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Congressional Hearing On Kashmir

Date: October 30, 2019 | Categories: Global Injustice, News,

By Ammar Ahmed On Tuesday, October 22, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation convened a highly anticipated two-part hearing on human rights in South Asia. While at times touching on other matters in the region, the hearing was largely focused on concerns over recent developments in the disputed territories of Jammu and …

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Massive Rally Of Over 20,000 At UN. CSJ Leads In Coordination

Date: October 3, 2019 | Categories: Global Injustice, News,

The New York chapter of ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ-NY) and other human rights and social justice organizations joined a coalition of over 20,000 protesters in front of the United Nations building in New York City to oppose the Indian government’s renewed oppression of Kashmiris. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several world leaders addressed the UN …

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Kashmir Crisis: A Complete Guide

Date: August 20, 2019 | Categories: Featured, Global Injustice, Popular Post, Resources,

New Resolution Introduced Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has introduced a new resolution (H.Res.724) condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination. You can read it here. Please call your representative in congress and ask him/her to co-sponsor it. Current Situation Kashmir is under siege and silence is no longer an option. On Monday, August …

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The Neglected Children of Palestine

Date: June 4, 2018 | Categories: Featured, Global Injustice, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Sabrine Baiou ICNA CSJ Intern The recent escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine these past couple months has got some Americans wondering what they can possibly do to help such a complicated situation. Many understand that the conflict between these two countries is contentious with deeply rooted tensions. Solutions to the situation have been proposed and debated for …

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Key facts about the war in Yemen

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: Al-Jazeera For three years, Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, has been wracked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen’s internationally recognised government. The Houthis and the Yemeni government have battled on and off since 2004, but much of the fighting was confined to the Houthis’ stronghold, northern Yemen’s impoverished Saada province. In September 2014, the Houthis …

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What are settlements, and why are they such a big deal?

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Global Injustice, Resources,

Source: Vox Settlements are communities of Jews that have been moving to the West Bank since it came under Israeli occupation in 1967. Some of the settlers move there for religious reasons, some because they want to claim the West Bank territory as Israeli land, and some because the housing there tends to be cheap and subsidized. Settlements are generally …

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What is the Nakba?

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Global Injustice, Resources,

Source: Vox The 1948 war uprooted 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, creating a refugee crisis that is still not resolved. Palestinians call this mass eviction the Nakba — Arabic for “catastrophe” — and its legacy remains one of the most intractable issues in ongoing peace negotiations. Not surprisingly, Palestinians and Israelis remember the birth of the Palestinian refugee crisis very …

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ICNA CSJ Condemns Trump’s Decision to Make Jerusalem Israel’s Capitol

Date: December 7, 2017 | Categories: Featured, Global Injustice, News, News,

ICNA CSJ participated in press conferences at the National Press Club as well as in front of the White House in partnership with other Muslim leaders to condemn President Trump’s decision to make Jerusalem Israel’s capitol. Dr. Zahid Bukhari ICNA CSJ Executive Director National Press Club Washington D.C. December 5, 2017 Naeem Baig ICNA CSJ Representative White House Washington D.C. …

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Kashmir: A Summary

Date: September 11, 2017 | Categories: Global Injustice, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Secretary General of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum Location: Heart of Asia, with historical links to both South and Central Asia. Kashmir shares borders with India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and with a small stripe of 27 miles with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is the only nation in the world which shares its borders with three nuclear …

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Keep the Pressure on Myanmar Government to Stop Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Date: September 11, 2017 | Categories: Global Injustice, Take Action, Take Action All,

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) in partnership with Dar al-Hijrah, CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine, Dar al-Noor, ICNA VA Mosque, Muslim Ummah of North America, ADAMS, and Muslim American Society-DC, hosted a protest in front of the Myanmar (formerly Burma) Embassy in Washington, D.C. to demand a stop to the ethnic cleansing of its Muslim minorities known as Rohingya. They are a …