Blasphemy laws, the human rights watchers say, are particularly dangerous in countries like Pakistan where the collapsing judicial system, weak rule of law and ineffective State control make the certainty of punishment for crime totally absent.
Islamabad: Protests led by civil society organisations were held in different parts of Pakistan to condemn the killing of university student Mashal Khan for allegedly "publishing blasphemous content online".
Islamabad: Pakistani police on Friday arrested eight members of a lynch mob that brutally assaulted two university students — killing one and injuring the other — over alleged blasphemy a day earlier.
Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday.
An Indonesia court on Tuesday refused to drop blasphemy charges against the Christian governor of the capital Jakarta, as hundreds of people protested outside the court where the trial is taking place.
Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is being prosecuted for blasphemy, an offence that carries a five-year jail term in Indonesia, over remarks he made about the Koran.
On 13 August, Tufail Ahmad delivered a lecture in Hyderabad at a launch for his latest book Jihadist Threat to India: The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim, organised in Hyderabad by the Social Cause.
A Hindu youth was shot dead on Wednesday as communal tension gripped a district in Pakistan's Sindh province following alleged desecration of a holy book by a man from the minority community who was arrested for blasphemy
Two Christians and a Muslim man were on Tuesday sentenced to death by a Pakistani anti terrorism court for committing blasphemy.
A court in Pakistan has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth.
Pakistani police were readying to disperse hundreds of radical Islamists rallying outside the Parliament building if they failed to leave peacefully
Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.
Shahbaz Taseer had been kidnapped by Islamist gunmen, reportedly the Taliban, from the city of Lahore in August 2011, months after his father Salmaan was killed for opposing the country's controversial blasphemy laws.
Islamists in Pak are subverting rule of law by celebrating the execution of Salman Taseer’s assassin
As far as blasphemy is concerned, there is a lot to be done – from defining blasphemy to the amount of penalty. From Rashid Ghannouchi to Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholars have been debating to redefine blasphemy, its political use and create a mechanism to take the final call on such offences. Muslim groups in Pakistan are so deeply obsessed with their community politics that they do not have the courage to at least tell their supporters that mobs and individuals have no legal and Islamic rights to punish anyone for any crime whatsoever.
A cleric of a mosque in Pakistan has been arrested under terror charges for allegedly inciting a 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand believing he had committed blasphemy.
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.
Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman said on Monday that his "decision" to compose the music for the movie "Muhammad: The Messenger of God", "was in good faith” with no intentions to offend any religious group.
An official of Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) said that so far no method has been found to selectively stop obscene and anti-Islamic content on the site.
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Fareed Zakaria condemned the Paris attacks and said that leaders of Muslim nations should have publicly condemned the terror attacks.
Global polling over the past two years showed some 13 percent of the world's population was firmly atheist, while a further 23 percent was "not religious".