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The challenges to our secularism

The challenges to our secularism

Saleem Samad

Tue, Nov 26 2019

People have no jurisdiction to judge others on their religious views

Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous...

Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous...

South Asia

Sat, Oct 19 2019

Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where the laws can carry a potential...

Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks...

Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 16 2019

No executions for blasphemy have been carried out in Pakistan but enraged mobs sometimes kill people...

Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious...

Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 22 2019

Blasphemy is an incendiary issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where mere allegations of insulting Islam...

Pakistan opponents of death row Christian's...

Pakistan opponents of death row Christian's...

South Asia

Wed, May 15 2019

The leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and his deputy, Pir Afzal Qadri,...

Asia Bibi, Christian woman in blasphemy...

Asia Bibi, Christian woman in blasphemy...

South Asia

Wed, May 8 2019

Bibi -- a labourer from central Punjab province -- was first convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and was on...

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia...

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 29 2019

Asia Bibi, a farm worker, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours...

Netherlands recalls staff after threats...

Netherlands recalls staff after threats...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 13 2018

Pakistani media reported that the embassy had been forced to close because of threats

Canada in talks with Pakistan over Asia...

Canada in talks with Pakistan over Asia...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 13 2018

Islamists have threatened to escalate protests in Pakistan if Bibi is permitted to leave the

Husband of freed Pakistani Christian...

Husband of freed Pakistani Christian...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 4 2018

Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours...

Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists...

Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists...

South Asia

Fri, Nov 2 2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered...

Pakistani court overturns death sentence...

Death sentence overturned in Pakistani...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 31 2018

A hardline Islamist party has threatened street protests if convicted Bibi were to be freed or her sentence...

Pakistan Islamists warn of terrible...

Pakistan Islamists warn of terrible...

South Asia

Mon, Oct 8 2018

Insulting Islam's prophet is punishable by death under Pakistani law, and blasphemy accusations stir...

Pakistan court hands out death sentence...

Pakistan court hands out death sentence...

South Asia

Wed, Feb 7 2018

Blasphemy is an enormously sensitive charge in Pakistan, and a criminal offence that can carry the death...

Pakistani principal shot dead by student...

Pakistani principal shot dead by student...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 23 2018

Insulting Islam's prophet is punishable by death under Pakistani law, and blasphemy accusations stir...

Pakistan's army silent as Islamists,...

Pakistan's army silent as Islamists,...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 26 2017

'We will not leave. We will fight until end,' Tehreek-e-Labaik party spokesman Ejaz Ashrafi said on...

Pakistan calls on army to deploy in...

Pakistan calls on army to deploy in...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 26 2017

At least six people were killed and some 190 injured in fierce clashes as police tried to disperse the...

Pakistan police fight pitched battles...

Pakistan police fight pitched battles...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 25 2017

Dozens of protesters were arrested, Tirmizi said, and hospitals reported dozens of people were being...

Illiterate Titu Roy’s sketchy Facebook...

Illiterate Titu Roy’s sketchy Facebook...

Nation

Sat, Nov 11 2017

Family members of Titu Roy brushed aside any possibility of him operating a Facebook account, saying...

Pakistani judge sentences Christian...

Pakistani judge sentences Christian...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 17 2017

Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan

Pakistani Christian handed death penalty...

Pakistani Christian handed death penalty...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 16 2017

'One of my friends sent me a WhatsApp message. I forwarded it to my Muslim friends as I was not educated...