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‘Women’s March India’ to campaign across India

Category: India, News Posted by Neha Published: Mar 24, 2019, 10:35 am IST Updated: Mar 24, 2019, 11:06 am IST ‘Women’s March India’ will organize campaigns across India in various cities, towns, villages, talukas on 4th April to give a call to defeat anti-constitution, anti-poor, anti-women forces of hatred.

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Long before Shamima Begum, Muslim women were targets

What progress, if any, have we made in the last decade when it comes to our understanding of Muslim women? I found myself asking this question when the BBC’s Bodyguard won best new drama last month at the National Television awards, having amassed 11 million viewers including 48% of the …

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HC seeks response on plea seeking women’s entry into Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking directions to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. The court was hearing a plea seeking directions for framing of guidelines …

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Stop Calling Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress

Archaeologists have recently discovered the slave quarters of Sally Hemings, a female slave who lived in President Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, and whom Jefferson had six children with, according to many historians and DNA testing. The discovery was part of the Mountaintop Project, a $35 million project which will restore …

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Filipino Military Might Use Muslim ID Badges Against Counterterrorism

Military in Central Luzon, a city in the Philippines, is considering the possibility of enforcing Muslim ID badges as a counterterrorism method. According to Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, the identification cards will serve as a way to single out terrorists and other undesirable individuals. He reported that the method has …

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Boston Launches New Poster Campaign to Fight Islamophobia

Boston launched a new public service initiative this week with the aim of encouraging bystanders to intervene if they witness anti-Muslim harassment. A new poster campaign was launched following an increase of reported hate crimes against Muslims, particularly an incident in which a 34-year-old man was charged for yelling anti-Muslim slurs …

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I Studied Away From Home in China Before Getting Married

Written by Fatima Naqvi. I knew there would be whispers about me when I left. Whispers that would viciously attack my decision to study abroad in China for my junior year of high school. I never knew precisely what was said about me, but I could guess at the meanings …

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Leading the Resistance: Your Voice Counts

I wrote my first story at six-years-old. It was called “King and Queen” and I was excited to send it to the Reading Rainbow Short Story contest. My love of words, stories, stringing sentences together to form legible thoughts to be conveyed to an audience was innate, I believe. Plus, …

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@Bannedgrandmas Is a Reminder That the Ban Continues to Break Families Apart

On June 29, Donald Trump reinstated the travel ban – a ban that bars anyone without a “bona fide relationship” with a U.S. citizen from entering the U.S. Under these new guidelines, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins from the six countries are not considered “family” enough. One day …

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