Muslims always welcome on Facebook

In what could be seen as a reply to the US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Muslims to be part of the social giant and its growing users’ community. In a post on Wednesday, the Facebook founder wrote: “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world”.

“After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others,” he added. Zuckerberg, who was blessed with a girl child recently, urged the world not to “succumb to cynicism”. “If you are a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you,” he posted.

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Government to formulate separate policy for people with disability

Assam Chief  Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that the State government is formulating a separate policy for all round development of the people with disability.

On the occasion of International Day of People with Disability, Gogoi in a statement here on Thursday said, “State government is committed to integrating differently abled persons in every sphere of life by chalking out a policy to stimulate their development.” Reiterating that the persons with disability are not our liability but assets to the society, Gogoi underlined the need for generating awareness about disability issues and raising the rights, dignity and welfare of the differently abled people.

Gogoi also said, “We need to be more sensitive, more sensible and more responsive in dealing with the issues of differently abled persons and to hammer out a level playing field to change misconception and counter stigma and stereotyping about persons with disability”.

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