Delhi court grants bail to journalist Mohammed Zubair; says 'voice of dissent is necessary for a healthy democracy'

The bail was granted on a personal bond and surety of Rs 50,000. Zubair will not be able to leave India without the permission of the court, the verdict said.

published on : 15th July 2022

Muslim groups condemn remarks against Prophet Muhammad

Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar said the remarks have wounded the feelings of the believers.

published on : 7th June 2022

US Senator calls for release of Hindu teacher jailed in Pakistan for blasphemy

According to Pakistan media reports, the student of the accused took to social media and confessed that he had cooked up the charges levelled against his teacher and even sought forgiveness.

published on : 12th March 2022

85 held for lynching man for blasphemy in Pakistan's Punjab

Notably, Pakistan reported a total of 1,415 cases of blasphemy in the country since 1947, a think tank, Centre for Research and Security Studies, said.

published on : 14th February 2022

Pakistan court denies bail to 3 Ahmadi community members arrested under blasphemy charges 

Pakistan's Parliament in 1974 declared the Ahmadi community as non-Muslims.

published on : 16th January 2022

Grieving wife of Sri Lankan national lynched in Pakistan pleads for justice

Angry supporters of a hardline Islamist party on Dec 3 attacked a garment factory and lynched its general manager Diyawadana before setting his body on fire over allegations of blasphemy.

published on : 5th December 2021

Mob in Pakistan's Punjab province lynches Sri Lankan citizen over 'blasphemy'

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar termed it a very tragic incident and ordered the Inspector General of Police to investigate the matter and report him within 24 hours.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Mob attacks Pakistan Police, fail to grab blasphemy suspect

No officers were hurt in the attacks, which forced the police to summon troops to restore order in Charsadda.

published on : 29th November 2021

Several Muslims including Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah oppose anti-blasphemy law demand

AIMPLB had demanded punishment to those, who showed disrespect to the holy figures, from the government, and also a legislation to tackle the issue.

published on : 27th November 2021

The march of bigotry in Bangladesh

Blasphemy has been weaponised by fanatic Islamist organisations in Pakistan for quite some time and in Bangladesh, the Islamists have learnt fast to emulate this.

published on : 29th October 2021

Aasia Bibi can travel anywhere inside Pakistan or abroad: Foreign Office

Bibi is finally a free woman after all the legal impediments in her way came to an end on Tuesday.

published on : 30th January 2019

Pakistani mob beats liberal student to death in Mardan amid blasphemy accusations

Graphic video footage from the scene shows dozens of men kicking and hurling projectiles at a body sprawled on the ground.

published on : 15th April 2017

Eight charged over Pakistani journalism student's murder in Mardan

Mashal Khan was stripped, beaten, shot, and thrown from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan university.

published on : 15th April 2017