RELIGIONS

Elier Karimov: Mandatory quotas for women will positively affect the solution of gender problems in Uzbekistan

cabar.asia 06.09.19

What needs to be done to raise the status of women in Uzbekistan? Elier Karimov, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor at Hofstra University (New York, USA) considers it useful to legally strengthen the measures which provide privileges for women.
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How Orthodox Live in Issyk Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan?

cabar.asia 04.09.19

Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.

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People Without Religion. Number of Atheists Grows in Kazakhstan.

According to studies, over 10 years the number of those who consider themselves atheists in Kazakhstan has tripled.
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In Tajikistan, youth perceive atheists as enemies of religion

cabar.asia 28.08.19

Back in 30s in Tajikistan there was a “Society of the Atheists,” freely operating and clearly enjoying state support. But now atheists, because of the agressive reaction of society, prefer to stay low and quiet. (more…)

Tajikistan: forced hijab poses a difficult choice for woman

In Tajikistan, some of the women complain that their own family members force them to wear a hijab. Lawyers say that for these actions are prohibited by law, but women fear that it can disrupt  the relationship within the family.

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Right Not to Believe, or What Modern Atheism Looks Like in Kyrgyzstan

cabar.asia 21.08.19

According to the 2016 research, a mere 0.7 per cent of Kyrgyzstanis deem themselves atheists.

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Numbers of Convicted for Inciting Hatred Increase in Kazakhstan

cabar.asia 15.08.19

They are listed as extremists and even after release those convicted under article 174 of the Criminal Code encounter severe barriers to employment and earnings.
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Political Debates Around Hajj: Tajik Experts on Fatwas Prohibiting Visiting Mecca

cabar.asia 09.08.19

Tajik experts and clergy comment on fatwas of the famous Muslim ulama, who declared it impermissible to go for Hajj.
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Taliban’s Coming to Power: What Are the Risks and Challenges for the Region?

 Why did Russia propose to exclude the Taliban from the list of extremist organizations? What will the possible inclusion of the Taliban to the Afghan government lead to? Ismoil Rakhmatov, an expert on the regional issues, tutor at the Tajik-Russian Slavonic University, believes that the possible coming of the Taliban to power can be equally dangerous for both Tajikistan and China.
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Towards “New Life” with Old Templates: Three Pastors of Protestant Church Convicted in Kazakhstan

Andrey Grishin 07.08.19

In Kazakhstan, the state “defeated” a large protestant church “New Life”. Three pastors were found guilty on a series of charges based on the collection of alms.
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