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Hindu teacher sentenced to life imprisonment over blasphemy charges in Pakistan

The teacher, identified as Nautan Lal, was also fined Pakistani ₹50,000 by Additional Sessions Judge Murtaza Solangi in Ghotki in Sindh.

The court took two years to convict Lal who has been in jail since 2019 as an undertrial prisoner.(HT Archives)
Published on Feb 09, 2022 03:04 PM IST
PTI | , Karachi

'Murders take place when... ': Pakistan defence minister on Sialkot lynching

Speaking on the same, the defence minister also suggested that "murders take place when young people get emotional", according to a report in The Dawn.

People light oil lamps next to laid roses to express their condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, following the lynching of the Sri Lankan manager.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 10:14 AM IST

AIMPLB seeks law against blasphemy, rejects UCC

The board also asked the government and judiciary to refrain from interpreting holy scriptures, saying only religious authorities were eligible to do that

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board also said that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was neither suitable nor useful for a vast multi-religious country like India. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 03:00 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Kanpur

Every idea should be open to critique, even religion: Sona Mohapatra

Singer Sona Mohapatra lists the changes she’d like see in the country on the eve of its 74th Independence Day

Mohapatra feels women’s right to public spaces is of grave seriousness and that the society needs to work together to give them that freedom
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNavneet Vyasan

‘Pursue reforms’: US to Pak after man killed in court during blasphemy trial

Tahir Ahmad Naseem, from the minority Ahmadi community, was shot dead in a courtroom in Peshawar on Wednesday. He was on trial for blasphemy for allegedly claiming to be a prophet.

Police officers gather at an entry gate of district court following the killing of Tahir Naseem, who was accused of insulting Islam, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

NGO report lambasts Pakistan over ‘discrimination’ of religious minorities

An earlier version of this ANI report had incorrectly attributed the report to ‘UN Commission on the Status of Women’. The commission has clarified that this is not a UN report and is authored by the NGO ‘Christian Solidarity Worldwide’.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (Photo @pid_gov)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 11:27 AM IST
New York | ByAsian News International

Over 200 people booked over anti-Hindu riots in Pakistan’s Sindh

Officials said three separate cases were filed in which a total of 218 people have been booked. Sukkur additional inspector general of police Jamil Ahmed said all three cases have been registered on behalf of the state.

On Sunday, hundreds of people went on a rampage in Ghotki district after Notan Lal, the Hindu owner of the Sindh Public School, was accused by a student of passing blasphemous remarks.(HT File Photo / Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Hindu doctor arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan

The doctor, identified as Ramesh Kumar, was taken into custody while angry protestors set fire to shops owned by Hindus and burnt tyres on road in Phuladyon town in Mirpurkhas district in the province, media reports said.

The head cleric of the local mosque, Maulvi Ishaq Nohri, filed the complaint with the police alleging that the doctor had torn pages of a holy book and wrapped medicines in them.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2019 10:15 AM IST
Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail after spending eight years on death row

Asia Bibi, who was acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from jail

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail and is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was being held, heading for an unknown destination, her lawyer said on November 8, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 05:06 PM IST
Islamabad | ByReuters

Democratic right outfits oppose blasphemy law, write to Punjab governor, CM Capt Amarinder

The representatives of around 13 outfits submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner (DC) Ghanshyam Thori and demanded that the amendment should be cancelled with immediate effect.

(HT File)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Last appeal of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy

In 2009, Aasia Bibi went to get water for her and her fellow farmworkers. After she took a sip, some of the Muslim women reportedly became angry that a Christian had drunk from the same container. Five days later, a mob accused her of blasphemy. She was convicted and sentenced to death.

Pakistani students of Islamic seminaries chant slogans during a rally in support of blasphemy laws in Islamabad.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Oct 08, 2018 11:13 AM IST
Islamabad | ByAssociated Press

How the blasphemy law could transform Punjab into a theocratic state

The Punjab government’s proposed Section 295AA is not only about violating individuals’ rights to freedom of speech and expression, but about the broader question about “the kind of democracy that we have proclaimed ourselves to be.”

Punjab chief minister Capt Amrinder Singh at the Vidhan Sabha, Chandigarh, August 28, 2018(HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2018 05:54 PM IST
ByGautam Bhatia

Punjab’s effort to criminalise blasphemy further is dangerous

Going a step ahead over the previous version of the Bill by proposing life-term for sacrilege of all religious texts hints at the Punjab Congress’s attempt to score the political brownie points.

The Amarinder Singh cabinet approved amendments to the CrPC and IPC, making the desecration of religious texts punishable with life in Punjab(Anil Dayal/HT)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 12:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Pakistani artist killed under false charges of blasphemy: Family

Sindhi artist Qutub Rind was killed under false charges of blasphemy in Lahore, his family has said, accusing local police of being unwilling to act in the matter.

On April 13, 2017, Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student at the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, was lynched by a mob riled up by allegations of blasphemy. The killing had led to widespread protests in Pakistan (pictured).(AP/File Photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2018 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad

Human rights commission says Pakistan failing Shias, Ahmadis, Christians

The Human Rights Commission at the launch of its annual report, State of Human Rights in 2017 — dedicated to the late activist Asma Jahangir says people continue to disappear in Pakistan

Shia Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold signs as they chant slogans condemning the blast in Parachinar, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan March 31, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Islamabad | ByAssociated Press
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