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'Blasphemy': Trolls flood social media in Pakistan amid virus lockdown

Activists and social media trackers say there has been a surge in online sectarian attacks, hate speech and cries of blasphemy

27 Aug 2020 12:25 PM

Asia Bibi, cleared of blasphemy, leaves Pakistan

A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has left the country.

08 May 2019 3:15 PM

Concerned over minority persecution, EU threatens to suspend all subsidies to Pak

51 members of the European Parliament, in a letter to Imran Khan said oppression of religious minorities violated the UN's treaty on UDHR.

02 May 2019 11:57 AM

US Congress introduces resolution to grant asylum to Aasia Bibi

A US lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to grant asylum to Pakistani woman Aasia Bibi.

01 Feb 2019 10:17 AM

Pakistan court overturns christian woman's death sentence in Blasphemy case

'Appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. Judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed,' said Pak's Chief Justice in ruling.

31 Oct 2018 1:06 PM


Gender diversity art show closed over protests in Brazil

Conservative organization that led the charge on social media denied it was trying to censor art.

12 Sep 2017 2:10 PM

Police arrest Christian man for alleged blasphemy case in Pakistan

The accused was moved to another place after rumours that religious groups intend to attack police station

15 Jul 2017 3:49 PM

No evidence related to blasphemy found in Pak student's mob lynching case: police

Mashal Khan, 23, was stripped, beaten, shot before being thrown from the 2nd floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan University in April.

05 Jun 2017 8:08 PM

Lynched Pakistani student’s death organised by his rivals: police

A report by investigators says 23-year-old Mashal Khan, who was killed in April, was targeted by students who saw him as a political rival.

05 Jun 2017 12:06 PM

Pakistan: Mob attacks man in mosque for alleged blasphemy

The mob, meanwhile, tried to break into the police station to attack the man.

21 Apr 2017 8:50 PM


Pakistan: 3 women kill man booked for blasphemy case 13 years ago

The women reportedly had raised slogans in jubilation after killing Abbas saying, ‘We have eliminated a blasphemer’.

21 Apr 2017 9:30 AM

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to prosecute the perpetrators as protests broke out in several cities.

17 Apr 2017 3:13 PM

Sharif deeply saddened over Mardan lynching, orders action against guilty

Mashal was killed, while Abdullah was injured for allegedly 'publishing blasphemous content online'.

15 Apr 2017 8:18 PM

Blasphemy killing: Dorm debate led to death of Pakistani student, say witnesses

The death in the northwestern city of Mardan is the latest violence linked to accusations of blasphemy in Pakistan.

15 Apr 2017 8:25 AM

Cleric demands public apology from Pak PM Sharif for anti-Islam Holi speech

On March 14, Sharif had said that forced conversion and discrimination against minorities were not allowed in Islam.

22 Mar 2017 8:06 PM


Pak: Pull down blasphemous content from social media, says Nawaz Sharif

He also ordered to take necessary actions in accordance with the judicial guidelines issued by the court.

14 Mar 2017 3:11 PM

‘Not against Islam’, abducted Pak blogger breaks silence

Goraya, who like the other activists criticised religious extremism and the military establishment.

09 Feb 2017 4:00 PM

Pakistan: Blasphemy law exalts killer; threatens missing bloggers

The clerics have accused the missing writers of blasphemy after a social media campaign linked them to allegations of blasphemy.

25 Jan 2017 1:16 PM

Christmas message leads to death threats, police case in Pakistan

The hardliners have called for protests if police do not charge activist Shaan Taseer with blasphemy against Islam, punishable by death.

03 Jan 2017 9:22 AM