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Happy New Year to migrant Bengali workers in Maldives

April 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Labour Rights, Tolerance

April 14 is the New Year’s Day marked by Bengalis in Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. It is the New Year’s Day celebrated by all people in Bangladesh, regardless of their religion. Thousands of migrant Bangladeshi workers live in the Maldives. As their New Year falls, their lives are miserable than ever because of […]

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No to Violence

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Tolerance

Yesterday it was a Bangladeshi migrant worker killed on a public street, his insides ripped open. Today it could be another young Maldivian kid. Tomorrow it could be another. Do we care? Or do each one of us pretend it’s not me, not my family? How long could this go on? Shouldn’t we as a […]

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Happy Birthday MLK!

January 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Tolerance

Martin Luther King, the hero of US civil rights movement, was born on 15 January, 1929. King is remembered for his messages of equality, tolerance and non-violence delivered at a time when US was deeply divided over racial lines. Long after the assassination of 1968, King remains one of the most respected and remembered figures […]

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Tolerance

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Tolerance

Jadulla Jameel, a respected senior citizen in the Maldives, writes on the importance of tolerance, as International Day of Tolerance is marked on November 16. By Jadulla Jameel One thing that is obvious in nature is the prevalence of great diversity or differences. The blending of these differences creates a harmony, effectiveness and a beauty […]

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Say No to Violence

April 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Tolerance

Pride (In the Name of Love) is a famous U2 song written about Martin Luther King, Jr. Forty-one years ago, on April 4, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while on the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The hero of the civil rights movement in United States was helping organize a strike for sanitation […]

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