Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Blasphemy

A WhatsApp post can get you death in Pakistan. It’s blasphemy of course

The accused, a resident of Islamabad, said she was pulled into a religious controversy by his male friend after she refused to be friendly towards him.

Another man killed in Punjab for ‘sacrilege bid’, hours after Golden Temple lynching

The killing took place at Gurdwara Nijampur Mod on Kapurthala-Subhanpur road amid an altercation between police and a crowd that refused to hand over the culprit, police said.

For Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, blame Zia-ul-Haq. It’s more political than religious

Pakistan has the world’s second-strictest blasphemy laws after Iran.

100 arrested after Pakistani Islamist party mob lynches Sri Lankan national over ‘blasphemy’

Priyantha Kumara, the general manager of a garment factory in Sialkot, allegedly tore a Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party poster and threw it in the dustbin, a police official said.

Pakistani mob burns down police station over ‘blasphemy’. It just takes an allegation

Several local leaders of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, a Deobandi Sunni political party, staged a demonstration demanding punishment for the accused.

Loves me, loves me not – The curious case of the Imran Khan govt and the ‘banned’ TLP

The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s protests over the French ambassador has now cost too many lives and made a mockery of the govt. But Imran Khan is still bargaining.

France advises its citizens in Pakistan to leave country as violent protests grow

The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, a banned, radical religious group, took to streets Monday to force the government to expel the French envoy over 'blasphemous' caricatures.

The real tamasha in Pakistan — Islamic council that’s saying no to films and corona taglines

Pakistan’s official entry to the Oscars, 'Zindagi Tamasha', can’t be seen by Pakistanis — even after two years of fights, cases, and protests.

Khadim Rizvi’s blasphemy fire will only intensify. It’s out of Imran Khan govt’s control now

The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan will not give up the power it has gained by mobilising the poor and the angry.

After lawyers, Pakistan elite police squad poses for selfie with killer of blasphemy accused

An image of Peshawar elite police squad with Faisal alias Khalid, who killed blasphemy accused Tahir Ahmad Naseem inside a courtroom last week, is doing the rounds of social media.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.