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Arab-American family slams United Airlines over discrimination

New York : An Arab-American family slammed United Airlines after its staff removed them from a flight in an incident that they claimed was "profiling" and "discrimination at its finest".

On March 20, Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley and her children were asked to leave a Spring Break flight from Chicago to Washington by the crew in what was described by them at the time as a "safety of flight" issue, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

In videos posted on Facebook, Shebley claimed that the air crew were "profiling my family and me for no reason other than how we look."

A year after Aler encounter: Families ask questions that no one can answer

On April 7 2015, five people accused in the murder of two policemen were killed in an encounter in Aler, Nalgonda after the police allegedly shot all of them in ‘self-defence’. Like most cases of police encounters, this too remain shrouded in mystery and a year later, the families’ questions remain unanswered; their pleas unheard. In the first part of the series, Raqib Hameed Naik speaks to the family of one of the deceased, Syed Amjad Ali.

Politicans playing dirty over displaced Bodos in BTAD: Promising Land Patta inside Forest

By Abdul Kalam Azad

Assam: This is election time in Assam and political parties are not leaving any stone unturned to get as much vote as possible. If someone is promising to create 2.5 million jobs in next five years, other one is promising to protect civil and human rights of the persecuted minorities. In reality, all these hollow promises will be going to the cold storage of politicians’ conscience without a second thought.

‘People of South Asian countries are subjected to slavery by mass biometric surveillance like Aadhaar’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In order to ponder light on various aspects of mass biometric identification projects in South Asian countries, a Press Conference on “Are Aadhaar like biometric identification projects in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan legitimate?” was organized here at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia, New Delhi.

Suicide bomber kills over 50 in crowded Lahore park

Lahore : More than 50 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday evening near the main gate of the crowded and popular Gulshan-e-Iqbal park here, officials said.

Superintendent of Police Muhammad Iqbal of Iqbal Town area, where the park is located, confirmed it was a suicide attack and said 53 people had been killed.

More than 200 people were injured in the ghastly tragedy. Many of them were in critical condition in three main hospitals which frantically appealed to Lahore residents to donate blood.

Madrid Mayor’s soothing slogan against post Brussels rightwing hysteria

By Saeed Naqvi

If “terrorize” and “polarize” is the name of the game, the message from the Brussels terror attack has been transmitted to Madrid with lightning speed. Flares reached the sky opposite the Spanish capital’s main mosque located on a major motorway. A banner read: “Today Brussels, Tomorrow Madrid?”

The banner is a very literal effort at polarization because the rise of Podemos, the Spanish Communist Party, in last December elections, inspired the leftwing Mayor to hang a giant size placard outside the City Hall: “Welcome the Immigrants.”

Delhi's Haj quota must be increased, demands Sisodia

New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday demanded that the central government increase the Haj quota for the city-state.

"We request the concerned central ministry to increase the quota for Haj for Delhi. It’s the national capital of the country, the number of applications is very huge; the quota must be increased," he said, citing the huge backlog of applications with the state government.

Sisodia conducted the draw of lots for Haj 2016 in presence of the officers of union minorities ministry and the Delhi State Haj Committee.

Two Muslims transporting buffaloes killed brutally in Jharkhand

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Ranchi: In a gruesome attack on minorities in Jharkhand, two Muslim men were beaten and hanged to death by unknown assailants in Jhabbar village of Latehar District. According to the initial Police investigation, the two people were on their way to a Friday market with buffaloes.

None of the 99 names of Allah stands for violence: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Sufism "the voice of peace", noted that none of the 99 names of Allah stands for violence.

In his address at the World Sufi Forum here on Thursday, Modi said: "Sufism is the voice of peace, co-existence, compassion, equality and a call to universal brotherhood.

"When we think of 99 names of Allah, no one stands for force and violence. The first two names of Allah are compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Rahim. Sufism is the celebration of diversity and pluralism.

Salmaan Taseer's abducted son freed after 5 years

Islamabad: Shahbaz Taseer, son of erstwhile Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was freed from his captors on Tuesday, five years after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from Lahore.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore on August 26, 2011, near his company�s head office a few months after the assassination of his father Salman Taseer -- who was then Punjab governor -- at the hands of his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri.