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Cleric arrested for inciting 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand in Pakistan

Jan 18, 2016

Cleric arrested for inciting 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand in Pakistan

A cleric of a mosque in Pakistan has been arrested under terror charges for allegedly inciting a 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand believing he had committed blasphemy. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #mosque #Blasphemy #Okara #Muhammad Anwar #Shabbir Ahmed
After mob of 2000 set fire to an Ahmadi mosque on allegations of blasphemy, security in Pakistan tightened

Nov 22, 2015

After mob of 2000 set fire to an Ahmadi mosque on allegations of blasphemy, security in Pakistan tightened

Security was tightened across Pakistan after a factory and mosque were torched over allegations of blasphemy. #Pakistan #NEWS TRACKER #blasphemy law #Blasphemy #Genocide #Ahmadis
Akal Takht revokes pardon granted to Dera Sacha head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Oct 16, 2015

Akal Takht revokes pardon granted to Dera Sacha head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Bowing to pressure from the Sikh community and hardliners, the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, today annulled its edict pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 2007 blasphemy case. #Dera Sacha Sauda #Akal Takht #Guru Gobind Singh #Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh #Dera Sacha Sauda heaad #Gyani Gurbachan Singh #Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh blasphemy case #Dera Sacha Sauda chief #Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pardon revoked
No intention to offend anyone: AR Rahman's response to fatwa and blasphemy controversy

Sep 15, 2015

No intention to offend anyone: AR Rahman's response to fatwa and blasphemy controversy

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman said on Monday that his "decision" to compose the music for the movie "Muhammad: The Messenger of God", "was in good faith” with no intentions to offend any religious group. #Islam #NewsTracker #A.R. Rahman #Blasphemy #Muslim #Fatwā #controversy #Muhammad #Muhammad: Messenger of God
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