Asia-Pacific, Myanmar, Human Rights, Politics
The Rohingya Muslims are the people of the Rakhine state of Myanmar (Burma) who are, historically, known to have set foot in the Burmese land, mainly the Rakhine state, in the 8th century for the purposes of trading and religious preaching.
“Punish us if you want, but triple talaq will remain valid in India”, The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, the leading Islamic Organization in India, proclaimed after the Supreme Court’s Ban on triple talaq. Challenging the 1400-year-old practice, the Muslim Women’s quest for equality filed seven petitions including one by a woman who was divorced through WhatsApp.
Africa, CAR, Human Rights, Politics
Whether it is a scandalous scene, a reference to homosexuality or even a discussion of radical ideas, people have fought court cases to ban some of the world’s most famous books.
Asia-Pacific, Turkey, Opinion, Politics
On March 24th, 2013, a group of Seleka rebels finished a nearly four-month long assault on Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. The attack started after several rebel groups claimed that the CAR government wasn’t abiding by peace treaties signed in 2008 after the Central African Republic Bush War.
Earlier in July, Erdogan’s government rolled out the new school curriculum in Turkey, and it has created quite a hullabaloo not only within Turkey but also outside of it.
It was a pleasant day. The evening had been dreamy and relatively cooler after the first monsoon rain. Enjoying tea with cookies, I was scrolling up and down on my feed when news caught my eyes. I couldn’t just scroll it down; a Christian teenage girl from Israel had been killed by her father over a relationship with a Muslim guy. That was Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. One of many honor killings we had to wittness in recent years.
Europe, Bulgaria, Human Rights
Jenny, 28, was diagnosed with leukemia seven months after discovering she was pregnant. Doctors advised that she could do two things that would save both her life and her baby. First, undergo a C-section and then chemotherapy, options she refused because of one thing. It required a blood transfusion. She died from giving birth.
Asia-Pacific, Myanmar, Human Rights, Politics, Editor's Choice
Every few times a year, an event takes place in the city of Stara Zagora that has come to be known as the Bride Market. The participants are young boys and girls from the Kalaidzhi clan – a local Roma community that is largely impoverished.
Asia-Pacific, India, Human Rights
Is ethnic cleansing happening in Myanmar? There are some key themes that can usually be used to define ethnic cleansing. Some of these include ideas like military control, state media propaganda, violence happening against a growing minority group, etc…
Kashmir, once known as the “Paradise on Earth” has not only changed but has become the biggest controversy of the decade. Now, known across the world as the land of terrorism, Jihadis and stone pelters along with the fields of saffron, the once beautiful Kashmir has now transformed into something that no one wants to be part of. Nonetheless, for the Kashmiri Hindus denizens of the state, violence is nothing new.