A bid by the French senate to ban wearing hijab (a headscarf) in public by girls under 18 years of age has been highly criticized on social media by using hashtag #HandsOffMyHijab.
Latest development after US-China meet at Alaska comes from European allies of United States in which several Western countries (The Council of Europe) has imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials accused of rights abuses against the mostly Muslim Uighur minority group.
On Monday, the issue of protesting farmers was discussed in the UK parliament and the concerns were raised over the safety of the agitating farmers and the status of press freedom in India.
The design for the statue of Sikh fighter pilot of World War One, Hardit Singh Malik has been approved for a new memorial to be erected in the England port city of Southampton in memory of the black and ethnic minority service personnel who lost their lives in the two world wars.
On one hand, the Sikhs of Punjab are leading the ongoing farmers’ agitation and on the other hand, the Sikh Diaspora in various foreign countries is lending their support to the protest by various means.
On February 19, workers in the gig economy scored a major victory against exploitation when the United Kingdom Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict, ruled that Uber drivers are in fact “workers” and therefore eligible for employment rights, including minimum wages and vacations.
It is reported in the daily Telegraph Newspaper that three Chinese spies who were working in UK while pretending to be the journalists from nearly one year have now been expelled by The United Kingdom.
Russia nowadays witnessing public outrage against Putin administration in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Reuters reported that at least 40,000 people participated in a rally of central Moscow, while Russian Interior Ministry put that numbers at 4,000.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
The European Union today issues fresh warnings to Turkey over its its continued drilling for gas in the East Mediterranean, and its roles in regional conflicts. EU on Friday threatened impose sanctions on Turkey amid increasingly tense ties with Ankara.