Humanitarian Issues

OIC condemns cremation of COVID-19 infected Muslim remains in Sri Lanka

JEDDAH: The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its deep concerns on Thursday over multiple reports indicating that the Sri Lankan government is cremating all people who die in the COVID-19 pandemic. This effectively bans burials, a practice followed by many religious minorities, including Muslims.The issue has been raised by many human …

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Denmark to cull up to 17 million mink amid coronavirus fears

As many as 17 million minks are to be culled in Denmark after a mutated version of the coronavirus that can spread to humans was detected on mink farms. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the mutated virus posed a “risk to the effectiveness” of a future Covid-19 vaccine. Denmark is the world’s biggest producer of mink fur. Police said the …

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Muslim Humanitarian Issues – Sri Lanka

Little is it known that the Muslims of the North and East of Sri Lanka have paid a heavy price for their commitment to a united Sri Lanka. They have been massacred in the thousands, expelled from their homes and dispossessed of their lands by the Tamil Tiger militants over the course of two decades of war. Despite the end …

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