Singapore had been grappling with structural demographic challenges since the preceding years. This is not only the impact of the pandemic but the pandemic only accelerates this problem more and more to the surface.
News: In September, around 1200 families in the Sipajhar area of Assam’s Muslim-populated Darrang District in India were rendered homeless due to an eviction drive by the state’s Hindu nationalist BJP government. Almost all of those evicted were Muslims of Bengali-origin who are not recognised by the government as legitimate residents of the state.
On the evening of March 3rd 2021, Couzens used his Metropolitan Police warrant card and handcuffs to abduct Ms Everard under the guise of an arrest, as she was walking home from a friend's house in Clapham, south London.
A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that border police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, as this can be an indication of a person’s nationality or residence status. It can’t however be the only criteria, other reasons to be selected for an extra security check besides “not looking like a Dutch national, are being dressed in a suit and walking…
Abortion rights in the USA are being debated once again centering around Texas which has put forward a law which will stop women from getting an abortion after 6 weeks. Apart from the time limit, another controversial aspect of this law is the allowance of private citizens, as opposed to state officials, to bring cases against those who perform abortions.
The shocking case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui the esteemed Muslimah and neuroscientist who became the poster girl of America’s ‘War on Terror’ is one of the most horrendous examples of American exceptionalism in recent years.
On September 6th, BBC Panorama reported that cases of children sexually abusing other children had doubled in the two-year period between 2017-2019 in England and Wales, according to police figures obtained by the programme. Police recorded almost 16,000 cases in the year up to 2019, where both the perpetrator and victim were both under 18.
The people’s anger is increasing day by day over the murder of Civil Defence volunteer Sabiya Saifi. Demands for justice to Sabiya are growing not only in Delhi but in UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, and other states where candle Marches are being held. [The Siasat Daily, 7 Sep 2021]