Civil Society to send a memorandum to UN Chief, OIC

Amid growing clamour against proposed abrogation of Article 35-A, Kashmir’s civil society members on Friday passed a resolution to oppose the move tooth and nail. They decided to send a memorandum to UN secretary-general, all permanent members of UNSC and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation member countries. The civil society members have also decided to hold a silent sit-in protest at Lal Chowk in next few days. Addressing a roundtable conference on Article-35-A here, senior lawyer Zaffar Shah said the writ petition against Article 35-A filed by NGO “We the Citizens”…

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Irans Mashhad named cultural capital of Muslim world

  The holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran has been officially introduced as the “cultural capital of the Muslim world” for the Asia region for 2017. In 2011, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), which is associated with the Organization of Islamic Conference, launched the initiative for three cities to be named each year as such capitals throughout the countries in Asia, the Arab region, and the African region, which house considerable Muslim populations. On Tuesday, Mashhad was awarded the title by Deputy Director General of the ISESCO…

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