India slammed in new US report on religious freedom

India was spotlighted for explicitly targeting religious minorities in the US State Department’s newly released 2022 Religious Freedom Report, joining a list of countries that includes Russia, China and Iran for its treatment of religious minorities. The report details a range of concerns about religious freedom in India. Among them is the continued[…]

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Muslim experts weigh in on medical cannabis issue

Coming on the back of widespread discussion, government has recently approved the production of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, for medicinal purposes. While the drug has conventionally been used as a recreational drug, in a climate of overwhelming drug abuse within the country, the medicinal usage of the plant has[…]

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Appeal for little Tauhirah

For toddler Tauhirah Ajam, disability continues to cripple her life physically and financially. Ajam (5) was born prematurely and diagnosed her with Sepicaemia, a condition of blood poisoning. As an infant, she was transferred from hospital to hospital in search of better treatment for her condition. “She was transferred to[…]

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TAC says Aids treatment stalling

In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Commemorating World Aids Day, the group called it a reunion rather than a celebration[…]

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