More than 10 Hasidic Jewish worshippers have been arrested following confrontations at a historic synagogue in New York. The New York Police Department (NYPD) revealed the presence of an illicitly constructed tunnel beneath the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Videos shared on X depicted synagogue members emerging from the tunnel, leading to a scuffle as they resisted police intervention. Additionally, mattresses were discovered within the tunnel. The motive behind the tunnel’s construction remains unclear, prompting the police to initiate an investigation.
Motti Seligson, the spokesperson for Chabad Lubavitch, reported on X that some time ago, “a group of extremist students” breached several walls in neighboring properties to the synagogue, granting them “unauthorized access.“
Rawalpindi Police Launches Regular School For Transgenders, Aiming For Inclusivity And Education Equality
Meanwhile, in a groundbreaking move, the Rawalpindi police have initiated regular school classes specifically tailored for the transgender population in the city. The pioneering classes are being conducted at the Islamia Higher Secondary School located in Liaquat Bagh.
This initiative marks a significant milestone, being the first of its kind in Pakistan, demonstrating a proactive effort to address the educational needs of transgender individuals. The Rawalpindi police, in collaboration with the district administration and the education department, has launched this endeavor with the initial enrollment of 52 transgender individuals in the school.
The primary objective behind establishing this school is to uphold the basic right to education for the transgender community. Notably, the Rawalpindi police have also taken a crucial step in creating the country’s inaugural Transgender Protection Center. This center has played a pivotal role in providing employment opportunities to over 100 transgender individuals, fostering a sense of dignity and inclusion.
The Rawalpindi police’s commitment to promoting education and inclusivity sets a commendable example for other institutions and communities across Pakistan.