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Bangladesh: Hindu ceremony attacked

Dhaka, 7th February 2016: Bangladesh is under the grip of severe intolerance as reports after reports pour in, which prove that minorities have little or no place in the country. Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) has reported that perpetrators from majority Muslim community attacked Hindu funeral ceremony (Shardha) with a view to grab land belonging to the minority […]

World Government Summit to host world leaders

Dubai, February 7, 2016: From February 8-10, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) government will host hundreds of leaders from around the world – including government representatives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and heads of multilateral organizations – for the World Government Summit 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Future Governments,’ and the agenda is focused on global […]

Bangladesh Hindu persecution

Bangladesh: Hindu community attacked for refusing to sell cigarettes on credit

Dhaka, February 6, 2016: Hindu community in Bangladesh was under attack again as the shopkeeper from the minority community had refused to sell cigarettes on credit. Enraged members from the majority launched an attack on the refusal which resulted in 15 people from the minority community, including women and children, getting severely injured. Three houses, belonging […]

UAE puts its faith in youth with aplomb!

Dubai, February 6, 2016: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has thrown up a contest of sort for the aspiration youth in the country. Maktoum in a series of tweets on Twitter expressed his faith in the country’s youth and has asked universities in […]

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Saudi Minister: It’s in our interest to defeat terrorism

Washington, February 4, 2016: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reiterated the Kingdom’s firm commitment to defeat terrorism in an op-ed published by Newsweek today, titled “The Saudis Are Fighting Terrorism, Don’t Believe Otherwise.” The full op-ed can be read here. “Multiple actors—each with their own motives—have targeted the kingdom, seeking to destabilize the country […]

The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds Launch 2016 Emerging Voices Awards

New York, February 2, 2016: The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds today announced the launch of the second annual FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards, a global initiative designed to recognize artistic talent in emerging-market nations.* The winners in three categories – art, fiction, and film – will be announced in September 2016. Each winner will receive a $40,000 […]

Stop Discrimination Against HK LGBT Community

Hong Kong, 22 January 2016 – Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on responsible business and a thought leader on Diversity & Inclusion, expresses disappointment with the long-awaited report by the Hong Kong Government Advisory Group on Eliminating Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities.  While Community Business recognises the amount of research and study that the Advisory […]

Bangladesh: Awami League workers and police personnel attack human rights lawyer

Dhaka, February 1, 2016: Rising extremism is threatening minorities in Bangladesh and even the law enforcement agencies have been infiltrated by such elements in the South Asian nation. Advocate Rabindra Ghosh of Bangladesh Minority watch in a Facebook post has revealed that Md. Moshiudowla Reza, Assistant Superintendent of Police(Hathazari Circle) Chittagong, physically assaulted him and […]

Bangladesh Hindu persecution

Hindu families attacked in Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 1, 2016: Bangladesh Minority Watch has reported that unknown perpetrators launched a lethal attack on the ‘Rishi’ Hindu families at Monirampur Upazila of Jessore District in Bangladesh at around 11 pm on 30th January 2016. Adding more, the organization said that close to 15 Rishi Hindu citizens were injured and some are still in […]