#Minorities

.New York, NY, USA
Sri Lanka announced new rules aimed at the "de-radicalisation" of religious extremists. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The UN criticised the erosion of judicial independence, marginalisation of minorities and impunity in Sri Lanka
  • The body approved a resolution expressing "serious concern" at the situation
  • 22 countries voted in favour of the text, 11 opposed and 14 abstained

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Malala Yousafzai survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Malala)

  • Malala Yousafzai said people of both countries want to live in peace
  • She was speaking during the concluding day of the virtual Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Yousafzai said the actual enemy of India and Pakistan are "poverty, discrimination and inequality"

.Bronx, NY, USA
The stadium will be operational as a vaccination centre later this week (Photo Credit: Twitter @yankeestadium)

  • People of Hispanic origin, who represent 30% of the population, have only received 15% of the jabs
  • The black community makes up 25% of the city's population but have only received 11% of the doses
  • The stadium will have 15,000 doses available for the first week

.Islamabad, Pakistan
Mahmood Khan, CM of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, vowed to ensure such acts are not repeated. (Photo credits: Facebook @IMMahmoodKhan)

  • Videos circulating on social media showed men using hammers to damage the temple walls
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights of Pakistan blamed 'Anti-Social elements'
  • The CM of the state has ordered prompt arrests and all neccesary legal action

.Canberra ACT, Australia
The newly created Mullagh medal. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CricketAus)

  • Mullagh was also known by the traditional name Unaarrimin
  • He is considered one of the best players of his era, that is mid-19th century
  • Mullagh is the 55th player inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame