India set to publish citizens list that could make millions stateless | AFP

India’s government will on Saturday publish a “citizens register” in the state of Assam that has left several million people, mostly Muslims, fearful of becoming stateless. A draft register last year left off more than four million people living in the north-eastern state, and India’s Hindu nationalist government has indicated it wants to replicate the process nationwide.

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Yemeni children enjoy carnival rides in celebration of Eid al-Adha | AFP

Yemeni children enjoy carnival rides in a public park as people celebrate the Eid Al-Adha in Sanaa. Known as the “big” festival, Eid Al-Adha is celebrated each year by Muslims sacrificing various animals according to religious traditions, including cows, camels, goats and sheep. The festival marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat | AFP

Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches. Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage.

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Afghans hope for ceasefire, peace during Eid | AFP

Afghans hope for peace during Eid as the latest round of US-Taliban talks continue ahead of the religious holiday, known as the festival of sacrifice celebrated by Muslims around the world.

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China’s police state goes global, leaving refugees in fear | AFP

Muslims who escaped China’s crackdown in Xinjiang still live in fear, saying new homes abroad and even Western passports afford them no protection against a state-driven global campaign of intimidation.

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As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists | AFP

From the expansive dunes of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan, Chinese authorities are promoting the western Xinjiang region as a tourist idyll, welcoming travellers even as they send locals into internment camps. The government has rounded up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking minorities into re-education camps in the tightly-controlled region in China’s northwest, but it has also created a parallel universe for visitors, who are only shown a carefully curated version of traditional customs and culture.

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Thousands pray at India’s largest mosque on Eid | AFP

Thousands of Muslims in the Indian capital Delhi mark Eid-al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, by praying at India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid.

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Muslims seek voice in a changing Uzbekistan

Last year Muminjonova was one of 10 students excluded from a university in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan for violating dress code by sporting the hijab, a staple of female Islamic dress. Over 90 percent of Uzbekistan’s population is Muslim and social conservatism runs deep, especially in the provinces of the 33 million-strong republic.