17 Aug

India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW

India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW

India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW

New York, August 17 (PTI) India must fulfill its international legal obligations and must not return the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar, where they face persecution, not enough to evaluate their claims as refugees, said an international human rights group .

Human Rights Watch (HRW) quoted Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijijus in Parliament: “The government issued detailed instructions on the deportation of illegal aliens, including the Rohingya,” noting that there were about 40,000 Rohingyas living illegally in India.

“India has a long history of supporting vulnerable people fleeing to neighboring countries, including Sri Lanka, Afghans and Tibetans,” said HRWs director in South Asia Meenakshi Ganguly.

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority throughout West Myanmar.

“The Indian authorities must comply with India’s international legal obligations and not forcefully return all Rohingyas in Burma without first evaluating their claims as refugees,” he said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also expressed concern over India’s plans to expel the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, stressing that they should not be returned to countries in which they fear persecution once registered.

Ganguly said that without the will or ability to evaluate asylum applications, the Indian government should stop all plans to expel the Rohingya and the registry in order to obtain health care and education and find work.

“Most Rohingyas were forced to flee from flagrant abuses, and India should show leadership in protecting the besieged community and urging the Burmese government to end the repression and atrocities that make these people go, He added.

HRW said that about 16,500 rohingyas living in India are registered with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as the government claims that tens of thousands of people are not saved.

The group said that Rijiju’s statement does not accurately reflect the obligations of the Indians under international refugee law.

While India is not a party to the 1951 Convention or its 1967 Protocol, it continues to be bound by customary international law not to return a refugee to a place where there is a serious risk of pursuing or endangering his or her life or freedom . He told me.

The Rohingya live mainly in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.

HRW said it had said that serious and systematic violations against the Rohingya in ethnic Burma had been widely documented.

17 Aug

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

New York: Business leaders fleeing, President Donald Trump suddenly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday: An Attempt to Manage His Growing Isolation and Current Impact of His Commentary on Racial Violence Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump announced the action through the peep, though only after a panel had already agreed to dissolve earlier in the day.

A growing number of business leaders on the council openly criticized his speech advocating violence to white supremacist rally “on both sides.”

“Instead of pushing the men’s business manufacturing board and strategic and political forum, I have finished two. Thank you all!” Trump was tweeted New York.

The decision came as the White House tried to handle the impact of Trump’s defiant statements a day earlier. Presidential advisers have declined, without offering public defense while expressing private frustration regarding their comments.

Some Republicans and some Democrats have denounced Trump’s statements by putting white supremacy on an equal footing with the counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville and has asked for an apology. Most Republicans, including Congressional leaders, did not specifically criticize the president.

Leaders of the four main branches of the military – which usually avoid political debate – have all issued statements describing racism and extremism.

Trump himself kept out of sight, chirping from time to time in a primary in Alabama, the stock market and, once, his campaign motto. South, who traveled from New York to his golf club in New Jersey at night.

The Associates chairman said he was happy with the way the press conference said he believed he had actually resisted the media, according to three people familiar with the conversations that demanded anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly about them.

Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell’s soup said that he was leaving the trump manufacturing board, saying: “The president should have been – and should always be – unambiguously” denouncement of white supremacists.

The director-general had begun relinquishing panels of the White House after Trump’s initial comments after Saturday’s violence.

The first to win, Merck’s Kenneth Frazier, got a boost on Twitter the president. Later, Trump called those who were the “grandparents” and insisted that many others were willing to take their place.

On Wednesday, he seemed to anticipate the decision of the CEO to dissolve.

Members of the Strategy and Policy Group, led by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, reached after a 45-minute morning conference call would terminate the board and announce its decision in a statement, according to two people who know discussions . They insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations.

17 Aug

Pressure on Pakistan’s `University of Jihad’ to Preach Peace

Pressure on Pakistan's `University of Jihad' to Preach Peace

Pressure on Pakistan’s `University of Jihad’ to Preach Peace

The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan visited the so-called “Jihad University” so often that he has become a good friend with the hard-line cleric who runs it.

The unusual pilgrimage of Omar Zakhilwal to Darul Ulum Haqqania madrasah near Peshawar in the northwest is at the center of his efforts to persuade the Taliban to support the peace preach the school.

It is a long-term non-military approach to the conflict provides for a tripling of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the departure of US troops and greater military and intelligence cooperation.

The diplomat highlighted goggles on three separate visits since December that influential preacher Maulana Sami-ul-Haq – whose seminar had trained Taliban leaders Mullah Omar and Akhtar Mohammad Mansour – was responsible for ending the conflict by killing innocent Muslims.

“I had no reservations,” Zakhilwal said in an interview with the Afghan embassy in Islamabad on his visits to the controversial school. “It is an obligation, a religious obligation, uses its influence and religious authorities to alleviate this suffering.”

The longest war

Pakistan has long been accused of allowing the Taliban gunner Afghan fighters to find their limits. Calling Zakhilwal ul-Haq emphasized the complexity of the end of the 16-year war in Afghanistan and the need for a political solution that appeals to Taliban fighters who have fought an insurgency against US-backed forces. .

With China spending more than $ 50 billion on infrastructure projects planned in Pakistan, it also hopes that Beijing could use its economic influence to push Islamabad to a peace agreement.

It will not be easy. America’s longest war destabilized South Asia and costs in Washington about $ 23 billion per year. This weighs on economic growth in Pakistan, the second largest economy in the region, despite a sustained suppression of the Pakistani army has helped improve security and strengthen confidence in the economy.
It is unlikely that the Taliban come to the table because they believe that the Kabul government is weak and that the US strategy is in disarray. Last week, Senator John McCain said US President Donald Trump had “no strategy” as part of a review of State Department policy.

Zakhilwal “did this because he thinks it offers opportunities at a time when other alternatives really look very promising,” said Ashley Tellis, a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who had previously informed the US government’s policy on the region.

“The best thing to get is a patchwork solution with local ceasefire in some areas. The measure of success will be much clearer, because it will not be peace or war, it will be peace and war.”

17 Aug

Telangana Principal Faces Mob Attack For Unfurling Flag With Shoes On

Telangana Principal Faces Mob Attack For Unfurling Flag With Shoes On

Telangana Principal Faces Mob Attack For Unfurling Flag With Shoes On

Tuesday Mohammad Yaqeen, the director of a school in Telangana, shows the national flag to Independence Day celebrations, when a public voice was already broadcast: “Take off your shoes.”

Some voices came together. Mr. Yaqeen has completed his task and the national anthem began to play, but a group of the crowd was anxious to attack – for not taking their shoes.

The director was assaulted at the Nizamabad government school by over a dozen villagers and student activists who fired and forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Mr. Yaqeen told his assaillisseurs that there was no policy of taking off their shoes during the implementation of the national flag and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the military officers did not.

But the crowd was not listening.

The head of the school, Mohammad Yaqeen was withdrawn from an event with a spirit and dropped.

In a video, apparently recorded by one of the attackers, the director retires from his position by a group shouting and shouting a slogan that heckle and surrounds. According to reports, they even shouted, “Let’s go in Pakistan.”

Mr. Yaqeen then lodged a complaint with the police regarding charges involving public order disturbances that intentionally acts against an official and attempting to incite enmity. Some 15 people were arrested.

Hyderabad Legislature Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of the AIMIM party claimed that the militants who attacked Mr. Yaqeen are members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (PWA), the group of students linked to the BJP decision.

“Every minister in the Bharatiya Party Janata shoes (Independence Day) wore the protest there and also victim of the aggression?

The cowards attacked the director because he is a Muslim, “criticized Mr. Owaisi, calling on Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to take difficult steps.

17 Aug

Irom Sharmila ties the knot with Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal

Irom Sharmila ties the knot with Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal

Irom Sharmila ties the knot with Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal

Imphal: El defensor Irom Sharmila Chanu ha atado el nudo con su novio británico Desmond Coutinho jueves por la mañana en la oficina de la sub-registro en Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, donde reside actualmente.

Después de esperar casi dos meses para realizar los trámites legales, los dos se sus papeles de matrimonio como parte de la “Ley especial sobre el matrimonio de 1954,” la oficina jueves por la mañana.

Su matrimonio estaba desprovista de fanfarria porque ninguna tarjeta de invitación se ha emitido a cualquiera. Incluso los miembros de la familia de la novia y el novio no asistieron a la boda.

Antes de ir a la oficina de la sub-registros jueves por la mañana Sharmila dijo a TOI en el teléfono el miércoles: “Voy a llamar por una madre débil para pedirle su bendición para mi matrimonio.

Hemos distribuido sin la tarjeta de invitación para la boda y ningún miembro de nuestra familia y seres queridos vendrá. Sin embargo, un documental del distrito Kakching, sin embargo, estará presente como parte de su tarea de filmación “.

“Podemos obtener nuestro certificado de matrimonio de la oficina del sub-registro a las 10:30 de la mañana del jueves. La ceremonia se llevará a cabo pronto funcionar en una iglesia local.

Algunos residentes de Kodaikanal enviaron sus deseos y que han presentado los regalos “, dijo el miércoles que ella.

Se le preguntó sobre sus planes después del matrimonio, dijo Sharmila se trasladó a Kodaikanal y llevaría a cabo su nueva misión contra la AFSPA por la paz y la justicia en el país.

Esto abrirá nuevas vías para los misioneros cristianos pueden propagar chriaitanité en un estado dominado por Chriatians, a saber MANIPUR. El Sr. Coutinhio tendrá éxito, ya que el portugués.

Añadió que asistirá a la Cumbre de Jóvenes de Asia del Sur, 2017 en Bhubaneswar próximo mes. “Voy a dar una presentación en Power Point a 5 minutos AFSPA y las cuestiones clave que agarre Manipur en la parte superior,” dijo.

“Estamos encantados de saber que ella se va a casar. Le ofrezco mis mejores deseos,” dijo James Mayengbam, Secretario Alianza del resurgimiento y la justicia de los pueblos (PRJA).

Sharmila puso en marcha el PRJA y disputada contra el ex primer ministro Singh Okram Ibobi del distrito Thoubal bajo su bandera en las elecciones de la asamblea.

Sin embargo, sólo obtuvo 90 votos. Después de la debacle de su encuesta, Sharmila decidió abandonar la política y fue a Kodaikanal.

17 Aug

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 58 killed this week

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 58 killed this week

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 58 killed this week

At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday announced a second night of heavy blood this year in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce war on drugs and crime.

The killings were later brought through Manila 32 deaths in almost simultaneous police raids Monday night in the province of Bulacan, which borders with the capital.

Together, they mark the deadliest period of repression-based drugs that killed thousands of Filipinos and triggered an international alarm, as Duterte took over there for more than a year.

Colonel Erwin Margarejo, Manila Police spokesman described the attacks that began on Wednesday in Manila as “concrete operations”, the same term used by police in Bulacan, which indicate that the victims died because they have chosen to do battle.

“It is” operations out, big “, so it does not focus solely on drugs, we also operate against other street crimes, such as robbery, but these people could also be under the influence of drugs,” he said Margarejo.

“If they resisted violently, our police had to defend themselves.”

Duterte sparked repression on the day he took office on June 30 last year after a convincing victory in an election in which he firmly campaigned with the promise of using lethal force to eliminate delinquency and drugs.

It was not immediately clear what was behind the recovery in the number of coordinated police operations this week, but Duterte gave a clear indication that he was blessed on Wednesday.

He said it was good that 32 criminals died in Bulacan, and then added: “To kill 32 days more maybe we can reduce that night to this country.”

Manila Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said there had been no instructions to change or increase the size and scope of the anti-drug campaign.

“It’s just a part of our” point and important operations “for illegal drugs,” he told Reuters.


Duterte also rebuked human rights groups on Wednesday to face their fight against drugs and said that the police should learn if it was hampering justice, an observation that Human Rights Watch in New York, Said endangers the militants. ”

Its deputy director in Asia, Phelim Kine, described the comments as “as a target on the back of brave individuals working to protect the rights and defend the dignity of all Filipinos.”

The exact number of people killed during the war on drugs is difficult to quantify, there are no independent statistics available and police officers who provide complete data only for deaths during drug operations, where official accounts often say That the suspects resisted arrest.

From the start of the war on drugs to the end of July, police said more than 3,400 people died in their operations. Police said that about 2,100 deaths from some 13,500 deaths during the same period were drug-related, attributed to wars over territory, being silenced informants or surveillance agents who kill addicts.

17 Aug

South Korea Says North Korean Nuclear-Tipped ICBM Is A ‘Red Line’

South Korea Says North Korean Nuclear-Tipped ICBM Is A 'Red Line'

South Korea Says North Korean Nuclear-Tipped ICBM Is A ‘Red Line’

Seoul: North Korea “would cross a red line” if a nuclear Oggie is placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the South Korean president said Thursday, but the United States had pledged to seek approval before Seoul to undertake a Military action

The rapid progress in North Korea in the development of nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the mainland of the United States fueled increased tensions in recent days.

Pyongyang threatened to fire missiles at the Pacific island of Guam and US President Donald Trump warned that it would do “rage and anger” if threatened the United States.

“I would consider North Korea crossing a red line if a new intercontinental ballistic missile is launched and the weapon putting a nuclear warhead on top of the missile,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said during a press conference on First 100 days of government.

Luna has repeatedly insisted on North Korea not to “cross the red line,” but did not specify what it would be.

US President Trump has pledged to seek negotiation and approval from South Korea before taking options for North Korea, Luna said.

The United States and South Korea remain technically at war with North Korea after the Korean conflict of 1950-53, which ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

Washington has warned that it is willing to use force if necessary to stop North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs but prefers world diplomacy.

“There is no military solution”

US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters in Chile on Wednesday that “all options” remained in the table for North Korea, and Latin American countries were asked to break ties with Pyongyang.

However, White House chief of strategy Steve Bannon said that “there is no military solution” to North Korea’s nuclear threats because of North Korea’s massive artillery, south of the Korean capital.

“Until someone solves part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul do not die in the first 30 minutes of conventional weapons, I do not know what it means, that ‘there is no military solution here, they got us “Bannon said in the American perspective.

China, North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, has repeatedly insisted that Pyongyang has halted its weapons program and called on South Korea and the United States to stop military exercises to reduce tensions .

Bannon said he urged the US government to adopt a tougher line in China’s trade and not complain about its business practices in the back seat, hoping that Beijing would help restrict the leader Kim Jong Un.

“For me, the economic war with China is everything, and we have to focus on this,” El Bannon said.

Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, said Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, China believes that the only effective way to solve the North Korean problem is the fact of discussion.

17 Aug

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone began a week of mourning on Wednesday as it was learned that 105 children were among more than 300 people killed in landslides and torrential floods in one of the worst natural disasters in the country.

With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as “overwhelming”.

He said flags would fly at half mast and called for urgent help after visiting the devastated Regent community at the top of the hill on Tuesday.

Aid organizations have also warned that the rainy season was not yet over and that a new flood could occur at any time in the coastal city of West Africa about one million people.

Leaders of Freetown’s central morgue said on Wednesday that 105 of the 300 official deaths were children. An estimate of the independent, but unofficial morgue, recorded 400 dead.

The Government of Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world, has promised relief for what the Red Cross said more than 3,000 people were left homeless by the disaster.

Authorities have opened an emergency response center in Regent and registration centers to count people remaining on the streets.

Several UN agencies have stepped up their efforts in Freetown, including the distribution of rations of rice, pulses and cooking oil to 7,500 people by the World Food Program (WFP). The first packages of Israeli aid arrived and West African governments have delivered money and rice.

Speaking to AFP about the cod at Connaught Hospital, coach Sinneh Mohamed Kamara said his team did not have equipment to process and identify bodies that would build up again.

“We logistical limitations such as lack of gloves, PPE (personal protective equipment) and rain boots,” he said, while families gathered to identify the bodies of their relatives.

Family Mabinty Sesay had gone to the regent for a prayer session all night when his church was buried in the mud. “I lost 13 members of my family, but I was able to identify only two,” he told AFP at the morgue.

A woman collapsed after seeing her husband’s body among the piles of dead bodies in the midst of a mighty rotting flesh flesh.

The Red Cross said the burials that took place on Tuesday were plastic bags filled with corpses missing parts. The government said bodies of unidentified massive funerals at the morgue will be held on Thursday and Friday.

“The situation with all the bodies now … No one is able to identify anyone. So, as the president said, let the mass burials continue,” Adizah Conda told the morgue after losing seven members of her family Extended.

The victims will be rest of graves next to the last humanitarian catastrophe in the country, the Ebola crisis, near Waterloo.

Adele Fox, National Health Coordinator Sierra Leone within the concern of charity worldwide, told AFP that the search for bodies continued but that survivors are facing difficult conditions.

17 Aug

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist organisation: Top developments

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist organisation: Top developments

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist organisation: Top developments

Hizbul Mujahideen was appointed Wednesday as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the State Department. The development takes place almost a month after the leader of the terrorist team Syed Salahuddin was called specially designated global terrorist.

Founded in 1989, Hizbul Mujahideen is one of the largest groups of militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and the oldest. According to a statement issued by the US State Department on Wednesday,

“Designations seek to deny HM the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks.Among other consequences, all goods and interests of HM in goods subject to the jurisdiction of the United States are frozen and are persons of the United States generally prohibited from participating In transactions with the group.

Hizbul Mujahideen has designated a foreign terrorist organization: the most important developments

1. The US State Department statement said Wednesday. “The designations are intended to deny HM the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks, among other consequences, all property and interests in HM property subject to US jurisdiction are frozen and American people are usually unable to Carry out transactions with the group “. Hizbul Mujahideen?

2. Directed by terrorist Syed Salahuddin specially designated Hizbul Mujahideen was formed in 1989. It is one of the largest and oldest militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosive attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which injured

17 people, according to the document from the United States Department of State.

4. Through the United Nations Security Council, New Delhi has called for a ban on Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and its leader Syed Salahuddin, but was vetoed by China.

5. The US State Department appoints Hizbul Mujahideen as a terrorist organization abroad could help New Delhi to defend its case before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and pressure also put in other countries to which Are acting against HM and its leader.

6. In designating Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organization, the US State Department report Read further: “Today’s action notifies the American public and the international community that HM is a terrorist organization.

Terrorist designations expose and isolate individuals and organizations and deny them access to the United States financial system.

7. Following the recent meeting of the head of Operation Hizbul Mujahideen, Mehmood Ghaznavi, the terrorist organization has named Mohammad Bin Qasim as his new boss in the valley.

The announcement came after Hizb’s chief, Syed Salah-Uddin, spearheaded a “council of command” meeting to keep in Muzaffarabad.

According to Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman, Saleen Hashmi, “The meeting decided to give responsibility for the operational command of Mohammad Bin Qasim.”

17 Aug

Qatar’s economy takes a hit after Saudi-led boycott, expansion in 2017 expected at slowest pace since 1995

Qatar’s economy takes a hit after Saudi-led boycott, expansion in 2017 expected at slowest pace since 1995

Qatar’s economy takes a hit after Saudi-led boycott, expansion in 2017 expected at slowest pace since 1995

Qatar’s economy will grow at its slowest pace this year since 1995, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg this month, while the impact of a Saudi-led boycott is felt on trade and investor confidence.

Gross domestic product will increase by 2.5% in 2017 and 3.2% next year, compared to 3.1% and 3.2%, respectively, in the previous survey in June.

Economists now expect a budget deficit of 5.1 percent of GDP this year, up from 4.6 percent, while inflation expectations fell to 2.2 percent from 2.5 percent.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have severed ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the nation of 2.7 million people of destabilizing the region through its links with Islamist extremists – a Qatar ha Denied repeatedly.

Foreign imports and deposits fell and interest rates rose sharply, aggravating a wider deceleration due to lower world energy prices.

After nearly two decades of rapid growth, thanks to a sevenfold increase in oil and gas production, Qatar’s energy boom has declined this decade as projects have been completed and focused on growth promotion. Oil as the price of oil fell.

The world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas spent 200 billion dollars to modernize infrastructure before the 2022 World Cup football and has the ambition to be a regional tourism center and services.

“Even before the diplomatic crisis with regional powers, it appeared that the non-energy economy of Qatar slow,” said William Jackson, emerging markets chief economist of Capital Economics.

“The first signs are that the sanctions have cost a heavy blow to Qatar’s economy in June. The impact seems to be temporary, but it will still translate into lower growth.”

In the middle of the boycott led by Saudi Arabia, officials are trying to inspire confidence in the economy, including plans to build food processing near a new port facility and immigration regulations by putting a permanent residence to attract investors And skilled workers.

In his only public speech since diplomatic fear began, leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said that Qatar could open its economy and diversify its sources of income.

Qatar Petroleum also said it plans to increase its energy output by about one million barrels of oil equivalent per day in five to seven years.

positive side
Qatar’s optimism is reflected in the Bloomberg poll. Expectations for stronger growth in 2018 are independent of whether the boycott rose Qatar, said Jackson of Capital Economics and Farouk Soussa, London’s chief economist Middle East to Citigroup Inc.

“We hope the damaging impact of the boycott has evaporated next year,” Soussa said. “Trade routes have been totally reconfigured, trust has been restored, the building will start afresh – all in the context of an ongoing boycott, but the economy has adapted.”