5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday January 30 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, January 30, 2019:#1) WHS Class Of 2021 Fundraiser At 99 RestaurantThe WHS Class of 2021 is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 4pm to 11pm. Bring this flyer and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington High School’s sophomore class. Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)#2) WHS Boys Hockey In ActionThe Wilmington High School Varsity Boys Hockey Team hosts Lexington High at 8pm at Ristuccia Arena. The JV Boys Hockey Team hosts Woburn High at 2:30pm at Ristuccia Arena.#3) Preschool Storytime At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. This mixed-age storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to accompany the child and participate in the activities.#4) Tech Help At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its weekly tech help drop-in hours from 2pm to 3pm. Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Drop in the library to see if Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, can help.#5) Wilmington High School Advisory Council MeetingThe Wilmington High School’s School Advisory Council meets at 3pm in the High School’s Main Office Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

India calls Rohingya refugees threat to national security

first_imgFlag of IndiaThe Indian government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees were “a threat to national security”, pushing back against condemnation of its plans to deport them.India’s top court is hearing a challenge to prime minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State about six years ago.The decision to deport Rohingyas comes as Myanmar’s military crackdown in Rakhine has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek shelter in Bangladesh, in a process the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.Myanmar says its forces are carrying out their legitimate duty to restore order after guerrilla attacks on 25 August on security posts and an army camp in which about a dozen people were killed.Close to 40,000 Rohingya Muslims live in India after fleeing Myanmar over the past decade. Nearly 15,000 have received refugee documentation, according to the United Nations, but India wants to deport them all.Rohingyas are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries.Some groups allied to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party have stepped up calls for Rohingyas to leave, and Modi said last week that India shared Myanmar’s concerns about “extremist violence” in Rakhine state.On Thursday, a senior lawyer representing India’s government told the Supreme Court that “the state considers that Rohingyas are a threat to national security.”Intelligence agencies suspect that Rohingya Muslim leaders in India are in touch with Pakistan-based militant groups, the lawyer said.The lawyer declined to be named because an affidavit the home ministry is preparing to file with the court has not yet been finalised.More than 400,000 Rohingyas have been living in Bangladesh after fleeing the persecution in Myanmar since the early 1990s. From Bangladesh, some Rohingyas have crossed into India.Aid groups and human rights activists have criticised the plans to expel Rohingyas, and some lawyers say deportation would violate India’s constitution.India’s Supreme Court is expected to start hearing the case on Monday.India this week sent 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh for Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar.last_img read more