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Blasphemy

Security guard gets death sentence for killing bank manager

KHUSHAB: A security guard who had killed a bank manager over allegations of blasphemy has been sentenced twice to death. An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Sargodha has sentenced the security guard Ahmed Nawaz to death on two accounts, imprisonment of

Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

Case lodged against Hindu priest in India for blasphemy

NEW DELHI: Indian police have registered two cases against a Hindu priest for blasphemous remarks against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Delhi Police Saturday registered an FIR against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, head priest of Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad, for

Alleged blasphemy video at Aurat March stirs controversy

A hashtag of ‘Orya’, ‘Dharna against Aurat March’, and ‘Blasphemy’ has been trending on Twitter after a controversial video taken from the aurat march went viral on the social media platform. In the viral video, women are quoted saying, ‘Ansaar

CDA officer dismissed for threatening to lodge blasphemy case against sanitation workers

ISLAMABAD: An official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) was dismissed for threatening to lodge a blasphemy case against sanitation workers. A video went viral during which the CDA officer can be seen abusing the sanitation workers and also threatening

Dual standards of freedom

A wise person should understand another’s feelings and respect their sentiments irrespective of their religious belief. It is unacceptable to mock religion and esteemed personalities and then take an aggressive stance on the pretext of defending freedom of speech and

I am Muslim

The Muslim world is furious and has expressed outrage over the blasphemous remarks by the French President against our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and for expressing support towards those who published offensive caricatures and displayed them. A

President Alvi urges Muslim leaders to unite against blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi urged the Muslim world leaders to put forth a unanimous demand before international organisations to ensure the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desist from blasphemy and desecration. In his message to the nation

Pakistan summons French envoy over Islamophobic campaign

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has summoned the French Ambassador to Pakistan over the Islamophobic campaign and publication of blasphemous caricatures. Speaking to a private TV channel, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the French envoy has been summoned to register

Rising Islamophobia in Europe

There has been an increase in the number of Islamophobic and xenophobic cases around the world particularly Europe. Many countries under the garb of freedom of speech and expression have hurt the religious sentiments of over a billion Muslims and

Suspect who shot blaphemy accused appears in Peshawar court

ISLAMABAD: The suspect who has shot dead a blasphemy accused in a Peshawar courtroom was on Sunday presented in a local court. Faisal Khalid appeared in front of a special magistrate as police sought his physical remand. A large number

Blasphemy in Europe

The desecration of the Holy Quran in Norway has drawn worldwide condemnation and outrage. It has also raised questions about the rising Islamophobia and widespread anti-Muslim sentiments in the West. The extreme right-wing group ‘Stop the Islamisation of Norway’ attempted

Ghotki: Police arrest 200 rioters for desecrating temples

GHOTKI: Police have booked over 200 alleged offenders for damaging Hindu temples in Ghotki. The Sindh Police have registered the case against suspects and presented them before the honorable court today. On Sunday morning Police had registered a case against

Ghotki Blasphemy: Case registered against group for vandalizing temple

GHOTKI: A case against a group of people who vandalized a Hindu temple after an alleged case against school principal committing blasphemy has been lodged on Monday. The case was registered against a school principal for allegedly committing blasphemy. The