Blasphemy case filed against lawyers in Kotwali

The Kotwali police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under Section 295/A of the Pakistan Penal Code (blasphemy law) against eight nominated and 60 unknown members of the District Bar Association here on Monday.

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Heavy clashes in Bangladesh over Blasphemy law

Leader of Hifazat-e-Islam forced to exit Dhaka after clashes between group’s supporters and police leave many dead.

As violence moves beyond the Bangladesh capital the man at the head of the group that instigated the fatal protests was driven out of Dhaka under police escort.

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Punitive actions recommended for false accusers of blasphemy

Discussing the Badami Bagh incident in Lahore, the Senate Standing Committee on National Harmony on Thursday recommended stern punishment for people involved in making false blasphemy accusations.

Mir Mohammad Ali Rind who presided over the meeting at the Parliament House said the burning of properties in Badami Bagh was a tragic incident which portrayed a . . . → Read More: Punitive actions recommended for false accusers of blasphemy

Sherry Rehman refutes blasphemy accusation

By Christopher Dickey

Accused of blasphemy, Sherry Rehman fights back.

“Blasphemy.” When you hear that word in America, it conjures up visions of the Salem witch trials or, worse, the Middle Ages and the Inquisition. It is not a word that’s common in the think tanks of Washington or around the capital’s dinner tables, where . . . → Read More: Sherry Rehman refutes blasphemy accusation

Conversations with Badami Bagh residents

Badami Bagh is no less than a ravaged town awaiting life once again. Along the sides of the roads are little yellow tents set up for the Christian families who lost their homes when an angry mob set fire to the entire residential area.

These little tents are filled with people. It is as if . . . → Read More: Conversations with Badami Bagh residents

PAKISTAN SHAMED!!

The picture on top says it all. A mob in the background and an exultant youth in the foreground with smoke, fire and burning homes all around. This was the scene in the heart of Lahore when Christian homes were set on fire because of alleged blasphemy by a Christian who had already been booked . . . → Read More: PAKISTAN SHAMED!!

Teenage Christian boy accused of blasphemy forced to flee

By S. Raza Hassan

KARACHI: With the case of Rimsha Masih still grabbing the headlines, another case of blasphemy was reported to police on Wednesday, this time not in a slum but in a middle-class neighbourhood of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, after the house of the accused boy belonging to a religious minority community was ransacked . . . → Read More: Teenage Christian boy accused of blasphemy forced to flee

Islam: No punishment for blasphemy

By Hassan Naqvi

Blasphemy law has been hovering the free soul spirits now and again, drifting back into the formation of this law, heads droop down on finding its non-existent implementation in Quran and Sunnah. Who took up the charge and declared the implementation of such sensitized issue? Where their root does belongs from? And . . . → Read More: Islam: No punishment for blasphemy

Behold the country of the inane

Ayaz Amir

If there was an international shoot-in-the-foot prize Pakistan would win it hands down, our genius for self-inflicted injuries surpassing that of all competitors. We don’t need RAW, Mossad or the CIA to conspire against us. We are self-sufficient in this department, no conspiracy from those quarters coming close to what we . . . → Read More: Behold the country of the inane

Symptoms of social collapse

By Khaled Ahmed

The people who target religious minorities in Pakistan had been nurtured as the state’s proxy warriors; the state then surrendered to them its monopoly of violence.

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