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Government calls for self-reporting by attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat event

More than 200 people out of the 4,000 people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19. The government has asked the attendees to self-report to contain the sudden spike in cases. About Tablighi Jamaat The Tablighi Jamaat is a proselytising movement that literally means ‘a society for spreading ..

Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allar Dol’

The Government of Bangladesh has banned the Islamist outfit ‘Allar Dol’ because it poses threat to public safety and security. It is the 9th Islamist group to be banned for extremism and militancy in Bangladesh.The Allah’r Dol was formed in 1995 with the aim to establish Caliphate through armed struggle. In 2004, it merged with banned ..

Bangladesh to hold world’s second largest Muslim congregation ‘Bishwa Ijtema’

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema from10th to 12th January 2020 in Dhaka. It is the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19. Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field ..

Abqaiq–Khurais attack on Saudi Arabia Oil Fields

On 14th September 2019 a state owned Saudi Araco oil processing unit at Khurais and Abqaiq was attacked by a drone. The attack was claimed by the Houthi movement in Yemen. They assert that the attacks are their right in retaliation for the air strikes  and other attacks in Yemen. The frequency of Houthi attacks ..

U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as Global Terrorist

On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..

Pakistan: Deadly explosion rocks Quetta market

In the Pakistani city of Quetta, a deadly explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded another 40 in the latest attack on the minority community of Hazara in Quetta.  Zia Langove, the provincial minister said, “Four or five of the wounded are in critical condition”. The Hazaras were buying the vegetables when the explosion ..

Brunei punishes Gay sex

Brunei is to introduce new Islamic law that would make Gay sex an offence, punishable stoning to death. The law comes to force from April 3 2019. It has received international condemnation. Under the law, the individuals can be convicted if they confess or witnessed of committing the act by 4 witnesses. Such persons are ..

Al Noor Mosque reopened in New Zealand after attacks

A week ago 50 people were killed at 2 mosques in New Zealand. The mosque was closed for investigation after the attack. As it was reopened 3000 people walked in side the mosque to honour the victims. New zealand has banned all the semi automatic weapons and assault rifles following the attack. A NAtional Memorial ..