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Citizenship Amendment Act is misunderstood; it gives persecuted minorities Indian citizenship, doesn't seek to expel Muslims
India

Citizenship Amendment Act is misunderstood; it gives persecuted minorities Indian citizenship, doesn't seek to expel Muslims

The Citizenship Amendment Act is India's effort at giving minorities who managed to flee persecution the dignity of Indian citizenship

Asia Bibi, freed from death row by Pakistan Supreme Court, calls for reform in 'harsh' blasphemy law
World

Asia Bibi, freed from death row by Pakistan Supreme Court, calls for reform in 'harsh' blasphemy law

Asia Bibi was the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom
World

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom

The US welcomed the reunification of Asia Bibi with her family in Canada, months after her death sentence in Pakistan was overturned.

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after decade-long battle against death sentence, arrives in Canada
World

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after decade-long battle against death sentence, arrives in Canada

Though her daughters are believed to have already fled to Canada, Bibi's lawyer Saif ul Malook confirmed to BBC that she has already arrived in Canada, and her daughters are understood to have been granted asylum there.

No country for an Asia Bibi
World

No country for an Asia Bibi

Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan. In an environment of relative impunity, the state’s opportunistic appeasement of extremist groups dedicated to the implementation of the stringent laws encourages their use as a potent tool of persecution and prevents reasoned debate or reform.

Resolution introduced in US Congress to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, who was prosecuted 'for being Christian' in Pakistan
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Resolution introduced in US Congress to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, who was prosecuted 'for being Christian' in Pakistan

Introducing the asylum resolution in the US House of Representatives, Congressman Ken Calvert said that Asia Bibi has been persecuted, jailed and threatened for doing nothing more than being a Christian in Pakistan.

Daughters of Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, taken to Canada for safety reasons
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Daughters of Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, taken to Canada for safety reasons

The daughters of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, have been taken to Canada.

Asia Bibi to spend Christmas under guard in Pakistan despite being cleared of blasphemy charges amid threats from extremists
World

Asia Bibi to spend Christmas under guard in Pakistan despite being cleared of blasphemy charges amid threats from extremists

Asia Bibi — a former labourer who was on death row for eight years — remains a prime target in conservative Muslim-majority Pakistan.

US Senator Rand Paul urges Donald Trump to grant asylum and refugee status to Pakistan national Asia Bibi
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US Senator Rand Paul urges Donald Trump to grant asylum and refugee status to Pakistan national Asia Bibi

Senator Rand Paul said that he was worried that Asia Bibi won't survive and he personally took up the matter with president Trump last week.

Asia Bibi: A case which showed how Pakistan's laws have become instruments of vendetta, malice
World

Asia Bibi: A case which showed how Pakistan's laws have become instruments of vendetta, malice

Given the context in which blasphemy allegations are made — including severe infringements to the right to a fair trial because of the threats to the accused, their families, judges and lawyers, as well as the bias against the blasphemy accused that impacts the impartiality of the process — it is unlikely that the Asia Bibi judgment alone would make a difference in how future cases are decided

Asylum application filed for Asia Bibi in Netherlands a day after Pakistan dispels rumours of her leaving country
World

Asylum application filed for Asia Bibi in Netherlands a day after Pakistan dispels rumours of her leaving country

Asia's lawyer, Saif-ul-Mulook, who himself fled from Pakistan to the Netherlands, earlier this week told CNN that the application, filed for Asia, her husband and their two children, has been submitted to the authorities. The lawyer had fled to the European nation following threats to his life.

Pakistan authorities say reports of Asia Bibi leaving Pakistan 'fake news'; Information minister urges media to 'act responsibly'
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Pakistan authorities say reports of Asia Bibi leaving Pakistan 'fake news'; Information minister urges media to 'act responsibly'

Pakistani authorities on Thursday rejected as "fake news" reports that Asia Bibi who was released from a jail a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy has left for the Netherlands

Asia Bibi released from jail after blasphemy death sentence reversed; sent to secure location amid fear of attack
World

Asia Bibi released from jail after blasphemy death sentence reversed; sent to secure location amid fear of attack

Asia Bibi, 53, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 over allegations she made derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. She always denied having committed blasphemy.

Asia Bibi's lawyer Saiful Malook who fled to Netherlands says EU, UN made him leave Pakistan against his wishes
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Asia Bibi's lawyer Saiful Malook who fled to Netherlands says EU, UN made him leave Pakistan against his wishes

Saiful Malook, who has fled to the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad after Islamist violence erupted following the Pakistani Supreme Court's acquittal of Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband seeks assistance from US, UK to leave Pakistan, says he fears for family's safety
World

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband seeks assistance from US, UK to leave Pakistan, says he fears for family's safety

The request by Asia Bibi's husband Ashiq Masih came a day after he criticised a government deal with hardline Islamists that left her in legal limbo.

Daily Bulletin: Shashi Tharoor calls PM Narendra Modi 'hero on white stallion'; security heightened at Sabarimala; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Shashi Tharoor calls PM Narendra Modi 'hero on white stallion'; security heightened at Sabarimala; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Florida police identify the Florida yoga studio shooter as Scott Paul Beierle; Asia Bibi's husband calls for her protection in jail; Shashi Tharoor says Narendra Modi a "hero on a white stallion with an upraised sword in his hand"; and more

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi's lawyer flees country, requests government to protect his family
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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi's lawyer flees country, requests government to protect his family

Saiful Malook claimed that he was facing life threats from sections of lawyers and it was difficult for him to practice in the prevailing situation

Asia Bibi case: Imran Khan's climbdown after warning to protesters shows tackling extremism remains tough in 'Naya Pakistan'
World

Asia Bibi case: Imran Khan's climbdown after warning to protesters shows tackling extremism remains tough in 'Naya Pakistan'

The threats held out by Imran Khan in his speech warning of action against protesters meant little. In the end, prudence prevailed over valour.

Asia Bibi exonerated, but scope for misuse of blasphemy law remains challenge for Imran Khan's Pakistan
World

Asia Bibi exonerated, but scope for misuse of blasphemy law remains challenge for Imran Khan's Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court has, for the first time, come down heavily on the gross misuse of the blasphemy law in Pakistan

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari asks Pakistan's national institutions to stand with SC
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Asia Bibi blasphemy case: PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari asks Pakistan's national institutions to stand with SC

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is the first chief of political party in Pakistan to stand with the Supreme Court decision. Also, PPP members Sherry Rehman and Farhatullah Babar had earlier hailed the verdict.