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Religious minorities in Pakistan are presecuted by govt and majority: US expert

Mar 12, 2015

Religious minorities in Pakistan are presecuted by govt and majority: US expert

"In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, religious minorities are persecuted both by the Pakistani government and by the majority Muslims," said a US expert. #World #US #Pakistan #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #communalism #Blasphemy laws #Religious minorities #American expert
No solution in sight: Pakistan's ban on YouTube like to remain indefinitely

Feb 07, 2015

No solution in sight: Pakistan's ban on YouTube like to remain indefinitely

An official of Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) said that so far no method has been found to selectively stop obscene and anti-Islamic content on the site. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #YouTube #Blasphemy #The Innocence of Muslims
Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Feb 05, 2015

Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Two different groups alleged that Shireen Dalvi had reproduced the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoon with an intention to shut down the Mumbai edition of Avadhanama and to disturb communal harmony. #India #Mumbai #TheySaidIt #Mumbai Police #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Urdu Editor #Mumbai Avadhnama Patrakar Sangharsh Samiti #Forum against Blasphemy
Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief

Dec 10, 2014

Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief

Global polling over the past two years showed some 13 percent of the world's population was firmly atheist, while a further 23 percent was "not religious". #Religion #NewsTracker #Russia #Turkey #Arab Spring #Blasphemy #religious beliefs #secularists #International Humanist and Ethical Union #Atheists #Theism
Pakistan: Former lead singer of Vital Signs booked for blasphemy

Dec 03, 2014

Pakistan: Former lead singer of Vital Signs booked for blasphemy

Rights groups say the Blasphemy law is mostly used against minorities and the poor to settle personal scores or seize property. #NewsTracker #Blasphemy #Rock music #Pop music #Prophet Muhammed #Islamic law #Junaid Jamshed #Pakistan Disco Mullah #Vital Signs #Pakistani pop #Preacher
How can they sentence a woman who just had a baby, asks Veena Malik

Nov 27, 2014

How can they sentence a woman who just had a baby, asks Veena Malik

Pakistan actor Veena Malik expressed shock and disbelief over a Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentencing her to 26 years in prison for alleged blasphemy. #Pakistan #Veena Malik #Geo TV #Pakistan media #Pakistani actor #Anti-Terrorism Court #Blasphemy case #Pakistan television
Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Nov 27, 2014

Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Pakistani actress Veena Malik and her husband had been sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for telecasting a blasphemous programme. #ThatsJustWrong #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Indian media #Bigg Boss #Blasphemy #Veena Malik #Geo TV #Freedom of Expression #Pakistani media #Pakistani actor #Pakistani TV
Pakistan: Christian woman given death sentence under blasphemy law appeals in SC

Nov 24, 2014

Pakistan: Christian woman given death sentence under blasphemy law appeals in SC

A Pakistani Christian woman and a mother of five, convicted under the controversial blasphemy law in 2010, on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging a High Court's ruling upholding her death penalty. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Lahore #High Court #Muslim #blasphemy law #President Mamnoon Hussain #christian woman #Mumtaz Qadri #Muhammad Salam #Asia Bibi
Amnesty tells Pak to protect minorities after gruesome killing of Christian couple

Nov 05, 2014

Amnesty tells Pak to protect minorities after gruesome killing of Christian couple

The Christian couple was thrashed and burnt alive by a group of angry Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating the Quran. #Pakistan #Islam #NewsTracker #Amnesty International #Minorities in Pakistan #Hindus in Pakistan #Blasphemy laws #Pakistani Christians #Christians in Pakistan #Muslim radicalism #Muslim extremism