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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
Pak court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

Mar 28, 2014

Pak court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

A Christian man was on Thursday sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for blasphemy, an incident that triggered riots in the country's second-largest city. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #blasphemy law #christians
Mob sets fire to Hindu community centre in Pak over 'blasphemy'

Mar 16, 2014

Mob sets fire to Hindu community centre in Pak over 'blasphemy'

Violence triggered by allegations of blasphemy is common in conservative Pakistan. #World #Pakistan #Islam #NewsTracker #minorities #Hindu #christians #Quran #Blasphemy laws
How Pakistan is using blasphemy laws to target its minorities

Jan 29, 2014

How Pakistan is using blasphemy laws to target its minorities

Pakistan's blasphemy law is increasingly becoming a potent weapon in the arsenal of Muslim extremists. #World #ThatsJustWrong #Pakistan #Islam #minorities #christians #Blasphemy laws #Ahmadiyya sect

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India has a long legal history of religious tolerance

Aug 26, 2012

India has a long legal history of religious tolerance

There are not many cases reported of blasphemy in India. In my years as a sessions court reporter in the 1990s, I came across none, and most of the case studies in legal volumes refer to events 50 years or more ago. #DMK #Pakistan #PoliticsDecoder #AIADMK #J Jayalalitha #Blasphemy laws