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Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty asks China

BEIJING: China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a “massive crackdown” in its far western region of Xinjiang, Amnesty International said on Monday. Beijing has tightened restrictions on Muslim minorities to combat what it calls Islamic extremism and separatist elements ...

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IMRAN’S NEW PAKISTAN : NO HOPE FOR MINORITIES

By Samuel Baid After his swearing in as Prime Minister of Pakistan last month, Imran Khan said founder of the country Mohammad Ali Jinnah was his sole leader. This claim was solace to those who swear by Jinnah’s vision of a secular Pakistan. One was tempted to believe Imran Khan, ...

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IMRAN’S NEW PAKISTAN : NO HOPE FOR MINORITIES

By Samuel Baid After his swearing in as Prime Minister of Pakistan last month, Imran Khan said founder of the country Mohammad Ali Jinnah was his sole leader. This claim was solace to those who swear by Jinnah’s vision of a secular Pakistan. One was tempted to believe Imran Khan, ...

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Cyber crimes on the rise in Chittagong

by Anwar Hussain    The number of cybercrimes, particularly on social media site Facebook, is rising alarmingly in the port city of Chittagong. According to the Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP), 1,630 cybercrime complaints were lodged between January and August of this year. Among them, more than 800 complaints were disposed ...

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Jalaluddin Haqqani Is Dead But Not His Terror Network

By Samuel Baid The man, whose network split the decades-old friendship between the United States and Pakistan, is dead or looking at it from another angle, Pakistan chose to sacrifice its lucrative friendship with the US for the sake of this terror network, said to be a “veritable arm” of ...

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Root causes of unrest in Xinjiang

by Allabaksh China’s official mouthpiece Global Times, has carried three articles recently on Xinjiang, relating to the threat posed by terrorism and religious extremism and what steps need to be taken to ensure ethnic unity. All three articles are propaganda pieces aimed at Western audiences to inform them that China ...

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