Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicLynching

Topic: lynching

Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict now faces death

Bhatti is accused of sending blasphemous texts abusing Prophet’s mother. He was tortured into confessing the same, says US Commission for International Religious Freedom.

Kapurthala gurdwara in-charge booked for murder, lynched man ‘made no attempt at sacrilege’

Punjab CM Channi announced FIR would be amended to murder, police say unidentified man was probably looking for food. Man lynched in Amritsar for 'sacrilege' also unidentified.

Who were the men lynched for ‘sacrilege’ in Amritsar & Kapurthala? No clue yet, say police

Last few hours of the two men's lives have been closely tracked, but no one has claimed their bodies yet. Police say Kapurthala ‘sacrilege’ accused was probably just after food.

All political parties in Punjab quiet on lynching. Where’s the commitment to Constitution?

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Some Pakistanis are saying ‘don’t play the aurat card’ after four women stripped, paraded

The Faisalabad incident comes at a time when the world is observing ‘16 Days of Activism’, an international campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.

‘Pakistan ka Mulayam’—Imran Khan minister faces heat over comment on Sri Lankan’s lynching

A user said the Sri Lankan’s lynching and minister ⁦Pervez Khattak’s comment was an example of the radicalised population — a challenge for the leadership itself.

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.

Lakhbir Singh’s lynching is the ‘irrational religiosity’ that Gandhi warned against in 1925

Lately, there has been a strong impression that religious symbols — cow, holy books, places of worship — are just as important as human life.

Singhu victim ‘did commit sacrilege’ before being lynched, human rights lawyers’ probe finds

Lawyers for Human Rights International’s report details how Lakhbir Singh allegedly desecrated the Sarbloh Granth, before being killed by 'angry' members of the Nihang sect.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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