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12 I WORLD NEWS Indian banks


Islam is the second-most practiced religion in India, with more than 13.4% of the country’s population being Muslim.


State-owned Indian banks have been accused of being biased against a Muslim minority in offering banking services, with a doubling of complaints. India’s minorities watchdog has received a record number of complaints from Muslims who say they have been deterred from opening bank accounts, BBC reported.


The National Commission of Minorities said there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of complaints it has received over the past year from Muslims regarding the issue.


Reports say the worst case


The Zionist regime’s latest report to the UN on the 2008-09 Gaza war, which details Israel’s response to allegations of international law violations, proves that Israel has failed to fulfill its international obligations, a Palestinian human rights organization said. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said in a statement that Israel’s report, Gaza Operation Investigations: Second Update, “serves to highlight the inadequacies


A memorial in honor of a martyred Muslim woman in the eastern German city of Dresden has been vandalized, press reports quoted police as saying.


The 31-year-old Marwa el- Shirbini was brutally stabbed to death by a


German neo-Nazi in July 2009 in a courtroom because of her Islamic faith.


An art group, calling itself ‘Achtzehn Stiche’, erected three small pillars with an explanatory plaque as a monument in honor of


Passion Islam I August 2010 hindering Muslims


According to a number of reports, India’s Muslims fare poorly in accessing quality education or employment opportunities. Muslims make up India’s largest minority community and are among the poorest in the country. Islam is the second-most practiced religion in India after Hinduism, with more than 13.4 percent of the country’s population identifying themselves as Muslim. Official reports frequently put Muslims at the bottom of India’s social and economic ladder, even beneath low-caste Hindus.


Zionist Regime Shielding War Criminals


inherent in Israel’s investigative system” and demonstrates the flaws in Israel’s accountability system. Citing several incidents in which Israel provided conflicting accounts of deadly military activity during its Operation Cast Lead assault or “wholly failed” to conduct independent investigations, the PCHR accused the Zionist regime of making efforts “to shield the perpetrators from justice.”


passionislam.com Al-Sherbini memorial vandalized


the murdered Egyptian mother. The pillars were reportedly overturned the past few days by unknown persons.


The artists said the destruction was “deliberate, politically motivated.”


They also added that the memorial plaque had been stolen. The murder of Al-Sherbini, who was pregnant with her second child at the time of her death, sparked international outrage and condemnation. IRNA


Centuries Old Handwritten Quran Showcased in Dubai


took place in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh where some 90,000 Muslim students were unable to open accounts to deposit scholarship checks issued to them by the Indian government.


An exhibition of Quranic and Islamic handwritten manuscripts belonging to the 4th to 14th centuries Hijri (11-21 centuries AD) is being held in Borjman Cultural Center in Dubai, UAE. According to Al-Ittihad Newspaper, the exhibition which has been organized by Jom’at Majed Cultural Center in Dubai is showcasing a 1000-year-old handwritten copy of the holy Quran known as “Ibn Al-Bavaab” manuscript, as well as a Quranic manuscript written by Al-Hassan AL-Helma (died in 1313 Hijri). They are among the most magnificent works at the exhibition. The Quranic and Islamic manuscripts showcased at the exhibition which belong to the 4th to 14th centuries Hijri feature different categories of history, medicine, astronomy, genealogy, and syntax.


Malaysia signs security agreement


As part of the security cooperation between Malaysia and the United Kingdom, the two countries have signed an agreement on crime prevention and fight against cross-border, NAM News Network reported.


The agreement aims at


facilitating the criminal investigations through the development of formal measures of gathering evidences to assist the authorized bodies in both courtiers, it added.


The agreement was signed by Malaysian attorney general, Abdulghani Ftayel and British high commissioner in Malaysia Bowed Maclari, the news network said.


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