Kuwait: Kuwaiti Member of Parliament Dr. Saleh TH Al-Mutairi has submitted a letter to the Kuwaiti Parliament urging his country to ban entry to any member of the ruling BJP of India into Kuwait amidst the Hijab row in Karnataka.

The letter that is signed by several Kuwaiti parliamentarians has demanded the government to impose an immediate ban on the entry of any member of the ruling BJP into Kuwait, blaming the saffron party for oppressing Muslims in India.

The letter adds that the Government of Kuwait should take strict note of the happening in India and should ban members of BJP into Kuwait unless the oppression of Muslims in India ends.

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The letter specifically points out the Hijab issue in Karnataka where girl students are being barred from entering colleges wearing Hijab.

Mejbel Alshrika, the Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the Kuwait Lawyers Association, and a Member of the Training Committee of the Kuwait Institute for Protection and Legal Studies, shared the letter on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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“A group of powerful Kuwaiti parliamentarians have demanded the govt. of Kuwait to put an immediate ban on the entry of any member of the ruling BJP of India into Kuwait. We can’t sit back and watch muslim girls being publicly persecuted they said. Time for the Ummah to unite.” (sic) he wrote in the tweet.

Indian National Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor also retweeted Mejbel Alshrika’s tweet and added that domestic issues have international repercussions.

“Domestic actions have international repercussions. I hear from friends across the Gulf of their dismay at rising Islamophobia in India &the PM’s unwillingness to condemn it, let alone act decisively against it. “We like India.But don’t make it so hard for us to be your friends”. Tharoor noted.

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Mangaluru: Three persons, including the owner of a house, were injured when a tree fell on their house near BGS High School near Kavoor on the outskirts of the city today.

The owner of the house Sadananda, his wife Ratna and their daughter were injured. It is learned that a lot of damage has been done to the house.

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In the meantime, MLA Dr. Bharath Shetty, MCC member Sumangala Rao and others visited and inspected the spot.

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