued by DAP-Amanah which his party was not privy to during the Johor state election last month and the seat negotiations with Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda).

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/04/03/report-pkrs-nik-nazmi-calls-for-more-inclusivity-in-discussions-with-dap-am/2051280

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With MySejahtera in the spotlight, experts say scrutiny definitely needed to ensure data properly utilised

BY KENNETH TEE

03 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Following the Malaysian government’s plan for the continued usage of  MySejahtera, personal data protection advocates and lawyers say there is nothing wrong with data collection.

Despite guarantees accorded under existing data protection law, tech policy practitioner Maryam Lee pointed out that citizens have no way of knowing if MySejahtera Privacy Policy is actually implemented.

“For example, this deletion policy for check-in data that are over 90 days is there a way to check if our data has, in fact, been deleted as promised?

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/04/03/with-mysejahtera-in-the-spotlight-experts-say-scrutiny-definitely-needed-to/2051225

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Muslims mark start of Ramadan with congregational tarawih prayers without physical distancing

03 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Ramadan this year will certainly be more meaningful for Muslims in the country after they have been allowed to conduct congregational tarawih prayers at mosques and suraus without physical distancing beginning  last night.

This is in line with the transition to endemic phase that took effect  last night after more than two years of facing the Covid-19 pandemic, with various controls and restrictions being imposed, including physical distancing in houses of worship.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/04/03/ramadan-marked-by-congregational-tarawih-prayers-without-physical-distancin/2051226

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Arab world

KSrelief Inaugurates Ramadan Food Baskets Distribution Project in the Republic of Albania

03-04-2022

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) inaugurated Friday Ramadan food baskets distribution project in the Republic of Albania, in cooperation with the Islamic sheikhdom in Albania.

The project comes as part of the Ramadan “Eta'am” Initiative for the year 2022 and aims to distribute 5,514 food baskets in 31 Albanian cities, benefiting 27,570 individuals.

Source: Al Riyadh Daily

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http://alriyadhdaily.com/article/50b02fc57e884a5796e72cae93f98a10

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Purchase wave raises prices of food in Egypt markets on 1st day of Ramadan

April 3, 2022

The first day of Ramadan across Egypt brought with it a noticeable increase in vegetables prices and crowding at marketplaces.

Tomatoes in particular amounted to more than LE10 per kilo, and the price of beans increased to LE20 per kilo, and potatoes to six LE per kilo.

Source: khaleej Times

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https://www.egyptindependent.com/purchase-wave-raises-prices-of-food-in-egypt-markets-on-1st-day-of-ramadan/

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Airline Emirates’ Signature Ramadan Service Returns To The Skies

03-04-2022

With the start of Ramadan, Emirates will once again be offering its signature Ramadan services on-board and on the ground for its fasting passengers during the holy month.

On-board from April 2, customers breaking their fast across all cabin classes to select Emirates destinations can expect specially crafted, nutritionally balanced iftar meals served in bespoke boxes designed by the airline’s in-house designers in collaboration with local artists at Mawaheb Art Studio.

Source: Trade Arabia

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http://www.tradearabia.com/news/TTN_394963.html

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Celebrities mark the start of Ramadan 2022, from DJ Khaled to Paul Pogba

Katy Gillett

Apr 03, 2022

As Ramadan started on Saturday, Muslim celebrities marked the beginning of the holy month with celebratory posts on social media.

From the US to the UK, and the UAE to India, famous faces across the world sent out video messages and Instagram posts to their mass of followers.

Source: The National News

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https://www.thenationalnews.com/lifestyle/family/2022/04/03/how-celebrities-have-marked-the-start-of-ramadan-2022-from-dj-khaled-to-paul-pogba/

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Oman Charitable Organisation seeks donations on Ramadan

By: Times News Service

03/April/2022

Muscat: Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO) has announced Ramadan Iftar Programme in the Sultanate of Oman for the year 1443 AH.

Source: Times Of Oman

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https://timesofoman.com/article/115154-oman-charitable-organisation-seeks-donations-on-ramadan

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Africa

Anti-govt sermon: Suspended Abuja Imam breaks silence, says ‘only God dethrones’

Sodiq Oyeleke

3 April 2022

Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque, Shiekh Nuru Khalid, who was suspended over a sermon considered to be “anti-government” has broken his silence.

Khalid, popularly known as Digital Imam, in a post written in Arabic, said “God is the most powerful. He gives (enthrones) and takes away power (dethrones) from whomever He wishes”.

Source: Punchng

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https://punchng.com/anti-govt-sermon-suspended-abuja-imam-breaks-silence-says-only-god-dethrones/

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President Cyril Ramaphosa Wishes Muslim Communities Well For The Holy Month Of Ramadan

03-04-2022

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 3, 2022/APO Group/ -- President Cyril Ramaphosa offers his best wishes to South Africa’s Muslim communities for the Holy Month of Ramadan which commences this weekend.

President Ramaphosa said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan, the observance of the Fast and the social support and charity demonstrated by Muslims during this period is an integral part of our nation’s cultural and religious diversity.

Source: Africa-News

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https://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-wishes-muslim-communities-well-for-the-holy-month-of-ramadan?lang=en

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Pray for Nigeria – Ekiti NUJ urges Muslim journalists

By Emmanuel Ani

April 3, 2022

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ekiti State Council has called on Muslims, particularly journalists to use the holy month of Ramadan to seek the face of Allah over the various challenges facing the country.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela said it had become so obvious that Nigeria needed divine intervention going by the incredible happenings such as wanton killings and kidnapping of innocent persons, as well as economic downturn.

Source: Daily Post

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https://dailypost.ng/2022/04/03/pray-for-nigeria-ekiti-nuj-urges-muslim-journalists/

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Imam Khalid who criticized President sacked for inciting violence – Buhari’s aide, Onochie

By Nsikak Nseyen

April 3, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has claimed that Imam of the Apo Friday Mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid was sacked for inciting violence.

DAILY POST had reported that Sheikh Nuru Khalid was suspended by the Mosque Steering Committee for criticising the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent attacks and killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists in Kaduna State.

Source: Daily Post

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https://dailypost.ng/2022/04/03/kaduna-killings-imam-khalid-who-criticized-president-sacked-for-inciting-violence-buharis-aide-onochie/

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