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Malaysia’s troubled Hindu-Muslim Ties: Varsity’s modules depict Hindus in India as unclean

The peaceful co-existence of Hindus and Muslims which was there in Malaysia for decades is now slowly giving way and is leading to intolerance

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October 15, 2016: Muslim majority country, Malaysia since the time of its independence in 1957 believed that the minorities ought not to be made to feel threatened thinking that they would not be able to maintain their own respective identities or promote their cultures. This kind of understanding is mainly based on the belief that there was political and cultural space for each and every religion and culture to thrive but Islam continues to be the state religion.

This kind of understanding is mainly based on the belief that there was political and cultural space for each and every religion and culture to thrive but Islam continues to be the state religion.

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The peaceful co-existence of Hindus and Muslims which was there in Malaysia for decades is now slowly giving way and is leading to intolerance. In this year’s June, Malaysians were shocked to know that the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) Islamic and Asian Civilizations module, derogatory comments were made about Hinduism as well as about Sikhism, mentioned straitstimes.com.

It was insulting to know that the lecturer claimed Islam introduced civility to the lives of the Hindus in India. He also added that the Hindus preferred to be “dirty”, and that that only Islam talks about the importance of cleanliness. Though the offending lecturer is terminated, this conduct of his was astonishing.

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Muslims in Malaysia should also think more about their Hindu countrymen. One the best ways to do so is to acquaint themselves with the writings of, a Muslim scholar known as Abu al-Rayhan Al-Biruni. He was in the court of Mahmud Ghaznavi (979-1030).

With the troops of Mahmud Ghaznavi, Al-Biruni travelled to India and lived there for years, during that time he mastered Sanskrit, and also translated a number of Indian religious texts into Arabic. He also studied many Indian religious doctrines and have written several books and treatises, which includes the Kitab Fi Tahqiq Ma li-l-Hind (The Book of What Constitutes India).

According to the straitstimes.com report, it was his view that the Indians believed in one god, which means the same god that is being worshipped by the Jews, Christians and also the Muslims. Malaysia in general always speaks of a harmonious society. Only due to the political developments in the recent years, people are getting to see an unhealthy development by making reckless statements by the politicians, religious leaders and also the educators and is upsetting the current harmony of the society. That in turn, is affecting the Hindu-Muslim relations.

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It is important that for the sake of each other maintaining mutual respect and tranquillity in the country is required. Muslim leaders have a greater responsibility, which means that the Muslim political and religious elite should not just merely tolerate the presence of the non-Muslims or the minorities but also should actively protect their rights and properties.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)