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Jizya

A tax historically imposed on non-Muslims living in under Islamic law. The jizya was levied on a per capita basis and formed a major source of state revenue in some Muslim societies. In exchange for paying the jizya, non-Muslims were not required to pay zakat.
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Zafarul-Islam Khan, president All-India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat and many others said, "We, religious, political and community leaders of the Indian Muslims, are alarmed at the reports coming out of Pakistan's tribal areas about the Pakistani Taleban's kidnapping, extortion of huge amounts of money from their Sikh compatriots as "Jaziya" and demolition of the houses and shops of those who fail to pay the demanded sums.
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The members said that the Sikhs living in the areas have been paying Jaziya to the Talibans for a very long time and the respective government of the area didn't do anything concrete to ensure elief from such inhuman acts of the Taliban.
Two years ago, there were reports of the Taliban imposing the jaziya tax on the Sikhs.
The competition is tough but we are hoping for the best," Krishnan, said.GUTech's Megalodon other team members are Iman al Maawali (driver), Ashwaq al Harthi, Al Jaziya al Nazwani, Ahmed al Dhuhli and Ahmed al Amri.
A sizeable number of Sikhs lived in the tribal belt, particularly Orakzai Agency, till the Taliban imposed 'jaziya' or religious tax on them last year.
Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): The Taliban has demanded six million rupees as 'Jaziya' from Hindus residing in the Battagram district of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).