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Of bans, blasphemy laws and politically correct language: Meanings of words are not solely contained in themselves
India

Of bans, blasphemy laws and politically correct language: Meanings of words are not solely contained in themselves

A blasphemy law proscribing a certain word may raise awareness that a certain public behavior is socially unacceptable, but it cannot do very much more if the underlying attitudes have social acceptability.

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

Pakistan court commutes Christian woman Asia Bibi's death penalty for blasphemy in 2010 case; protests break out in Karachi
World

Pakistan court commutes Christian woman Asia Bibi's death penalty for blasphemy in 2010 case; protests break out in Karachi

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy, a landmark verdict that sparked protests in the Islamic nation.

Pakistan pulled up over Kulbhushan Jadhav trial; EU says human rights abuses must stop if partnership is to continue
India

Pakistan pulled up over Kulbhushan Jadhav trial; EU says human rights abuses must stop if partnership is to continue

The European Parliament on Thursday debated and adopted a resolution condemning the human rights situation in Pakistan, as well as slamming Islamabad for not allowing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Terrorism is Pakistan's main challenge, says UN committee
World

Terrorism is Pakistan's main challenge, says UN committee

The Pakistan government has taken a number of steps to ensure the protection of human rights in Balochistan, stated Pakistan in a report to UN.

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

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

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.

Pak court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy
World

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.