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Sikhs soldiers deserting Indian army ranks

05:49 PM | 22 Dec, 2017
Sikhs soldiers deserting Indian army ranks
India is faced with a number of insurgencies, and, while a large number of Sikhs have started a sustained campaign against Indian state’s merciless oppression by asking Khalsas not to remain in the Indian Army, RSS gangsters are continuing with their attacks on minorities, including an attack on a prayer hall in Coimbatore that had been decked up for Christmas.

According to the authentic information available, a Hindu man in India killed a Muslim and posted a video of the murder online in an effort to raise money for a campaign against those who practice Islam. Though the matter was reported to the local police, the campaign did not die down and funds continued to pour in on the basis of anti-Muslim hatred.

The suspect has been identified as Shambu Lal Regar who posted a video of the killing on the internet, along with his bank details for donations to finance his anti-Muslim campaign.

Further details reveal that more than 700 people from across India donated a combined 0.3 million rupees ($4,665) into the bank account after the video went viral on social media. The accused had been publicly declaring that he would become a Hindu hero after killing a Muslim man. Money minting on this so-called ‘popular’ theme was his other objective.

The video also showed Regar claiming to be a proud Hindu as he tried to stop a "love jihad" from taking place - a term used by Hindu hardliners who accuse Muslim men of entrapping Hindu women and girls and lure them into marriage, in order to convert them to Islam.

The murder, which occurred last week in the western state of Rajasthan, is the latest act of violence against minority Muslims in the country. Muslims have faced attacks by mobs known as "cow vigilantes" who accuse them of murdering cows, which Hindus consider sacred.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has come under fire for failing to do enough to stop attacks against Muslims - a claim which Delhi rejects, his party BJP denying any bias against Muslims.

As for the slogans raised through banners and other media by disgruntled Sikhs, they state: ‘Khalsa waiting to get justice for decades. In 1984, Sikh genocide will never be forgotten even after the creation of Khalistan’; ‘After crushing us in 1984, now the government of India wants foreign governments to act to wipe out Khalistani leaders’; ‘Instead of defending the Indian borders, Khalsas will guard the doors of Guru Garanth sahib’ and ‘Khalsas should neither join nor remain in Indian army’.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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