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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
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
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. #ThatsJustWrong #World #Pakistan #Islam #minorities #christians #Blasphemy laws #Ahmadiyya sect
Pakistan police arrest 150 for burning Christian homes in Lahore

Mar 10, 2013

Pakistan police arrest 150 for burning Christian homes in Lahore

Police in eastern Pakistan say they have arrested around 150 people accused of burning dozens of Christian homes in anger over alleged blasphemy. #NewsTracker #Lahore #Muslim #Blasphemy laws #Pakistani Christians
Searching for alleged blasphemer, mob raids Christian colony in Lahore

Mar 09, 2013

Searching for alleged blasphemer, mob raids Christian colony in Lahore

Witnesses and local residents said policemen did nothing to stop the mob. Footage on television showed houses and cars on fire at Joseph Colony in Lahore. #NewsTracker #Lahore #Mob #Blasphemy laws #christian
'Blasphemy law is unworthy of secular democracy'

Dec 04, 2012

'Blasphemy law is unworthy of secular democracy'

In 21st century India, in Mumbai, no less, an endeavour to expose a blatant fraud has cost Sanal Edamaruku, the president of the Indian Rationalist Association, his freedom. #Q&A #Freedom of Expression #Blasphemy laws #Sanal Edamaruku #Indian Rationalist Association #Catholic Secular Forum
Why Jesus wept in Mumbai: The church versus the rationalist

Nov 28, 2012

Why Jesus wept in Mumbai: The church versus the rationalist

Sanal Edamaruku, the president of the Indian Rationalist Association, is in exile in Finland after he tried to debunk the "miracle" of a weeping image in a church in Mumbai. But there's more to this story than that. #JustSaying #Freedom of Expression #Blasphemy laws #Sanal Edamaruku #Indian Rationalist Association #Catholic Secular Forum
Why Pakistan's blasphemy laws are unlikely to change

Sep 14, 2012

Why Pakistan's blasphemy laws are unlikely to change

The apparent collapse of a case against a Christian girl accused of burning pages of a Koran has given a dim ray of hope to critics of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, some of the harshest in the Muslim world. #HowThisWorks #Pakistan #Blasphemy laws
Christian girl arrested for 'blasphemy' granted bail in Pak

Sep 07, 2012

Christian girl arrested for 'blasphemy' granted bail in Pak

The Christian girl arrested in Pakistan for defaming Islam was granted bail on Friday, a judge said, days after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence to frame her. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Blasphemy laws #Pak Christian