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Pakistan court commutes Christian woman Asia Bibi's death penalty for blasphemy in 2010 case; protests break out in Karachi
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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's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death sentence over blasphemy allegations
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Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death sentence over blasphemy allegations

Asia Bibi was condemned for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help Bibi were assassinated.

Karma is, indeed, a bitch; but there’s more to the Abhijit Iyer-Mitra and Konark Temple battle
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Karma is, indeed, a bitch; but there’s more to the Abhijit Iyer-Mitra and Konark Temple battle

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's purported crime is describing the iconic Konark temple as a "humple", based on the explicit representations of sex on its façade.

Uproar expected in Punjab as Amarinder govt moves to table bill introducing amends to Section 295 AA blasphemy law today
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Uproar expected in Punjab as Amarinder govt moves to table bill introducing amends to Section 295 AA blasphemy law today

The Punjab government's proposed decision to amend Section 295 AA, a law which makes acts of sacrilege against the holy books — Guru Granth Sahib, Gita, Quran, Bible — of major religions punishable with life imprisonment, is expected to cause quite an uproar as the bill will be tabled in Punjab assembly on Tuesday.

Punjab's proposed amendment to blasphemy law Section 295 AA: Amarinder's move arms religious fanatics against free speech
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Punjab's proposed amendment to blasphemy law Section 295 AA: Amarinder's move arms religious fanatics against free speech

The Punjab government's proposed decision to amend Section 295 AA, a law which makes acts of sacrilege against the holy books — Guru Granth Sahib, Gita, Quran, Bible — of major religions punishable with life imprisonment, is expected to cause quite an uproar as the bill will be tabled in Punjab assembly on Tuesday.

Defending blasphemy laws and seeking peace talks with militants: Five of Imran Khan's most controversial public posturings
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Defending blasphemy laws and seeking peace talks with militants: Five of Imran Khan's most controversial public posturings

Imran Khan sparked outrage in January when he lambasted feminism as 'a Western concept', saying in an interview that it had 'degraded the role of mother.'

Pakistan Election 2018: PTI, PML-N candidates woo custodians of shrines, right-wing groups to gain advantage
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Pakistan Election 2018: PTI, PML-N candidates woo custodians of shrines, right-wing groups to gain advantage

In the run-up to the 2018 Pakistan general elections, a majority of candidates of mainstream political parties have got the support of custodians of shrines, commonly known as ‘pirs’ and banned outfits, which has further polarised society on religious grounds.

Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan is the worst pick for both Pakistan and India among a field of bad choices
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Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan is the worst pick for both Pakistan and India among a field of bad choices

Imran Khan has gone from condemning extremism to tilting towards Islamism, especially towards the Taliban, earning him the moniker of "Taliban Khan".

Pakistan election: Radical parties likely to dent right-wing PML-N's vote bank, help Opposition in tightly-contested seats
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Pakistan election: Radical parties likely to dent right-wing PML-N's vote bank, help Opposition in tightly-contested seats

Voters in Pakistan have not shown much trust on the religious parties, however, recent trends show that these pressure groups could cause a major dent into the vote bank of PML-N, and thus helping candidates from rival parties like PPP, and PTI on 25 July

AMU in the eye of fresh controversy: Student body up in arms over 'blasphemous' picture shared on Facebook
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AMU in the eye of fresh controversy: Student body up in arms over 'blasphemous' picture shared on Facebook

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is once again at the centre of a controversy, this time over a blasphemous picture, which created a furore on Facebook.

Pakistan: Man accused of blasphemy injured after jumping off investigation agency building; two officials suspended
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Pakistan: Man accused of blasphemy injured after jumping off investigation agency building; two officials suspended

A Christian man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan reportedly jumped off the fourth floor of the building of an investigation agency, according to officials.

Rome's Colosseum turns red to protest against Pakistan's blasphemy law, death sentence for Asia Bibi
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Rome's Colosseum turns red to protest against Pakistan's blasphemy law, death sentence for Asia Bibi

Rome’s ancient Colosseum was lit in red in solidarity with persecuted Christians, particularly Asia Bibi, a woman condemned to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Islamabad protests: Pakistan Army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade
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Islamabad protests: Pakistan Army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade

The effusive praise for General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s role as a mediator has triggered some concern among moderate politicians in Pakistan.

Christian man arrested in Pakistan on blasphemy charges for remarks against the Prophet
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Christian man arrested in Pakistan on blasphemy charges for remarks against the Prophet

Blasphemy is very sensitive issue in Pakistan and those accused of it have become an easy target for extremists.

Facebook officials meet with Pakistan's interior minister to discuss blocking of blasphemous content
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Facebook officials meet with Pakistan's interior minister to discuss blocking of blasphemous content

A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan's interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.

Facebook assures Pakistan to remove blasphemous posts, prevent misuse of social media
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Facebook assures Pakistan to remove blasphemous posts, prevent misuse of social media

Facebook's vice president Joel Kaplan on Friday met Pakistan's Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan and discussed various measures being taken to remove blasphemous content from the popular social networking site

Pakistani man sentenced to death after he commits blasphemy on Facebook
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Pakistani man sentenced to death after he commits blasphemy on Facebook

However, human rights defenders have expressed concern and opine that the stringent blasphemy laws are used as a tool to carry out personal vendettas.

Anti-terrorism court in Pakistan sentences man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook
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Anti-terrorism court in Pakistan sentences man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook, the media reported.

Pakistan draws 'red lines' for social media service providers
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Pakistan draws 'red lines' for social media service providers

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the country's social, moral and cultural values and law and dignity of the people were under attack.

Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama jailed for two years for blasphemy
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Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama jailed for two years for blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.