India calls out Pakistan over Hindu temple vandalism, says Islamabad can't hide behind UN resolution
Friday, 22 January 2021 India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for being one of the co-sponsors of a United Nations resolution on promoting a culture of peace even as Pakistan authorities remained "mute spectators" as a mob vandalised a historic temple in its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In a horrific incident, A five-member Hindu family in Pakistan was found dead with their throats slit under mysterious circumstances on Friday. Police have recovered some of the weapons used in the killings, including a knife and an axe. Police officials have begun investigation in the killings and are likely to submit report soon. The incident has once again raised questions on the constant attack on the hindu minorities in Pakistan.
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan won a trust vote in the National Assembly securing his government after an embarrassing defeat at the Senate polls. Khan needed 172 votes to win the Confidence Vote. He received 178.
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Ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela starting from April 01 in Haridwar, transgender saints belonging to the Kinnar Akhara took out a royal procession in the holy city on March 06. Transgender devotees of Kinnar Akhara are one of the special attractions of the upcoming Maha Kumbh Mela, the once a 12-year event dedicated to Hindu gods. The Maha Kumbh will be held between April 01 and 30 in Haridwar amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the event remain pandemic-proof, devotees will be required to furnish their negative reports before entering the mela, while senior citizens, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age are not allowed to attend the event.
The grand Kumbh Mela, one of the largest Hindu gatherings in the world, is recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of India by UNESCO. Grand festivities also precede the main bathing event. Watch the dazzling peshwai ceremony and learn all about the Kumbh Mela.
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Mumbai's Karachi Bakery shut shop months after being attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over its name. MNS leader Haji Saif Shaikh had sent a legal notice in Nov 2020 to owner of the Bakery. Shaikh had asked him to remove ‘Karachi’ from the name. MNS leaders also protested in front of the shop in Bandra in November. “Patriots will never buy anything when they see the name ‘Karachi’. We made it clear that we only had problem with the name not the bakery,” said Shaikh. A Twitter handle, MNCDF Bombay, refuted the MNS Haji Saif Shaikh’s claim. The handle said that Karachi bakery shut its store due to lack of business. Karachi Bakery, a Hyderabad-based chain, is run by a Sindhi Hindu migrant family. They family moved to India after experiencing violence by pro-Pakistan elements. The bakery has shops across several cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru etc. Watch the full video for more.
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An official from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy died in custody in Myanmar overnight, after being detained in a crackdown on anti-junta protesters, in the midst of demonstrations across the country. Adam Reed reports.
Police in Myanmar on Friday again opened fire on protesters against last month's military coup, killing one man. International condemnation has rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting. Emer McCarthy reports.
A protest was organised outside the Pakistan embassy on Wednesday against desecration of Hindu shrines in Pakistan and persecution of minorities. Around 40 people got together near the embassy to hold protests. The event was organised by the Rashtriya Ekta Abhiyan' as a Hindu temple in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was vandalised and set on fire by an unruly mob in Dec. 30, 2020. Hindus are the biggest minority in Pakistan who face persecution including forceful conversion of the girls.