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- A 32-year old doctor from Hindu community was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital on July 29 in Karachi
- Hindu teenager was brutally killed in Pakistan and a man was arrested from minority community for allegedly disrespecting the holy book Quran
- A top US lawmaker has called for immediate changes in the country’s blasphemy laws
After the Partition, the 1950 agreement between India and Pakistan stated that former will take care of its Muslim people and latter will take care of its Hindu population, but this was obeyed in Pakistan. The Hindus have been persecuted in Pakistan for many years. There, Hindus are targeted for no reason and experience hardships until they convert their religion to Islam.
In 2010, Human Rights Commission report of Pakistan stated that nearly 20 to 15 girls are abducted every month and are forcibly converted to Islam. Hindus have always been the soft-targets in Pakistan. At the time when India and Pakistan separated, the population of Hindus in Pakistan was around 3 crores. Now, they are decreased to a small fraction in Pakistan since many of them have managed to escape the country somehow.
Recently, a 56-year-old Hindu doctor Preetam Das was gunned down in the Pak colony area in Karachi on August 4.
According to the website Dawn.com, Akhtar Farooq, SSP Investigation West said, “Dr Preetam Das was sitting in his clinic located in Hasrat Mohani colony at midnight on Thursday when someone attacked him.”
He further added that the doctor’s attendant went out buy a mobile card when the doctor was shot down. The doctor sustained the wound from the gunshot to the chest. “Hearing the gunshot, the assistant rushed to the clinic and found the doctor bleeding,” said Farooq.
According to dawn.com reports, the assistant with the help of a friend, carried him on a motorbike and then shifted him to a rickshaw to transport him to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, explained the police official.
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After the doctor’s son, Mukesh Kumar was informed about the incident, he arrived at the hospital and shifted him to Aga Khan University Hospital where he died due to the injury while under treatment.
According to the SSP Investigation, the culprits didn’t take any valuables.
The police of Pak colony have registered FIR 144/2016 under section 302(murder) and 34(common intention) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against unknown culprits on the complaint of victim’s son.
In another shocking incident, a 32-year old doctor from Hindu community was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital on July 29 in Karachi.
According to the PTI reports, a senior police official, Naeemuddin said: “Dr. Anil Kumar was found dead sitting in a chair yesterday after he had gone inside surgical ICU early in the morning.”
He also said, “His death is being investigated as he was found dead in mysterious circumstances.”
An official revealed, Kumar was found after he did not answer the knocks on the door of the surgical wing. then, the door was forcibly broken and he was discovered dead sitting in his chair. A syringe has been found from the spot.
Naeemuddin further said to PTI, “It appears he had administered an injection on his hand as it was bandaged.” The syringe has ben sent for examination to the forensic laboratory, while the body was taken to the hospitals’ mortuary for chemical examination.
US lawmaker is asking changes in Pak blasphemy law.
A top US lawmaker has called for immediate changes in the country’s blasphemy laws after a Hindu teenager was brutally killed in Pakistan and a man was arrested from minority community for allegedly disrespecting a holy book.
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Congressman Brad Sherman tweeted that “Two Sindhi Hindu teenagers shot in Sindh. Another arrested for Blasphemy. Pakistan’s blasphemy law need to be changed. Now.”
Not only in Pakistan, Hindus suffer persecution in Bangladesh also. This year, on July 1, a Hindu priest, Shymnando was stabbed to death in Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
According to The Hindu reports, Jhanaidah police station officer-in-charge, Hasan Hazipur Rahman said: “Symknando was collecting flowers for worship when three assailants riding a motorcycle attacked him with a machete.”
Dhaka tribune quoted him saying “They hacked him mercilessly and fled the scene.”
In another case, on June , a 65-year-old Hindu priest was murdered by three bike-borne assailants in the western Jhinaigh district in Pakistan, when he was on his way to a temple.
– prepared by Akanksha Sharma of NewsGram. Twitter: Akanksha4117
By Prerana Agarwal Saxena
Choose locally sourced material to uplift artisans
Sustainable can be luxurious too, incorporate some native flavour into the decor and theme. With the use of locally sourced materials and local artisans coming into play, the wedding instantly becomes sustainable. Include the work of local vendors ensure minimal packaging requirements, thus saving on unnecessary plastic and lamination. It also decreases the need for transporting elements from other cities and hence lowers the carbon footprint. For instance, at one of our weddings, we made use of sand art for a setup in Jodhpur. This helped promote local work while also being environmentally friendly with zero wastage of other materials. In another instance from Rajasthan, the traditional glass-blown technique was used to build decor items while giving a cultural touch to the destination wedding.
Say yes to recycling
One should be mindful and avoid the use of plastic and other non-recyclable materials in decor wherever possible. It can be a small step such as making a conscious switch from plastic water bottles to copper jugs or glass bottles. Also use artificial floral decor thus minimising the wastage produced from real flowers. This recyclable decor is then donated to various NGOs, further ensuring sustainable use of resources. Such steps, however small they might be, keep the environment free from the release of any additional carbon footprint.
Make use of fabric as it enhances the elegance of the wedding while being sustainable. Include vibrant colours apt to the theme of the wedding and bring in bright sprightliness with breathable fabrics. Ensure to include LED lights for lighting. They can be incorporated as string lights or be used on passageways with innovative decor items. They also help conserve energy and bring in soulful energy for nighttime decor. Choose virtual invitations, keeping up with the digital times. Make a conscious choice of plated dinner menus rather than a buffet as they allow less wastage of food and ensure enough food for guests in attendance.
Include Sustainable Gifting
Gift sustainable wedding favours -- gifts that grow. Offering a plant or a succulent, is a great idea. One can also gift recycled organic fabrics and cutlery or zero-waste kitchen and bathroom essentials to use in their homes as some distinct gifting options.
Gift sustainable wedding favours -- gifts that grow. | Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash
By applying the values of sustainability, you can reduce the energy consumed and the resources used as much as possible. Go ahead and have a luxurious zero-waste wedding and navigate into the world of green living! (IANS/ MBI)
The health department officials also said that as the state has almost exhausted its quota of vaccines, there would not be any vaccines on Monday. Regular vaccination will resume after the vaccine supplies arrive from New Delhi, officials said. The state health department had expected to vaccinate 15 lakh people on Sunday in 18,824 centres spread across primary health centres, anganwadis, noon meal centres, government hospitals, schools and some auditoriums.
Of the 16,43,879 people who were inoculated, a total of 10,85,097 received their first dose and 5,58,782 their second dose of vaccine, the statement said, A total of 9,66,568 people in the age group of 18-44 were vaccinated on Sunday and vaccines were administered on 5,02,578 people aged between 45- 59 in the mega vaccine camps.
State health minister Ma Subramanian, who inaugurated the vaccination at Pollachi, also visited the centres in six districts -- Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Tiruppur, Dharmapuri and Salem. The state government, according to the health minister, is to receive the next allotment of vaccines on September 21. Minister while speaking to IANS said, "We will be receiving the next allotment of vaccines on September 21 itself and we will resume vaccinations immediately. The state has already touched one crore vaccine-mark in the month of September till date." (IANS/MBI)
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We don't see a future where classic red lips go out of fashion. The right way to achieve this celebrity look is to focus on accentuating your lips and keeping the rest of the face minimal. Give your lips a good scrub to plump them, moisturize and follow it up with a red lip liner to define the shape of your lips. Now go on with the perfect shade of red and finish your look with a slick of eyeliner, minimal concealer, and foundation.
We don't see a future where classic red lips go out of fashion. | Photo by Ina Garbé on Unsplash
Deepika Padukon is the perfect example of a no-makeup look. This natural beauty does a wonderful job of achieving the minimal soft look by softly cover any dark spots or blemishes and highlighting features she's most proud of. To achieve this start with concealer and use small dots to brighten your darker areas like under eye, corner of the nose or upper lip, and any visible spots, and set it up with loose powder. Apply a soft pink lipstick, light blush, and mascara.
Deepika Padukon is the perfect example of a no-makeup look | Wikimedia Commons
This look shouts pink. When it comes to rosy looks, Janhavi Kapoor does a phenomenal job. Everyone should try a rosy look once in a while. As we are focusing on only one shade, this look is pretty easy to achieve. Bring out your favourite pink lipstick, favourite pink blush, and a matching shade of eye shadow. Start with the base - concealer, and foundation and set it up with loose powder. Follow it up with eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush. Remember to draw a line by not using any pink mascara, eyeliner, or a bold shade of lipstick, as this is meant to be soft on the eyes.
When it comes to rosy looks, Janhavi Kapoor does a phenomenal job. | Wikimedia Commons
The glass skin makeup is inspired by Korean skincare. This look is slightly complex with an equal focus on skin before makeup, so slather on those moisturizing serums and creams to prep your skin first. Start with a highlighting primer, keep your foundation and concealer minimal to avoid looking cakey. Follow it up with soft blush & nude lips and lots and lots of highlighter. Use the highlighter on the main points of your face, like upper cheekbones, the centre of the forehead, the tip of the nose, cupid bone, and chin. If you are feeling a bit extra, don't hesitate to put some on your shoulders and collar bones. This celebrity makeup look makes your skin glow without the need for a spotlight.
The glass skin makeup is inspired by Korean skincare. | Photo by 邱 严 on Unsplash
Put a zing to your party look with the pop of funky colour. This look is meant to get you in the mood of partying all night. This works with your eye makeup while keeping the rest of the face minimal. Start with the base - concealer, apply a bit extra on your eyelids to make the colour pop. Don't mind going the extra mile and colour blocking your eyes with complementary colours on eyelids and under the eye. Apply nude lipstick and a soft blush to balance your look.
This look is meant to get you in the mood of partying all night. | Pixabay
(Article originally published by N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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